Paris Fashion week drew the curtain on fashion month on a seriously anticlimactic note as Spring 2014 saw the end of Marc Jacobs’ influential 16 year reign at the house of Louis Vuitton. His farewell bid to Louis Vuitton was a dark one with a collection steeped in moody black to give off a glamorous funeral vibe reminiscent of his first collection for the house as its creative Director. On that note; these are some of the trends Paris has in store for Spring 2014.
One Shoulder. Chanel, Isabel Marant, Hussein Chalayan and Chloe all decreed the single shoulder as spring 2014’s erogenous zone.
Embellish Me. Glitter and sequins for shimmery dresses took
over the runways at Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Manish Arora and Iris Van Herpen for
an extremely bright spring 2014.
Coats. Several spring collections featured a lot of outer wear regardless of it being spring.
Metallic. Dior, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Saint Laurent and Lanvin all joined the metallic craze for spring 2014.
Appliques. Jewels, florals and broderie anglaise all worked as appliques for Elie Saab, Dries Van Noten, Giambattista Valli and Collette Dinnigan.
Tiers. There’s been plenty of tiers to pull skirts into shape and length at Emanuel Ungaro, Akris, Maxime Simoens, Collette Dinnigan and Alexander McQueen.
Slits. For a dash of sexy, Leonard, Paul & Joe, Alexis Mabille and Artsuro Tayama among others brought out sassy thigh slits.
Pleats. A design feature seen on high rotation this season – were used excessively at Dries Van Noten, Issey Miyaki, Viktor & Rolf and Maison Rabih Kayrouz.
Stripes. Rippling stripes defined the vibe at Saint Laurent, Veronique Leroy, Cedric Charleir, Vanessa Bruno and Acne Studios.
Plaid. In all its various forms, plaid popped up on the Parisian runways of Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Viktor & Rolf and Balmain.