Paris Fashion Week Septembre 2013: Trends to watch – Part I: Lace and See-Through (15 Oct 2013)

The city of lights once again hosted its Fashion Week last September, for Spring Summer 2014 ready-to-wear lines.

There were many interesting designs (really, what was that, LVFH) and lots of nostalgia, if attached to the brand (Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton, after 16 years as creative director and head designer, to focus on his own brand).

As I looked through thousands of pictures and videos online, ten main trends caught my eyes:

  1. Sheer and lace
  2. Rich hues
  3. Classic (conventional) lines
  4. African/middle eastern/Azteq accents
  5. Fresh-faced makeup
  6. Pretty shoulders out
  7. Flutted skirts
  8. Minimalist accessories and hair
  9. Baroque extravagance
  10. Black

In this first post, I will focus on trend (1).  My subsequent posts will expand on the remaining trends.

Sheer and Lace:

I am particularly fond of sheer/lace materials.  When properly used, they convey seduction without being vulgar or tacky.  We have seen an eruption of lace wedding dresses (all credits to Kate Middleton?)  However, the trend did not seem to hold enough steam for non bridal wear.  Well, the runways at the PFW certainly offered a variety of see through details for dresses, tops and even skirts; from lace to fishnet to extra-sheer silk.

Notes by Sissi:

  • Reminder to wear a see-through top beneath a jacket
  • Simple lace top with fitted pants or skirts
  • Subtle lace for dresses
  • New designer to note: Isabel Marant
  • Favorite delivery on the trend: Eli Saab!

Some of my favorites looks below (all pictures credits to wwd.com):

Lanvin:

lanvin-035_PFW_SS2014lanvin-032_PFW_SS2014

Stella McCartney:

 stella-m-cartney-037_PFW_SS2014 stella-m-cartney-035_PFW_SS2014

Valentino:

valentino-014_PFW_SS2014  valentino-020_PFW_SS2014

  Chloe:

chloe-014_PFW_SS2014  chloe-030_PFW_SS2014

Eli Saab:

e-saab-001_PFW_SS2014 e-saab-058_PFW_SS2014 e-saab-012_PFW_SS2014e-saab-006_PFW_SS2014 e-saab-004_PFW_SS2014

Isabel Marant:

i-marant10_PFW_SS14 i-marant05_PFW_SS14

And a Sissi Voted NO-NO: Louis Vuitton

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