Paris Fashion Week: Revisiting Decades of Style

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Image: Kenzo 

Paris Fashion Week has been ongoing for a few days now, and as always chic luxury is served. Designers seem to be drawing elements from the decades of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Although many trend-setting designers have still yet to show, here’s a summary of potential trends.

60s: Pastels and Pop Art

Numerous designers opted to not shy away from color. Some opted for a feminine vibe with the use of pastels while others were bold with the use of Pop Art colors. Beautiful pastel pinks and baby blues were seen at Rochas, while Carven and Lanvin brought peachy prettiness.
The whole spectrum of Pop Art colors –– from hot pink, to jazz blue, to chartreuse yellow, was seen at Kenzo – La Collection Memento and Guy Laroche.


70s: Flowery/Psychedelic Prints, Easy Silhouettes, and Earthy Colors

The 70s continued continued serving as a major source of inspiration. Prints ranged from plaid, as seen at Chloé, to flower power at Vanessa Bruno. Meanwhile, Dries Van Noten and Manish Arora presented psychedelic-inspired prints.
Silhouettes of the decade were also prominent. Isabel Marant presented flowing boho dresses, while billowy tops were seen at Carven. Fur statement-making coats were also prime du jour, as seen at Balmain, Faith Connexion, and Wanda Nylon.
Earthy and muted colors were also prominent on the runway.


80s: Power Silhouettes

The 80s: a decade remembered for powerful women! Strong, square shoulders were a major trend the past few days, being seen at Carmen March and Saint Laurent. High-waisted cinched pants also made a strong return, as seen at Carven and Isabel Marant. On the other hand, Chloé reminded us of the easy-breezy coolness of track- suit pants.