Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 ready-to-wear showcase hits Paris

PARIS

After sweeping off the Milan runway, the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 ready-to-wear showcase has now entered the French capital with a fashion packed schedule of nine days to give the Parisians a glimpse of next season trends.

The opening day of Paris Fashion Week  featured collections from both experienced and young designers. Emerging French designer of Asian origin Christine Phung featured a ski-themed collection, decorated with crystals which gave the impression of star-lit skies and snow-peaked mountains.

Based on hues of navy, grey, white, red, plum and sky blue, the range featured pants, appliquéd wool and cashmere sweaters, and digitally printed pleated dresses.

Tony Viramontes, the world-renowned American fashion and beauty illustrator, played as the source of inspiration behind Brussels-born design talent Anthony Vaccarello’s latest bold catwalk collection.

The pieces included red ruffled strapless black cocktail dresses, one-shouldered asymmetrical minis with midriff cutouts, oversized flying jackets, leather bombers and sheer tops.

Belgian designer Cedric Charlier drew inspiration from the vivid textures and patterns of reptile’s skin. The menswear-inspired ensembles included slouchy blue pantsuits, glittering shift dresses, wide-cut trousers, culottes, sweatshirts and oversize drop-shoulder coats.

A small child’s enthusiasm of playing in circles was the main driving factor for the budding self-taught designer Simon Gate Jacquemus’ clothing range which featured slouchy trousers, net crop tops, appliquéd pencil skirts and yellow neoprene jumpsuits.

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