Paris Fall 2014

PARIS FALL 2014 Paris is burning. The fall collection has been presented and the top trends have emerged. The Fashion world always looks to Paris to cross that T and dot that I. Below are my favorite looks for Paris Fall 2014. DRIES VAN NOTEN Dries fall collection was a lesson in Optical illusion, gone are the feathers, maximum embroideries and details. Fall 2014 is streamlined, simple and detailed enough to keep the Dries woman joyous until Spring 2015. The Dries woman is an adventuress, drawing colors, shapes and ideas from different cultures and times. A man’s style coat is exquisitely designed with psychedelic swirls and stripes and worn with a 3D corsage NINA RICCI Peter COPPING is doing a fantastic job at Nina Ricci. Spring was a hit and fall was not bad. His fall outing was based on a woman’s day-to-day leisure and dresses from the boudoir. Coats were generous to wrap like blankets, dresses were of chiffon and lace, appliqued and beaded. It was about a woman’s Day to day attire, loungewear and going out after a long day at work. Copping will bring the comfort of home to a woman’s day-to-day wardrobe. Wearing Nina Ricci for fall will be like wearing your best lingerie. BALENCIAGA Alexander Wang has become comfortable at his position at Balenciaga. His collection is grounded in performance sportswear. The House of Balenciaga is a laboratory of ideas. Sportswear is not your average run of the mill sportswear. It is infused with technology and a high dose of fashion. Cable knits were laminated with Latex or bonded in leather. Shrugs were designed with Sea urchin cluster embroidery. He is now a transatlantic designer and it shows in his presentation both for his own label and for Balenciaga. BALMAIN One of the best collections to come out of Paris is Balmain, spearheaded by Olivier Rousteing. The young Frenchman that is making Balmain uber exclusive and very expensive. His Collection was all about Diversity. He stated that he is Black, French and is proud to be at Balmain. Did we say BLACK? Yes we did. I was just as surprised as you are. I’ve always thought that he had way too much coffee with just a little cream. His collection was all about Safari Chic mixed with Hip Hop. Rihanna style. Balmain was all about the cargo jacket, Cargo pants, leopard, Zebra, Leather and of course presented on the most diverse cast in all of Paris. He is black and he is Proud. Hip hip HOOOOOORAAAYYYY WE LOVE BALMAIN. ROCHAS Allesandro dell Aqua’s collection for Rochas was a continuation of the Silhouette left by Marco Zannini, The Peplum. His color mixture was genius, all muted and layered in all its boxy glory, accessorized with elbow length gloves that were pushed down in clashing colors. Coats were boxy, full, some in Blush. Skirts were of a longer length with sequin and bugle bead embroidery at the side seam. The Rochas woman is very special, loves details and is like an amazing perfume, you see the detail as it passes closely by. LANVIN There is no show on earth like a Lanvin show. It’s a Cinematic experience. Its like a drumroll of the most amazing exits. This season was a moody shadowed experimental trip on the wild side. It was like a Glamourized version of Comme des Garcons. The Lanvin woman is all about excess; in furs, layers of luxe fabrics, embroidery and ruffles. All that and then some were presented in a Bond like experience. Leave it to Alber Elbaz to shake things up a bit. To Deconstruct his silhouette a bit. He showed ruffled tweed, pleated leather, heavy fringe and created felt hats with a Mohawk in marabou. DIOR Raf simons have tightened the reins on the medias interest in Dior. It was stipulated that stylist’s couldn’t pull Dior merchandise from any store or boutique worldwide. All media request must go through the Dior PR office in NYC. Good luck if you get a response. Nevertheless, we love Dior. The infusion of neon colors in the collection is a blast of fresh air, an injection of youth into a ladylike couture house. For Raf Simons, It’s all in the details. A pink dress was given a dose of modernity with slits and neon touches and garnished with a sprig of Diamante”. His color choices are sublime. An oxblood suit was paired with shocking bubblegum pink mink. A forest green pantsuit was shown with a Cerulean blue mink. In the accessory department Dior’s shoes are a morph of space age cartoon like shapes with a carved heel. Bags were in saturated color with a sprig of diamante”. JUNYA WATANABE Junya showed an almost entire all black collection for fall. The entire collection was based on patchwork. Circles appliqued and piece together in Brocade, Boucle, velvets, satins, silk, sequins leather, leatherette, and lace. All were ruffled, and layered to create to most amazing avante garde shapes. The shaped couture like down jackets that seem like a vertical series of bubbles made a return from his fall 2009 collection. SACAI

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