Paris Fashion Week rounded off the Spring Summer 2014 Ready-To-Wear fashion shows with a bang as the big guns presented their collections, some for the last time in their current fashion house. Marc Jacobs presented in final collection after 16 years with Louis Vuitton to concentrate on his own brand and who knows how much longer Bill Gaytten will hold the reins at John Galliano in the designers absence.
Always lending a glamorous edge, Paris combined classical elegance and modern design to give some very wearable items for all ages. Here are our picks of the trends from Paris:
Although heavily embroidered jacquard is more often seen in colder months, many designers turned to this luxurious fabric for their spring collection. The best examples were seen at Ann Demeulemeester, Christian Dior, Rochas, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli and Maison Martin Margiela.
Large or small, pleats for movement and structure Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Balmain, Guy Laroche and Giambattista Valli all featured pleats in their collections.
Prints were huge across all the fashion weeks but in Paris they had an artistic edge. Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Celine, Manish Arora, Kenzo, Andrew Gn and Jean Charles de Castelbajac all took inspiration from great masters.
Metallic fabrics will be huge next spring whether though embellishment or the threads of the fabric. While many designers added a touch of metallic to outfits, these designers, Carven, Gareth Pugh, Givenchy, Lanvin, Valentino, Rochas and Vivienne Westwood, truly embraced the look.
It will be a bit of a gothic spring next year if the top Parisian designers have anything to say about it. Everyone from Chloe, Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier to John Galliano, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent sent models down the runway in head-to-toe black.
Spring and summer will always feature white and this year is no exception. These top looks are from Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney, Chanel, Chloe, Valentino, Gareth Pugh and John Galliano.