Stella McCartney and Chloe on Monday sent out a duo of crisp, fresh looks for next summer, perfect for stepping out on a sunny morning, on day seven of Paris Fashion Week.
As always, Sir Paul McCartney turned out for his daughter's show staged in the opulent salons of the Paris Opera house, alongside the actress Charlotte Rampling and US pop artist Mya.
Sleeveless, sheer linear dresses were patterned with elliptical shapes in bright orange or black, sometimes layered under a see-through blouse for a subtle play on transparency.
There was a boy-girl thing going on with low slung, belted kimono-style dresses, one in vivid green slit above the knee, or on suits of black or white with flowing pants and wide, sharp cut shoulders.
And for cocktail time, there was more trompe l'oeil play on transparency with black bustier dresses of layered broderie anglaise.
Later Monday at the Chloe show, the British designer Clare Waight Keller led the crowd in a lengthy ovation to the house's founder Gaby Aghion, who turned 90 last year.
To mark the anniversary, Waight Keller went digging into the archives of the house known for its laid-back elegance.
"They looked like little baby dolls," Aghion told AFP after watching the line-up, which played cleverly on volume and layering.
Sinuous flounces curled around a collar or over one shoulder of A-line dresses in white or apricot. Silky drapes adorned little tops, while other pieces worked bolder, graphic line patterns.
For evening time Chloe's woman could choose from sheer dresses with bands of glittery little ruffles, or a long tunic worn over navy pants with a silver band down the arms and legs, tuxedo style.
At the Italian designer Giambattista Valli, daytime elegance was the keynote, whether in a grey suit reworked for an ultra-feminine city girl, or a creative type's white cotton jumpsuit.
Little flowers brought a youthful touch to simple little dresses, but come evening time Valli's woman turned seductress in a layered dress of red guipure lace, or a summer tweed tunic dotted with jewel-like embellishments.
Earlier Monday, the French house Leonard showcased the debut collection by its new designer Raffaele Borriello, in a gallery of the Grand Palais exhibition hall.
Leonard's prints have a strong fan base in Asia, and Borriello put prints at the heart of his line, citing 1960s and 70s poolside parties as his inspiration.
Graphic leaf-patterns in yellow on black came on tiny mini dresses of silk jersey. A black leather dress had a leaf-pattern in transparency on the skirt and arms, while a sheer top and skirt picked out the motif in glossy leather.
Three little dresses in a white-backed flower motif offered a brief break from the flow of colour as Borriello showed a carousel of bamboo prints in green and gold, or his leaf-pattern repeated in pink on black.