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Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

With another season of fashion week done and dusted, we love nothing more than to trend forecast for the new season. With a focus on easy, ready to wear clothing, the catwalks of Paris already showed some key trends which we can’t wait to try ourselves.

From established fashion houses to new designers making a name for themselves, below are some of our favourite looks of the week.

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Shearling

Where: Louis Vuitton Fall 2015/16

Nicholas Ghesquiere presented a wearable collection for Louis Vuitton this season, with an emphasis of graphic prints and cosy knitwear.

Faux fur played a big factor in the first half of the looks sent down the runway, and we couldn’t resist this monochrome shearing coat.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Black lace

Where: Valentino Fall 2015/16

Aside from Derek and Hansel’s return to the catwalk, Valentino offered a huge selection of dainty, evening dresses for all seasons. Our favourite? This black lace gown with sheer patches and riding boots to match.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Bustier

Where: Stella McCartney Fall 2015/16

No need to sugarcoat it, but a classic, white bustier was probably our favourite piece from Stella McCartney’s latest collection.

But it might have something to do with the pearl accessories which really made us head over heels for this entire look.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Skinny scarf

Where: Chloé Fall 2015/16

Inspired by the free-spirited style of the seventies, Chloé designer Claire Waight Keller embodied Parisian chic with sheer blouses and one important accessory, the skinny scarf.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Double breasted coat

Where: Nina Ricci Fall 2015/16

The bigger the better was the motto at Nina Ricci this season, with large, double breasted coats adorned with gold hardware covering dainty dresses made of lace.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Fringe

Where: Maiyet Fall 2015/16

It’s all about the statement blazer for the autumn/winter months, and the designers at Maiyet didn’t disappoint with their version.

A deep v-neck was accompanied by a fringed hem which made the outfit pop.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

Cropped trousers

Where: Barbara Bui Fall 2015/16

Cropped trousers weren’t only trending at Barbara Bui during fashion week, other designers such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Balenciaga embraced this look for the chilly season.

A perfect length if you want to elongate the leg with a pair of stilettos, or keep cosy in ankle boots.

Top Fashion Trends From The Parisian Catwalks

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Must-See Fashion Documentaries

If you’re a fashion-fiend like us here at SheSaid, then you know the excitement of watching a tell-all documentary about your favourite designer.

Not only are they an insight into the not-so-glamourous world of international fashion, but they’re also really humorous and informative to watch. Below are just a few films which you need to keep on high rotation.

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The September Issue, 2009

Language: English

Probably the only behind-the-scenes documentary about the elusive editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, this film is one of the best introductions into the fashion world. Although it’s aim was to focus on Wintour, her right-hand woman and stylist Grace Coddington stole the show with her epic one-liners and blasé attitude towards the cameras.

Must-See Fashion Documentaries

Bill Cunningham New York, 2010

Language: English

As one of the main attractions of the New York Times, photographer Bill Cunningham has been shooting the streets for decades. His obsessive nature and keen eye for fashion has created some of the most iconic street-style looks the world has ever seen.

The film also touches upon his private life, and the struggles of the older generation of creatives which are fighting to keep Carnegie Hall alive.

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Mademoiselle C, 2013

Language: English/French

This documentary chronicles the life of former Vogue Paris editor in chief, Carine Roitfeld and her journey on creating a new and innovative platform as a stylist and creative director. Featuring designers such as Donatella Versace, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, and Giorgio Armani (just to name a few), it’s Roitfeld’s charm and close family bonds which makes this film a pleasure to watch.

Must-See Fashion Documentaries

Valentino: The Last Emperor, 2008

Language: English/French/Italian

Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, The Last Emperor follows one of Italy’s most famous men, Valentino Garavani and how he came to create the house of Valentino. But don’t think that this film is just about clothes and accessories, another main theme is the close relationship with Giancarlo Giammetti and how this has influenced his life – both creatively and on a personal basis.

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Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind – Tom Ford, 2011

Language: English

OWN commissioned one of the first fashion documentaries with the one and only, Tom Ford. As a creative director for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent for most of his lifetime, Ford takes us through the journey of creating his first unisex fragrance, and later, womenswear label. Incredibly inspiring for budding fashion designers and stylists who cannot resist the charm of Tom Ford.

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The Secret World of Haute Couture, 2007

One of the only films to explore the exclusive world of haute couture and it’s outrageous clientele, this film will keep you glued from the start. Some items take years to perfect, which makes the unknown world of haute couture different from the mass-produced pret-a-porter collections which are easily available.

Must-See Fashion Documentaries

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