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This morning French fashion house Louis Vuitton presented its Autumn-Winter 16 collection, marking one of the final shows of Paris Fashion Week. After nine days of shows by some of the world’s most renowned luxury fashion brands, we’ve rounded up the highlights of the season. 

Image source - Ellery

This season creative director Kym Ellery explored the empowerment of women in silhouettes that breathed freedom. Wardrobe staples found themselves elevated: plain white shirts and suits were turned into statement pieces, whilst sleeves and trousers were given the trademark Ellery flare. 


Haider Ackermann via Vogue 
Haider Ackermann
Haider Ackermann took us into a parallel world this season. Velvet and metallic fabrics were prominent throughout the collection, which, in combination with colour, took tailoring to a whole new level. Ackermann gently reminded us that sometimes fashion is the perfect form of escapism.    

Commentators all highlighted the fact that Phoebe Philo’s latest collection for Céline was as simple as could be. Indeed, the designer opted for a pared back aesthetic with clean lines, minimal details and block colours. In the face of such purity there’s nothing to hide behind, resulting in a collection that positively brimmed with confidence: proof that great style does not have to be complicated.


Valentino’s show was heavily influenced by dance for Autumn-Winter 16 as models elegantly tread down the catwalk in ballet pumps, their hair slicked back into chignons. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli drew on a range of sources including the famous Ballet Russe, exploring the multiple facets of the world of dance: from romantic tutus and sleek Grecian dresses right through to leather body harnesses. 


Louis Vuitton
Like at Haider Ackermann, the Louis Vuitton show had a futuristic edge for Autumn-Winter 16, taking place amidst a kaleidoscopic set of mirrored stalagmites. The clothes combined sporty elements such as neoprene with shimmery textures and silks. What better way to finish Paris Fashion Week, than with a strong collection by Nicholas Ghesquière?