Spring Trends: Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week just came to an end.  The week marked the culmination of a fashin world tour that took us from New York, to London, Milan, and finally, to Paris.  It was quite exciting to see what is in store for S/S '14.  Read on for a roundup. 

Fashion demigod Karl Lagerfeld loves to outshine himself year after year.  This season, Karl transformed his space into an art gallery.   The walls were filled with paintings and sculptures that were inspired by Chanel's rich history.  There was a squilted sumo wrestler, and a ladder constructed of the 2.55 bag's chains.  Audience members had a chance to browse before taking their seats for the show.  I loved the art reflected in the clothing.  My favs were the colorblocked pant outfit, and the trompe l'oeil denim.

Denim makes you look twice

Denim makes you look twice

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American born, Paris-based Rick Owens created quite a stir when he substituted standard models for college step teams.  Flown in from several campuses around the US, the girls on the Owens runway were curvy and powerful.  They showed off their dance talent while wearing the minimalist collection.  The silhouettes featured monochramatic clothing in black, white, and nude.  Watch snipits of the performance here

Rick Owens models dance their way down the runway

Rick Owens models dance their way down the runway

The lovely Muccia Prada did not disappoint with her Miu Miu presentation.  She showed a collection also largely inspired by the classics.  Her use of print was bold.  She experimented with size and proportion on her dresses.  Muccia described this collection as a examination of the classics..."classics of trash, classics of chic, classics of the good girl, classics of the bad girl."  Each girl coming down the runway had her own subverted version of a classic.  More power to you Muccia!
  

Love this dress...I had a 1970s version with a mushroom print when I was in college.

Love this dress...I had a 1970s version with a mushroom print when I was in college.