From February 25th to March the 5th Paris once again became the center of the fashion world, showcasing the Fall-Winter 2014 collections. Dior, Givenchy, Céline, Kenzo and Louis Vuitton all presented their latest collections in an atmosphere of vibrant creativity.
Strong. Striking. Bold. Dior paid tribute to the energetic modern woman with Raf Simons’ most powerful collection to date. The models took the runway in a determined allure, showcasing Dior’s latest garments in a refined blur of immaculate tailoring and color. The whirlwind pace of the city moved us from trademark classic double-breasted jackets to burgundy trouser suits and playfully laced-up coats, from layered color-block dress in fuchsia wool and emerald green to opulent pink astrakhan coat… The statement show concluded with a trio of sheer floor sweeping sequined gowns worn over white t-shirts. Discover more on Dior.com
Givenchy’s latest collection marked a sensual, yet dynamic return to basics, celebrating elegance and feminine spirit with a strong edge. Animalistic prints dominated the runway as Riccardo Tisci treated the fashion devotees with a number of garments bearing snake, leopard and butterfly motifs. Delicate chiffon dresses, luxurious light-beige furs, striking prints, brown leather frocks and trousers with oversized lapels painted a truly passionate picture. Explore the collection on Givenchy.com
Phoebe Philo opted for “tough and tender” approach, returning to her trademark luxurious minimalism for Céline’s latest collection. The sophisticated garments offered a feminine silhouette with a touch of androgyny. The wide-ranging lineup included a series of elegant coats fitted with playful button arrangements, coats bearing leopard patterns and mixing astrakhan and wools, sleek trouser ensembles as well as long skirts slit at the thigh. See the looks on Style.com
When it came to the winter collection, Kenzo turned from marine life to the works of David Lynch for inspiration. In fact, this Fashion Week the great master himself collaborated with the brand, blending mystery and emotion in the set design and music of the Parisian show. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim presented a collection that is “wild at heart and weird on top” yet ultra-feminine at the same time. Bold prints and embroidery ruled the runway, as the models showcased lacquered twill jackets, printed skirts over trouser suits and accessories inspired by northwestern American steelworkers. Find out more on Kenzo.com
Louis Vuitton took a step into a new age with the most anticipated show of this Paris Fashion Week. Nicolas Ghesquière who joined the House last November, delivered a collection that is feminine, yet edgy at the same time, the garments giving off a 60s vibe with a distinctly modern twist. The models took the maze runway wearing finely tailored ensembles combining geometric forms, dresses with printed floral panels and textured leather. The newest accessories attracted strong interest and featured curve-heeled Monogrammed ankle boots, one-handle bags and a new mini-trunk bag called Petite-Malle that paid tribute to the history of the brand. Discover the looks on Louisvuitton.fr