As Paris Fashion Week came to a close on the 8th March, we were treated once more to more glamorous runways paving the way for the Autumn/Winter 22 season. They were a great way to conclude the famous week and the famous fashion month, so let's analyse some of the stand-out collections from the finale of PFW.
Runway - 7th March 2022
The Louis Vuitton runway delivered outfits full of autumnal and winter outfit layering and amongst them, were a few large overcoats and jackets such as these. The first look is subtle yet prominent through the shimmering detail in the cloth on the front and sleeves, solely focused on the central area. The double-breasted coat includes at least twelve buttons on the front (6x6), two flapped pockets and curves in at the waist. The royal blue coat is lined in black and has the button fastening positioned low down as the shoulders drape down below the natural shoulder line, the same silhouette that is seen in the last outfit and the glen check jacket.
This short jacket is very vintage and sophisticated; yet striking through the vivid red shade which is softened through the fabric's texture. The collar and lapels are short and thin, edged in black binding that runs down through the centre front line, across the hem and tops of the patch pockets. The black buttons on the front are large which aids in the statement style of the tailored garment.
The shape and silhouette of the suits were quite loose and relaxed, bringing back an old style to the tailoring. The overcoat here in the first look is very oversized with the draping shoulders and long collar that causes the lapels to sit low down, whilst overall, it tones down the coral two-piece suit underneath. The second outfit gives a closer look to the shape and style of the blazers, designed with wide lapels that fall very low down and fasten just above the hemline. The trousers are opposite in style as they are slim with a slight taper, centre crease and turn-up hem. The trouser silhouette would depend on what it was worn with, such as these loose grey trousers with defining black stripes running through the cloth.
Runway - 7th March 2022
More elegant tailoring was seen in the closing days of Paris Fashion Week through the Giambattista Valli collection, as this cherry red cloth could be spotted in a tailored coat and double-breasted blazer too. With the luxurious tones of the colour, not much was needed for the coat to be a statement, especially with the gold buttons capturing the luxury. The collar and notch lapels are short and the flapped pockets sit just below the waist, not distracting from the subtle A-line style which drapes effortlessly to the hem. The double-breasted blazer has the same effect, especially with the soft curve of the shoulder line.
This particular look was glamorous also through the use of six gold buttons on the double-breasted blazer, strengthened through the shimmery embellishment or silver that's woven through the cloth. The fit is more relaxed which pairs well with the trousers that flare out extremely wide on the runway. The jacket hem is straight and the flapped pockets are curved on the edges for a softer finish, the same finish applied to the notch lapels.
The gold buttons were a signature detail throughout the collection and looked so delicate in this specific look, standing out against the pastel shades. The model wears a matching jacket and trouser set in a cloth that looks like tapestry, the texture really noticed up close. On the front of the jacket are four patch pockets, one with a button-down flap which is noticed thanks to the coral pink stitching. The shoulder line curves down smoothly to the sleeves with the centre front fastening hidden and the collar a classic style.
Runway - 7th March 2022
Full of colour and vibrancy, the Germanier collection was one not to miss during Paris Fashion Week, especially this look. The horizontal stripes were magenta, a seafoam green, lilac and black, all gradually blending into each other with a gradient design. The cropped jacket was fastened with five silver buttons on the front and the shoulders padded with a raised height with tall lilac cuffs to add extra drama to this skirt suit set.
This look makes the classic black evening suit pop even more through the symmetrical and colourful embellishments seen through the two-piece. The structure of the jacket is made with a single-button fastening with a smooth satin shawl collar that is indeed decorated with subtle pops of colour, very cleverly done. The traditional double jet pockets also feature on the jacket front and are almost outlined through the orange and green studs that sit underneath. The centre front edge curves round nicely to the straight hem as the trousers are fitted and slim, heavily decorated with the vast amount of colour that transitions right through to the shoes too.
It's very much a dazzling statement look on the runway which would definitely capture the attention of others, as the model wears a gold sequinned double-breasted blazer dress which finishes just below the knee. The glisten of the sequins creates extra gold tones which really lifts the piece even more, whilst the pink beige feathers on the sleeves tone down the shine thanks to the matte appearance. It looks to be five buttons on the front with sleeve belts on the cuffs blending into the sequins whilst wide notch lapels feature on the top for a rich tailored finish.
Runway - 8th March 2022
The collection felt very much like classic Chanel as tweed was seen throughout on the runway for the closing day of Paris Fashion Week. Whether the tweed was cut in a matching jacket and skirt/trouser set like the first look or made as the statement jacket like the double-breasted baby pink blazer is, it very much worked. Long tweed overcoats were also included, such as the one featured in the third look with the buttons running all the way down the centre front, and for small details such as pockets - especially in the fourth look - the tweed was elevated very well.
The styling of some of the overcoats were draped over one shoulder to really make it the vocal point of an outfit, and this particular tweed overcoat stood out strongly in the Chanel collection. The colours involved are burgundy, blue and green all interwoven with two check patterns in one: a checkerboard and herringbone design. The blue and burgundy are primarily seen in the herringbone as the coat also includes at least six buttons on the front and small notch lapels. The patch pockets blend seamlessly into the front, identified through the blue buttons which sit in place and match the three buttons on the jacket sleeve cuffs.
A pink tailored coat will always stand out in the Autumn/Winter season, so this one will not fail in that. It's so perfectly elegant and powerful through the confidence it gives the wearer as it's designed with nine floral buttons down the front, two placed close together on the collar. Four box pleat patch pockets with button-down flaps (two small and two large) feature on the front, and the model demonstrates a hidden side pocket opening on the one. The shoulder line is strong yet delicate and the shoulders are rounded for a bit of extra height. The collar is classic and the styling of the heart bag helps to pick out the speckled black texture in the pink tailored coat.
Paris Fashion Month has ended on a high and thus, it brings fashion month to a close. There have been some spectacular pieces all round and plenty of inspiration ready for the cooler Autumn/Winter 22/23 season. Check out more you may have missed from the finale to Paris Fashion Week, including more classic Chanel and a couple of check coats/jackets from Miu Miu.
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