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So Far So Bold: FW 16 Accessories

We are almost at the end of Fashion Week in Paris so it can’t hurt to look at some of the outstanding accessories in the week

Mar 08, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

To complete runway shows for fashion week, designers don’t simply focus on the clothes themselves. Instead they ensure that the accessories, hair and make-up are given just as much attention. While Paris Fashion Week will soon come to a close, it cannot be denied that the accessories on display for Fall/Winter 2016 are bold.

Over at Loewe, chunky jewelry stole the show in the form of bangles stacked on the wrist of models, to big gold chokers that were worn over high necklines. Also embracing the trend of chokers was Balmain. Under the watchful eye of Olivier Rousting, shiny metallic and corrugated plastic were just some of the materials used to create various versions of the accessory.

Thigh-high boots by Rick Owens

Thigh-high boots by Rick Owens

Another trend seen at the shows of both Balmain and Rick Owens, were thigh-highs. While the former stuck with tight thigh-high suede boots, Owens took athleisure to a new level with thigh-high trainers in black and white.

The hunger for fur shows no sign of slowing down, with Vionnet and Dries Van Noten showcasing coats and outerwear adorned with fluffy collars. But the chiquest (and perhaps wackiest) shaggy accessory had to come from Manish Arora, where the models carried puppies dyed purple to match their outfits.

Puppies dyed to match the model's outfits at Manish Arora's runway show

Puppies dyed to match the model’s outfits at Manish Arora’s runway show


All images are courtesy of AFP.

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