An enormous cheer greeted Sarah Burton at the end of the Alexander McQueen show inside the Luxembourg Gardens on Monday night. As well it should, for her collection was a visual poem to feminine beauty and strength.
Flamenco rhythms ran through the latest runway of Colombian designer Esteban Cortázar, who returned to the official Paris Fashion Week calendar this season with a collection that gradated through pastel sunsets.
Stella McCartney may have cut her ties with French luxury group Kering, but she will always have Paris. Her latest show was named Double Trouble, and its theme was Stella and Minnie the Minx on an Adventure in Paris.
A purist statement of high fashion by the house of Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli referenced bohemian artists and even Saint Laurent´s Marrakech, in a show held at the back of Les Invalides.
With deconstruction at Japanese brand Yohji Yamamoto, androgyny at Haider Ackermann, light airiness at Altuzarra, and delicacy at Indian label Rahul Mishra, Paris Fashion Week celebrated eclecticism over the weekend.
One day Akris should really stage a haute couture show, because the latest ready-to-wear collection from this Swiss house looked far more like couture than many of the collections staged during that official season.