10 of Paris Fashion Week's most daring cuts and colours


10 of Paris Fashion Week's most daring cuts and colours

09 Oct 2015

Paris Fashion Week is the final jewel in the A/W style show crown; finalising what is going to dominate our stores and salons next season. Closing the fashion week stint, Paris is notorious for its more daring stylings which always end the triad off with an unforgettable finale. This year's SS/16 show was no exception, featuring some of most cutting edge to the outright abstract looks seen throughout this seasons' shows.

Aside from PFW being home to the most unusual clothing choices and pairings, it is a hub of inspiration if you're considering a bold new cut or colour. With so many shows throughout the week, we've done the hard work for you. We've rounded up the 10 most shocking styles, and let you know how you can rock them.



Bold bubblegum pink seems one of the ways forward if you're keen on popping into the forefront of hair colour trends. Emulating heroines in video games, Louis Vuitton created powerful grungy looks with clashing colours and heavy leather pieces. Clashing colours and using sharp cuts with soft fabrics, the model's look oozed femininity while retaining a powerful punch. If you don't fancy going the full rose-tinted flush, add tones of pink to ombre-treated darker hair, or candy stripes into blonde tones to give you the look.


Proving that black never goes out of fashion, Yohji Yamamoto styled all of his models in the darkest drapes, with flashes of raging red to create some stunning looks. This was mirrored in the models' hairstyles -- jagged red bob cuts, blended into longer black locks. Taking the fashion staple to a new level, Yamamoto transformed the perception of black as fashion default to a stand-out style choice. Similar flashes of red could become an adventurous addition to your A/W hair; providing much needed warmth to any winter hair tone.


Taking inspiration from the ever-daring punk movement, Haider Ackermann took hair colour contrast to a new level. With every model sporting a multicolored mohawk, the catwalk was filled with striking looks and vibrant hues. Adding small samples of complementary colours, such as green and blue, or orange and pink makes the look wearable; adding a colourful spin to your dull winter hair.


Rick Owens took a stand on the hair front, by simply not colouring. Models sported greasy-looking locks with roots which hadn't been retouched. The au naturel look contrasted the designer's sleek and crisp lined clothes, staying neutral to refrain from distracting the audience from the designer's bold decision for their models to 'wear' other models down the catwalk.


Finally, a key colour donned by the heads of many models of PFW was stark black. AF Vandevorst channeled the gothic look with a warmer tone, whilst maintaining a sharp contrast between hair and alabaster skin. Black is wearable for anyone, though: an easy way to add a grungy edge to your A/W style.



Seamlessly pairing flowing femininity and boyish androgyny, Emanuel Ungaro showed the power a cut can have in transforming a look. With ruffled volume and a choppy fringe, the style cooly contrasts with the floral design of the loosely-hanging boddess.This dark, sharp bowl cut is perhaps one for those with a braver attitude to their hair styling. The short, above-the-eyebrow fringe however is one feature that could add interest to any cut; from a bob to longer locks.    


By far one of the most crazy cuts was Acne Studios' buzz cut. With most of their models sporting the short, exposed look, with minimal eye makeup and red lips, Acne certainly made a statement at this year's PFW. Pairing this cut with effeminate clothing and classic make up, Acne has exposed how a classic female look can be given a daring spin.


Also channeling the boyish crop, Lanvin took a more unkempt, ruffled approach. With Grecian dresses and choker necklaces, the cuts took the whole look to an unprecedented level of edginess. For those not willing to make the cut, the stylists at Lanvin used strong hair spray to fix splayed pony tails to models' scalps, emulating a choppy fringe.


Taking sheer to a whole new level, Nina Ricci certainly made a statement with her silky, see-through clothing. But Ricci also took a dip into the daring when styling hair, taking a natural approach with less-than-perfect lengths. A slightly lop-sided tousled bob dared to push the boundaries of usually sleek catwalk looks.


Finally, inspired by the Oriental East, Vetements featured models with blunt block fringes sitting just below the eyebrow. With heavy-set styling, and a sleekly pulled-back updo, the whole style gives off a powerful image of feminine power. Mirroring the crisp lines of Japanese kimono jackets and tailoring, the style would fit in perfectly with any office look.   

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