Autumn fashion comes to catwalk in Paris

Autumn fashion comes to catwalk in Paris

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Autumn fashion comes to catwalk in Paris

(L to R) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner are at the Givenchy show. AP Photo.

While most of the northern hemisphere is eagerly awaiting spring and summer, on the Paris catwalks right now it’s already about the following autumn and winter  and that season is forecast to be dark and leggy.

Such is the predominant look unfurled by some of the top brands including Dior, Kenzo, Lanvin, Balenciaga and Nina Ricci during Paris Fashion Week.     

Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Hermes, Chanel, Valentino and Louis Vuitton were expected to confirm the trend before the event wraps up tomorrow.

If you’re looking to capture the essence of what the major stylists are getting at, a black outfit with a thigh-length jacket, or short dress maybe cinched with a belt and worn over pants or bare legs and black half boots will do the trick.

Gloves are also in, again, preferably black and long and holding any of the smaller handbags from the elite labels.

Alexandre Vauthier, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Guy Laroche, Lanvin and Maison Margiela all pushed that aesthetic in their collections.

Celebrity endorsement is a mighty mover to sell high-end clothes to the public, and there was no lack of star power at the Paris shows.

Kim Kardashian lent her aura to Lanvin and Balmain, an appearance made all the brighter by the reality TV star’s transformation from brunette to platinum blonde.

Probably the most high-profile bit of musicking was from Kanye West, Kardashian’s rapper husband, who announced in the middle of Paris Fashion Week that he was doing four charity concert performances in the city, featuring some tunes from his new album.