Paris Fashion Week has officially come to end, and this also wraps up the whirlwind journey that is fashion month. Paris Fashion Week gave birth to what we can expect to be some of the hottest trends next fall: from boudoir chic, to coats galore, here is part deux of Chic Darling’s PFW recap.
The LV show took place inside the Carre du Louvre, where the setting was transformed into a hotel like atmosphere, with the models (including Kate Moss) came out from different doors around the circular runway. The setting combined with the music, made for a mystical almost dream like atmosphere. The theme of the show was bedroom chic, and creative director Marc Jacobs even came out to thank the public wearing his silk floral pajamas. All the models wore 1920s style black wigs, adding to the distressed boudoir look of the collection. Silky slips, feathers and fur were all part of the show and the entire collection came together beautifully in an almost grunge like manner. An eccentric foreshadow of what is to come this fall!
Longer skirts and closer night tops, created a more form fitting and leaner silhouette for Miu Miu this season. Miuccia Prada definitely chose to go a sporty chic route for her fall/winter 2013 collection for Miu Miu. Everything is in the detail, and each look definitely emphasized its Mary Jane style footwear. Polka dot short scarfs tied the classic looks together while maintaining each piece’s versatility. Mixing tones and patterns (polka dots and stripes!) is what this collection is all about. Coats cinched in at the waist were also an important part of the collection, and will definitely be trending on the streets next fall.
Playing into the collection’s more traditional haute society vibe, the Hermes show took place at the Lycee Henri IV with the runway set up in a library like setting. Tradition and old money seemed to be the inspiration behind this collection. After all Hermes is a brand known for a creating timeless bourgeois chicness. The collection’s looks used different fabrics such as leather and cashmere, creating a texturized effect to a classic look. My favorite look from the collection was the one below: the tuxedo jacket mixed with the white blouse and the cropped black pants epitomizes Parisian chic!
The fall/winter 2013 Chloe girl is a mix of Upper East Side chic with just the right amount of sex appeal. This schoolgirl with an edge look was Claire White Keller’s inspiration for the collection. Each individual piece of these preppy looks contains a fall essential and wardrobe must haves. From the blouses, to the pencil skirts, my inner Blair Waldorf was giddy with excitement. However it is safe to say that the real show stopper piece, or should I say pieces, were the coats! It was coats galore as almost each model strutted down the runway in exquisite fall outerwear.
Wool trumpet skirts are the signature piece from this fall/winter 2013 Celine collection designed by Phoebe Philo. The creamy colors were absolutely gorgeous and fall like in a more subtle way. The plaid oversized jackets were also one of my favorite pieces from the collection, giving the it a little more edge. One piece that did receive mixed reviews was a coat with its sleeves folded in a bow at the front, making it look like a strait jacket. Although this fashion forward look may have received mixed reviews, the ready to wear collection sparkles with class and simple elegance.