Paris Fashion Week Day 5 Recap: Elie Saab, Junya Watanabe, Nina Ricci, and More!

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Day 5 was a triumph of the avant-garde and the abstract. Collections ranged from the super-scupltural to the super-wearable. Take a look at the standout presentations from Day 5 of Paris Fashion Week!

Junya Watanabe’s Formula

Geometry was put to the test at Junya Watanabe, where pieces literally looked as if they had come from a 3-D computerized model. On the other hand, skirts and dresses constructed out of industrial neoprene took reference from Watanabe’s native Japan and its cherished origami art form.

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Lace Overload at Elie Saab

A bolder Elie Saab aesthetic showed this season in Paris. A subtle tie-dyed gown accessorized with a leather jacket with fringe detailing on Kendall Jenner was right on trend for Fall. Layers of lace found their way onto long gowns, mini-dresses, and even leather jackets. Kendall closed the show in a floor-length leather strapless gown with sheer panels and what a finish it was!

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New Wave at Nina Ricci

In his third collection for Nina Ricci, Guillaume Henry gave onlookers a 42-piece wardrobe of understated elegance. Offering trench coats with a slight metallic sheen and frothy silk blouses, the collection targeted an edgier woman with a taste for menswear.

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And The Rest…

Juan Carlos Obando channeled dinner dances of South America past with silk asymmetrical tops and flowing pants with delicate pockets. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons put forth a triple-threat of floral, upholstery, and armor. Unclear how those three themes fit together? Kawakubo weaved these components into truly wearable art, a turn on the term ‘ready-to-wear.’ Colombian designer Haider Ackermann offered incredibly luxe separates with an eclectic twist. Hair was wrapped in tightly wound velvet rope that was styled in contrast to the form-fitting metallic cropped pants and cuffed jackets.

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What are your thoughts on Paris Fashion Week Day 5?

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