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Fashion Week Fall 2014 : Milan and Paris

This is probably the latest anyone has ever posted about fashion week, but the reason I'm posting this so late is because I originally wrote this for a fashion blog group at my school but for some reason the editor wouldn't post them, though she said she would so I'm just not going to bother with that group anymore, they don't give me any communication and very unprofessional. So any way I'm posting it late on here!

Designers like Alexander Wang, Diane Von Furstenburg, and Christian Siriano killed it in Mercedes Benz Fashion week. But fashion week is far from over, shows have been shown in London, now Italy, and later Paris. I’m going to recap some of the best shows of Milan fashion week.


Donatella’s latest collection was in true versace style from the models pin straight hair to the slim figure hugging dresses. This time though Donatella used bias cutting, and asymmetrical hemlines for her satin silk dresses in vibrant blues and maroon. The collection also featured thigh high boots and buttoned jackets and pants.


The Gucci show killed it this year, with pony hair spotted prints, pale pinks, fur coats, and soft leather dresses. The collection had the classic Gucci glamour feel and tailoring. Frida Giannini mimed her menswear show with shrunken pea coats over matching blazer and pantsuit sets, and brought a youthful feel with the a-line dresses and knee high boots.


One of my personal favorites, Fendi(ever since the little monsters!) went with more muted,neutral  colors in comparison to their last show for spring 2014, with black sweaters, shirts and dresses with sheer panels, thigh high white boots,and brown coats.
A personal standout was the pink statement coat. But the brand continued with their signature fur accents in purses, attached on dresses, and wrapped around models necks as a collar. There was even a Karl Lagerfeld monster that Cara Delevingne strutted around with.


Jeremy Scott presented a very fun collection this year mocking the blank of fashion. This collection personally spoke to my heart with it’s play on mcdonalds(I used to work there). The entertaining show included silhouettes and prints that resembled popcorn bags, candy, and spongebob. Moschino also included their signature logo on belts,hats, and bags which I’m sure the fashion bloggers will just eat that up.

Roberto Cavalli

I loved the Roberto Cavalli show this year with his fabulous coats in hot flaming prints and fur, and sassy fringed dresses with fur accent collars. He kept the looks mostly monochromatic with black and white coat,tops, and pants separates, which were absolutely chic!

With the start of Paris Fashion Week, signifies an end to Fashion week, *sniffles*, but… Not without a bang! Designers who showed at Paris Fashion week brought vibrant colors, architectural shapes,tailored knits,and not to mention Chanel’s grocery store, Lanvin’s extremity, and Blank’s first show for Louis Vuitton! I loved so many looks from so many shows, but here are a few of my favorites from Paris Fashion Week!


The Chanel show, a satire of consumerism, was nothing short of a classic Karl spectacle. Always trying to make a point, and always nailing it. I simply loved watching the models stroll around in the built in grocery store set complete with chanel orange juice, chainsaws, and one hundred thousand other items. Shopaholics in the audience went crazy watching the models shop and shoplift in the grocery store. The collection ranged from a variety of things, ragged work out wear, many coats large and small and all in chanel tweed style, monochromatic looks, leather, and dark florals.  This was such a fun show to watch! I would definately go grocery shopping more often if I could do it in Chanel!

Strong. Powerful. Sexy. These are the words that come to mind when I think of the Balmain show.  it was a bit of safari chic theme with cargo jackets and pants, leopard, and zebra prints, and latticed leather. I personally loved the peplum tops and skirts. Currently one of my favorite designers, Olivier Rousteing delivered a wonderful collection for the woman who knows how to be sexy and strong without showing it all.
       I absolutely loved the power suits Raf Simons brought to Dior this season, structured and well made. The bold colored dresses, and jackets gave the collection a clean,streamlined feel. The colors were so vibrant and the textures were so distinct, it was Dior but modern and cool.

For his show Alber Elbaz said he wanted to go back to a time of extreme, extravagant, experiment, and extravagant it was! I loved the dark,vampy mood of this show, and dramatic hat s and dresses,tops, and skirts the models sashayed in. These weren’t ordinary dresses,tops, and skirts  though, there was fur, ruffles, fringe, feathers, trim, and leather oh the leather… With such a monochromatic color scheme the doors were open for extravagant textures.

Louis Vuitton had a fresh start with the debut collection from the brands new designer,Nicolas Ghesquière. I personally thought it was an adorable collection with the a-line dresses, fabulous coats, and of course the bags. Nicolas delivered a collection that was fresh and new, what women wanted, but of course keeping with the luxurious feel of the brand.

At the Valentino show, Maria Grazia Chiuri and her design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased some of the same virginal Valentino tulle, lace embroidery dresses everyone loves, but took it up a notch with the butterfly prints, stars, elegant patterns, and pops of red and pink, all very Rome. The designers were inspired by the historical culture of the city and artist Giosetta Fioroni to create this gorgeous collection.

I absolutely love the Kenzo brand and this collection further increased my love for it. I loved the bold prints, loud colors, and patterns. The skirts over pants combo was genius and the bulky jackets will certainly have the trendy girls stylish and warm for the upcoming fall season!

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