Fashion was in overdrive this fall with Paris’ Fashion Week. Designers did not fail to usher in a spectacle of colors and cuts that had viewers watching with eager shock, awe or disdain, depending on your tastes. Fashion week was an eclectic ensemble of futuristic designs, grunge wear, traditional chic and every design in between. There were so many delightful designers in attendance that it would take weeks to discuss the nuances of each designer in depth but here are a few noteworthy highlights from a few of our favorite designers.
The Louis Vuitton catwalk featured dark embellished tops, understated denims and over-the-top feathered headdresses, which all foreshadowed the expected departure of its lead designer Marc Jacobs. His final collection of lacey, beaded tops and dresses personifies the sensuous beauty of his imagination and closed out fashion week with a bittersweet bang.
Sarah Burton, creative lead for the Alexander McQueen line, took a fierce step in design construction by exhibiting an African warrior-esque collection that blend red, black and white patterns to create bold and aggressive pieces. Paired with flared skirts, cotton shorts and track pants (among others) this collection maintains a playful feminine appeal that can be translated to everyday wear.
Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld showcased bright and bold prints with familiar and comfortable silhouettes that are not only interesting but functional; women will appreciate the simplicity of this collection
Stella McCartney brought a refreshing reality check to Paris’ fashion week, leaving the experimentation and ostentatiousness to others. Her collection features seductively understated pieces that tap into the feminine at heart. Soft colors were a hallmark of her collection while her staple pant suits were also in attendance. She rounded out her collection with enticing Chantilly laced evening dresses patterned in rose. Ready to wear straight off the runway, this collection became a runaway hit.