Gravity-Defying Heels, Mismatching & More Street Style Trends From Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is the last of the four big fashion weeks of fashion month for spring 2020 collections. We have travelled from New York to London, on to Milan and ended up in Paris. Below are the big street-style takeaways of a thrilling Paris Fashion Week. Until the next fashion month in early 2020, au revoir.

With proceedings in the City of Light coming to a close, FN took a look at the best of Parisian street style. From boots to sneakers and everything in between, here’s what was trending and what you should take note of for fall.

Architectural Heels

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Rombaut sneaker heels worn with crew socks at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Despite the many cobblestone streets of Paris, show-goers donned their most gravity-defying, pencil-thin heels to brave the Metro.

Styles ranged from Rombaut’s sneaker-style pumps with a barely there metal heel to Nicholas Kirkwood’s mind-bending, geometric thigh-high suede boots.

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Nicholas Kirkwood boots at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Showstopper Boots

As colder temperatures approach, boots of all kinds are an inevitable trend that will be taking over the footwear industry; the streets of Paris witnessed the chicest and most dramatic versions available.

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Jamie Wu in Gianvito Rossi boots at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Pretty in Pink

A bold move, too, was the intermingling of summery trends with all the boots. There were PVC styles and animal prints, and red and hot pink were mixed with abandon — a trend that blew up at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

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The Amiaya Twins in Giuseppe Zanotti booties at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean
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Alexandra Guerain in Balenciaga boots at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Mesh, Mismatching and Maison Margiela

Statement shoe styles were trending. It seems it’s time to start investing in bold footwear.

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Paola Alberdi in Bottega Veneta stretch mesh heels at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Mesh from Bottega Veneta’s fall “It” shoe and Dior’s branded slingbacks made their way onto the scene, as did a tendency to mismatch heels — even Sarah Jessica Parker did it Thursday night at the New York Ballet Fall Fashion Gala.

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Kalda mismatched heels at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Woven through all of those trends, though, was fashion powerhouse Maison Margiela. With a versatile array of shoe styles, the label was omnipresent during photo ops.

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Maison Margiela heels at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean
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Maison Margiela sneakers at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Click through the gallery to check out all the best street style looks from Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.

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