Runway Highlights: Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier


A rock ‘n’ roll theme prevailed throughout the Jean Paul Gaultier show, from the models’ spiky Joan Jett-inspired wigs and darkly rimmed eyes, to patent leather Doc Martens with the heel cut out. Rigid indigo jumpsuits and padded shouldered jackets were the denim highlights, creating a 70s glam-rock feel. For the full collection, click here.



Christophe Decarnin presented a punk-rock look for Balmain this season, as studs and safety pins adorned his signature distressed tees and tight denim pants. Motorcycle jackets – both denim and leather versions – were decked out with patches and a swirling print and bleach splash washes were used for some key denim pieces. For the full collection, click here.

Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood


Disheveled, eccentric and a little bit trashy was the look that Vivienne Westwood sent down the runway for S/S 11. Her famous bustiers looked fresh teamed with mud-washed and paint splashed worker jeans, and hand-customized and patched double denim looks had a distinct ‘turn on, tune in, drop out’ look. For the full collection, click here.

Dries Van Noten


Dries Van Noten’s muse was “a handsome woman”, one who makes bold statements with simple clothes – perhaps borrowing from her boyfriend, adding a bit of her weekend wardrobe, and mixing in a few pieces from her special occasion reserve. Denim highlights included ombred wide-legged jeans. A bit disheveled, boxy, layered and slouchy – yet all so effortlessly elegant – the handsome woman has never looked so sexy. For the full collection, click here.

Stella McCartney


Stella McCartney presented a minimalist collection this season with boxy and clean denim tunics and shifts sitting alongside masculine tailoring. A punchy citrus print injected vivacity into the serene, sophisticated looks, and was used for boxy separates, midi dresses and a short shift. For the full collection, click here.

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