PFW AW 16 Editor's Diary
Clockwise from top left: CHANEL AW 16; CHANEL bag; Le Sergent Recruteur, Paris; CHARLOTTE CHESNAIS earring from Matchesfashion.com; LOUIS VUITTON AW 16; CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow foundation; SAINT LAURENT jacket from Net-A-Porter.Shop
Clockwise from top left: ELLERY AW 16; CHRISTIAN DIOR 16; LOUIS VUITTON ring; CHANEL AW 16; DIOR Diorshow mascara in Extase; MAISON FONDEÉ EN 1884 Sweet Jasmine green tea.Shop
Clockwise from top left: LOUIS VUITTON AW 16; DRIES VAN NOTEN AW 16; Grand Hotel Amour, Paris; BALENCIAGA AW 16; DIOR Dior Addict IT-Flash mascara; LOUIS VUITTON ring; SAINT LAURENT jacket from Net-A-Porter.Shop
Clockwise from top left: SAINT LAURENT jacket from Net-A-Porter; CÉLINE AW 16; MIU MIU AW 16; Wild & The Moon, Paris; LOUIS VUITTON earring; MARVIS toothpaste in Cinnamon Mint; STELLA MCCARTNEY AW 16.Shop
Favourite Shows …
Miu Miu - Welcome to the wonderful world of Miuccia Prada, where too much denim is never enough, ladies have curves and layered knits paired with pearls manage to feel very now.
Louis Vuitton - Urban edge. The silk printed dresses with layered knits and the finale sequinned dresses were a standout.
Dries Van Noten - A divine sense of luxury and decadence.
Favourite Sets …
Chanel stripped it all back to a salon-style presentation where every guest sat front row. A return to the intimate days of eras past.
Louis Vuitton’s cracked mirror and concrete sculptures.
Favourite Accessories …
Beaded bags at Christian Dior.
Velvet boots at Chanel.
Earrings at Stella McCartney.
Bags at Céline.
Wild & the Moon - A juice and health food café. An acai bowl during Paris fashion week for a much-needed croissant break.
Le Sergent Recruteur - A beautiful fine dining experience on Île Saint Louis.
Hotel Grand Amour - Hotel Amour’s new big sister for breakfast.
Other Highlights …
Demna Gvasalia’s highly anticipated debut for Balenciaga, ushering in a new age for Paris design houses.
Ellery’s sophisticated and slick collection showed against a backdrop of deep red.
WORDS Billie Iveson