Carola Lengthy, FT deputy trend editor, sees more emerging developments for 2018, at the Paris Style week, from luxe sneakers to trench coats. The capital is the setting each year for the organisation of main cultural, sport and festive events… So Parisians, French and tourists meet on the quays of Paris for Paris Plages, Nuit Blanche, the Paris Marathon, the Roland Garros Grand Slam match, the Tour de France , the fireworks of July 14th at the Trocadero, the LGBT Satisfaction March, the Techno Parade.. A varied program all year long!

But this week they have been outdoing themselves with Junya Watanabe at his sensible best giving black and white prints from the Finnish textile home Marimekko a complete new and completely sudden punk life. A mannequin walks the runway through the Balenciaga Ready to Put on Spring/Summer season 2018 style show as part of the Paris Trend fashion week

If all of it sounds like a surreal scene from Zoolander”, that’s as a result of Paris Style Week hasn’t seen anything this playful and light-weight for a good very long time. What appeared like richly-dressed ostriches stalked down the runway in bold pink lipsticks, wearing what seemed to be the finest materials that the Silk Highway could convey to Paris.

Indeed, this new ornament is neat, a real success but evidently a large a part of the budget for the Halloween season went into it. In addition the Walt Disney Firm refused that Disneyland Paris talk on the Coco theme… So now we have « Skeletoons ». And then again, animations devoted to the Coco franchise needed to be cancelled.

Oh, you haven’t attended a sold-out live performance at Madison Square Backyard doubling as a style collection presentation, both of which had been made by your father?!?! I hope you are carrying your beret and sipping some absinthe, as a result of immediately we are visiting Paris (the City of Lights!) – sometime in the 1950’ fashion week