Wednesday, 1 October 2014


So, fashion week is officially over for another season, and so far we’ve shared our favourite shows from London, New York and Milan – now for the crème de la crème of Paris fashion.

It has been described as being ‘arguably the show of the season’ by Vogue; Louis Vuitton pulled off yet another incredible collection. A continuation from his last collection, Nicolas Ghesquiére built on his preppy-go-seventies vibe with the A-line silhouette made up of striped eel skin in a combination of navy and red, yellow and black. Following on from this we saw cropped velvet flared trousers, leather biker jackets, white woven dresses with buttoned up bibs and printed leather trousers; all accessorised with the classic bag now sporting the new LV logo.

In true enfant terrible style, Jean-Paul Gaultier put on a spectacle of a show as he took his bow on stage after his final ready-to-wear collection. Known for some of fashion’s most outrageous and provocative designs, this collection was bound to be all of that and more. Themed as a beauty pageant with categories of models representing various stages in his life, his inspirations and comments, it was a truly special insight into the designer’s career. Superhero wrestlers, WAGs, Grace Coddington, Suzy Menkes and eighties Madonnas, to name a few, donned the catwalk as well as some of the designer’s most famous designs. It was a lavish celebration and an extravagant send-off perfectly fitting for JPG.

It was the most glamorous fashion protest if ever we have seen one. Models strutted down ‘Boulevard Chanel’ in ones, twos, threes or even gangs, chatting away in their heritage style Chanel attire. Tweed suits, box-pleated skirts, painterly floral prints over silk and mosaic cocktail dresses made up of plastic pewter blocks were the essence of this inspirational collection. Karl Lagerfeld planned an impressive finale of a mock protest with models marching down the replica street, complete with banners stating “Free Freedom”, “Tweed is better than tweet”, “Make fashion not war”, “Be your own stylist” and “Ladies first”, whilst Cara and Gisele screamed on quilted Chanel megaphones “What do we want? When do we want it?” - Fashion bloggers everywhere would have been dreaming of snapping this street style.

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