I will be chatting today about the trends I witnessed on the streets of Paris this past fall. I always feel Parisian style is a bit more individualistic then American style. I find in the states that people are much more driven by specific trends and brands, with everyone wearing similar looks and styles from the same fashion houses; almost a uniform if you will; while in Paris it is more about expressing your individual style. That said Parisians do indeed follow trends much like their counterparts across the pond. I mean no one is immune to FOMO. My first weekend in Paris I spent with family and one of those days I spent with my fourteen year old niece. We attended a presentation and we also shopped a bit and she was on a mission to find a baker boy hat.
I always feel Parisian style is a bit more individualistic then American style.
Apparently this is trending big time in Paris and in particular with young people. My niece did find her hat and was over joyed. The rest of the week I spent attending shows and shooting street style and I did spot more of these hats then I did in New York. Crop tops however, are a big trend across the globe as seen here on two off duty models. Pair one with an over-sized utilitarian style jacket and you are good to go.
Stripes and berets are a stereotypical fashion go to when trying to look French, and although berets may not be trending stripes were seen all over the city. Here they are mixed with camaflouge for a more sporty look. I snapped this outside the Telfar show and if you want to don stripes you would be in good company as this super styling fashionista Airik Prince is an actual stylist.
People tend to dress more over the top during Fashion Week on both sides of the pond. But, in Paris it is done with more of a sense of true creativity and less about getting attention. Not that you won’t find this element as well, but it seems more understated while simultaneously being unique and eye catching.
Paris it is more about expressing your individual style. That said Parisians do indeed follow trends
From vintage hats to coats and even head to toe vintage inspired looks, the retro trend was quite popular
One of the ways individuality was expressed while also being a definite trend, was the retro trend and in particular the mid-century retro trend. I saw this quite a bit in Paris, I did not see this much at all in New York. From vintage hats, to coats, and even head to toe vintage inspired looks, the retro trend was quite popular. It may be due to Europeans being a bit more woke, when it comes to the impact that fast fashion has on the environment.