Seeing classic trends dressed up in new ways is like seeing old friends from high school. In some cases, it's unbelievable how little time has affected them — they're unchanged from easy attitude to eyebrow ring. And then, there are those run-ins who look so different from who they say they are, you wonder if you aren't being punked. These trends are kind of like those
On the Paris runways this season, the avant-garde really ruled over traditionalism, but history wasn't left entirely in the past. Plenty of Parisian-style calling cards made their way into the collections, including trench coats, black patent leather, and crisp white trousers. But, showgoers really had to look to recognize these old pals. They were styled in totally new and forward-thinking ways. Click through to see what Paris did with eight classic style staples. Fishtail hem, is that you?For all things Fashion Week around the world — including street style snaps, designer news, and the trends you'd actually wear — head over to Refinery29's Fashion Month hub.