Paris Fashion Week Scoop: 6 Trends as seen at Off-White, Balmain, Dior, Balenciaga and More!

By: Anita Hosanna (@anitahosanna)

Paris Fashion Week is soon coming to a close so we’re looking back on trend takeaways from the most memorable designer showcases! Without further ado, here are the top 6 trending styles on the runways of Off-White, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Balmain, Dior, Balenciaga and Givenchy:

Armorcore

Both Balmain and Dior made a return to the 15th century with medieval-inspired design choices! Garments resembling knights in shining armor with a contemporary charm made their way down the aisle.

Balmain FW22 – Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Christian Dior FW22 – Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Back to Black

A number of shows including Balenciaga, Givenchy, YSL, made strong color statements that were heavy on the black. Each designer did black in their own way for Fall/Winter 2022.

Balenciaga FW22 – Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga
Givenchy FW22 – Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com
Saint Laurent FW22 – Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Check it Out

For Fall/Winter 2022 to 2023, you’ll want to trade in your flannel for your choice of tartan, gingham or checker print done in an elevated fashion! Off-White and Dior brought their checkers to the runway in maximalistic ways.

Off-White FW22 – Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Christian Dior FW22 – Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Futuristic Silhouettes and Tailoring

Designers like Olivier Roustieg at Balmain, Denma at Balenciaga and Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino are playing on the mix of baggy fits, sharp tailoring and round shapes. The end result is a futuristic silhouette made for today’s most avant-garde dressers.

Balmain FW22 – Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Balenciaga FW22 – Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga
Valentino FW22 – Photo: Courtesy of Valentino

Highs and Lows

When it comes to evening wear, we are here for the highs and the lows! Off-White, Christian Dior and Givenchy each made iterations of the high-low dress fit for the red carpet.

Off-White FW22 – Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Christian Dior FW22 – Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com
Givenchy FW22 – Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Pink

Another powerful color story that took fashion week by storm was Valentino’s Pink Parade. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s specific shade is now being added to Pantone as ‘PP Pink’! Designers Off-White and Balenciaga also incorporated pink into their collections this season.

Valentino FW22 – Photo: Courtesy of Valentino
Off-White FW22 – Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Balenciaga FW22 – Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga

What was your favourite show or trend? Will you be wearing any of these styles? We want to hear it!