Photography by Team Peter Stigter
With the Fall 2014 shows wrapping up yesterday in Paris, the international circuit has come to a close. On an especially sunny last day of fashion week, editors and patrons showed that a little bling can go a long way. Miroslava Duma chose an oversized oval belt buckle, large even by Texan standards, to jazz up a burgundy asymmetrical trench. Franca Sozzani’s camel coloured ostrich jacket given some refined glitz thanks to a horse-bit inspired belt. Caroline Issa chose not to compete with the bright hue of her orange suede jacket, letting the high-shine metallic zipper be the only accent. Giovanna Battaglia opted for a demure pistachio green cape and grey turtleneck, giving her sparkly studded heels top a place in the lime light—a hint of punk done in an age appropriate manner. Just wait until you see one show goer’s embroidered and fringed bomber jacket—plenty of understated sparkle is made daytime appropriate thanks to a periwinkle blue dress and demure heels. Proving that metallic and shiny accents aren’t just for the ladies, James Goldstein chose to elevate a head to toe leather ensemble with some gold swan embellishment. You’re never too old to rock out in leather on leather.
Elsewhere, the simple black jacket was given new life thanks to some intricate detailing. Humerto Leon donned a black parka painted with an homage to Magritte’s iconic “The Son of Man” painting from Opening Ceremony’s forthcoming collection inspired by the artist, while Carine Roitfeld, ever the woman in black, kept her simple wool coat interesting thanks to some expert tailoring. An especially rugged looking Stefano Pilati — our hearts are a flutter—updated an oversized black jacket with wavy panels of different shades of black and blue finished with a rolled collar. Perhaps our favourite look of the day however came courtesy of Helena Borden in a throwback sweater with a playful nod to Animal House’s iconic College sweater paired with a contrasting striped jacket and ripped white jeans. DIY inspiration?
While this might be the end of the international Fall 2014 fashion week shows, there is still plenty of trendsetting style, from the runways and streets, to come from Vancouver and Toronto fashion weeks. Stay tuned!