As Paris Fashion Week closes for another season we bring you some of the highlights from the runway and the Fall/Winter 2023 collections.
Dior kicked off Paris Fashion Week with its Fall/Winter 2023 collection presentation. Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrated the 1950s with her designs and three specific women; Catherine Dior, Édith Piaf and Juliette Gréco, whose style and passion perfectly capture the essence of the brand.
For Saint Laurent’s Winter 2023 collection, Anthony Vaccarello paid homage to the essence of the brand’s style, with an iconic silhouette featuring strong shoulders, sharp lines and classic cuts. This was the epitome of chic and the perfect definition of Saint Laurent’s DNA.
Schiaparelli’s debut Ready-to-Wear runway show in Paris presented an all-around everyday wardrobe but in the Schiaparelli way. A way that pushed the boundaries of dressing and expressed Elsa Schiaparelli’s extravagant haute couture signature codes in new ways, to create an entire wardrobe for the woman who doesn’t want to go unnoticed.
Gabriela Hearst’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection for Chloé was inspired by this season’s muse Renaissance painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. Minimalist silhouettes and a monochrome colour palette offer a Parisian chic aesthetic combined with a boho twist.
After the sad death of Paco Rabbane last month, the brand’s Fall-Winter 23 collection celebrated the designer with a series of iconic archival dresses to close the show. The collection featured surreal silhouettes, bold colours and playful shapes, making the beginning of the next chapter for the house.
Isabel Marant took inspiration from the eighties for the Fall/Winter 2023 collection. Strong-shoulder blazers, sharp shirts, cocoon coats, slinky dresses and cigarette trousers came together to create a silhouette that was strong and sleek with a twist of Parisian softness.
Coperni’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection used robots to assist models on the runway by carrying their bags and even transforming their dresses. The brand which has been championing new technology over the past few seasons, proved once again they are ahead of the game. Inspired by a 17th-century fable the brand reinterpreted traditional looks in a contemporary way.
Elie Saab’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection “A Floral Renaissance” celebrates a fearless, free-spirited woman, through bold colours, statement floral prints, romantic textures and dramatic silhouettes. The designer uses intricate embroideries, beading, glistening sequins and tulle to give a sense of illumination to the looks.
The Hermès Fall/Winter 2023 collection is a tribute to nature. A rich colour palette celebrates the earth’s beautiful landscapes. The choice of materials also expresses the movement of nature with soft cashmere, rich silks and iridescent knitwear closely caressing the body.
Alexander McQueen made a triumphant return to the show schedule at Paris Fashion Week yesterday even with Sarah Burton’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection for men and women being showcased. Titled “Anatomy” the show expressed the exploration of beauty and power through tailoring. There was a strong focus on proportion and silhouette with garments dissected and presented in new ways that explore the foundations of fashion.
Victoria Beckham’s Fall/Winter 2023 show in Paris was a family affair with her husband David and her four children sitting centre front row to cheer on the designer for her second show in the French capital. The collection is a homage to an experimental and unafraid approach to style: the infectious passion for the art of dressing that ignited her own love of fashion and continues to drive her work.
Matthew M. Williams’ latest collection for Givenchy plays on the basics of tailoring giving them a sartorial twist. Combining wardrobe staples with the brand’s classic codes, this collection is perhaps his most elegant yet for the brand.
Balenciaga returned to the runway to present the ready-to-wear Fall/Winter 23 collection by Demna. This is the first collection we have seen from the brand since the controversy surrounding the house’s recent advertising campaign and there has been much speculation about the direction the designer would take. Ahead of the show, Demna wrote “the last couple of months, I needed to seek shelter for my love affair with fashion and I instinctively found it in the process of making my clothes. It reminded me once again of its amazing power to make me feel happy and truly express myself. This is why fashion to me can no longer be entertainment, but rather as the art of making clothes.”
For the Valentino Fall/Winter 2023 collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli used the classic tuxedo as his inspiration, deconstructing the concept of formal dressing and offering new ways to incorporate this traditional ensemble into the male and female wardrobe. The idea came from the moment Picciolo discovered his daughter borrowing items from his wardrobe and re-styling them to wear herself and this freedom of expression was the basis for the latest ready-to-wear offering from the brand. Swipe to see some of our favourite looks.
Nicolas Ghesquière revealed his Fall/Winter 2023 collection for Louis Vuitton in Paris today. The collection featured strong sculptural shapes and futuristic silhouettes were juxtaposed against traditional House codes.
Stella McCartney was inspired by her own love of equestrianism for her Fall/Winter 2023 show in Paris which opened with a series of horses running freely down the runway. McCartney who is proudly vegan herself and whose collections are cruelty-free, wanted to celebrate the relationship between humans and animals, impacted by her own love of horses and riding. She pushed the boundaries of fabric innovation with vegan leathers, furs and more, brought together by traditional equestrian elements and horse prints to complete the collection. Swipe to see some of our favourite looks.