Think of France, and the first thing that comes to mind – besides food, of course – is fashion.
Since the 16th century, France has been the center of design and haute-couture, exuding grandeur and refinement. Today, French fashion continues to maintain its olde-worlde tastes of elegance and glamor, while assimilating modern styles through original design approaches.
France is of course home to an exhaustive list of high-end fashion designers, such as Hermès (whose Birkin and Kelly bags are in such demand that the waitlists go on for months), Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton… and the list goes on.
With that being said, street style has become an important part of the fashion world. This becomes especially clear during Paris Fashion Week, when a renewed focus on artistry and emotion manifests itself. The street style in Paris incorporates everything from comfortable sneakers, through color blocking, to rocking the coolest jackets in the most innovative ways.