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Noir Kei Ninomiya show, Runway, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France - 03 Mar 2018
Mandatory Credit: Photo by WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9444418as) Model on the catwalk Noir Kei Ninomiya show, Runway, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France - 03 Mar 2018
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7 Key Trends of Paris Fashion Week

Picture of Jade Cuttle
Updated: 15 March 2018
As Paris Fashion Week draws to a close, we take a look at the most influential trends that ruled the runway. From Miu Miu’s sequin-dappled shoes to Junko Shimada’s draping velvet hoodies; and from Pierre Balmain’s blazing metallic dresses to Leonard’s tuxedo style jumpsuits, these are the trends you need to know about. Here, we show you exactly where you can buy each trend from current high-street collections.

Velvet hoodie

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jonas Gustavsson/Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock (9451254am) Model on the catwalk Junko Shimada show, Runway, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France – 06 Mar 2018

Velvet has always been a catwalk favourite, especially during the autumn/winter shows. The sleek fabric doubles up as a cosy solution to combat the winter chill, whilst remaining glam enough for nights out on the town. But the autumn/winter collections in Paris decided to completely revamp and reinvent this classic look. Junko Shimada experimented with a head-to-toe draping in the smooth fabric, prioritising comfort in this velvet hoodie, whilst Saint Laurent showcased boxy velvet braid-trimmed jackets and shorts. The fabric is set to be a staple of your wardrobe.

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Velvet hoodie | © Misguided

Metallic

Mandatory Credit: Photo by WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9443138ak) Model on the catwalk Balmain show, Runway, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France – 02 Mar 2018

If you thought the metallic look was long behind us, then think again, because the autumn/winter collections in Paris were blazing with metallic dresses, each flaunting sumptuous shades of gold and grey. It was Pierre Balmain, the luxury French couturier ranking among the likes of Christian Dior and Jacques Fath, who stole the show this time round with a range of gleaming long-sleeved silver attire. Bold and unafraid to embrace a touch of tech, he shows us how to add statement drama whilst still insisting on sophisticated haute couture.

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Metallic dress | © Forever 21

Sequin-covered heels

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dominique Maitre/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9444753v) Model on the catwalk, shoe detail Miu Miu show, Detail, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France – 06 Mar 2018

The autumn/winter collections in Paris are always a dazzling showcase of sparkling glamour, and this season was absolutely no exception. But it wasn’t just the clothing and accessories that were glittering with shine, it was also the shoes. The high-heeled evening shoes dappled in sequins and precious gems from Miu Miu were particularly show-stopping this year, and copies are set to be hitting high street stores over the next few months. Make sure to give the shoes the space to shine by wearing simple block colour garments.

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Sequin heels | © Steve Madden

Bold striped suit jacket

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9449226f) Model on the catwalk, details Sacai show, Details, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France – 05 Mar 2018

The world of fashion has always been enthralled by the optical illusion of entrancing super-size stripes, whether they are vertical, horizontal, or a mix-match of the two. This year at Paris Fashion Week has been no exception. The Sacai show particularly stood out and presented a daring range of blue and red, oversized matching striped suit jackets. You can buy this trend from several current high-street collections, but the boldest, most striking patterns are on offer at Topshop.

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Bold striped jacket | © Topshop

Oversized puffer jacket

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Pixelformula/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock (9449760ar) Model on the catwalk – detail Sacai show, Details, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France – 05 Mar 2018

It’s no secret that the primary focus of the autumn/winter collections is to prepare the fashion world for the turn of the seasons, especially the drop in temperatures. But there’s only one style of coat that provides an unrivalled means of keeping warm. The padded puffer jacket might have gained an unfair association with uncool school children over the years, but its poofy ball of warmth has been reimagined in a myriad of ways. The latest innovation came from the Sacai show, with their oversized mismatch design.

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Puffer jacket | © Misguided

Zebra heels

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9449226x) Model on the catwalk, details Sacai show, Details, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France – 05 Mar 2018

Far too long has the leopard has been the classic go-to animal print, the staple of every shoe drawer. As the latest autumn/winter collections in Paris suggest, it’s time for a change. Opting for zebra print was one trend that ruled the runway, being an imaginative and unexpected departure from tradition. The designer whose collection embodies this trend is none other than Sacai, who offered a less obvious safari-based option with monochromatic classiness in their chic high-heeled zebra shoes. This look is fresh and will be everywhere in fashion come autumn.

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Zebra heels | © Misguided

Tuxedo jumpsuit

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dominique Maitre/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9444582r) Model on the catwalk Leonard Paris show, Runway, Fall Winter 2018, Paris Fashion Week, France – 05 Mar 2018

The jumpsuit has been lurking around the catwalks since the 80’s, and so if this style wants to stick around in fashion, it’s going to have to evolve with the times. French designer, Leonard of Paris, embraced a revamp of the classic jumpsuit with his statement red tuxedo-style collar whose sharp cut gives a little more than just a glimpse of the chest. There are heaps of bardot-style necklines set to be hitting the high streets in a tuxedo style this Autumn/Winter, so make sure to stay ahead of the trend by checking out some high street inspirations.

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Tuxedo jumpsuit | © Misguided