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F/W 11 Runway Highlights: Paris

The last of the shows are now over, and we bring you the best of the latest city: Paris

Where last season’s collection was airy and ethereal, Hannah MacGibbon’s current offering for Chloé was more grounded and earthy. With a strong denim nod to the Chloé collection of S/S 10,  standout pieces were patched, colorblocked and repaired. The leather lent a tactile element, and the ubiquitous use of dyed lizard and snakeskin prints conjured images of the desert rather than a nightclub.

Agnes B added rich, bright, red cast indigos to her F/W 11 collection, conjuring up the classics with the trucker, the five-pocket jean and the trench, all in indigo. Layering denim under outerwear looked fresh and new, and the fleece-lined detail gave the looks an Americana, outdoorsy attitude.

This season Isabel Marant took her muse to the American Southwest, but rather than looking dusty and unkempt, the designer kept the looks sophisticated and clean with a stark palette of mostly black and white, with a whole lot of great indigo. The clean patchwork and color-block trends we’ve seen already at Chloé were again present; look out for an indigo patchwork details focus coming soon.

Yet more indigo color blocking was on hand, this time at Aganovich where the looks were more ergonomic and conceptual. Indeed, this whole show was a ‘rhapsody in blue’ with multi shade indigos overlapping. Even the lighting at the show was blue and the invite shared the inspiration: a blue Rubik’s Cube!

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