STYLE AND CULTURE
THE NEW SHAPES OF PARIS FASHION WEEK
By Grace Cook, 8 October 2018
Fashion month: it's a wrap. And the final stop, Paris, served up autumn wardrobe inspiration in spades, thanks both to the chillier temperatures and a noticeable step change towards a more wearable, functional way of dressing. The big news in Paris was, of course, Hedi Slimane's controversial debut Celine collection and its stark departure from the brand's signature loose-fitting silhouettes in favour of thigh-skimming party dresses and bodycon cuts. The outrage amongst the devotees of former Celine designer Phoebe Philo was mighty and the street-style set pledged their allegiance via XXL blazers, functional boxy bags and supersized puffer jackets. To wrap up our fashion month coverage, here's our round-up of the new key shapes of the season, as seen on the streets and runways of Paris.
The new puffer
The XXL blazer
When it came to tailoring, supersized was the order of the day, with big shoulder pads, long lengths and oversized silhouettes. Follow this street-styler's lead and try your XXL blazer on its own as a dress, adding an over-the-knee sock boot and a camel turtleneck underneath when you need some warmer layers. Or for a more casual take, throw it on with a half-zip jumper, straight-leg jeans and trainers.
The box bag
The mega frill
Who says fashion week trends have to just be about clothes? This season's hair is all about the bob, and what better way to mark the start of autumn than with a fresh new chop? Rather than the shaggy bob Parisiennes are renowned for, this new take is heavy on the fringe and slightly 70s in look. Try it gently curled around the face (perfect with the aforementioned baker boy cap and corduroy bomber). We're booking our appointment now.