Paris Fashion Week, which ran for eight days from February 25 to March 4, showcased almost an excess of womenswear collections. In addition to the more than 90 catwalk shows and presentations by a mix of well-known designer brands and avant-garde names such as Chanel, Balenciaga, Robert Normand and Tsumori Chisato, there was plenty to see in the showrooms and trade shows all over the city.

From March 1 to 4 Tranoï Femme ( presented a mix of new luxury brands. At its three locations (La Bourse, Bourse de Commerce and Av. Montaigne) buyers scouted and ordered 250 brands such as Golden Goose, Issa, Goldsign, Gianni Barbato, Les Prairies de Paris and Nude. Once again, a special space was dedicated to Swedish labels such as Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Hope and Velour.

At the same time Rendez-Vous Femme ( took place in its two locations, Le tapis Rouge and Le Passage du Désir. More than 160 designer collections were on display, including brands such as LaLa Berlin, Nom*D and Opening Ceremony.

The Espace Richelieu again hosted Le Showroom from February 28 to March 4 with 60 international fashion and accessories designers.

At all shows exhibitors were quite happy with the number of visitors and important buyers from stores and department stores such as Colette, Selfridges, Fred Segal and Bergdorf Goodman placed orders, some agents reported.

In terms of trends the main topics were dresses, knitwear, jersey and leather. Key colors were earthy tones, gray and black. Silhouettes mainly featured oversize tops, tunics and dresses in combination with slim pants.

— Sabine Kühnl