Top Trends From Paris Fashion Week

Top trends from Paris Fashion Week

That’s all folks! Fashion Month has officially gone out with a bang thanks to Marc Jacobs’ shock exit as creative director of Louis Vuitton. Fittingly closing Paris Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs’ swan show was dark, moody and a beautiful tribute to his work.

Chanel (as usual) also had everyone talking with a larger-than-life surrealist art gallery, Rick Owens passed up models for dancers, and topless feminists stormed Nina Ricci’s show.

Antics aside, Paris Fashion Week is always the big one when it comes to the international shows. Building on from the trends seen at New York, London and Milan, Paris added a few of its own over the week-long parades. Here’s our wrap of the top 4 from the City of Light.

Heavy metal

Heavy Metal at Paris Fashion Week

No, we’re not talking about the music. Lanvin, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and Gareth Pugh were just a handful of designers who struck gold (and silver and copper and bronze) with their SS14 shows. Think ‘80s-style crinkled onesies in liquid gold, burnt copper glo-mesh and sequins, and futuristic sheath dresses in shiny silver – wear it with matching metallic accessories, shoes and make-up.

Waist high

High waisted shorts are one trend to not only get behind but also show off your behind. Tailored trousers were also hitched up to tuck in tees or show off toned midriffs at Julien David, Balenciaga and Carven. Upgrade it from casual to chic by teaming them with a boxy blazer or a crisp collared shirt.

Art Attack Part II

One of the top trends to emerge from Milan was the oversized painterly prints splashed across clean dresses and smocks. Paris took it one step further, largely led by Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld’s art-inspired show. Acne, Dior and Celine were just a few others who showed similar hand-painted prints and brush-stroke motifs.

Shades of beige

shades of beige at Paris Fashion Week

Paris went back to neutral territory, letting soft greys, blush tones and light khaki take the spotlight for once. These hues are draped to perfection – look to Givenchy and Stella McCartney for a lesson in the art of tailoring. Meanwhile, Hermes mixed and matched these subtle shades to create insatiably cool and classic looks every fashionista dreams of wearing.

Kimberlee Oo

Kimberlee is an Australian writer who gave up the reality to follow her dreams...Originally from Sydney, now living in Paris. Kimberlee spends her days writing, styling and eating croissants.