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PFW round-up: Catwalks essentials

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

During Paris Fashion Week, a sense of youth and sensuality signaled a dive into a futuristic and contemporary atmosphere. Designers led the way with deconstructed designs and asymmetrics, showing that there’s still plenty of appetite for innovating in fashion.

Even the traditional crafted aesthetic took a more contemporary approach through layering and edgy shapes. Items that invoked freedom of dressing illustrated the prevalent mood: ease yet powerful.

Deconstructed designs

Deconstructed designs were highlighting a more contemporary and sexy take for the summer. Unique cuts added a fresher spin to lounge-worthy items, while asymmetric constructions elevated sensuality, bringing a youthful touch to classic garments. Neutral colors were essential to uplift the commercial take, while bright hues gave an ultimate visual impact.

Images: Acne Studios; Schiaparelli; Y/Project

Crafted feel

An edgy, crafted feel took over many collections in Paris, echoing a more sophisticated and avant-garde sensibility. Layered looks were vital to bringing an urban sense, and sheers and soft materials were the choice to keep it fresh.

Images: Dior; Acne Studios; Gabriela Hearst


Making summer more elegant, designers elevated the crafted feel with a sense of 'savoir vivre'. Maximizing comfort without sacrificing style and functionality, the toe-post sandal was the frontrunner. Neutral hues were also vital in keeping it simple.

Images: Altuzarra; Ambush; Kenzo


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