Paris fashion week trends

This Paris Fashion Week embraced a new ease, blending comfort and femininity with nature’s influence.

Fall/Winter 2024-2025’s Fashion Month reached its grand finale in Paris. Each city brings its own energy and influences, but Paris serves as the stage where the season’s trends truly come together. Over the past few days, fashion’s elite – Loewe, Valentino, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Givenchy and more – unveiled their FW24 collections, each a stunning display of creativity, innovation and stories to carry with us, leaving us in awe.

Paris Fashion Week was a breath of fresh air! It wasn’t just about looking good, it was about feeling good. From cosy clothes that made you want to curl up to daring designs of feminine and masculine designs that pushed boundaries, the runways overflowed with options. It was a beautiful reminder that comfort and confidence can absolutely go hand-in-hand. Indeed, it felt like a big hug from the fashion world, wrapped up in nostalgia for simpler times and a love for nature, all bridged by echoes of the past and present. Paris Fashion Week reminded us that fashion is an art form that keeps our youthful spirit alive, no matter how old we are.

KHAMSA brings you the most buzzworthy trends spotted on the runways of Paris Fashion Week.

١. Voluminous Outerwear

Paris Fashion Week saw a bold return to dramatic outerwear. Oversized coats, puffers, and jackets with exaggerated silhouettes took a stage. From the puffy sleeves, huge shoulders, overall silhouette and dramatic collars of Saint Laurent and Lacoste to the cocoon shapes of Stella McCartney, Uma Wang, Vetements, and even Hermès, this trend offered a powerful and theatrical statement on the runway.

٢. Elevated Comfort

Comfort and freedom of movement have been the hallmark of Paris Fashion Week FW24, a concept we can all appreciate. This season focused on achieving a balance between feeling good and looking chic. Designers explored comfort through various approaches, using materials that are worn effortlessly, playing with oversized silhouettes, and incorporating clever layering techniques. The message was clear – comfort and style can absolutely coexist, allowing you to express yourself with both confidence and ease.

٣. Nature’s Muse

Paris Fashion Week embraced the beauty of nature, incorporating motifs in a variety of ways. From Loewe’s idyllic countryside scene with bold floral prints and farm themes at the Château de Vincennes, to the soothing greens that mirrored the setting, nature’s influence was undeniable. Animal prints also took centre stage, with Isabel Marant’s classic leopard design and Marine Serre’s striking snakeskin adding a touch of wildness. Even Alexander McQueen made a statement with horse-hoof boots that hinted at untamed power, as the new Creative Director envisioned a collection that “reveals the animal within.”

This season, nature wasn’t just an aesthetic choice; it was a powerful exploration of our connection to the wild and the untamed.

٤. The Hand Wardrobe

Gloves are having a major fashion moment, and they’re way more than just keeping your fingers warm. This season, it’s all about the “Hand Wardrobe.” Imagine chunky knit gloves that feel as comfy as your favourite oven mitt, or sleek, silky ones that instantly dress up your outfit. There’s even fuzzy fun with fur mittens, and luxurious options in leather or see-through fabrics. Basically, there’s a glove for every mood, and they’re all about making your outfit pop!

The best part? Gloves aren’t just practical; they’re the new must-have accessory, adding a touch of cool or playful personality to whatever you wear.

٥. The Drape

The drape trend is taking the fashion world by storm, making every draped piece feel effortlessly feminine. From soft, flowing silks that whisper with movement to structured fabric that create stunning shapes, the drape flatters all body types by softly skimming the figure. It’s not just about dresses either – draped skirts, tops, and jumpsuits offer fresh takes on classic silhouettes. Designers are having fun with asymmetry, colours, and unexpected details, keeping the trend modern and exciting. Draped pieces require minimal styling, transitioning from casual outings to glamorous nights out, making this a timeless trend that offers endless possibilities.

Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.