The Best Looks of the Week: Sabrina Carpenter, I.N, Hongjoong and Nattawin Showcase Style Evolution in Paris

By: Mayra Peralta
10/01/2023
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Fashion Month is soon coming to an end but this week’s best-dressed continued to deliver the finest style even as the Fashion Week clock ticked down. Attention focused on Paris, where the hottest brands showed their latest collections and celebrities from around the world gathered for coveted events.

In this parade of world-class celebs, those who showcased their style evolution stood out the most. American singer Sabrina Carpenter turned all eyes on her at Schiaparelli’s SS24 show by replacing her signature bodycon dresses with an avant-garde — but wearable — look. In the VIP section of Balmain and Alexander McQueen, K-pop stars Hongjoong and I.N went for classy monochrome fits — a welcome change-up from their more laid-back but equally stylish everyday wardrobe. Meanwhile, stepping out for the BoF 500 Gala, Thai artist Nattawin proved to be worthy of every fashion accolade he has earned over the last year. 

Below, find out the A-listers who served the Best Looks of the Week as they graced the streets and front shows of Paris.

Sabrina Carpenter’s Exploration of Surrealism 

American star Sabrina Carpenter embraced 90s-inspired fashion, wearing different iterations of the bodycon dress. She took a white minidress to the Lancôme x Louvre dinner and wore a transparent black gown for Givenchy’s show at École Militaire. Her most fascinating look, however, came courtesy of Schiaparelli. The “Nonsense” singer championed everyday wearability — with a dash of gold and surrealism — to attend the brand’s SS24 presentation. Sabrina sat front frow dressed in an all-black get-up, a padded cropped jacket and a slew of Schiaparelli essentials, including the gloves featuring gold fingertips and the Anatomy jewelry bag. A gold look for a Gold Girl. 

Joshua’s Pattern Game at Marni 

Joshua Hong, member of K-pop group SEVENTEEN, mingled with members of the music royalty at the Marni SS24 presentation in Paris. The singer sat front row with the likes of Super Bowl 2024 halftime performer Usher, French sensation Aya Nakamura and the legend Erykah Badu. But he did not pale in comparison. In fact, Joshua had all eyes on him with his playful take on suiting — a plaid jacket paired with a polka dot shirt, black trousers and a checkered coat. Although this print combination was risky, the outfit turned out equal parts classy and contemporary, especially as polka dots and geometric motifs continue to trend on the runways. 

Macarena Achaga’s Trendy Etam Fit 

Contrary to popular belief, visiting Paris during Fashion Week is not all about the fashion shows. To prove a point, Love to Death star Macarena Achaga served the coolest off-duty look while sitting en terrace. The popular actress donned a trendy sheer bodysuit with bow adornments and a matching long skirt ahead of her runway presentation at the Etam fashion show.  A day later, Macarena also made an appearance at the Rabanne show, but she had already made a strong statement with her hyperfeminine bow look: you don’t have to be on the front row of a fashion show to showcase your style adroitness. 

Archen Aydin’s Spin on Parisian Chic

Thai actor Archen Aydin (also known as Joong or Chen) is a rising name among fashion circles so his attendance at the Saint Laurent SS24 show was rightfully anticipated. The Star and Sky leading man made headlines with his outfits since his departure to Paris, but by the time showtime came, he replaced the laidback Parisian fits for a full Saint Laurent get-up. Joong opted for white tailored trousers paired with a cowl neck top and a floor-length black coat that added as much contrast as it added dramatism. 

Elle Fanning’s Farewell to Sarah Burton

The iconic Carreau du Temple hosted Sarah Burton’s final show at Alexander McQueen, a brand she has contributed to for the past 26 years. The emotional show revisited her tenure as the fashion house’s creative director, so naturally, a selection of McQueen friends and VIPs was sitting front and center to watch the show. Elle Fanning was among the chic crowd, dressed in an exquisite archival piece: a black dress featuring a large statement skirt with honeycomb-inspired 3D pleating. The look, styled by Samantha McMillen, was accessorized with a cutout corset, fishnets and an opulent choker — just like it was presented on the McQueen SS13 runway — as a beautiful and homage to Burton’s work. And Elle rocked that rock like no other.

