Trends in Paris

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 June, 2010, 12:00am

The new suit: designers experimented with new silhouettes (long and lean), while deconstructing the traditional suit.

Jumpsuits: Tuxedo hybrids at Givenchy and embellished at Alexis Mabille.

Sleeveless vests: edgy leather pieces at Rick Owens while others came with a deep V-neck.

Flat sandals: mostly sensible Jesus styles, but sometimes broaching on ugly.

Drop-crotch trousers: billowing styles ruled, sitting low on the hips.

Prints: romantic prints appeared at Kenzo (Japanese watercolours), skulls at Comme des Garcons and splattered prints at Dior Homme.

Elegance: sportswear takes on a more sophisticated look at Yves Saint Laurent and Yohji Yamamoto.

Techno fabrics: functional and versatile, often mixed with silk.