Paris Fashion Week
Our journey through the streets of fashion week come to a close in the City of Lights, where the world's trendiest editors, buyers & bloggers congregated to admire and be admired by their fashion peers. I've gathered a few of the best looks that made Paris Fashion Week stand out.
Brilliant flashes of crimson red weaved their way through Paris Fashion Week in elegant splendor. Fashion editor Caroline Issa (pictured first) was striking in a petal pink Balmain top with a red and black Paul Smith skirt. The second outfit is flawlessly put together with an animal print blouse and beautifully fitted red skirt. A red sleeveless gilet brings vigor to a simple white tee and tights (third), and a classic red sweater is savvily mixed by blogger Dana Rogoz with a chauffeur hat and black mini for that all chic preppy look (pictured last).
Ways With Plaid
Plaid made its way from the pavements to New York, across the pond to London & Milan and now it's firmly rooted itself in the streets of Paris. This is a set of different ways to style this all-consuming trend. My personal favourite is Anne Catherine Frey in the first outfit with the flaired navy midi skirt & plaid shirt. The second outfit features Tiffany Hsu in a high-waisted maxi skirt by Rodarte. Veronika Heilbrunner (third) wears her Acne jacket with a cropped tartan trousers by Zara. Or be brave & go all out in a fully plaid printed suit like the last look.
Covering up with an outstanding coat is one way to get noticed, and stay stylishly warm. The first white floral trench coat on Helena Bordon is down-played with a quirky tee, distressed denim shorts and a comic clutch. Natalie Hartley (pictured second) wears a serene powder blue oversized No 21 coat with a floral Preen top, boyfriend jeans and metallic gold Chloe heels. In Look 3, a pair of over-the-knee boots and leather skirt suitably style this elegant sienna pink coat. Pictured last is the imaginative stylings of Vika Gazinskaya in a voluminous flamingo print coat of her own design.
Black Ballroom Skirts
Bringing a touch of formal glamour to Paris Fashion Week were gracious black ballroom skirts. From left, fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell added a yellow printed tee to her look, ballerina Hannah O'Neill was lovely in a pastel pink & black Dior ensemble, Chiara Ferragni styled her tulle Alberta Ferretti skirt with a white tank & 3.1 Philip Lim handbag and lastly, Camila Coutinho paired her pink embroidered camisole & flaired skirt with a gold belt & Chanel bag.
Shades of grey proved popular in school-inspired looks with pleated skirts, dapper hats and blazers (seen in Looks 1 & 2). The third outfit is smartly layered with a trim white shirt, grey pencil skirt and charcoal perforated jacket. Pictured last is a winsome grey dress with floral neckline, puff sleeves and a storybook clutch.
Embrace this sugary sweet pink shade with girly dresses, oversized sweaters and sophisticated suits. Mira Duma (first) dons the trendy rose hue from top to heel. Valentina Siragusa (second) was stunning in an embellished Blumarine dress. Designer Vika Gazinskaya wore a chic blush pink pants suit with impressive black and white heels.
Those retro curtains you never liked will come in handy now, as tapestry prints are in vogue, casting a baroque spell with florid embroideries in rich tones. From left, Maria Kolosova pairs her rococo blazer over all black, Anna Dello Russo takes a stride in a floral Valentino frock and Elisa Baudoin charmed in her quaint printed dress with floral crown. Magazine editor Mojeh Izadpanah and Nasiba Adilova both wear ornate Valentino capes styled to perfection.
Sharply tailored blazers and well-cut trousers are elegantly styled in this menswear trend. Joanna Hillman looked exceptionally polished in the first black and white outfit, the third look sees Stacy Jean in a checked Asos pants with cropped Miu Miu top and black Maje blazer. Helena Bordon (pictured fourth) vividly lifted her slick white suit with a colourful top and pictured last, Catalina Denis glowed in an orange Dior look.
Green with Envy
If you don't already have something emerald in your closet, now would be the time to buy into this colour craze. Miroslava Duma (first) has her green Acne jacket with striped sleeves cliched in by a metal gladiator belt. In the third look is Veronika Heilbrunner sporting an interesting green toned outfit with layered skirt by Acne. Appealing to a more casual style, try out a forest green jeans like the fourth outfit. And pictured last, Yasmin Sewell stands out in her jewel green satin top and spotted tulle skirt by Chloe, which she cleverly wore over jeans.
Tie It Up
Possibly the easiest trend to achieve from Paris Fashion Week, any outfit can be grunge-d up by tying a tartan shirt around the waist. The versatility of this simple manoeuvre adds an edge to mini skirts, jumpsuits, dresses, jeans and just about anything else.
A handful of feminine dresses echoed the romance of Paris in this engaging set of outfits. Elisa Pelosini (pictured first) was pretty in an ivory lace Isabel Marant dress with fringed boots. The second gorgeous dress is one of my favorites from PFW, this sheer black maxi is dramatically paired with a matching floral crown. The third outfit brazenly features a sheer lemon lace skirt with a white lace jacket and eye-catching metallic belt. Look 4 boasts a sophisticated black and white Dior dress.
Birds of a Feather
With fabulously feathered and fur looks like these, I wish winter never left here in the Southern Hemsiphere! A cozy display of shaggy coats, feathery skirts and velvety soft knits warmed up the streets of Paris in grand luxury, citing both comfort and style.
Which of these Parisian street style trends will you be wearing this season?