Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Best of Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015


Paris Fashion Week was a lot better than Milan Fashion Week. However designers were still playing around with 2013 trends.


Givenchy
03 March
Ricardo Tisci has finally made me a believer, a believer of his evening wear. I usually prefer Givenchy's sweaters to their dresses and gowns.

After looking at the Givenchy 2014 collection it is clear that Tisci is a force to be reckoned with.

Read The Givenchy Blog Post

If I had to compare Tisci's work to another fashion house, I would have to say he has designed along the lines of Fendi and recent Valentino, but is more than that. Tisci has managed to create experimental and futuristic clothes which can be worn by the everyday woman because they romantic and are made from fragile fabric.

Snake print was aligned adjacent to florals and butterfly wings made up the print for a shirtdress paired which a larger than life zipper. It was a collection that should only be worn by a woman who knows what she wants from today's fashion world.

There were many references to menswear as well which I loved and a few fur pieces which are slowly trending on the runway. If you didn't like the clothes, I am quite sure you loved the makeup. It was a beautiful show and one of the most beautiful of Paris Fashion Week.

For More Photos Visit vogue.co.uk



Elie Saab
03 March 2014

Elie Saab was fierce. It was a collection fit for a queen or a young princess. The colour palette was perfect for winter and autumn.

In true Elie Saab fashion, the collection featured several gowns which could only be worn in winter paired with fur. That is something Elie has already thought of. Gowns, suits and dresses were paired with matching fur to put looks together.

Floral seems to be the next winter trend. Obviously this floral cannot compare to spring florals. As usual, Elie kept the collection simple, it was not flooded with florals and different patterns which is how winter is supposed to be.

There is nothing better than a woman dressed in one solid colour from head to toe during winter. If you did not know how to do that before, look at the photographs and gain some insight.

The collection ended in true Elie Saab fashion with sequins and shine.
It was a lovely cohesive collection which I could buy today.

For More Photos Visit vogue.co.uk




Valentino
04 March 2014

The first part of this show was a disaster. It reminded me of a bad attempt at a Gucci collection. The polka dots are very out of place for this day and age and don't even let me start on the colour blocking.

I can see what they were trying to do with the first part of the show but it did not blend well with the rest of the beautiful collection.

The middle of the show started to show hints of what will inspire the next trend in fashion, nature. Earth tones were slowly introduced after the bright polka dots and it created the foundation for the nature themed part of the collection.

Coats, dresses and accessories were made from what looked like an enchanted forrest. A favourite of mine is the white and floral coat which was paired with a salmon turtle neck dress. It is a great look for winter and one we will see repeated in retail stores all over the country.

The enchanted forrest theme carries on into the end of the show as we see dark dressed adorned with butterflies and flowers.
I love the inclusion of sheer and for a very long time I thought it was a trend but it seems it is becoming a classic staple fabric one needs to have in their wardrobe.

This was definitely one of the best collections I have seen in a very long time. The beginning was weak but it finished very well.

For More Photos Visit vogue.co.uk



Hermés
06 March 2014

Hermés took a page out of Valentino's 2013 trend book. Well let me say that the printed items were similar to those from Valentino's Spring/Summer 2013/2014 collection. Just like Valentino, not anyone can wear these clothes. Without trying to sound like a snob, these clothes are reserved for women with wealth, or woman who look like they can portray modern day wealth.

Read The Best of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013/2014 Blog Post

The collection sits on the border of minimalism and menswear and would be perfect in the closest of a working woman.

We have seen this colour palette before and it works well here because it is what one would wear in winter. The grey and white combination is absolutely lovely and represents sophistication. Because I don't like the colour brown for clothes, I am reluctant to like the brown items in this collection, especially the brown trousers.
The coats and blazers are lovely especially when they are paired with matching trousers. Fur has been included in this collection and everyone loves a bit of fur now and then.

Stellar effort by Hermés and if like myself you cannot afford to get an item from the collection, either save up or just look at the photographs because it will be very difficult to imitate this collection.

For More Photos Visit vogue.co.uk

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