View the full F/W 2014-15 Haute Couture Collection CHANEL.




Interview by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Published on Jul 9, 2014


More on

View the full F/W 2014-15 Haute Couture CHANEL Collection Show.



Artist: Koudlam
Title:Landsc Apes
(Pan European recordings / International Billboard Unit / I.B.U.)

Un ami de la mode, Uncategorized

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK 2014: Most memorable moments

From manipulative silhouettes to exquisite beading, Paris Fashion week once again succeeds to never disappoint. Fashion Week kicked off with a fabulous start on Sunday, the 6th of July resulting in a fierce fashion fever to hit the globe. Designers continuously had us on the tip of our chairs staring and gawping at the spectacular masterpieces being showcased.

With awestruck eyes and defeated expectations we give a great, big salute to all the designers, photographers, media, street style divas and especially the organizers of this eventful week for giving fashion the opportunity to thrive.

Paris Fashion Week 2014 was a week filled with monumental moments worthy for being stated. Here are some of these golden moments that had all of the fashion world gawping in silence:

Giambattista Valli reincarnated last seasons pajama-styled tops with flamboyant breathtaking full skirts.Giambattista Valli 42, 44, 45 Giambattista Valli 38, 32, 36



Christian Dior wooed the crowd with a series of romantic Renaissance-inspired pannier-styled silhouettes that later evolved into futuristic slick jumpsuits and gold-embroidered coats.Christian Dior



Zuhair Murad VS Elie Saab
It simply is not possible to choose between these two designers. Both Murad’s and Saab’s collections showcased some of this season’s most astonishing evening wear. From cut-out silhouettes to fur collared silk gowns, every girl dreams of owning one of these beauties.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab 15,26

Zuhair Murad






Viktor&Rolf’s red revivalV&R 02-horz



Valentino Look no. 1900190h_426x639_31



Ulyana Sergeenko look no.1500150h_426x639



Stephane Rolland005_426x639-horz 011_426x639-horz



Maison Martin Margiela look 1 & 1500150h_426x639_29-horz



Jean Paul Gaultier:

Themes: Vampira;“An elegant vampire in a luxurious jogging suit,” was how Gaultier described his fall couture show. Conchita Wurst (Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014) who closed the show.
Trends: Dark and Mysterious, Sexy; Couture Jogging Suits; Mink; Hoodies; track pants; A-line gowns.
Colors: Black, Blood Red, White, Slate Gray and Gold.YVL_7983_426x639-horz YVL_9484_426x639-horz



Armani presents a shic and stylish collaboration of red, black and white.00450h_426x639_16-horz 00700h_426x639_4-horz



Bouchra Jarrar

Bouchra Jarrar presented a slick and elegant collection. Full of mystery, this collection reflects the sophisticated style of Jarrar’s inner Parisian: the detached, skeptical of trends, and fixated on developing the refinements of a chic, tomboyish uniform. Everything she does evolves from the biker jacket, the trench coat, and tailored pants, with which she’s developed signatures—the flourish of her asymmetric lapels; the scrolled peplum attached to a cinched-in belt; diagonal zippers. 00040h_426x639-horz 00210h_426x639-horz



Azzaro created a neat, sexy and mysterious collection by playing with simple cut-out silhouettes en shapes._ATL7200_426x639-horz _ATL7281_426x639-horz



Alexis Mable00190h_240x360



Serkan CuraSerkan+Cura+Runway+Paris+Fashion+Week+Haute+DNoQQM9FYg1l-horz


And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for..

The trophy for most memorable moments goes to…

None other than CHANEL!

Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel collection, Silhouettes, was a show filled with excellence and exquisite taste begging for attention and to its desire, it certainly received way more than deserved. Karl Lagerfeld sure knows what he is doing (not that anyone has ever doubted him). Chanel showcased a wide variety of outfits each with its own unique and respectable beauty. Fine detail and tailoring manifested the classic and passionate style of Chanel. Bejeweled and beaded garments had the audience bedazzled. Karl Lagerfeld closed the Chanel presentation with the pregnant model Ashleigh Good at his side, the fashion set began to wonder if the big-belly thing was poised to take shape as a new look.01090h_426x639-horz 01400h_426x639-horz 01600h_426x639-horz asdChanel 23-horz Chanel 55-horz



A guest outside Carven wearing a stunning gold paillette coat.

