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Paris Fashion Week is much anticipated, especially after the passing of Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, whose final collection will be shown after 36 years with the brand. Here are the trends that have been spotted on the runway so far:

Cinched Waist

The cinched waist made a return at Paris Fashion Week in the form of dresses pulled in with a belt. At Y Project flowing dresses were brought in with a matching string-like belt to create an almost seamless shape. At YSL, big statement belts created a bolder effect whilst adding femininity to the silhouette. This trend can be dialled up for a bold statement or toned down for a more subtle look.

Tartan Print

Lanvin and Loewe both lead the tartan trend in Paris, with outerwear sporting this print in fun variations. These brands seemed to reinvent the traditional tartan to create something fresh for Autumn/Winter 19/20.

Hats on Hats

Hats are a big trend for the coming season and its one you'll want to be wearing, whether it be a bucket hat or a fedora. At Dior, we saw patent bucket hats, whilst Nina Ricci showed us with oversized felt hats to add a statement to the outfit. Depending on your personal style, a hat will make sure your outfit is on trend.

Flower Power

Some brands chose to include flowers in a more subtle way such as at Alexander Mcqueen and Dries van Notten. These brands included small floral motifs and embroidery to add a romantic feel to their looks.

Exaggerated Shoulders

A trend previously seen at Milan Fashion Week that has been carried through to Paris, is extreme shoulders. However, rather than sharp, these shoulders are oversized as can be. This trend has been seen at Nina Ricci and Givenchy in the form of outerwear such as blazers and coats.

Mesh Appeal

Mesh was seen at many catwalks including Louis Vuitton and Paco Rabanne. Most were bejewelled and added a glamourous effect to the looks shown. Models wore chainmail inspired dresses to add an edgy take on a seemingly elegant garment.


Giambattista Valli and Valentino used tulle dresses to create an over the top feminine silhouette in their collections. Bold colours will brighten up any winter wardrobe and add an air of fun to the look. Neutrals were also used to create a more toned down style.

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