Paris fashion week was filled with impressive lace gowns and sexy leather numbers and everything in between – so naturally it’s difficult to put together a wishlist that doesn’t gravitate towards evening-worthy dresses, be they of the elegant or of the eye-catching kind. None the less, the idea is to bring 10 outfits to your attention that stood out on the runway, and so here they are.
In no particular order, 10 favourites from the fall 2013 runways of Paris.
Lanvin will find plenty of sales and editorial attention in their bold sloganned jewellery and embellished dresses, but on the occasion where simple is best this black and nude number wins out.
Nina Ricci’s lingerie-inspired collection yielded many gems. Her use of red was particularly noteworthy, and the simplicity of a knit paired with an elegant evening skirt made for a look you’d want to get your hands on.
We all need something sexy in our wardrobes once in a while, and Guy Laroche’s mix of leather and chiffon puts the sugar on top.
Raf Simmons’ love of the minimalist is coming to gel well with the Dior aesthetic; as this simple, sculptural white dress attests.
Hakaan proves there’s no limit to the amount of times the black dress can be reinvented, and still have impact.
Rich colour and regal silhouettes made for striking looks at Andrew Gn.
On the side of edgy and dark was Nicolas Andreas Taralis’ draped and asymmetrical pieces, capped off by unmissable headpieces.
Like fine china, Valentino’s blue-on-white floral embroidery is something you’d want to keep as an heirloom.
Jitrois collections are all about finding new ways to work with leather, and this bodiced, snow-queen gown is one of them.
Red carpet king Elie Saab could have an entire list of his own when it comes to sweeping, impressive evening gowns. This is just one that sticks in mind as breaking Saab’s mould just a little, and blurring the boundaries of day and night.
To view the full collectons from these designers, as well as all the full coverage from Paris, head to our Paris fashion week page.