There was an air of anticipation in the City of Light this season ahead of the debut collections from two of menswear’s most innovative – and controversial – designers as they took the helm at two of the big French fashion houses.
The buyers' view: autumn 18 catwalk round-upSubscription
As the autumn 18 season of womenswear catwalks draw to a close this month, Drapers asks top buyers to reveal their standout collections and industry insight of the key directions to know.
The Paris catwalks took the zeitgeist of feminine power and protest to heart this season, as designers opted for a strong and sophisticated take on power dressing – from Dior’s revolution-inspired collection to Alexander McQueen’s warrior women. As fashion month draws to a close, Drapers rounds up the key trends from the French capital.
The autumn 18 menswear catwalk season drew to a close in Paris this week. Catch up on Drapers’ edit of the top trends from the City of Light.
The French menswear designer discusses the expansion of his brand, the launch of his debut pre-collection, collaborating with Gap and showing at Paris Fashion Week.
The season-defining shows, top trends to know and key items topping their buying list, Drapers asked buyers from Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Farfetch, Stylebop, The Shop at Bluebird ...
Paris Fashion Week: spring 18 trend analysisSubscription
From pastel shades to a focus on sporty luxury, Drapers rounds up the standout womenswear trends from the spring 18 edition of Paris Fashion Week.
Paris Fashion Week: spring 18 catwalk catch-upSubscription
The grand finale to the spring 18 womenswear catwalk season, Drapers brings you key collections and dramatic debuts from the runways of Paris.
Paris Fashion Week Men's: Nine trends to noteSubscription
Catch up on the latest from Paris Fashion Week Men’s with Drapers’ round up of the top trends to know from the city of light.
Drapers rounds up the designer moves, biggest news and trends to know from the autumn 17 womenswear catwalks of Paris Fashion Week.
Catch up on the key shows from the Paris womenswear collections for autumn 17, including the Balenciaga centenary and Chanel’s rocketship show.
See the latest from the autumn 17 menswear catwalks in Paris, including Balenciaga, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Haider Ackermann’s debut at Berluti.
Your one-stop catch up of all the news from the Paris Fashion Week catwalks, with all the news, views and key shows.
As the spring 17 menswear catwalk season draws to a close in the French capital, Drapers rounds up the key trends emerging from the city’s biggest brands.
Drapers rounds up the seven key shows from the French capital’s most influential labels for autumn 16.
Fashion week format ‘ripe for change’Subscription
The international fashion week format is outdated and “ripe for change”, a report by the organiser of New York Fashion Week has concluded.
Military motifs made their mark at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, as we round up the key influencers.
As the spring 16 edition of the French catwalks comes to an end, we round up the season-defining shows and the key trends they are promoting
Paris Fashion Week: key collection catch-upSubscription
As the Parisian installment of the spring 16 womenswear shows nears its end, we round up the highlight shows from the past few days.
The final leg of the spring 16 womenswear shows have got underway in Paris, with shows from John Galliano for Maison Margiela and Dries Van Noten.
Paris Fashion Week: Womenswear Autumn 15Subscription
The women’s autumn 15 catwalks drew to a close last week in Paris, where a host of crowd-pleasing trends were confirmed.
Nicolas Ghesquière presents a very modern collection for the storied house of Louis Vuitton, plus a round-up of the week’s trends.
Paris Fashion Week: theatrical flourishes from Chanel, Valentino and Alexander McQueenVideoSubscription
Plus a cameo from Zoolander’s Derek and Hansel brings some humour to the catwalk.
Giambattista Valli and Saint Laurent were among the other key shows of the day
As well as Galliano’s ready to wear debut at Maison Margiela and other highlights from #PFW
As well as other highlights from day three of Paris Fashion Week, including Lanvin and Balmain.
Shows from Rochas and Cédric Charlier were among the other highlights from day two of Paris fashion week.
Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton's seventies show and Christophe Lemaire's goodbye to HermèsSubscription
Plus see the key looks from the Miu Miu collection at the final day of Paris Fashion Week.
Paris Fashion Week: Chanel's feminist boulevard and Alexander McQueen's Samurai statementSubscription
Plus catch up on the the key looks from yesterday’s Valentino show.
Plus other key looks from yesterday’s key shows, including Sacai, Sonia Rykiel and Giambattista Valli.
Catch up on this weekend’s Paris fashion week highlights, including big shows from Givenchy, Celine and Chloe.
Highlights from the key designers at yesterday’s Paris Fashion Week catwalk shows, including Carven, Balmain, Roland Mouret and Lanvin.
The final spring 15 fashion week has started in Paris, with Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga and Rochas setting the tone.
Jean Paul Gaultier to stop ready-to-wearSubscription
Jean Paul Gaultier will stop producing ready-to-wear collections and focus instead on his couture work and perfume lines.
Paris Fashion Week Autumn 14Subscription
Catwalks in the French capital took a fresh direction for autumn, displaying miniskirts, psychedelic patterning and bold animal prints.
Paris Fashion Week: Au revoir Marc, bonjour qui?Subscription
After 16 fruitful years, Marc Jacobs decided to leave his post at the helm of Louis Vuitton in anticipation of an IPO of his own brand.
Paris Fashion Week: Show of the week - CélineSubscription
What a difference a season makes.
Paris Fashion Week: On-point sleeves Subscription
Seen last season at Céline, the exaggerated arced shoulder popped up across the board as a key shape.
Paris Fashion Week: Frou-frou skirts Subscription
Fluffy skirts played perfectly into spring’s textural extravaganza, comprising one of the more overtly feminine trends.
Paris Fashion Week: Expressionist camo Subscription
Camouflage undergoes another reinvention, with an ultra-artistic take in Paris.
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Jewel colours and metallic sheens were everywhere, forging a particularly striking look across burnished, clashing separates.
Paris Fashion Week: Leather Subscription
The Paris catwalks showed some curious interplay between tough leathers and everyday, feminine silhouettes.
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A more deliberate, artisanal take on the see-through trend came through in Paris, where craftsmanship was key.
Louis Vuitton: The Many Moods of Marc JacobsSubscription
As the lights went down at Le Carre du Louvre in Paris on Wednesday, Marc Jacobs’ time at the design helm of Louis Vuitton came to an end.
Paris Fashion Week: A Turning Point for CélineSubscription
Saturday and Sunday brought with them some of the biggest hitters of Paris Fashion week, with shows from Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, John Galliano, Chloé and Kenzo.
Paris Fashion Week: Best of the restSubscription
Best of the rest at Paris Fashion Week.
Paris Fashion Week: Louis VuittonSubscription
If done well, fashion makes you think and feel, and Marc Jacobs achieved that with his strangely moving show.
Paris Fashion Week: ValentinoSubscription
Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created quite a challenge for themselves.
Paris Fashion Week: ChanelSubscription
Never one to mince his messages, this season Karl Lagerfeld positioned the Chanel show around a large globe, with flags placed where Chanel stores are located in different countries.
Paris Fashion Week: Saint LaurentSubscription
If the internet wags are to be believed, this, Hedi Slimane’s second women’s ready-to-wear line for Saint Laurent, was a Zara-in-very-expensive-sheep’s-clothing.