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Paris fashion week FW23 colors

By Jayne Mountford


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Image: Stella McCartney, Miu Miu, Balmain fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Paris fashion week for the FW23 season ran from February 27 through March 7. Several colors, including shades of brown, bright red, pastel shades and black & white emerged as key notes.

Brownie Points

Just as we saw in Milan, designers used a wide range of brown shades in combination with other colors.

Akris #9

Image: Akris fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Albert Kriemler created a layered look: a geometric print jacket and pants in brown, beige, white and orange, with a brown turtleneck underneath and a heather brown rib knit layer over the pants. A brown satchel and lug sole boots completed the look.

Miu Miu #40

Image: Miu Miu fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

From Miucca Prada’s diffusion line, a brown four buttoned broad-shouldered leather jacket over a bright green jacket and sheer nude blouse and skirt. Accessories included an orange bag and black slingbacks.

Dries Van Noten #28

Image: Dries Van Noten fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

A shirt and double layered skirt in various materials, all in shades of brown. The look was accessorized with long brown platform boots.

Red letter day

Designers used a bright red hue similar to the one used in New York

AZ Factory #15

Image: AZ Factory fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

From Lucinda Chambers and Molly Molloy, a long tunic and pants in a black and red geometric print with a rick rack collar in green, yellow and white.

Dundas #1

Image: Dundas fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Peter Dundas showed a red patent and wool mock turtleneck mini dress under an army style long navy coat with red lapels and lining.

Stella Mccartney #56

Image: Stella McCartney fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

A white double layer slip with a black and white rendering of a horse’s head and a red chiffon and sequin handkerchief edge.

Sugar plums

Somewhat unexpected in the fall season, designers used pastels, mainly for evening wear.

Victoria Beckham #15

Image: Victoria Beckham fw23//Launchmetrics Spotlight

A mint colored silk ‘forties style dress with a deep decolletage embellished with a feather, and a cape at the shoulder was shown with off-white fishnet hose and stone colored platform pumps.

Valentino #62

Image: Valentino fw23//Launchmetrics Spotlight

Pierpaolo Piccioli showed a long lime colored long-sleeved, button-through dress and matching tie. He accessorized with bold gold earrings, a white clutch and chunky black patent ankle boots.

Givenchy #37

Image: Givenchy fw23//Launchmetrics Spotlight

From Matthew M. Williams, a lilac chiffon gown with an asymmetric shoulder-line. This was accessorized with a silver ball bearing choker and grey fur pumps.

In black and white

Designers created strong statements for ready-to-wear using outfits rendered in stark black and white.

Balmain #10

Image: Balmain fw23//Launchmetrics Spotlight

Olivier Rousteing showed a black velvet suit. The jacket had a nipped-in waist and straight leg pants. A white angora shrug was shown over it, with a matching beret. Accessories included black gloves, a gold bag and pointed toe flat with a white satin bow.

Chanel #18

Image: Chanel fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Virginie Viard showed a simple black mid-length sheath dress embellished with white marabou feathers. Silver camellia earrings and black patent boots completed the look.

Alexander McQueen #29

Image: Alexander McQueen fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Sarah Burton showed a white satin jumpsuit with a giant black orchid print. The shoulder was vented and cutaway at the sides.

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