While London excels in streetwear and Copenhagen masters Scandi minimalism, Paris is the home of effortless swag, and this season the streets of the French capital proved it. From double denim workwear to classic camels, here are five of our favourite trends from women's Paris Fashion Week…
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 STREET-STYLE HEROES FROM PFW AW19
By Titi Finlay, 10 March 2019
BBE (big blazer energy)
ICYMI, oversized blazers are the trend to don this spring, confirmed by every second person on the streets at PFW this season. The key here is to pair your dad blazer with vaguely matching tailored trousers or joggers to create a ‘sort of suit’ and finish the look with retro sneakers for that effortless Parisian cool vibe.
The Canadian tuxedo has surfaced in many forms over the years (notably Justin and Britney’s take on the trend back in 2001) but at Paris Fashion Week we saw it at perhaps its most wearable: dark-wash denim co-ords in boxy, workwear shapes. All you need is a simple tee and fisherman’s beanie to accessorise, et voila! You’re street-style ready.
Maple syrup dressing
Earthy, caramel tones never really go out of style – and if anyone knows this, it’s the French. On the streets of Paris this season, we saw fashion insiders pairing chocolate hues with gold accents, stone-coloured utility garms and even animal print. The best part about this trend? Earth tones go together like toast and butter, so you can’t really get it wrong!
Office-appropriate just took a right turn into Matrix territory for SS19. In Paris this season, we saw crisp shirts and classic tailored separates mashed up with futuristic hardware, like utility gilets and chunky belt chains. Hey, with those hands-free accessories you’ll get more done, right?
Ready for take off
Champagne isn’t the only form of bubbles the French enjoy – sneakers with bouncy, bubble-like soles were a big street-style trend at PFW this year. With Nike’s recent (and seriously hyped) release of the Air Max 720, these futuristic, air-packed kicks are only gonna get more popular as 2019 unfolds.