PARIS — Despite hair-pulling traffic conditions, retailers tipped their hats to Paris for maintaining a solid affirmation of the trends they saw gestating in Milan, with consistent brand messages from both contemporary and designer lines. Upbeat in their outlook, buyers’ budgets were either stable or up.

“There were some great collections [in] Paris [but] I think Milan actually had a resurgence this time, it was a lot stronger,” said Adam Kelly, buying for men’s designer, formalwear and accessories at Selfridges. “And with Jil Sander being back at the helm, that was fantastic. [Milan] almost softened the impact of Paris, so you were going from a great Milan season to a strong Paris season.”

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