I started the day with a tennis lesson, then moved forward to just laying in the outdoor sofa. The day has been wonderful, sunny and warm - which is very rare for us here up north. With a cappuccino beside me and the vogue website open I've now scrolled down and researched most of the Haute Couture autumn/fall 2016-2017 runways, and naturally, found my favorites. There were many, so I had to cut it down a tiny bit. Either way, now I'm about to share with you guys, my favorite trends from the Haute Couture shows in Paris last week.

Fendi at Fontana di Trevi (photo:DailyMail.co.uk)

For this autumn thigh-high boots and knee-high boots in general are going to rule. The trend in my opinion, is gorgeous! Thigh-high boots or over-the-knee boots became a thing already in the Victorian era and the late 19th century. This traditional fall trend has appeared again in shows of for example Zuhair Murad

All Zuhair Murad

Capes Capes Capes.... 
So, naturally, when the weather gets colder we often like to wear more. I've seen many designers put out cape-like things. Often sewed into a dress or just like that. Capes have been around for ages, since we put a foot on earth, basically. Valentino had capes in an Elizabethan-style with romantic influences inspired by Shakespeare. I've always thought that kind of style wasn't my thing, but now, I kinda like it.
One of my faves also showed us many capes - Ralph&Russo - in an elegant, sophisticated way. Satin underneath equals the love of my life, haha!

Capes followed by long jackets. 
Above left to right: Ralph&Russo, Zuhair Murad, Valentino.
Below all Ralph&Russo
Boss as hell 

Hats make a statement. Elegant, chic, bohemian... Pick ur style!
Zuhair Murad showed us the boho and chic style paired with lace-detailed gowns. Love that. You get the whole rock 'n roll- vibe of it, gypsy-chic.
There is another way to make an entrance, with the truly oversized hats. For example for Ralph&Russo the huge hats were it. I get the Formation (Beyoncé) kind of feeling from them .

Beyoncé in Formation 

By the way, is the off-shoulder trend ever going to fade away? I feel like every couture show had at least a few looks where the shoulders were totally bare. I love the trend, don't get me wrong. I think it's both fun and modern with an elegant touch. But it's been around for a time that seems like forever.
Both Valentino and J.Mendel had some pieces without shoulders.

Left to right: J.Mendel, Valentino

You need a gown that screams attention and draws it? I got you - wavy ruffles.
Seen on the runways of umm.. everyone basically, not quite though. Ralph&Russo, Viktor&Rolf and in some way, Maison Marginal are some fashion-houses that used these kind of ruffles.

Above left: Viktor&Rolf, Above right: Maison Margiela
Below: Ralph&Russo

(All the photos are from Vogue.com exclusive the Ralph&Russo ones that are from their website)

What's your favorite trend for this autumn/fall? 

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