Our favourite show this Paris fashion week has to be Yves Saint Laurent. Classic YSL tailoring in the form of pencil skirts were executed by Stephano Pilati with a controlled but sexy approach, cut from leather and flannel with above-the-knee splits. A structured white dress formed an achingly beautiful yet simple silhouette while black leather ruffles off-set sugar sweet strawberry motifs.
Chanel wooed the crowds with taffeta and chiffon, keeping feminine styling current with short hems and split sides. Black cobweb lace peeped from underneath a white tweed jacket, creating a delicate but sexy skirt.
At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci focussed on strong, dynamic shapes in monochrome, or blended these colours with beige in fierce chevron prints. Chiffon ruffles and sheer dresses added to the sense of drama.
As the shows strut and stride to a close, we're full of love for the artistry and elegance of luxury French design. We're not about to rinse the plastic on a Chanel tweed suit just yet, but we can indulge in a little lingerie to satisfy our craving...