Paris Fashion Week: Day one highlights

Fashion

March 3, 2017 | BY AFP Relaxnews

Hot on the heels of New York, London and Milan, Paris Fashion Week is in full swing in the French capital until March 7. Here's the highlights roundup from day one.

Hot on the heels of New York, London and Milan, Paris Fashion Week is in full swing in the French capital until March 7.

Paskal, Paule Ka, Aalto, Jour/ne, Koché and Saint Laurent presented fall winter 2017 collections on the opening day, showcasing highly diverse wardrobes channeling various themes, as well as French style.

Here's a look at some of the highlights from the first day of Paris Fashion Week shows.

fash1.jpg (original size)A modern silhouette with a streetwear vibe on the Paskal runway.

fash11.jpg (original size)Flowers bloom on hooded dresses in the Paskal collection.

fash3.jpg (original size)Paule Ka paid homage to French style and busy Parisian women with a feminine, city chic collection.

fash2.jpg (original size)Paule Ka drew inspiration form the history of French art for this collection, combining elements from the past with futuristic materials.

fash5.jpg (original size)Pleats and color were matched with flat shoes at Liselore Frowijn.

fash4.jpg (original size)Liselore Frowijn presented streetwear-inspired silhouettes with baggy pants, and experimented with accessories, knotting this scarf around the model's T-shirt.

fash6.jpg (original size)Masculine vibes were clearly on show at Jour/ne with mannish pant suits and neckties.

fash7.jpg (original size)Styles and materials were mixed in various combinations and models walked in sneaker-style flats.

fash8.jpg (original size)Aalto also played with several styles, using volumes and layering.

fash12.jpg (original size)Aalto brought stripes to the runway in both dark and colorful versions. Fur details were also seen here and there.

fash13.jpg (original size)The label focused on shapes and volumes in this collection, which featured plenty of oversized pants and dresses.

fash9.jpg (original size)With frills, pleats, shapes and volumes, trompe-l’œil dresses seemed to step straight out of the fourth dimension.

fash10.jpg (original size)In keeping with the spirit of the label, the fall/winter 2017 collection celebrates streetwear style with high-waist loose-cut pants worn with highly feminine tops and sneakers.

fash18.jpg (original size)Classic dresses are adorned with frills, bringing volume and mouvement to silhouettes.

fash15.jpg (original size)Silhouettes channeling a muted and chic Parisian style were given a Spanish, almost gypsy-style twist at Jacquemus.

fash14.jpg (original size)The color palette was mainly black, grey and white, with a few prints here and there, such as spots and stripes.

fash17.jpg (original size)Saint Laurent creates a sexier-than-ever vibe with prominent square shoulders.

fash16.jpg (original size)Anthony Vaccarello brings lots of leather to Saint Laurent this season, often in black and camel colors.

In general, many fashion houses brought masculine pieces or accessories to womenswear wardrobes for fall winter 2017. Pants channeled masculine vibes on several runways, sometimes in a dandyesque style, and models wore neckties and largely walked the runways in flats on this opening day.

Sportswear was another trend seen on many runways. Continuing the idea of mixing masculine and feminine styles, labels showed some pieces that were very feminine and others with a more urban, sportswear vibe, made to suit the day-to-day lives of busy women, always on the go.

Paule Ka stood out with a highly feminine collection, exploring the history of French style, highlighting above all the inherent elegance of the busy Parisian woman with immaculate draped wool coats, neoprene dresses and metallic patent leather accessories. Eras and their different movements seemed to collide in order to serve the modern woman.

True to the label's signature codes, Saint Laurent presented a sensual and ultra-feminine collection, dominated by short-cut, low-necked and black pieces. Leather had a strong place in the collection, seen in head-to-toe looks and in small touches, while sparkles and shimmering details adorned evening dresses.

(Photos: Bertrand Guay/AFP)

 And here are the top 10 beauty trends that rocked the Oscars red carpet!