Paco Rabanne pulled viewers into a clash of sleek futurism and graphic florals with his fall/winter 2016 collection, which debuted as a part of Paris Fashion Week. Models paced down the runway in chunky sci-fi boots and neon lipstick, with pointy bras jutting out from semi-transparent blouses and curvy cut-outs flashing skin, highlighting Rabanne’s history for defiant, avant-garde designs.
Tailored sweaters combined silks and techno knits with wool, and wildflower prints bloomed under sheer sparkling drapes, reappearing later as crop tops, slacks, and pencil skirts. Satin tops and leather jackets with embroidered flames were paired with white-seamed jeans. Standout looks included a dragon and cherry blossom printed turtleneck dress, with a ruffle wound around the middle; a bulky fur-trimmed beige coat wrapped at the waist with a thick belt; and a black satin crop top, embellished with a retro tiger-sakura print, and hooked onto a belt with a single curved strap.