Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, with shows from Balmain, Balenciaga, Carven, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Isabel Marant, Chloe and John Galliano already now behind us. Ahead, we're staring down the barrel of Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Elie Saab.
It is fair to say that fashion week in Paris really is like no other. The shows themselves consist of the "Big Boss" designers, so we know that we're always going to be blown away by the new collections.
The other reason Paris is different is the street style. Each fashion capital has it's own distinct style, which has somehow manifested itself over hundreds of fashion weeks.
Paris Fashion Week is elegant, sophisticated, and has a certain edge that can be immediately recognised. It certainly doesn't hurt that each picture shows a backdrop of the streets or gardens of Paris, which looks beautiful and picturesque even in the grey winter light.