With the designer merry-go-round in full swing, big changes have been brewing in the City of Lights. This season marks the debuts of new bloods in storied Parisian houses: Anthony Vaccarello, who's replacing Hedi Slimane in Saint Laurent (or shall we start calling it YSL again?); Bouchra Jarrar in exchange for the ousted Alber Elbaz in Lanvin; and one-half of the duo behind Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, filling in Raf Simon's vacated post in Dior.
It's only natural that reverberations rock the fashion sphere, lest it be dead. New rebellious times spell new rules — or at best, no rules at all. But what does it mean for street style, really? Why, surely the same. In this complexity, unhindered creativity is bound to emerge on the streets too, taking part in fashion's adjustment on the conservative and antiquated system. Style isn't dead as some may claim it to be. Something is cooking in the sartorial kitchen, and although the dish du jour contains plenty of chaos, change is inevitable. We may as well embrace it in style, and so shall the streets of Paris.
DAY 9: PATCH THEM POCKETS
The frenzied drill of fashion month has come to an end, finishing on a high note with Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu. But before we leave, take a cue from the highly lensed troopers attending the shows for snazzy utilitarian pocketing done chic.
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DAY 8: THE TARTAN CLAN
We've said it before, we'll say it again: Tartan is here to stay. Now that the Scottish Highlands motif is back on the grid (courtesy of Prada, Victoria Beckham and friends), channeling your inner Cher Horowitz is duly acceptable. This well-dressed in-crowd sure knows.
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DAY 7: SUN'S OUT, SHADES OUT
As the autumn sun blazes on the PFW hubbub, slick sunnies are brought out to battle the glint. Whether they're classic aviators, John Lennon aspirant, or mirror-lensed, heed these style-setters to get you in on the frame.
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DAY 6: DO THE DEMNA HIP
It's Balenciaga day, and you know what that means: Demna Gvasalia groupies are out and about on the streets. Cheering on the wunderkind's spandex-swathed Balenciaga troupe, frow industry insiders had their hips proudly protruding in his fall/winter 2016 flannel jackets.
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DAY 5: VELVET PLUSH
One of the season's biggest trends has got to be velvet-dressing. Besides being a staple on most fall 2016 runways (taking form of a jammies-inspired set at Alberta Ferretti or a sweeping cascade of yellow at Valentino), it's the exemplary transitional day-t0-night look requiring minute effort.
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DAY 4: DIOR DAMES
"We should all be feminists," proclaimed Maria Grazia Chiuri through a graphic tee in her spring/summer 2017 debut for Dior — and warmly welcoming the new artistic director are Dior-clad attendees (RiRi included), all ravishing in the French maison's signature feminine splendour.
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DAY 3: ROMANTIC FRANTIC
The raging spirit of new romanticism, that was reignited as of late, isn't waning just yet — and the streets of Paris (along with New York, London and Milan) can attest to that. As we fall head over heels for period pieces, day 3 of PFW sees Yasmin Sewell, Tiffany Hsu and Lena Perminova struck by Cupid's arrow just as bad.
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DAY 2: IN FULL BLOOM
The flower-printed dress is an age-old classic, the forever perennial seasonless staple. But you can thank Vetements' sold-out floral tea dress for turning the delicate romance symbol into the energised wave of badass blooms. Avoid yesteryear's full-skirted daintiness and offset your flounce with some zesty zing.
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DAY 1: BIKER GIRL GANG
Maybe it's the chilly crisp air, or the communal love for leather, but Paris has always succeeded in distributing a public silent memo to whip out black leather jackets — dawning even on the first day of PFW.
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