Summer is here, and while it’s usually true that hemlines get shorter, outfits get sheerer, and the layers come off, couture attendees in Paris played against type. Rather than familiar warm weather staples, we saw head-to-toe black tailored suits and designer denim paired with crisp button-downs, and in place of the Miu Miu minis at the fall ready-to-wear shows, skirts dropped to sensible midi-lengths. But the glam wasn’t completely gone from the streets. Sequined dresses, silver metallics, and blinged-out accessories were also in the mix, and some showgoers embraced the drama of opera gloves and unconventional face coverings–it was couture week, after all.
Below, check out seven of the coolest street style trends spotted at haute couture fashion week.
Head-to-toe black tailoring was the go-to look for showgoers this season. Who said fashion shows are not serious business?
The High Low Method
When everyone else is overdressed, trust these insiders to keep it low-key.
Mesh, knit, and denim face coverings may not be Covid-safe, but they definitely look cool.
You’ve Got to Hand It to Them
Because nothing captures the drama of couture more than opera gloves.
Minis may have ruled the streets of Paris in March (shout-out to Miu Miu), but school-appropriate midis were in session here.
The Bling Ring
Silver metallics, sequins, paillettes, and Swarovski crystals shine extra bright in the light of the day.
These Boots Are Made for Street Styling
Thigh-highs and knee-highs are unlikely, but statement-making summer footwear.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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