Amidst all the changes; these are the trends for Fall 2016-17 from the couture runways.
Tiers - The frilly and ruffly touches of tiers reigned down arms and skirts of frocks in the couture collections of Giambattista Valli, Alberta Ferretti Limited and Armani Prive.
|From L-R: Giambattisata Valli, Zuhair Murad, Alberta Ferretti Limited, Alexis Mabille and Armai Prive|
Capes - Adorned shoulders and completed looks at Armani Prive, Elie Saab, Valentino and Ralph and Russo.
|From L-R: Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Zuhair Murad, Armani Prive and Alberta Ferretti Limited|
Embroidery - Sparse embroidery punctuated silk organza and taffeta on collections at Chanel, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti Limited and Jean Paul Gaultier.
|From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Alexis Mabille, Alberta Ferretti Limited and Chanel|
Velvet - Plush black velvet made its way on to the couture runway in a myriad of styling and embellishment for a rich look and feel.
|From L-R: Fendi, Valentino, Armani Prive, Alexander Vauthier and Elie Saab|
Off-The-Shoulder - The shoulder was the erogenous zone for spring/summer 2016 collections and it remains so for Paris as majority churned out frocks to keep shoulders on display.
|From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Alexis Mabille, Chanel and Christian Dior|
Dazzle - Couture collections are incomplete without the dazzle element for added glamour in the form of expensive stones for detailing and sequins for a standout effect.
|From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Armani Prive, Chanel and Elie Saab|
Fur - Furry coats and dresses provided the warmth outwear needs for couture collections on runways of J. Mendel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Armani Prive and Fendi.
|From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Armani Prive, Fendi and J.Mendel|
Sunny Moments - The floral print and appliques brought a bit of spring's radiance to the dark and moody couture collections for fall.
|From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Zuhair Murad, Chanel, Elie Saab and Ralph and Russo|