Paris Fashion Week Trends: A/W 2013

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All fashion eyes turned to Paris as the main Autumn/Winter fashion weeks came to an end. And the designers here didn’t disappoint.

Quirky, individual and sophisticated, in Paris we saw confident feminine styling.

We loved the simple lines at Valentino, the classic suiting at Chanel, Lanvin’s quirky word necklaces, Nina Ricci’s timeless yet feminine cuts, sophisticated sheers from Elie Saab and the Lanvin ruffles.

Here are our picks of the top trend straight off the Parisian catwalks.


PFW MetallicsShiny happy people on the catwalk! There was a gilded edge  from gold and silver to lustrous pinks and blues were present at a lot of the shows.

The best were: Paco Rabanne, Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and, again, Paco Rabanne

Slouchy Coats

PFW slouchy coatsSoft rounded shoulders and oversized tulip shaped bodies are how we will be wrapping up next winter – great for comfort eating and if you have the height to pull it off but not so good if you are small framed.

Carven, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Hermes and Celine all showed how these can look refined and polished.


PFW BlackDark, Gothic and very rock and roll, black came onto its own on the runways in the French capital.

Ann Demeulemeester, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Balmain, Hermes and Vivienne Westwood showed the variety of way you can wear this look.


PFW WhiteYou don’t have to look like an ice queen in winter whites. The right combination of textures and layering can also look warm and cosy.

Our favourites are from Isabel Marant, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Celine and Elie Saab.


PFW MonochromeBlack and white is going to be a huge trend as it was seen on the catwalks of not just Paris Fashion Week but London, Milan and New York as well.

Get inspiration from Ann Demeulemeester, Celine, Chloe, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci and Viktor & Rolf.

Bygone Era

PFW VintageDesigners got inspiration from past fashion eras to give a modern feel to a retro look.

At Alexander McQueen the looks were positively Elizabethan while Lanvin showed off some flapper fun and Nina Ricci went for thirties glamour. Louis Vuitton had a forties feel and Fifties silhouettes could also be seen at Lanvin while it was back to the eighties for Balmain.

Statement dresses

PFW Statement dressesLeave it to Parisian fashion week designers to ensure there were dresses that would make an impression!

Our favourites were from Elie Saab (left and centre), Collette Dinnigan, Azzaro and Valentino.

Miss B

Miss B

Miss B is a Belle About Town who likes to bring a little bit of style into every aspect of her life. An experienced journalist with over a decade in the industry she turned to the web to fill a gap for tech-savvy stylish women who want the best life has to offer at their fingertips. She loves a decadent cocktail bar, a beautifully cut dress, the perfect pair of heels, quality over quantity and is partial to Asian-fusion food, enjoys holidaying in the sun and shopping breaks to New York. But her first love is of course London!


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