So Paris Fashion week is over – and with it, Fashion Month. While – if it even went ahead at all – this season was always going to be one that was dramatically altered by coronavirus, some things weren’t so different. There were still clothes (and shoes and accessories and jewellery), still a lot of stuff to be discussed beyond the pandemic – still joy. Against the odds, fashion prevailed. For that, we are glad – largely because we’ve been bored, and fashion is definitely not boring.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Paris Fashion Week remained somewhat physical. With 300 guests, the Dior show – a socially-distanced event in a tent in the Jardin des Tuileries – was one of the largest. Over at Isabel Marant, the show itself was teeming with dancers who matched – and magnified – the vibrancy of the clothes.
Elsewhere, there were debuts instead of dancing – namely of Matthew M. Williams and Lila Moss. The former presented his first collection for Givenchy since becoming Creative Director and the latter made her first catwalk appearance at Miu Miu, both to much celebration. Fashion, after all, thrives on the thrill of the new – and so do we.
Here are four trends we adored at Paris Fashion Week:
No colour catches the eye quite like pink, so you can’t blame Lutz Huelle and Chloé for both featuring it as their first look this season. But they weren’t the only brands to make use of its unapologetic femininity. It appeared amidst a berry blast at Isabel Marant and in many hues at Chanel and Miu Miu too. After a dreary year, this is exactly what we need.
We know shorts are worn as standard during spring and summer, but the shorts this season just seemed better than any shorts that have ever existed before. They were belted at Chloé, silky at Chanel and very short at Miu Miu. We’ll be damned if our holidays are also cancelled in 2021.
Big coats are usually found in winter wardrobes, but with the future being as uncertain as it is, maybe it’s not so strange to consider investing in one specifically for spring. The ones at Louis Vuitton were as lightweight as they were large, so we’d recommend those.
The 70s are sartorially divisive, but the appeal of certain separates at Miu Miu and Chloé was hard to argue with – by which we mean the 70s are now our favourite fashion decade.