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Paris Fashion Week is one of the most exciting places to be during fashion month, purely because of the subtle yet impactful details that strike a responsive chord from the global audience. There is never a dull moment, from Mugler's carefully curated manicure to the emotive tribute made to Lagerfeld's passing at the Chloe show, here are the details you may have missed during the first three days of runway eyeballing.
The manicurist at Mugler Marian Newman created a manicure perfectly suited to the tone and aesthetic of the collection. Following that of an Italian mani style where the sides of the nail are left natural with a strip of nail polish down the middle, Newman took the style to the next level with an unapologetic '80s twist. The colour used for the models' middle fingers is called Scandal, and her humorous thinking behind it is that it's a way for the models to show the audience the middle finger without them realising it. Sneaky with an underlying hint of rebellion / FARAN KRENTCIL + ELLE US
Chloe shared an emotionally stirring tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in a compilation of postcards, letters, quotes and photographs collected and taken during the designer's time at the fashion house. These books were placed along the seated areas at the show. / GETTY IMAGES
Margiela, the fashion house known for its theatrics and sensory transitioning shows, displayed a contrasting lack thereof at their A/W show in Paris earlier this week. As viewers, we're familiar with the exaggerated runway displays that tip the heads of audience immediately but this time around, John Galliano opted for utility, functionality and overall simplicity. A rather refreshing addition to the fashion week line up but one that has us thinking if the quintessential Margiela prerequisites are slowing dying down? / IMAXTREE
The models at the Christian Dior show strutted down the runway in a textural mix involving tartan, tule and the like but it was the makeup look that had us fascinated. With a deliberate reference of the 60s, models walked with fresh faced skin and dramatic eye makeup that paid homage to '60s icon, Twiggy and the mod aesthetic of the same era. The lids were painted in black which created a deep-set effect with striking eyelashes drawn in the form of black lines. Quite the statement but definitely a look that suited the edginess of the collection's aesthetic. / GETTY IMAGES
Jacquemus featured the tiniest bags in a variation of bright hues. These could literally hold a few coins at most and are a comical take on size, especially juxtaposed with the larger-than-life earrings worn by each model. / IMAXTREE
This show is one for the books because what was expected to be a regular show transformed into an '80s nightclub with a UV light feature. The entire runway featured mirrors and and when the lights were shut off, all one could see was a parade of models cascading down the runway and shining under the UV light in bright pops of colour.
The esteemed fashion house is under Bruno Sialelli's direction and judging from the audiences reaction, it's safe to say that he executed his first collection with the utmost respect for the brand with a foundation built on its historic aesthetic. The debut of this collection had the audience in a frenzy and relieved at the idea of the Lanvin brand living on under the creative direction of a designer who understands its ethos. The success comes as a surprise as the house hasn't had much luck with a bill of designers going in and out following the departure of Amber Albas in 2015.