Several new designers helped Paris Fashion Week start with a bang yesterday.

Fatima Lopes, Moon Young Hee, Cedric Charlier, Julien David, Anthony Vaccarello and Steffie Christiaens were among the up-and-coming designers to show on the first day of the French event.

Historically, the first day of Paris is always for emerging talent, but that doesn’t mean the shows are any less interesting.

Fatima opted for a sexy aesthetic, with women wearing skin-tight minidresses. Some sported sleeves and others had high necks, with blue water-like patterns key.

Later in the collection black was the big look, with a jumpsuit boasting wide black, three-quarter pants and a golden chest panel.

The dress version of the look was kept short, with a high split adding even more sex appeal.

Moon also used black, with the largely monochrome palette shot through with occasional blue and orange flashes.

Layering was a big look, with jackets well cut and clasped at the ribs so they almost looked dishevelled. Hanging hems and wide legs were the biggest looks, while those looking for something a little more chic there were beautiful floor-length coats paired with simple white shirts and loose black pants.

Anthony also opted for a monochrome palette, with short, draped dresses the big look. Hemlines were kept short, with jackets given power shoulders for a forceful aesthetic.

Today sees some heavy-hitters debuting lines in Paris, the last of the runway shows. Devastee is first up, with Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh and Mugler all also presenting. – COVER MEDIA