11 Collections That Redefined the Runway at PFW

11 Collections That Redefined the Runway at PFW

PFW delivered the future of fashion.

PFW delivered the future of fashion.

Text: Danielle Combs

Paris Fashion Week FW18 has officially come to a close and this season, it was clear that the city’s risk-taking and avant-garde fashion scene was alive and well. Distinct visions were set into motion, ranging from collaged outerwear to spellbinding romanticized dresses, which helped to facilitate Paris’ multi-layered and visionary take for the Fall 2018 season. From Jacquemus’ take on “warm winter” attire to Balenciaga’s fusion of the old with the new, each collection presented felt fresh and made a case for upheaving what has been the status quo for quite some time. Click through to see the 11 collections that made their mark during Paris Fashion Week.

BALENCIAGA 

The Look: Taking inspiration from the Balenciaga archives, Demna Gvasalia reinterpreted the fashion house's dress code with multi-layered outerwear, velvet bodycon dresses, and sharply defined silhouettes.

DIOR

The Look: The women's movement took hold of the runway once again this season as Dior channeled the nouveau bohemian style of the late 1960's.

SAINT LAURENT 

The Look: Anthony Vaccarello brought back the '80s for Saint Laurent's FW18 show and created radical iterations of broad-shouldered mini dresses, sleek black separates, and loads of lace.

OFF-WHITE 

The Look: Tapestry prints, tulle, and leather reigned supreme at Virgil Abloh's FW18 show.

RICK OWENS 

The Look: Some may think that Rick Owens lost his edge this season, but the designer delivered a modernistic collection that featured bursts of mustard yellow plaid and strong structural silhouettes.

JACQUEMUS 

The Look: Jacquemus redefined cold weather attire with his fresh and unique perspective on FW18 fashion. Second-skin knit dresses, pint-size bags, and loosely draped silhouettes brought life and inventiveness to the runway.

VALENTINO 

The Look: An air of romanticism swept over Valentino as models donned petal-shaped hoods with scalloped edges, monochrome lace looks, and vibrant floral gowns.

STELLA MCCARTNEY 

The Look: Stella McCartney stayed true to her brand ethos and delivered an environmentally conscious collection devised of tailored tartan coats, multi-hued leather separates, and demure sheer lace dresses.

MIU MIU 

The Look: This season, Miuccia Prada revived the '80s for FW18. Oversized outerwear, acid wash denim, and bright bursts of color were woven into the designer's narrative for a collection that embodied the radical decade.

CHANEL 

The Look: Karl Lagerfeld traveled deep into the woods for FW18 and stunned purveyors with a wholly new collection that combined the best of Edwardian silhouettes, '70s-inspired dresses, and a dash of '80s glamour.

LOUIS VUITTON 

The Look: Bold outerwear faceted into shearling coats, sharp tuxedo blazers and leather jackets brought this collection to the present day.

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