Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012 Top Trends
Paris is the grand finale of the fashion month and it never fails to just wow us. The top designers show in this city and most of it are the most awaited shows for the season. Usually, the shows are always top notch with lots of intrigues (a real steam train and bag porters at Louis Vuitton, diamonds at Chanel, and Stefano Pilati’s last collection for Yves Saint Laurent) which were really the highlights of the whole week. There were a lot of things that went on for just that week and it was so awesome watching and reading all of it as an observer. Now back to the collections, here are the top trends from Paris fashion week.
1. Fun Furs
I’m pretty sure animal activists were very mad because this season, a lot of collections had a lot of fur in them. From traditional silhouettes and colors to loud, fun and colorful furs that is a huge trend come fall. Hot pink stripes at Celine, fur piping at Viktor & Rolf, and fur dresses at Lanvin and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Not the kind your grandmother would make. These knits have evolved from being just a cute sweater kind to a full on coat seen at A.F Vandervorst. Perfect for fall right? There are also chunkier versions of knit coats at Stella McCartney and Chloe if you like pullover knits. It’s really nice to see that this type of fabric keeps on evolving!
3. Cinched belted waists
It’s all about accentuating the waist for fall because a lot of looks have belts that cinch the waist and showing off that torso. You might also want to get rid or put aside the slim belts because wide,big belts are back this season like these ones from Lanvin (with a tiger!), Haider Ackermann, Yves Saint Laurent and Maison Martin Margiela.
4. Supersize Coats
You can now breathe and feel comfortable because the oversized look is a huge trend for fall. Most of these oversized looks are outerwear like Celine’s, Comme des Garcon’s and Margiela’s big coats.
5. Futuristic clothes
I love avant garde looks because it is so creative and I am always amazed when designers interpret their inspirations through clothes. Balenciaga’s collection had a futuristic theme where the tops have intergalactic sci fi prints, Jean Paul Gaultier had gold-bronze leggings, Chanel was all about diamonds and kryptonites and Gareth Pugh had alien inspired outfits.
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