Paris Fashion Week SS18 was an absolute vision. We always expect it to be, and it always is. But this year, a number of collections featured elements we hadn’t dreamed would be there: hypnotic patterns, obscure proportions — and even some tasteful classic Halloween costume references.
So for your pleasure and your inspiration, here’s our list of what looks to borrow for the spookiest time of the year.
The drowsy personality of Charlie Brown is perfect if you feel like playing the introvert at your best friend’s annual costume party. A simple zigzag sweater from Miu Miu is a quiet nod to Schulz’s famous character. This costume is a perfect excuse to get your dog in on your Halloween getup as Snoopy. Twist your hair at the centre top of your head like Pat Mcgrath would and you’ve completed the look with more style than anyone expected from the melancholy cartoon.
Headpieces on each model at Junko Shimada immediately conjure imagery of Greek goddesses like Ceres: all nature and plants. The neutral palette of the collection channelled earth tones, shocking with the occasional neon electric hue. Out of the entire collection, we look to this outfit for its quintessential goddess quality. A nude dress and a crown of large, flat green leaves with feet bound in yellow flats (as though the sun were under her heels) will christen you the queen of the party. After all, you can’t help but to look effortlessly stylish.
Third time’s the charm, right?
This all striped black and white outfit is a fashionable homage to the cult classic film about silly gore and exuberant style from Beetlejuice himself. The Japanese and Finnish brand Marimekko wins second-best as the house of simple patterns beaten only by Missoni. This striped outfit was an assortment of the house’s signature swivels and stripes as if the individual looks from their SS18 collection were pressed through a piping tip for cake tops. Bone appetit!
Feeling like you want to bid goodbye to October with a solemn bye bye bye? Anne Sofie Madsen showed a slew of nostalgic looks at her fashion presentation that touched on that break out 90s pop vibe. Not the electric denim stonewash tints like at Stella McCartney, rather the mix of white suits: leather suits, track suits… This boy band ensemble is perfect for party hoppin’.
Here lays Thom Browne’s last look from the SS18 collection; this is the most costume-inspired, classic Halloween-y look we’ve seen this season from the fashion runway. A skeletal outline was bejewelled in stark contrast on a mid calf length black dress. The finale look played off the fanciful dream theme of the show, appropriately ending the stream of models who started out dressed as white unicorns followed by full bodied outfits of thick textiles draped like frozen layers of dripped wax.
Be fashion to the bone this year.