Negin Mirsalehi in Paris Fashion Week

Titled ‘The Next Era’, the latest collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri juxtaposed tailoring with feminine chiffon dresses and checked tweeds sat alongside details, such as protective moto-cross gloves and American football shoulder pads. Standout was the knitwear, a fine cobweb lace bodice and diaphanous chiffon for evening wear. Collaborating with D-Air Lab, a start-up company that produces specialist tech materials for sports, Chiuri also included hi-tech protective elements in her designs this season: the bar jacket was reinvented to include inserts and exposed inner padding.