The City of Light was indeed that during Paris Fashion Week. From Saint Laurent kicking things off the first day with a romantic evening in front of a glistening Eiffel Tower, to Thom Browne closing the week with an enchanting unicorn, there were an endless number of joyful surprises throughout the final week of Fashion Month. And while it was almost impossible to narrow it down to our favorites, these ten Paris Fashion Week highlights were breathtaking, thought-provoking, and astonishing to show-goers as a whole.
SHOP PARIS FASHION WEEK
1. Moncler’s Disco Ball Party
Larger-than-life disco balls graced the runway of Moncler’s Spring/Summer 2018 show. Sparking a surreal Instagram selfie moment, the space was transformed into a dance floor filled with hip-hop ballerinas and notable models.
The set of Moncler at the Grand Palais.
2. Thom Browne’s Magical Unicorn
Unicorns do exist—in Thom Browne’s world, that is. Once this towering yet mystical creature trotted down the runway, show-goers scurried to pull out their phones to capture the over-the-top finale moment.
Thom Browne SS18
3. Mira Mikati’s Skate Camp
Bursting with color, Mira Mikati’s presentation showcased a rainbow skateboard ramp populated with skate girls cast from Instagram. Known for her light-hearted collections, The London-based designer kept the presentation fun by featuring embroidered denim, sparkly sweatpants, and ‘80s knitwear.
Mira Mikati SS18
4. Naomi Campbell Closes Off-White
Naomi Campbell’s SS18 appearances thankfully didn’t end with her epic Versace runway moment. To close day three of Paris Fashion Week, the supermodel sashayed her way down the Off-White runway, ending the show with a memorable bang.
Off White SS18
5. Balmain x L’Oreal After-Party
With the recent launch of the Balmain x L’Oreal collection, it was only right for the two powerhouses to throw an epic after-party. “United, we are invincible,” was the party theme that kicked the evening into high gear, and with celebrity appearances from Haley Baldwin and Courtney Love, the night was arguably one of the hottest soirées during Paris Fashion Week.
6. Dries Van Noten Backstage Beauty
According to Dries, embellished eye, lips, and hair are clearly the beauty trends to try this fall.
Dries Van Noten SS18
7. Saint Laurent’s Eiffel Tower Moment
Try to think of anything more astounding than the Saint Laurent runway show being planted right in front of a sparkling Eiffel Tower. Go ahead—we’ll wait…
Saint Laurent SS18
8. Céline’s Timeless Pieces
Céline mastered the art of creating timeless pieces that could be forever passed on from generation to generation. From oversized suits to leather trench coats, the wearable collection easily fits into every woman’s wardrobe.
9. Altuzarra’s Parisian Invite
While it came as a surprise to many that Altuzarra would be taking its SS18 runway show to Paris, this season’s show invite seemed to shed light on the reasoning behind the sudden New York departure. Having grown up in Paris, Joseph chose to display a childhood memory of himself as a young boy in the city of light hugging a tree.
10. Delvaux’s African Inspired Collection
For its Spring/Summer collection, Delvaux explored African-inspired prints, textiles, and colors. The brand’s fascination with the rich culture translated into the collection via tribal prints, rich hues, and fringe adornment.