Everything you might have missed at Paris Fashion Week

Everything you might have missed at Paris Fashion Week

by Juliette Eleuterio
5 min

The Fall/Winter 2024 season has just wrapped up, with the final Paris Fashion Week leg finally over – we can all breathe now. Paris, as it always does, brought the big guns, as well as the smaller brands that are still owed their praises. With a high influx of content, we don’t blame you for missing out on some shows, but that’s where we come in, here to deliver everything that might have gotten lost in your feed.

Vaquera opened up the week talking about dollar, dollar bills

Showing on day one of Paris Fashion Week, the NYC-born label who loves a bit of laughs, Vaquera gave us a collection all about money, but not in the obnoxious, showing-off way. Instead, Vaquera used punkly-redesigned American bank notes used on scarves, dresses, and tops, adding to the gritty and tongue-and-cheek offering of the collection, dissecting the lack of funding for smaller designers while working within the luxury space.

Givenchy kept it in house once again

Givenchy showed another in-house designed collection while being without a Creative Director, similar to its men’s collection. Starting off the show was a silver tinted dress that purred, literally. Look closer and you’ll catch a glimpse of the feline faces that also made a catwalk appearance in the last men’s show. The cats were spotted plastered on a few other pieces, including an off-the-shoulder grey and black dress and on a pair of straight-fitting silk trousers. 

CHENGPENG gave us big hats and even bigger gowns

Chinese designer and London College of Fashion graduate Peng of CHENGPENG showed another head-turning collection that featured tall and angular top hats. The overpowering silhouettes continued into the offering’s coats, with circular exaggerated shoulders and arms, as well circular skirt ball gowns, all made in black or red tones.

Things were kept glossy at AVELLANO

Latex became the main character at AVELLANO’s FW24 collection, as per usual. We saw the glossy fabric being used on Matrix-esque trenches, except in a dark, rich green, styled with equally 00s futuristic sunnies. Diversifying the offering, we also saw textured blazers that still gave off a scintillating effect under the heavy spotlights, as well as puffers, cropped bombers, bodysuits, and draped dresses.

Western American meets Paris chicness at Hermès

Pinterest hit the nail on the head when it predicted the rise of Western Gothic this year, which Hermès surprisingly yet successfully tapped into. Full black leather looks were seen adorned with arrow-pointed and hem-lined metallic details. The collection was joined by beige suede pieces, as well as a bright red that adorned high-collared tunics.

Ottolinger fell apart in the best way

Ottolinger always comes as a master of style, and this season was no different. The Berlin-based took us on a next-day dishevelled journey, where collars were flipped up high and ties were seen peeking from underneath a shirt. Sporadic cuts, messy hemlines and random hanging strings added to the vibe that screamed “mind your business.”

Sculptural fashion took over at Junya Watanabe

One of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week is always Junya Watanabe, and this season was no different. This season was a whiplash of creative meets beauty meets architectural design, with an almost all-black collection. Leather origami-style triangles were added to large overcoats, heaps of belts were seen on jackets and tops, and metallic bullet-resembling studs seen on a shoulder shield. 

Lacoste hosted its first runway show under the creative direction of Pelagia Kolotouros

This was a big season for Lacoste, who rented out the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris for its return to the calendar, a first under the creative direction of Pelagia Kolotouros. Of course, the collection was very tennis-inspired, with leather hand-luggage featuring a racket’s outline, while sportswear and lifestyle outfits were elevated through premium fabrics and silhouettes.

Main image credit: Vaquera ©

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