Billkin’s Classy Get-Up at the Louvre

Thai actor Putthipong Assaratanakul, better known as Billkin, has grown to become a regular face at fashion events. From Prada to Gucci and Louis Vuitton, the I Told Sunset about You leading man never skips on a chance to flaunt his style chops. While in Paris, to celebrate the launch of Lancôme x Louvre, the actor stole hearts with a modern iteration of the classic tuxedo. The look featured flared pants, a jacket with contrasting lapels and a velvet bowtie. Billkin looked dapper as he posed with the famed Mona Lisa in the background and shared the spotlight with the likes of Amanda Seyfried and Chiara Ferragni.

I.N’s Spin on Contemporary Elegance

Another star making waves on the front row of Alexander McQueen was K-pop singer I.N — member of Stray Kids. The South Korean heartthrob opted for a full look consisting of a raglan sleeve coat and white tailored trousers. To elevate the classy fit, I.N carried McQueen’s newest bag du jour, The Peak, in matching color. The bag’s sleek tailored silhouette perfectly adapted to I.N’s outfit, bestowing it with contemporary elegance. To top off the look and add contrast, the K-pop star also sported chunky Chelsea boots and silver jewelry. A chic look, undoubtedly!

Kit Connor’s Take on “Less Is More” at Loewe

Heartstopper star, Kit Connor, has come a long way in the style department since his first red carpet appearances. After attending coveted fashion events, there’s no doubt he has become one of fashion’s most promising stars and a fixture at every Jonathan Anderson (LOEWE’s creative director) powered event. Loewe’s latest presentation was no different. At the event, the actor made a case for contemporary minimalism, dressed in a sleeveless polo sweater, and relaxed-fit pleated trousers cinched at the waist with a double buckle belt. Kit complemented the outfit with a slicked-back hairstyle for the ultimate heartthrob look.

Hongjoong’s Balmain Fit 

K-pop star Hongjoong is in no way a stranger to front-row slays, but he still caused an online frenzy when he stepped out for Balmain’s SS24 show in a trendy Americana-inspired outfit. His best Fashion Week get-up, however, came a few days later when he paid a visit to the brand’s showroom for a private presentation. For the occasion, the ATEEZ singer paired dark blue marine pants with a crisp white shirt and a patent leather jacket with contrasting white accents. To add flair to the stylish ensemble, Hongjoong wore heeled boots and the popular B-VI glasses — an exquisite selection, if you ask.

Apo’s Winning Look

Thai actor Nattawin Wattanagitiphat (otherwise known as Apo) has experienced quite a fashion glow-up since he first jumped to fame. This year alone, the superstar has jet-setted around the globe attending fashion events, was appointed Dior’s ambassador and most recently, made it to the Bussiness of Fashion’s “The BoF 500 Class of 2023” — a list that puts together the names of people shaping the fashion industry. To celebrate this feat, BoF threw a lavish gala at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris and naturally, Apo was in attendance, bringing out the best of his style repertoire. The actor arrived on the red carpet dressed in a total ivory look featuring large pants, a tweet waistcoat and a custom-made Dior tweet jacket. But no look Apo wears is conventional so the otherwise classy look was upgraded with silver loafers and a gold brooch — the perfect accessories for a winning look.

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 30: Nattawin Wattanagitiphat attends the #BoF500 Gala during Paris Fashion Week at Shangri-La Hotel Paris on September 30, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)

Fashion Month wraps up with highly-anticipated shows like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Miu Miu, so there’s still plenty to look forward to when it comes to celebrity style. Don’t forget to keep an eye on EnVi’s fashion coverage and anticipate our weekly best-look recap.

Interested in more fashion content? Check out EnVi’s rundown of Schiaparelli’s SS24 fashion show here