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Paris Fashion Week #PFW Autumn/Winter 2016, Part Deux

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Paris Fashion Week has hit high octane. With scintillating shows from Loewe, Dior, Rick Owens and Isabel Marant. The City of Light is abuzz with new ideas, silhouettes, and accessories that have given showgoers plenty to talk about in taxi rides from the Cour Carrée of the Louvre to the Trocadéro. Also a running theme, pop culture has ruled Paris Fashion Week with the likes of Kanye West and Kris Jenner sightings at Balmain, where a bevy of Victoria’s Secret models took to the runway. The humdrum of #PFW FALL 2016 marches on with BAZAAR’s best selections from our most coveted designers of the fashion realm.

Isabel Marant

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Dresses, blouses and minis came out in men’s wear-inspired checks, plaids and the like, but were then puffed at the shoulder, cinched at the waist and hemmed mid-thigh. And let’s have a moment for those pointy-toed booties which brought a whiff of nostalgia to anyone who loved Duckie from Pretty in Pink. Marant respun them in leopard and zebra with tons of straps.

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The coats, in oversized proportions and men’s materials, could work for any mood. here, they were a foil to the party happening. All bets were off. A chunky sweater could be tucked into a patent leather mini detailed with a prom-style bow, while Marant’s signature ruffle-and-lace blouses topped zipped minis, softening a Joan Jett vibe.

Dior

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Where in the past, a Dior collection was often a momentous, emotional affair, this one offered something practical yet still well-made and at times, downright lovely. The double-breasted coats came out with touches of architectural tailoring to turn them into something more than a basic. The collars were molded and funneled upwards or the lapels peeled backwards to reveal necks and shoulders.

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There was a long line of trim and tailored coats that doubled as mini dresses, showing lots of leg and two-tone, pointy-toed boots. Girls walked loaded with earrings and ear cuffs and rings, or with rounded sunglasses. Signature house bags in croc and python were doubled up, reminders that this business is not necessarily driven by the clothes.

Dior: Backstage

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde / Indigital.tv

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde / Indigital.tv

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde / Indigital.tv

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde / Indigital.tv

Loewe