Paris Fashion Week _ Spring Couture 2013

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Not even the cold weather of snow-covered Paris could damper the display of the designers from Paris Spring Couture Week. It was a week filled of great imagination and craftsmanship as the fashion houses out did themselves with over the top elegant, one-of-a-kind looks. Paris Spring Couture was like an enchanted wonderland as there was what felt like a non stop parade of head-turning creations and it surely did not disappoint. As the Oscars are just a few weeks away and I can bet that some nominees and attendees already have their eyes on some designs already.

Take a look at the must-see designs from the runway:

Armani Prive

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This  collection was full of classic evening dresses and well-tailored suits.

Chanel

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It was beautiful nightmare as this collection brought romance to the runway mixed with gothic beauty.

Christian Dior

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Floral prints and bright colors transported all to an afternoon in the middle of spring with this collection.

Elie Saab

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This collection produced beautiful gowns that were glamorous and elegant.

Georges Chakra

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The collection showcased feminine, exciting gowns which had plenty of allure and sensuality.

Giambattista Valli

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This was an amazing collection of gowns with intricate details that were romantic and feminine.

Jean Paul Gaultier

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It felt like an  Arabian Nights experience as gypsies like models came down the runway with this collection.

Stephane Rolland

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This was a very modern, chic collection that was clean and polished.

Valentino

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This collection was a spectacular as it presented magical fairy tale designs.

Versace

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This collection portrayed strength yet it was still feminine fit for any modern-day Zena warrior princess.

Zuhair Murad

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It was the rise of the gold goddess and glory for this collection.

The designs from these fashion houses are surely Red Carpet worthy looks.  Feel free to comment and let me know which ones are your favorites.
All photos taken from the internet.

Paris Fashion Week: Top Trends

“Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn

They say all good things must come to an end and the final fashion week from the major fashion capitals has come. After all that fashion from New York, London and Milan, I make my final travel stop in the City of Lights. Paris Fashion Week has sadly ended and many fashion lovers worldwide, myself included, are wishing we could rewind everything or keep it on repeat. To me, it looks like they saved the best for last as Paris Fashion Week had many presentations which were either magically themed or had a great story line. It’s not that I’m saying the other fashion weeks were not great but Paris took it over the top.

For this year fashion week there were many top fashion houses showcasing and the popular celebrities and socialites couldn’t be left out, so there was never a dull moment. So it was obvious expectations and excitement were on an all high as many top luxury designers were on hand to present. Most of the clothes were trendy and wearable, they could have been in retail stores the very next day. The designers created quite a stir mixing beauty and purity, the minimal look, feminine details and silhouettes, even borrowed from the guys as pants suits were quite a hit, in their collections. Truth be told, some designers I totally fell in love with like Ellie Saab, but others didn’t make such an impression on me or left much to be desired, but “c’est le vie” in the fashion world.

Here are my favourite out of the top trends from the Paris:

Embellished

Nina Ricci, Vivienne Westwood, Isabel Marant

Ellie Saab, Lanvin, Ellie Saab

Sheer

Christian Dior, Cacharel, Valentino

Maxi Dress

Paul & Joe, Maiyet, Kenzo

Peplum

Jitrois, Akris, Anne Valerie Hash

Prints

Elie Saab, Balmain, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Ruffles

Balenciaga, Anne Valerie Hash, Givenchy

Suits

Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann, Valentin Yudashkin

V-Necklines

Vionnet, Paul & Joe, Akris

Black

Costume National Akris, Saint Laurent

Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Valentino

Blue

Ellie Saab, Barbara Bui, Stella McCartney

White

Valentin Yudashkin, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Valentino

Ellie Saab, Balmain, Guy Laroche

And that’s a wrap from the wonderful french capital as the final curtain has closed, it definitely was a blast looking at all the fashion. So now I await the start of  Fashion Week in my beloved country Barbados, stay tuned for the coverage from BB Fashion Week.