Paris Fashion Week 2019

Top Trend: Chartreuse

Considering how much fashion has been loving slime green and highlighter-bright hues of late, it perhaps shouldn't be surprising that an electrifying shade of chartreuse was so popular this season. At Marine Serre the clothing was literally made of reflective material, but for other designers like Nina Ricci, Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood, the color was so bright it hardly needed any help.

Pictured right: Anahi One Shoulder Dress in neon yellow. Also available in neon pink.


Top Trend: Feathers

For designers looking to add a bit of glam without being targeted by the growing tide of anti-fur activists, feathers were the trim of choice. Some designers like Balmain and Cedric Charlier used them to add movement to jackets, while others like Guy Laroche relied on them to add high-impact glam to shoes.

Pictured left: Alisa Feather Top

 

Top Trend: Checkerboard

The most memorable use of the checkerboard pattern came from Off-White, which presented its models on a runway covered with an oversized version of the motif. But Virgil Abloh wasn't the only one loving the geometric print for fall — Kenzo, Loewe and Balenciaga all put forth their own versions, too.

Pictured right: Toshiko One Shoulder Top


Top Trend: Leather on Leather

Leather has been extremely popular this season, from New York's multicolored iterations to London's all-black looks. In Paris, designers upped the ante by showing not just a jacket here or skirt there, but leather pieces paired with other leather pieces. Think a matching red blazer and dress combo at Alexander McQueen, or a full leather suit in teal at Drome.

Pictured left: Anastasia Top and Legging Set

 

Top Trend: Notice-Me Shoulders

If Milan was all about pairing strong shoulders with nipped waists, Paris was about letting shoulders be the focal point, full stop. Nicolas Ghesquière went for ruffles so tall they reached past models' chins at Louis Vuitton, while Lemaire offered suiting with sleeves puffed at the top and tapering toward the wrist. Elsewhere, tulle, rosettes and cutouts were used to eye-catching effect.

Pictured right: Baen Flower Top


Top Trend: Red Tartan

Every fashion week had some version of plaid this season, it seemed, but Paris favored red iterations that included tartan-like patterns and buffalo check. For Redemption and Christian Dior, it showed up on outerwear, but Marine Serre and Balenciaga proved it could have a place on other kinds of garments, too.

Pictured left: Ruby Sequin Bodycon Dress. Also available in white.