Now, That's What You Call a Finale: The Best of Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018


Standout looks, the most talked about collections and major runway moments you need to know about



Indeed, fashion month saves the best for last: This is Paris Fashion Week. Home to renowned designer labels like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Givenchy among others, PFW never fails to present awe-inducing productions and utterly show-stopping collections.


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Here, there is no such thing as a lull. There are no weak shows; there are no unexciting designers. Forgettable collections are unheard of. And it’s a true joy for any true fashion fan to skim through collection reviews, runway photos and backstage snaps of this particular leg of fashion month: the clean lines at Céline, the print-on-print genius that is Dries Van Noten, Karl Lagerfeld’s fondness for tweed at Chanel. The true arbiters of taste, dictators of trends and fashion geniuses are all here.


So what exciting things did Paris bring to the table this season? Scroll through to find out!


Saint Laurent had the Eiffel Tower as the fashion show backdrop.

This is Anthony Vaccarello’s one-year anniversary as the creative director of Saint Laurent, too.


Photo Alessandro Garofalo /


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Moncler Gamme Rouge Was All About the Ballerina Moment

Models looked like ballerinas just about to head into the dance studio…in high fashion versions of their dancewear.


Photos Marcus Tondo /


And the show ended with a fabulous dance parade:



Louis Vuitton Went A Little Rock and Rock and A Little Old School Royalty

Nicolas Ghesquierre married together traditional French tailoring with nods to the Baroque period, sneaker love and pop culture. It’s mishmash on paper, but it sure translated beautifully on the runway. The hit television series Stranger Things even got a nice shout-out via a Louis Vuitton t-shirt.


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Photos Kim Weston Arnold /


Valentino Traveled Back to the ‘80s

“I wanted to get back something of the glamour of the ‘80s that Mr. Valentino did so well,” Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli told Vogue.


Photos Yannis Vlamos /


Runway Legend Naomi Campbell Walked for Off-White

And the 47-year-old supermodel’s still got it!


Photos Luca Tombolini /


Balenciaga Tried to Make Crocs A Thing

Another one to add to fashion’s long history of obssessing over the ugly shoe.


Source Balenciaga


Karl Lagerfeld Had Rainy Days in Mind at Chanel

Models were seen in tweed ensembles paired with a rainy day spin on the classic two-toned Chanel shoe (Lagerfeld turned it into a rainboot). Rain hats and even rain appropriate gloves were key accessories, too.


PhotosYannis Vlamos /


Thom Browne Brought out a Unicorn at His Show

The designer says he had “two girls dreaming of unicorns and mermaids, and all the things that little girls dream of” in mind when putting this collection together. Hence, the show’s finale:


Photos Luca Tombolini /


Céline Continued Its Love Affair with Power Dressing

Untouchable Phoebe Philo, the designer who knows what it means to dress the real working woman, returned with a rather “optimistic” collection. “I wanted to be optimistic. It was just this sense of joy and life force,” said Philo. “It felt like a celebration. I thought, If there’s anything to say at the moment, let it be with love and let it be joyful.”


Photos Monica Feudi /


At Undercover, Twins Were In

Jun Takahashi collaborated with artist Cindy Sherman, who created the prints worn by twins in the showcase. It was later revealed that pieces in the collection are reversible. Takahashi ran with the idea that there are two sides to everyone.


Photos Kim Weston Arnold /


The Beauty Look and Accessories Beautifully Tied Together the Looks at Alexander McQueen

Creative Director Sarah Burton brought “Britishness, being in the garden, and the healing power of nature” to Paris, offsetting the pastels and soft details with maximalist accessories and an intense but washed out smokey eye on the models.


Photos Marcus Tondo /


Dries Van Noten

Over at Hôtel de Ville, print master Dries Van Noten sent models in glistening brocade ensembles, print-on-print-on-print separates and thoughtfully layered sheer pieces down the runway.


Photos Kim Weston Arnold /



This is just a preview of what’s to come in fashion and you can bet that versions of the trends here will trickle down to high street brands very soon!