It was the most diverse range of Parisian collections in years, with nary an overarching theme to bucket the collections in. Which is what it should be. Hedi Slimane continued to chart his own course for the house of Saint Laurent, opting to show Haute Couture as opposed to RTW. Set to no music with a simple announcer, the silence at Saint Laurent was as commanding as the thumping soundtrack newly appointed Balenciaga designer, Demna Gvasaliato, set his proportion and directional collection to. The designer chose to open his first collection for the house with neo-constructed day-suiting proportions that brought new meaning to the power suit and will usher in a new era of tailoring. Here are THE IMPRESSION’S TOP 10 PARIS WOMEN’S DESIGNER COLLECTIONS OF FALL 2016.


BY KENNETH RICHARD

 

10 Céline


9 Giambattista Valli


8 Rick Owens


7 Givenchy


6 Sacai


5 Valentino


4 Louis Vuitton


3 Balenciaga


2 Dries van Noten


1 Saint Laurent