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And the mesh hairbands, voluminous retro peplums delivered sin space-air metallic sheen, ruffs and exaggerated round shoulders often looked inventive.
At times, however, the thick fabrics, big hips and weighty details in the pants made the silhouette look chunky even on these skinny models.
SPRING AND WINTER AT THE SAME TIME
It's sometimes strange to see the first signs of spring buds on trees in Paris, as the city plays host to myriad winter-themed collections.
French designer Christine Phung brought home the message of the fashion contradiction very literally in an Alpine collection with ski goggles in a swelteringly hot room.
The first looks were the strongest — geometric patterns with a winter sports-kick on sweaters and jackets, and hazy gentle prints of snowy trees.
She lost her way a little as the collection progressed into varied styles, including some Japanese-themed looks.
But one ensemble that looked like a karate jacket and black belt and which kept its femininity with a deep V-neck and mini — was a great look.
FLY ME TO THE MOON YOUNG HEE
In one of the strongest shows of the day, South Korean designer Moon Young Hee played on texture, oversized proportion and contrasting fabrics with panache.
Lapels on black jackets unfurled like opening flowers.
While sheer gazar undergarments gave varied opacity, underneath velvet appearing like the contrasting textures in flora.
Elsewhere there was Great Gatsby-style glamour in sparkling embroidered beads and ruffled silks mixed with menswear jackets.
Such is the designer's mastery that one fashion faux-pas: mixing brown, gray and beige in the same look, she even managed to pull off.