The Best Fall 2019 Runway Moments From Paris Fashion Week
With NYFW, LFW and MFW behind us, we’re off to Paris to close out what has been an incredibly lively and creative fashion month. We’ve seen youthful tailoring and modern layering in New York, elegant festive pieces in London, and the most breathtaking, innovative puffer dresses in Milan. So what’s in store in Paris? On the horizon this week are Chloé, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Loewe, to name but a few of the most highly anticipated shows of the fashion world.
This week, we’ll be keeping you up to speed with all the key moments throughout Paris Fashion Week and sharing the standout trends to keep an eye on for fall. Keep reading for the most important moments of Paris Fashion Week so far, and be sure to check back as we update our runway coverage.
Amid the backdrop of Place Jacquemus, a Parisian warehouse space converted into a colorful South of France town square, the designer created a feast for the eyes with Instagrammable, colorful pieces blended beautifully with crisp neutrals. From relaxed, loose-fit pantsuits to skirt-and-sweater combos and long and languid overcoats, the ensembles leaned into workwear silhouettes in saturated shades of pink, orange, yellow, and blue. The bold and vivid accessories equally captivated the crowd—from oversize tote bags to teeny-tiny handbags.
Courtesy of Dior
For Dior’s F/W 19 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri looked no further than the house’s own history and heritage for inspiration. Reinventing dresses, suits, and even sportswear-inspired pieces for the runway, the designer yet again delivered a collection that was distinctly Dior but still fresh and forward-looking. Of course, there was also a theme of feminism, as Chiuri has done in the past with T-shirts—most memorably those with "We Should All Be Feminists" written on them. This time, in a nod to American feminist poet Robin Morgan, the T-shirts reference sisterhood in various ways.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent
Through his quest to pay homage to three of Saint Laurent’s historic muses—Betty Catroux, Bianca Jagger, and Catherine Deneuve—designer Anthony Vaccarello produced a collection that felt simultaneously inspired and iconic in it’s own right. While the house delivered it’s usual slew of party-ready mini dresses, short shorts, and skirts (any of which this editor would wear in a heartbeat), it was the “sharp and couture-refined” tailoring, as the show notes put it, which has the fashion world buzzing. Prepare to see Vaccarello’s coats everywhere next fall, followed closely by the neon pieces which closed out the show in an epic finale.