2. Balenciaga splashes out
Never one to shy away from a political statement, Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia flooded his fashion week runway in a bid to call in conversation about climate change. On the collection, InStyle fashion editor Lucy Wood says: “The leather tailoring and bright hits of neon throughout the show contrasted so well against the dramatic set. And while full black looks have been a reoccurring theme this season, Balenciaga delivered its own in oversized, sharp silhouettes.”
3. Serious star power at Miu Miu
“You can always rely on Miu Miu to bring the fun to Paris Fashion Week, and this collection felt as though the models had stepped into another era,” says Wood. And they weren't just any models on the runway—Rita Ora, Storm Reid, Pixie Geldof and Iris Law all strutted their stuff.
4. Chanel’s girl gang
Between Chanel's single exits, models walked in groups of two or three, conjuring a sense of solidarity that seeped into the clothes they wore. "The pieces Virginine Viard sent down the runway were designed for women who want both beauty and freedom in one,” says InStyle fashion news editor Natalie Mell. “Think pants with press-stud openings, roomy outerwear and the prettiest Edwardian-inspired blouses."
5. Louis Vuitton Lifts Off
Nicolas Ghesquière took Louis Vuitton into space, back in time, and onto the streets of today with a collection that melded everything from futuristic flight suits to bolero jackets and bouncy dresses. “The eclectic and far-reaching references put Ghesquière in good stead to step up as co-host of this year’s Met gala: ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’,” says Mell.