A look at this year’s Paris Fasion Week

Looking into the future

As Louis Vuitton wrapped up Paris Fashion Week, the luxury French label presented a futuristic look, rich in leather and metallics, offering coloured biker jackets and shiny dresses.

Designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who joined Louis Vuitton in 2013 from Balenciaga, begun the show with a bubblegum-pink biker jacket worn with a patterned black skirt and chunky black flatform sandals. The jacket then took on different looks—painted with rainbow colours, printed with the Vuitton monogram or military style. Zips were put across jackets as well as down skirts for the colourful Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Ghesquière also displayed leather trenches and waistcoats.

Models flaunted striped knits, shiny mesh tank-tops, tops with ruffled collars, bubble skirts, jumpsuits and Jodhpuri-style trousers bearing colourful patchwork. In evening wear, silver-sequined appliqué shined on mini dresses.

Accessories in the Spring/Summer 2016 collection, included leather-strap knuckle gloves, drawstring as well as small box handbags and metal-toed short boots.

The show for Louis Vuitton, the flagship brand of the world’s top luxury goods group LVMH, wrapped up the Spring/Summer 2016 season of catwalk presentations that began in New York last month and moved onto London and Milan before winding up in Paris.

What’s In

Coloured biker jackets and shiny dresses in leather and metallics

Zips across jackets and down skirts

Striped knits, shiny mesh tank-tops,

ruffled collars, bubble skirts

Silver-sequined appliqué on mini dresses

Colours, checks and stripes

Known for mixing luxury and sport, designer Stella McCartney showed off bright summer dresses with polo-shirt collars in a colourful offering for next spring. The Briton sent out models in long dresses and skirts in white and red, and green and black checks, as well as jaunty stripes.

McCartney also presented asymmetric pleated top-and-skirt combinations, and dresses in contrasting colours for the Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The designer experimented with masculine tailoring in sleeveless thigh-length jackets, worn over wide-leg trousers in pale pink, tan and black. Over the stripes, checks and pleat detailing, she added swirl patterns on top-and-trouser combos and loose summer dresses.

The final look of the show was a mix of short and floor-length dresses in yellow, orange and blue, opened up with tiny panels of see-through eyelet embroidery.

Accessories included sandals with sports-shoe soles and aviator sunglasses with brightly coloured frames. McCartney said the line was dedicated to inspiring women. “We all have these incredible women that fill us with motivation and allow us to be who we are,” she said backstage. “This collection was a tribute to them and their confidence, and the incredible colour that they give off.”

Watch Out For

Bright dresses with polo-shirt collars

Dresses and skirts in white and red, green and black checks, and jaunty stripes

Yellow, orange and blue, short and long dresses, with panels of eyelet embroidery

Asymmetric top-and-skirt combinations