As high-shine tailoring, ladylike layering and leather detailing sashay the Parisian streets en masse, could this mark the end of — or at least a deviation from — normcore as we know it?
Warm hues of beige, tan, caramel and copper are prominent, as are weighty knit sweaters, contemporary trench coats and snakeskin prints. Leather-look black trousers are a foundation piece alongside off-white slouch boots (alas, they have indeed returned). Textures remain a focal point with upholstery-esque weights offset by delicate draping, while glossy down jackets – think Moncler – and touches of Tibetan lambswool add practical warmth to withstand the crisp Parisian winds. (Of course, they make cold look chic!)
Blackout sunglasses and top-handled bags are the accessories of choice, while – unsurprisingly – gold seems to be consistently favoured across the board for hardware (buckles, straps, closures and even jewellery) to further the warmth of the ’70s colour palette.
Scroll for the most memorable street style moments from Paris Fashion Week SS19: