Jan 14, 2021 | By Hannah Manton
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Paris marks the end of fashion month, but not fashion as we have come to expect. Our Senior Editor, Polly Walters rounds up your need-to-knows as called out by WGSN’s catwalk team
WGSN’s Dark Nights story has been spotted throughout the season and remains prevalent among some of Paris’s key designers. Looks nod to a tough, brooding mood that makes for a powerfully subversive aesthetic. Head-to-toe black, hardware finishes, leather-clad dressing and strict, svelte pattern cutting defines the story
A palette of energetic, vivid colours, these zesty hues serve the growing need for joyful escapism. Capitalise on the vibrancy of Hazard Orange through to A.I Aqua in easy silhouettes and exuberant prints
Feeding the need for escapism with an edge of dystopia, we can’t get enough of Acne Studio’s standout solarised prints. Offered in a multitude of colours, they’re a welcome evolution to the success of tie-dye for S/S 21
Now key across all four cities, in Paris the cutout detail moves more definitively towards the waistline, creating a waist-focused silhouette across dresses, jackets and woven tops
Long-over-long tunic sets run through Paris, proving the longevity of this styling. Volume-led bottom-weights such as superwide pants and city shorts also form key silhouettes for comfort-driven tailoring
Pay attention to the oversized padlock as an emerging motif. Also, note the maximalist studs – these will be a key update to earring categories for forthcoming seasons
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