Runway Update: Haute Boudoir

L to RL Giambattista Valli, Tsumori Chisato, Veronique Leroy, Joy Ahoulou, Kenzo

The Paris runways have been rife with intimates and swimwear inspiration. Bras, bikinis and bustiers have been openly flaunted, alluringly disguised under a veil of ladylike sophistication. Several collections confirmed our past trend analysis, notably the thermal briefs, high-neck bralettes, hot pants and midriff tops pictured above.

L to R: Stella McCartney, Haider Ackermann, Sonia Rykiel, Tsumori Chisato, Akris

Loungewear and sleepwear also continued to lend a leisurely attitude to day and evening dressing. From Haider Ackermann’s Teddy Boy boudoir to Tsumori Chisato’s ode to 1940s Shanghai, collections confirmed some of our favorite trends like silky men’s pajamas, smoking slippers, tap-pant-and-blouse sets and sweater-knit rompers.

Jean Paul Gaultier

No stranger to lingerie with his exclusive La Perla collaboration, Jean Paul Gaultier ended his runway show with ensembles that mixed vintage underpinnings with rock ‘n’ roll attitude via punched-out leather and tattoo prints.


Finally, against a backdrop of wintry white, Karl Lagerfeld presented equally striking swimsuits in Chanel’s spring collection. Our Midkini made an appearance, and Lagerfeld also interpreted our Mind the Gap trend alert with insets of clear plastic that showed off ample amounts of cleavage.

For more on these collections, check out our Runway Daily Chronicles.

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