FW14 HAUTE COUTURE SHOWS THE BEST FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK

The Fall 2014 women’s couture shows wrapped up in Paris end of last week and featured some major trends that have the power to transform an everyday look into a red-carpet ready one. The THEN AND NOW buying team carefully studied all the major catwalk looks and we are ready to deliver to you the biggest trends for the coming season.

FUR

Fur is one of the biggest trends this Autumn/Winter and it doesn’t stop on coats! Scarves, clutches and even dresses in colours from classy grey to neon green and lemon yellow stole the show at Alexandre Vauthier, Armani Prive, and Schiaparelli.

SPORT LUXE

Sports luxe has conquered the hearts of street style bloggers and fashion editors alike in the past year. And this season made its way to the very top and into Haute Couture. Bouchra Jarrar, Maison Martin Margiela and Zuhair Murad added embroidered bomber jackets, loose silk trousers and relaxed fit jumpsuits to their collections for real Haute Couture hooligans.

BLACK TIE

Bouchra Jarrar, Versace, Zuhair Murad and Ulyana Sergeenko proved that black and white can be appropriate and chic long after the office hours. The designers mixed prints and textures, while keeping the colour palette strictly conservative.

EMBELLISHMENT AND PATCHWORK

From delicate hem details at Chanel to dazzling sparkling fabrics at Ulyana Sergeenko, the couture collections this season are all about shine and shimmer. Maison Martin Margiela, Schiaparelli and Elie Saab clearly represent this concept presenting beautiful garments with rich finishings.

RED

Red was the strongest hue at the Couture week this season and designers from Viktor and Rolf to Vionnet let it play the key role in their collections. Red was in the spotlight at a black-and-white Armani Prive show and became one of Valentino’s sexiest and most romantic numbers.