Saturday, March 22, 2014

Paris fashion week

Fashions capital of the world now had the capital of the fashion business, Chanel. Paris Fashion Week housed the 2014 A/W collection for Channel with a pure favourite for the material tweed as it made an appearance on many of the outfits, including one modelled by Cara Delevigene. Another hit with Chanel's catwalk was holes in their outfits. Holes is their outfits you say? Completely dismisses the purpose of wearing clothes right? Wrong. The whole point in Chanel snipping away to the material is to give a distressed look to the clothing making it contrast with the tailored and smart style of the tweed. A work of a genius? I think so. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't go slashing away at my best tops anytime soon, even if it is the trend of the century, but why not invest in a cheap T-shirt and get creative. Having a two piece outfit is also a clear win for Chanel as most of their collection involves a set to make the matchy matchy trend stay in full force all year. I wouldn't go matchy matchy with snippy snippy though, there's only too many holes a girl can handle in her outfit.


Chloè is most known for their perfume and beauty products in my opinion, but little did I know how elegant their clothing lines could be? Chloè kept a light and bright look to their A/W 2014 collection along with a sensual baggy look to their outfits having flared sleeves and butterfly necklines. An already known trend this year is to either wear all white or all black, personally black is the easiest choice, but why not accept a challenge and go all white and take a leaf out of Chloè's catwalk, you'll definitely not be lost for inspiration. As well as white, their favourite other colour was camel brining a traditional 80s vibe as you instantly remember the oversized winter camel coat. If you want to go for this look, I'll give you one word of warning- do not, I repeat do not wear these outfits on a rainy day. You'll regret it, and I'm sure you'd like to save the hastle of the dry cleaners...


Celiné is a brand is always categorised with being quite taioles and smart matching the high street Zara look, however for the Paris 2014 A/W collection they've taken a step backward and pulled up a chair as they've embraced a relaxed and baggy style to their clothing. Shift dresses a a favourite for most fashion brands and Celinè seems to be one of them as they emerge one after another down the catwalk, but with a different touch to everyone one whether it be a different neckline or a simple colour swap. Even though Celinè embrace the oversized look, it doesn't mean to say all their collection is like this as numerous styles stated traditional to their already been collections such as tailored shirts and coat, as well as this summers favourite the shirt dress. C'est maufigue Celinè. 

Stella McCarteny

British designer at heart but Paris called her name for the A/W fashion week. Stella McCarteny for many years has been outstanding us with her specially tailored collections to suite her own original style, and this one didn't disappoint. Without one of the most famous musicians in the world to help her (former Beatle Paul McCarteny, it's in the name) as she wants to make her own way into the fashion business, she managed to pull off this collection as successful as her S/S one last year. Some of her pieces involved a new pattern she'd developed that has quite a thick line to it, as though it's a form or wire. These ran mostly through the skirts to brighten up look and enhance the bottom end of the outfit. A very unexpected component used in Miss McCartney's collection was fringing, a typical 1920's trend which she's now brought back into the present day bringing a bit of swing and charleston into our dresses, well Mr Gatsby would be pleased.


Any three words to sum up Valentino's collection? Sheer, nature and butterflies spring to mind seeing as a huge part of their A/W collection focused on the beautiful and elegant evening gowns. We all know seer fabric is a hit for the fashion trend book this year as mos of the fashion brands embrace a little sheer into their collections, but Valentino managed to do this the best. You see, Valentino went down the elegant route rather than the oversized and tailored route giving them a different look to everyone else. The colours aren't too clashing or bold so that the embellished shapes of flowers and butterflies could be gently blended in giving a 3D texture to the pieces. As well as keeping slim and chic, Valentino involved a cap styled gown into their collection almost taking us into the tale of red riding hood. I say that Valentino's collection wasn't bold and clashing but looking at the picture on the bottom right I'd say it's pretty hard to say that piece isn't bold or clashing, but I guess they can involve a little bit of this, they are Valentino for gods sake. But Valentino Gods if you're reading this, please stay on the elegant side, I and many others like it a lot better. 

That's a wrap for the Fashion weeks until it's time for the S/S 2015 catwalk to take a stand. 2015 sounds as though it's years away, but trust me, it'll be here before you can say Paris Fashion Week S/S 2015


  1. I just love Chloe and Valentino's collection beautiful fabrics and designs x

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