Paris Fashion Week produced so many amazing collections that I couldn’t possibly begin to narrow down my top selections. Often the runway shows in Paris are even more extravagant than the fashions themselves, so instead of reviewing Fall 2013 trends, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the week’s most outstanding productions.
The mood at Givenchy was emotional this season. Ricardo Tisci celebrated eight years at this iconic fashion house by creating a nostalgic collection that revisited some of the greatest pieces of his career. The scene was minimal; a grand circular runway lit with simple spots, which allowed all attention to be focused on the designs. Adding to the emotion of the scene was Tisci’s good friend Antony Hegarty performing with the accompaniment of a full orchestra. Pure fashion magic.
Palais d’Ilena, which is usually bathed in natural sunlight was covered in curtains and illuminated with fluorescent lighting for the Fall 2013 Miu Miu show. The runway seemed to mirror the designs that consisted mainly of dark denim broken up with bright pops of coloured accessories and furs.
Stella McCartney turned out a chic menswear inspired collection this season, but perhaps the most exquisite part of the runway show was the runway itself. Held at the gilded Palais Garnier, the opulent crystal chandeliers and hand painted ceilings created the perfect ambiance for a grand, yet intimate show.
This season, Marc Jacobs created a luxurious hotel at Louis Vuitton. Models in various stages of dress entered from their individual rooms to strut the runway. With the implied intimacies going on behind closed doors, one could not help but wonder if they were perhaps viewing the age-old walk of shame.
Every season Chanel is the show to end all shows. Does anyone else remember the time Karl shipped in an actual iceberg?! Like always, the fall show was located under the monumental glass dome of the Palais Royale. This year the grand centerpiece was a giant globe. Petit logoed flags were scattered across the continents, marking the location of every Chanel store in the world. All I can say is check out a shot of Japan. Holy Chanel!
*Photos courtesy of Style.com