Although trends vary from year to year, over time, each fashion week has developed its own distinct character that transcends the seasons (think Milan's maximalist attitude or London's eclecticism). When it comes to Paris, however, there's an outdated notion that the city's fashion lovers exclusively waft around in Breton tops and perfectly cut trousers. While the capital certainly harbours a tradition for well-made staples, we can safely say that if this season's street style imagery is anything to go by, Paris Fashion Week's aesthetic is anything but basic.
From bold animal print (who said French women don't do leopard?) and head-to-toe leather to pops of colour and slogan knits, the statement looks were out in force and giving us plenty of autumn style inspiration for the coming months. At least one cliché rings true: Gallic girls certainly know how to put together a good outfit. Scroll down to see all of our favourite Paris Fashion Week looks.
Graphic stripes, blazers and blotted red lipstick come to mind when we try to pin down what makes ‘French girl style’ so timeless, effortless, and distinct. Parisian labels Sandro and Maje, founded by sisters Evelyne Chetrite and Judith Milgrom