Anna Wintour was in a bit of a rush to leave Milan for Paris (she
even missed the Giorgio Armani show!), but was the first day of Paris Fashion Week worth leaving the Italian city early for? Well, we don’t know about that, but the designers that showcased their autumn/winter 2014 collections in the French capital certainly wowed the crowd.
ANTHONY VACCARELLO AW14
Anthony Vaccarello (Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lopez are huge fans – and it’s not hard to see why!) made sure the first day of the fash pack’s last stop in Paris was a memorable one, with fierce red and black looks dominating the catwalk. Minimal and wearable daytime ensembles were juxtaposed with short and tight evening pieces (J-Lo will no doubt be all over the new-season pieces) with chains and metal finding their way on the garments in a sleek, slinky and sinfully sexy way – a signature Anthony Vaccarello collection with bags of attitude! We particularly loved the attention he paid to the collar – he attached it to pretty much everything, and everyone!
TEX SAVERIO AW14
We expected big things from the Tex Saverio autumn/winter 2014 collection; the Indonesian designer has been on our radar ever since it was announced that he was the creative brains behind Katniss Everdeen’s Hunger Games wedding dress, and we certainly weren’t disappointed with what we saw in Paris. A black, gold and silver colour palette dominated the new collection, as did pieces that came in big shapes and sizes.
It was all about volume, something which was very apparent in the large and in charge skirts and a gorgeous laser cut cape in a deep shade of red that we have a feeling will be making its red carpet debut in the next few months.
CORRIE NIELSEN AW14
Corrie Nielsen flew the flag for Britain over in Paris, and akin to Tex Saverio, played around with volume for the autumn/winter 2014 collection. The detailing around the shoulders and hips may have been on the big side, but the waists were still as small as ever, appearing even smaller in relation to the aforementioned big hips. The models also walked the runway draped in veils, which draws reference to the designer’s love of all things romantic and mystical.