Paris, c’est chic!

The Haute Couture collections at Paris Fashion Week came to a close last week.

Sheer is here to stay and super bold clean lines defining the power woman at her best were ever present throughout.  Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier and Christian Dior all keen pursuers of this trend.

Adding touches of femininity there was attention to detail from designers such as Giambattista Valli and Maison Martin Margiela, with their fairytale influences, bright florals, pretty patchworks, yet more sheer layers and artistic interpretations through Van Gogh’s ‘Irises’.

Fur stoles and feathers acted as clever layering at Chanel and Armani Prive, with a multitude of textures all mixed together with heavy embellishment conveying both opulence and desirability.

Haute Picks: Alexandre Vauthier, Christian Dior, Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Valentino

Haute Picks: SHEER BRILLIANCE – Alexandre Vauthier, POWER WOMAN – Christian Dior, EMBELLISHED OPULENCE – Chanel, TEXTURE OVERLOAD – Giambattista Valli, CLEAN LINES – Valentino

The Chanel Effect

The fashion ‘frowers’ were en masse for the Chanel Haute Couture A/W14 Collection at Paris Couture Fashion Week.

The Grand Palais saw a fantastical display of clean lines mixed with Chanel’s traditional wools and the occasional tartan thrown in for good measure.  

Embellished necklines were aplenty with cross body bags and clever use of layering – peekaboo shorts under a bell shaped skirt.

The 80s made an appearance through the punk inspired hairstyles which were a welcome balance to the more feminine style reminiscent of the 18th Century.

Chanel Haute Couture A/W14: Clean lines, embellished necklines, clever layering, punky hairstyles and cross body bags

Chanel Haute Couture A/W14: Clean lines, embellished necklines, clever layering, punky hairstyles and cross body bags

Be ahead of the pack and ease some of the key concepts from the collection into your summer wardrobe thanks to Cos.

COS: Chambray dress £69, Dress with folded pleat £89, Long layered dress £69 cosstores.com/gb/

COS: Chambray dress £69, Dress with folded pleat £89, Long layered dress £69

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