Paris Fashion Week AW24: The best of Chanel, Loewe, Dior and more

Paris Fashion Week AW24: The best of Chanel, Loewe, Dior and more

Winter essentials


By Benedict Unang

Featured images courtesy of Chanel

The recent Paris Fashion Week has been incredible and inspiring, with Chanel paying homage to the seaside town of Deauville, Nicolas Ghesquière celebrating his tenth year at Louis Vuitton and Dior bringing back the Miss Dior line. Ahead, we’ve rounded up six of our favourite shows from the French capital. 




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Creative director: Virginie Viard 

Venue: Grand Palais Éphémère 

Highlights of the collection: Viard captures the very essence of seaside sophistication with a collection that perfectly depicts the dynamic play of vibrant and pastel tones inspired by the Deauville sky. The runway unfolds with a blend of broad-shouldered peacoats and long coats juxtaposed with impeccably tailored tweed suits. Big, pastel-hued hats are the real show-stoppers as they not only elevate the ensemble but also offer a more put-together vibe. 

Key pieces from the line: The chunky sailor sweaters, silk-blouse combos with middy collars, and herringbone prints, as well as flouncy low-cut tops, are must-haves from the collection. At the same time, cropped trousers with form-fitting cardigans or denim jackets are great for a winter beach stroll. In accessories, the iconic flap bags make a statement with their fresh coral and peach tones, while the heeled knee-high boots and thigh-high boots are crafted from luxurious sheepskin.




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Creative director: Jonathan Anderson

Venue: Château de Vincennes 

Highlights of the collection: With Albert York’s masterpieces becoming the source of inspiration, the latest Loewe collection reshapes everyday wardrobes with intricate details that alternate between bold expansion and refined elegance. On the runway, you’ll find the Etonian morning suits paired with floral baggy trousers, a beloved canine embellishing a sophisticated long-sleeve midi dress and knitted co-ords showcasing crafted birds perched atop branches. Not to be missed are the two-piece dresses, complete with waist-cinching oversized belts and a captivating faded tartan print number, expertly coupled with an asparagus tureen bag for an extra touch of flair.  

Key pieces from the line: York’s acclaimed roses, daisies, and tulips flourished across multiple looks, including the tracksuit, blouse, and a voluminous strapless dress. The spotlight also shines on two red-carpet-worthy pieces: a sophisticated leather dress embellished with feathers and a chic black dress boasting distinctive thigh-level pockets. The Squeeze bags are meticulously hand-embroidered with a charming print of a dog and tiger lily, while the Flamenco bags take on a bold presence with their bright colours and increased size. 




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Creative director: Maria Grazia Chiuri 

Venue: Jardin des Tuileries 

Highlights of the collection: This season, Dior celebrates the legacy of Marc Bohan, the visionary behind the inception of the iconic Miss Dior line. Each ensemble in the collection echoes the earthy-toned setting, with striking graffiti-style prints of Miss Dior adorning trench coats, relaxed blazers and knee-length skirts. There are also denim sets that effortlessly complement the aesthetic, perfect for those seeking a touch of a refreshing change.  

Key pieces from the line: Shift dresses harmonise with knee-high boots, while sparkling maxi dresses with halter necklines match stylish thong sandals. Classic winter staples included plaid looks with skorts for a polished touch. Elsewhere, trench coats underwent a contemporary update, adopting metal-studded wool and leopard print leather with grosgrain trim. Our favourite? The new glossy bag with the Miss Dior logo on a metal plaque.


Louis Vuitton 


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Creative director: Nicolas Ghesquière

Venue: Cour Carrée du Louvre

Highlights of the collection: In celebration of its tenth year at the Maison, Ghesquiére puts on a spectacular show with Stray Kids’ Felix making a memorable runway debut and Blackpink’s Lisa gracing the front row. While the infusion of cool colour palettes animates the futuristic collection, an undercurrent of nostalgia is conveyed through his signature style codes. South Korean model-turned-actress Hoyeon leads the runway in a white windbreaker-style jacket before it transforms with an eclectic mix of shimmering dresses, exquisite trench coats, and metallic outerwear.

Key pieces from the line: Earning immediate attention are the mini dresses decorated with the iconic silhouette of the classic trunks and the silk bomber jackets, coupled with fine turtlenecks. Other pieces include asymmetrical tops, floor-length feather fringe skirts and bright boots for a pop of colour. In addition to the refreshed Side Trunk and Alma bags, an all-new top-handle bag is poised to emerge as a cult favourite in the upcoming season.


Miu Miu


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Creative director: Miuccia Prada

Venue: Palais d’léna

Highlights of the collection: The new collection mirrors the sartorial journey people take on throughout their lives. Cropped sleeves, colourful tights, and round-toed shoes serve as nostalgic echoes of simpler times. In contrast, accessories such as gloves, handbags and brooches signal the transition into a new chapter of life, adulthood. The main notion here is the liberating ability to mix and match pieces from two different periods of life, giving you the freedom to shape a style that is distinctly yours. 

Key pieces from the line: The little black dress undoubtedly holds a special place, especially when accompanied by a fluffy furry coat. The seamless fusion of colour blocks imparts an added dimension of appeal, especially when skirts are matched with vibrant tights and complemented by leather gloves. Another favourite is the silk dresses accentuated by subtle creases that add character to their overall charm.




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Creative director: Pierpaolo Piccioli 

Venue: Hôtel de Maisons 

Highlights of the collection: In the last few seasons, Piccioli has woven his collections around specific hues like Pink PP, white and blue. However, the current season ventures into a new territory with black reigning supreme. Within the ‘Le Noir’ collection, black becomes a powerful catalyst to redefine the House’s classic elements. The Valentino Altorilievo technique transforms sequin fringe into outstanding pieces, while the delicate touch of sheer lace adds an extra layer of feminine grace to the sweeping silhouette.

Key pieces from the line: The runway displays a wide range of looks, spanning from figure-hugging dresses to chic flight jackets and leather circle skirts. The accessories are equally remarkable as the Maison debuts the new Mary Jane ballerinas, elegantly presented in a tone-on-tone style, complete with a turn-lock VLogo closure. At the same time, the Loco bags catch the eye with the finely detailed flower embroidery. 



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