A guest outside Carven wearing a stunning gold paillette coat.

Giovanna Battaglia spun around in a gorgeous silk floral coat from Rochas outside the Dior A/W 2013-14 show.

Giovanna Battaglia spun around in a gorgeous silk floral coat from Rochas outside the Dior A/W 2013-14 show.

Ulyana Sergeenko, Russian designer, paraded around in a beautiful Dior haute couture blue floral skirt at the Dior A/W Couture 2013-14.

Ulyana Sergeenko, Russian designer, paraded around in a beautiful Dior haute couture blue floral skirt at the Dior A/W Couture Show 2013-14.

Street Style

Street Style



from the 





Fresh off the runway

CHANEL: Runway

Fresh off the runway

CHANEL: Report



from the 




WE’RE used to seeing the grandest of sets from Mr Lagerfeld when it comes to a Chanel show (his supermarket sweep for ready-to-wear being one of his most memorable yet), but today this was all pared right back down for a space in the Grand Palais that was simply a white room accompanied by a virtual fireplace and a glass mirror over its mantelpiece.

But it was the ideal setting when it came to showing off Lagerfeld’s skills – this is a designer who is at his best when he does something very glamorous and slightly historical. So he gave us his Artful Dodger best for a collection that presented beautiful urchin girls who brought his 18th Century references (most noted in the regal embroidery of many a frock coat) right up to date with ribbon-tie flip-flop flats in place of last season’s couture trainers.

The girls took to the catwalk with quiffs and caps on the back of their heads and short pantaloons, which even came worn under little short suits and coats – this was a couture riff on a Charles Dickens classic from start to finish.

Everything was intricately embroidered or boasted sequins or crystals – across bodices, or jackets, smatterings of gold climbing up hems or clustering at collars, dancing around necklines and straps. The level of fabrication perfectly showed off the special couture skills that this house has at its disposal and it was a delight to see on display.

For cocktail attire there came a strong focus on trapeze shapes, gentle A-lines for skirts and dresses that spanned a palette of smoky greys (mimicked also in the make-up tones), off-white, pale gold, navy and black. Bags were like satchels and though used sparingly made for another clever modern note.

And while there won’t be a woman out there who wouldn’t not dream of stepping out in one of those serious gowns to end, we can’t help but know the real story here will end up being those flip-flop-style flats. Comfortable couture.


The British Vogue

– Jessica Bumpus

Fresh off the runway




from the 



ONCE again held at the Rodin Museum, today’s Christian Dior Couture show saw us enter another Raf Simons structure in the gardens – oblong this time – which contained an orchid-walled circular structure. “Confronting what people now think is modern” – as Simons stated in the show notes – the designer created a mash-up of historical fashion references, taking inspiration from the Eighteenth century French court, Edwardian tailoring through to the modern day.

Watched by a front row that included Charlize Theron, Sean Penn, Valerie Trierweiler, Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi, the Arnaults and Bianca Jagger, the collection was shown in sets of not more than eight or 10 looks, which was effective in concentrating the mind to focus on the details. Simons did not deviate from his usual model of choice – pale-skinned, straight-haired – but did send them out to meander in a circle, hands in pockets, no linear sense of a catwalk to speak of.

The show started at the end, in traditional couture terms, beginning with ballgowns and further reiterating the message that all is now one in the same. Pannier-skirted gowns were three-quarter rather than full-length and were worn with narrow, sporty bodice tops in embroidered silk and armfuls of silver bangles.

The second set was more sporty: a grey silk jumpsuit with zipped details and minute motifs cinched with a metal belt bearing lacquered discs; while the third introduced an Edwardian mood: long patterned coats and one long grey mink coat worn simply with black trousers.

Typically, luxurious fabrications – with coats in mink, chinchilla and cashmere – were bought down to ground level by the simple styling and the nonchalant models, all in flat shoes and casually strolling. The following section, featuring Eighteenth century-inspired fop coats in heavily embroidered pastels, and then a number of dark navy pea coats with exaggerated taped shoulder detail, had the same easy mood.

A suggestion of time travel, approached in Simons’ unique way, manifested itself in a collection that brought history up to date.

The British Vogue

– Lauren Milligan