As the whirlwind from Paris Fashion week comes to an end, Fashion Month is ending along with it. Don’t fret though because we’re going out with a bang! We have a roundup of the most eye-catching, fabulous styles seen this Fall! Feast your eyes upon the most riveting chic trends and be a step ahead of the game when you go shopping next season. Vive la Paris!
Olivier Rousteing chose to do a unique, new look for Balmain. He designed a sporty and casual collection full of 80s throwbacks and classic Chanel influences. Quilted leather and houndstooth prints were used in numerous pieces. His collection introduced a new, modest silhouette to the fore.
Alber Elbaz took his spring/summer 2014 collection back in time to the disco era. Metallic dresses with high gloss and lamé finishes brought the stage to life. Elbaz’s use of over the top shine reinforces the idea that rich metallics are going to be a staple next summer.
Raf Simmons show for Christian Dior took us through a surreal summer garden. A backdrop of both real and artificial flowers highlighted the classic Dior flora look. Fresh summer pales and soft pastels were used in multiple pieces. The soft, romantic look seems to be making a comeback once again.
Alexander Wang used mirrors as his backdrop so the audience could see the outfits at all angles while watching the show. This collection featured sheer fabrics mixed with solid pieces. This type of fabric mixing continues to be an important textile direction. Sheers are set to be a huge fabric trend next summer, especially for weightless tops and skirts to use as a layering piece over a shorter underskirt or shorts.
Riccardo Tisci wanted to do something unique and different this year. He merged cultures from Japan and Africa. He wanted to mix the soft, fragility of Japan and the drapery seen in African inspired items. Tribal prints, masks and dresses draped a hundred different ways were seen in his spring/summer 2014 collection.
Forty step dancers took the stage this fashion week to walk in Rick Owens show. These steppers were encouraged to show their best “grit face” to intimidate the competition. These dancers dominated the catwalk in outfits transfigured to Owens’ staple pieces. Since these women needed to move Owens hiked, slit and laced his beautifully draped designs to allow maximum movement.
Which show was your favorite?