Paris fashion week for the FW23 season ran from February 27 through March 7. Several colours, including shades of brown, bright red, pastel shades and black & white emerged as key notes.
Just as we saw in Milan, designers used a wide range of brown shades in combination with other colours.
Albert Kriemler created a layered look: a geometric print jacket and pants in brown, beige, white and orange, with a brown turtleneck underneath and a heather brown rib knit layer over the pants. A brown satchel and lug sole boots completed the look.
Miu Miu #40
From Miucca Prada’s diffusion line, a brown four buttoned broad-shouldered leather jacket over a bright green jacket and sheer nude blouse and skirt. Accessories included an orange bag and black slingbacks.
Dries Van Noten #28
A shirt and double layered skirt in various materials, all in shades of brown. The look was accessorized with long brown platform boots.
Red letter day
Designers used a bright red hue similar to the one used in New York
AZ Factory #15
From Lucinda Chambers and Molly Molloy, a long tunic and pants in a black and red geometric print with a rick rack collar in green, yellow and white.
Peter Dundas showed a red patent and wool mock turtleneck mini dress under an army style long navy coat with red lapels and lining.
Stella Mccartney #56
A white double layer slip with a black and white rendering of a horse’s head and a red chiffon and sequin handkerchief edge.
Somewhat unexpected in the fall season, designers used pastels, mainly for evening wear.
Victoria Beckham #15
A mint colored silk ‘forties style dress with a deep decolletage embellished with a feather, and a cape at the shoulder was shown with off-white fishnet hose and stone colored platform pumps.
Pierpaolo Piccioli showed a long lime coloured long-sleeved, button-through dress and matching tie. He accessorized with bold gold earrings, a white clutch and chunky black patent ankle boots.
From Matthew M. Williams, a lilac chiffon gown with an asymmetric shoulder-line. This was accessorized with a silver ball bearing choker and grey fur pumps.
In black and white
Designers created strong statements for ready-to-wear using outfits rendered in stark black and white.
Olivier Rousteing showed a black velvet suit. The jacket had a nipped-in waist and straight leg pants. A white angora shrug was shown over it, with a matching beret. Accessories included black gloves, a gold bag and pointed toe flat with a white satin bow.
Virginie Viard showed a simple black mid-length sheath dress embellished with white marabou feathers. Silver camellia earrings and black patent boots completed the look.
Alexander McQueen #29
Sarah Burton showed a white satin jumpsuit with a giant black orchid print. The shoulder was vented and cutaway at the sides.