Paris Fashion Week S/S14 has officially come to a close. The blaring latest designs from designers operating in and out of Paris has been unlocked, and the key to the best designs among them lie with the following designers and collections; Saint Laurent whose spring rendition was a nod to menswear chic but with a conventional flair.
John Galliano who was able to score a happy medium between lively color and conspicuous cuts (very much needed in the line of darker Fall like Spring wear) and Nina Ricci whose delicate and feminine display was accentuated by sharp details and construction.
Surprises to amass on the runway included; an all out dance fest at Rick Owens--step team included, and Jean Paul Gaultier where the models became the dancers and the runway an animated dance hall.
Other surprises: Louis Vuitton's miss of a show which was somewhat theatrical but not in a good way. The collection appeared more hell bent on the Fall as opposed to the Spring with the non-stop use of black and longer fabrics-- not to mention the extravagant feather hair pieces that were more distracting than ceremonious.
The likeliest trends for Paris Fashion Week: crop tops (Giambatista Valli, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga). African inspired themes (Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Akris) Full skirts ( Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Rochas).
Paris Fashion Week was a mash up of the beautiful, the brazen and the bland. And although there were some collections whose designs were underwhelming, there were also those that were there to pick up the slack and level out the playing field. Here are the best looks from Parish Fashion Week S/S14...