The penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week (and fashion month) offers up some of our favourite moments yet
With just one more day remaining in the city-hoping, catwalk-filled marathon spectacle of shows, its hard not to feel just a little fashion fatigue. Thankfully, with a roster of powerhouse designers (McQueen, McCartney and Hermes) alongside crowd favourite Fenty x Puma, Paris' last days have proved to be anything but tired.
While Rihanna riffed on the classic collegiate uniform of checks, parka jackets., tracksuits and baseball shirts in sexy, supersized proportions, the entirely red collection from a Creative Director-less Givenchy (Riccardo Tisci is mid-transition to Versace as we speak) read like a greatest hits of the house. Then, Stella McCartney flexed her impressive tailoring prowess in deliciously plush fabrics and splices of sportswear sat amongst inflections of sheer lace and unexpected accents such as acid green hues and tableaux of horses.
Sarah Burton took a fresh turn away from the Alexander McQueen's classic Victoriana references from the past few seasons to draw on the house's punk roots in a collection heavy in long line leather outerwear and lace-up details in hues of pink and red as well as folksy patchwork and couture levels of embroidery and embellishment.
With Chanel still to come tonight and Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton to close out tomorrow, it looks to be a powerful finish from the Parisians.