tranoi_ci.jpgParis is burning up this week with insane runway presentations, and some hot trends at the trade shows Tranoi and Rendez Vous. The Market went over to the City Of Lights to check out all the hoopla, soak up some Parisian chic and see what’s next for spring 2008.


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Color: What The Market found in Paris is a whole lot of muted colors: light gray, tan, white, cream, faded black, and navy was the palette at brands like Laclos Paris, Messagerie, V Room, Pour, Surface to Air, and Fifth AveShoe Repair. Those who didn’t go pale (Mjolk, Unconditional, Criminal, the Greige) went ultra bright with bold primary colors. There was no middle ground when it came to palette.

Fabrics were really SOFT and really thin. Lightweight knits, wovens and sweaters, so washed down they are almost see-through were our favorites.

There were butter soft leathers in every collection. The Market really liked the leathers by the designer Giorgio Brato as well as Hannes Roether, Isaac Sellam, Isamu Katayama, and Jan & Carlos.

Clothes were getting more deconstructed, and necklines were plunging. And while military influences were not blatant, details like epaulettes and pocket placements did reference military at brands like Laclos Paris and Won Hundred.

Checking out 2 tradeshows in one day was pretty crazy, and the Market is more than ready to head over to Barcelona for Bread & Butter. Check in with us this week for updates from Spain, as well.