Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week always provides the most jaw-droppingly good inspiration at such a terribly dull time of the year. As well as hosting the magic that unfolds on the runways, this is where the style industry's most elaborate peacocks come out to trial 2018's early trends and showcase a selection of ultra-luxe new designer investments (of course, it's still all about the "total look"). Decorative coats, new designer bags and princess dresses have all been key thus far. The City of Light looks rather different this time of year, and we had a fabulous photographer on the ground to capture it all. Go through the gallery to see Romina Introini's best shots.
When is a coat not just a coat? When it's entirely embroidered in red poppies, that's when.
Where else can you swish around in tulle? Kudos for grounding such a whimsical dress with a double whammy of black leather.
Sock boots, sock boots everywhere.
Although the 1970s haven't played a big part on the runways recently, it's still a favoured decade to dip into for fashion lovers.
If you're looking to enliven a grey work outfit—just add red footwear.
Raw fabrics and homespun detailing are all on the agenda for spring 2018—fashion girls are already keeping the trend modern with tailoring and trainers.
Our French correspondant, Deborah Sebag, has already bagged (get it) a pair of these plastic-covered Jimmy Choo's from the Virgil Abloh Off-White collaboration.
Everything Pernille Teisbaek wears right now is styled with unusually coloured tights and matching shoes.
Anya Ziourova adds some glamour to a classic combination with crystal earrings.
Tartan, plaid, floral, faux fur… sometimes more is more.
If you're ever wondering about investing in a trouser suit, ponder no more—they are set to be big news this spring.