In just one of the big ideas emerging from Paris, there are two ways to play the texture game this season: Plan A is airy and ethereal, courtesy of the gentle, gem-like beading at
Ann Demeulemeester (above left) and the ultrawhite eyelet at
Junya Watanabe (above right). Plan B calls for a weightier, gutsier approach, as evidenced by the crinkled metallic ribbon at
Balenciaga (below left) and the infinite ruffles at
Comme des Garcons (below right).
Photos by Giovanni Giannoni (Ann Demeulemeester and Balenciaga) and Davide Maestri (Junya Watanabe and Comme de Garcons)