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Paris Fashion Week: Functional Fashion on the Catwalks

Brands embrace a functional direction at Paris Fashion Week for the S/S 24.


Utilitarian fashion has been a recurring trend for many seasons, however, what is noticeable is that it now goes beyond being just a product trend and becomes a reflection of a behavior where clothing reflects the need for more functionality and practicality in our daily lives. At Paris Fashion Week for S/S 24, it was no different.

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Zimmermann


How functionality is explored in collections

Spacious flap pockets, typical of the utilitarian look, bring functionality to clothing and are one of the main highlights. This S/S 24, proposals from brands such as Saint Laurent and Undercover stand out, emphasizing this element in sophisticated pieces with tailored cuts and lightweight, transparent fabrics. Smaller and discreet pockets also provide practicality, incorporated into more casual items, such as cotton dresses and shirts.


Another way to make clothing functional is through adaptable tailoring. Buttons and zippers that allow for changes in length or assist in adjusting slit openings, for example, emerge as commercial, modern alternatives.

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Veronique Leroy
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Victoria Beckham
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Dries Van Noten
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Peter Do
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Mossi
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Christian Dior

Brands to keep an eye on:

  • Saint Laurent

  • Undercover

  • Victoria/Tomas

  • Vaquera

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Saint Laurent
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Undercover
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Victoria/Tomas
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Vaquera

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