From New York and London to Milan and Paris, fashion week has officially come to an end. Paris Fashion Week brought its usual high-profile guests to the year’s most prestigious event. Paris, the fashion capital of the world, had some of the most anticipated shows, and they delivered like they always do.
Paris Fashion Week showed its S/S’24 collections from various designers, and we’re here to show you the top looks and trends seen on the runway. Not only was amazing fashion shown, but Paris Fashion Week was graced with top supermodel Naomi Campbell, closing a top show.
Following AppleTV’s “The Super Models” four-episode documentary, the fashion industry has been reminded of the four top supermodels: Naomi, Cindy, Linda, and Christy. These are the models that have paved the way for many models walking in Fashion Week, which is shown in Paris’ Fashion Week.
Starting strong, Alexander McQueen‘s S/S ’24 show was an emotional one, as it was Sarah Burton‘s final collection with the luxury brand. Burton, who had worked with McQueen for 12 years, has been the creative director until recently. She dedicated this last show to McQueen and made sure it was about empowering women.
If there’s one thing McQueen’s brand knows how to do, it’s how to celebrate and empower the female body. The accented shoulders in the brushed coat, denim jacket, and knit dress bring this feeling of empowerment and confidence. The high-neck, pink gradient dress shows feminity and a touch of softness.
McQueen’s collection showed a lot of strong looks with the use of leather sleeves, and these power suits had a unique brush stroke and red fringe. It’s safe to say that red is definitely going to be a color we will continue to see in the spring and summer seasons.
To close the show, it was none other than Naomi Campbell walking down in a silver-beaded fringe dress. There were tears wept as she walked down, but she kept her composure and walked that runway to end Burton’s legacy with McQueen.
The brand that does wearable art gave Paris Fashion Week a fresh take on how women’s silhouettes can evolve. Jonathan Anderson, the creative director, played with different waistlines and lengths that make fashion enthusiasts excited to see how they will be seen in the next season.
The long-chunky cardigans with gold accent buttons are definitely something new and are both artistic and fashion-forward. The length and thick knit are what give these cardigans an edge that’s fun and a “cool girl” aesthetic.
The extra, super high-rise pants are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is interesting to see the rise of the pants and how they’ll be styled. Perhaps we’ll be getting extra cropped tees and sweaters to match these proportions?
Some of the standout pieces were the leather, gathered short with a big needle going through, acting like a belt. It’s a piece that showcases Anderson’s signature of creating wearable art that’s innovative and bold.
One of the notable attendees that must be mentioned is, of course, Taylor Russell, the face of Loewe. Her look has to be talked about because of the sculpted metal jacket she wore, which was so cool and chic.
Another attendee is Gen Z‘s favorite, Emma Chamberlain. The social media star wore this matching set that almost looked unreal. The top looks like it was made digitally, and the matching mini skirt is to die for. Of course, the whole look couldn’t be complete without the pastel yellow bucket hat, bag, and matching heels.
A common theme for Paris Fashion Week is women and how they feel in clothing. Valentino‘s S/S ’24 show was about just that—liberating the female form. Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino’s creative director, showed their collection full of elegant and sophisticated looks that aren’t so restrained to the body.
The opener of the Valentino show was Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s daughter. Cindy Crawford is, of course, one of the top supermodels who changed the fashion industry, and now her daughter is following in her footsteps.
Gerber opened the show with this white mini dress with cutouts and an interesting 3D applique-esq pattern. The peeks of skin make this look chic and sophisticated, with a touch of sexiness. It’s obvious that Crawford’s daughter looks just like her mother, which Cindy mentions in the documentary. The series also touches on Cindy’s feelings about her children choosing modeling as a career and how she’s willing to help them break out in the industry.
This sculptural pattern is seen throughout the show in many variations. It gives these looks femininity and softness. The color white is going to become increasingly popular, although it’s always been in style. These cutouts that show peeks of skin liberate are fan favorites and something we’ll be seeing in the summer and spring.
The former Spice Girls singer-turned-fashion designer also showcased her S/S’24 collection. This collection was her take on ballet-core, to which she added her own modern, sophisticated twist.
While the ballet core may not be so evident, the sheer fabrics and leg warmers definitely hint at this very feminine trend. The sheer pastel green dress was a favorite of so many because of how form-fitting it was. It also has a movement to it that flows effortlessly. The gathering and floral details make this dress a standout piece that has every ballerina dreaming of it.
Many of these pieces are classic staples that are contemporary and can be worn in all seasons. Beckham knows how to create great staples that many women can style casually or elevate.
Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director for Louis Vuitton womenswear, collaborated with James Chinlund to create this immersive show that made it seem like you were inside a balloon. This modern collection showed a lot of Y2K-esque garments; pops of yellow, red, and stripes were a common theme of this show.
The bomber jackets are very 80s, and the pops of color make them retro. We can expect a comeback of bombers, especially ones with slouchier sleeves. The midi and maxi skirts were heavily used in the beginning, which makes us think they’re going to become a classic staple in everyone’s wardrobe.
It was interesting to see a lot of stripes, polka dots, and plaid patterns. Plaid patterns are super in for this fall, and it’s safe to say that they’ll be the perfect transitional pattern for the warmer seasons.
The look that went very well with the show’s immersive experience was definitely the off-the-shoulder corseted top with suspenders and striped pants. It was a fun look that felt like you were about to go on a hot air balloon.
Of course, we can’t forget to mention Zendaya attending and stealing the show in her gorgeous white gown. Zendaya should’ve taken that runway as if it were her own because everyone was paying attention to her.
This year’s Paris Fashion Week gave fashion enthusiasts and fans an inside scoop of the trends and styles we’ll be seeing for S/S’24. There were a lot of different patterns, lots of sheer skirts, and overall different forms of expressing femininity. Even though we’re just getting into the colder months, it’s still a good idea to take note of these styles because you always want to be ahead of the game.
Not only did we get insight into upcoming trends, but Paris Fashion Week also graced us with an iconic supermodel and the daughter of another supermodel. The main four supermodels paved the way for all models for fashion week, and it was special to see Naomi and Cindy’s daughter walk the runway and show that.
If you’re interested in learning more about Naomi, Cindy, Linda, and Christy, and all about the modeling industry, you can watch “The Super Models” on AppleTv here: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/the-super-models/umc.cmc.1jvelve41wn4nv2fl4v2u8rgj