Paris Fashion Week 2017 preview: What trends, designers and shows to watch out for

Paris Fashion Week marks the climactic conclusion to a frenzied Fashion Month.

It will host some of the most highly-anticipated collections of the season, including Dior, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and of course, Chanel.

Every show is a showstopper, with each playing a vital role in dictating which trends will permeate the high street in months to come.

So, what can eager fashion fans expect from the week-long affair, which kicks off on Monday with fashion editor-favourite Jacquemus?

Chanel AW17 (Getty)

If the New York, London and Milan collections are anything to go by, expect a sartorial smorgasbord consiting of nostalgic prints, political defiance, and hoards of celebrity offspring, peppered with the elevated sense of grandeur that never fails to distinguish the Parisian shows from their predecessors. 

One of the most hotly-anticipated shows this season will be Chloé, who announced that Natacha Ramsay Levi would take the reigns following Clare Weight Keller’s migration to Givenchy in March. 

This will be her first collection for the French house, which she joined from Louis Vuitton.

Her minimalist-meets-androgynous approach is set to inject a vibrant edge into the bohemian Chloé aesthetic.

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For more on what trends, models and famous faces you can expect to percolate the Paris shows, read on, my fashionista friends.

The Trends

If the New York, London and Milan catwalks were anything to go by, the beloved shade-du-jour, millennial pink, isn’t going away any time soon.

From fuchsia silks at Roksanda and dusty ruffles at Erdem to peachy hues at Mary Katrantzou and Molly Goddard, prepare for a season of rose-tinted love.

Roksanda SS18 (Getty)

Glitter fiends will be delighted to hear that lashings of Studio 54 sequins slid their way into a number of collections this season.

Inaugurated at Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs with glitter-drenched gowns and iridescent sleeves, the trend was fully cemented into the sartorial sphere by none other than Gucci, who revived the globular tack variation by employing it on sweatshirts in a collection inspired by Elton John – Alessandro Michele seldom shies away from the demure. 

Gucci SS18 (Getty)

With a perennial preference for all things sparkly (remember those silver boots?) expect to see this sparkling trend championed in by Saint Laurent.

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