This past weekend, the last round of SS19 womenswear shows took place in Paris. From Demna Gvasalia’s digital display for Balenciaga to Nicolas Ghesquière’s otherworldly collection for Louis Vuitton unveiled in the courtyard of the Louvre, the end of this season was as climactic as expected. Unsurprisingly, the guests in attendance dressed for the occasion — here’s a roundup of the most standout looks we spotted on the streets.
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 NOTEWORTHY LOOKS FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK
By Lakeisha Goedluck, October 5, 2018
It’s now fall, which means that the weather’s given you the go ahead to chuck your favorite overcoat on every time you leave your house. Tired of the classic camel trench? Take this guy’s lead and go for one with obscure patterning to make sure that your look packs a distinctive punch. If you’re going to opt for an outerwear pick that’s this bold, you’ve got to keep the rest of your 'fit relatively low-key. A black polo-neck top, monochrome striped pants, graphic-print tote bag and chunky black Balenciaga Triple S sneakers complete this dude's kooky ensemble.
Prada delved into its archive for FW18, delivering a self-referential collection rife with boxy printed shirts. Clearly a fan of the surf-inspired offering, this man's Hawaiian hula girl-covered shirt from the label is the starting point of his ’fit. Teaming his shirt with just a plain white tee as to not detract attention away from it, a black bucket hat and matching structural Dickies shorts keep his look uniform. Meanwhile, on foot, he pops on a pair of bulky kicks in a black, white and pink colorway to mirror the shades on his shirt. Too slick.
From Gucci to Balenciaga, suits cropped up repeatedly across the SS19 catwalks. These guys were obviously paying close attention, choosing to don different variations of the tailored two-piece. The gent on the left has taken a more eccentric approach, selecting a vertically striped suit which he styles with a graphic-print tee, retro tinted shades and polished black lace-ups. His companion, on the other hand, goes down a more traditional route — he wears an off-white button up with his workwear-appropriate checked suit but also finishes his look with refined lace-ups. It’s all about the uniformity, kids.
The punk aesthetic has been a sartorial hit since the subculture first emerged in Britain back in the '70s. With hallmark elements such as embellished leather jackets, sturdy lace-up boots and outspoken graphic-print tees, street-stylers everywhere have routinely borrowed style tropes from the movement. Check out this dude, in his "Let’s Start A War" tee from hardcore Scottish punk band The Exploited. He goes for a pair of black jeans and complementary boots on his bottom half, and he rounds off his look with a sweeping burgundy trench. Talk about rock-solid style.
With the stern look on this guy’s face, we bet he’s observing the other guests around him and thinking: “I dare you to critique this extra-fly ensemble I’ve so effortlessly put together.” Tracksuits have proved to be a big deal this season, as streetwear aficionados continue to fervently champion the ultra-cool co-ord. This man’s sage track set is nicely contrasted by his traditional checked coat. And a pair of steezy multi-colored kicks are the perfect final touch for his old-school-flavored outfit.