Embroidery. While Valentino went a different route for embroidery with animal faces and jungle themes, Giambattista Valli, Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab piled lots of flowers and sequins on red carpet worthy gowns.
|From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Armani Price, Zuhair Murad and Valentino|
Peplum. Given the abundance of peplum all over the couture collections, this trend is holding strong for spring 2014.
|From L-R: Alexis Mabille, Elie Saab, Ralph & Russo, Giambattista Valli and Zuhair Murad|
Sheer. From sheer sleeves to skirts, it was a game of peek-a-boo in most couture runways with a lot of sheer collections.
|From L-R: Stephane Rolland, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph & Russo and Elie Saab|
Fringing. Strewn with jewels like at Chanel or falling in a froth at Jean Paul Gaultier, fringing added the frilly touch to couture collections.
|From L-R: Maison Martin Margiela, Chanel, Alexandre Vauthier, Ulyana Sergeenko and Jean Paul Gaultier|
Stripes. Stripes were the focal point for the Oscar Carvallo couture collection but with a sprinkling at Armani Prive and Vionnet, stripes maintain their stance on the trends for spring 2014.
|From L-R: Ulyana Sergeenko, Maison Martin Margiela, Oscar Carvallo, Vionnet and Armani Prive|
Pleats. One of the biggest trends for spring 2014, it was a pleat fest for Schiaparelli, Alexis Mabille and Oscar Carvallo.
|From L-R: Vionnet, Alexis Mabille, Armani Prive, Schiaparelli and Oscar Carvallo|
Lace. The yards of lace that dominated couture catwalks were the basis for the stand out 50s glamor feel for couture spring 2014.
|From L-R: Elie Saab, Valentino, Armani Prive, Zuhair Murad and Ralph & Russo|
Grecian. Draping came in the form of grecian cut gowns and for Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier and Ralph & Russo.
|From L-R: Ralph & Russo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Elie Saab and Stephane Rolland|
Embellishment. Heavily embellished gowns in a rainbow of pastel hues were studies in opulence at Versace, Armani Prive and Chanel.
|From L-R: Versace Atelier, Zuhair Murad, Armani Prive, Chanel and Ralph & Russo|
Ruffles. Ruffles added a surreal touch to gorgeous gowns and little cocktail dresses at Dior, Zuhair Murad, and Stephane Rolland.
|From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Zuhair Murad, Stephane Rolland, Oscar Carvallo and Chistian Dior|