Monday, 17 March 2014

Paris Fashion Week to Sheffield High Street

The beginning of March can mean but one thing for the sartorially obsessed: Paris Fashion Week. People flock in their thousands to witness what various designers have to offer for the coming autumn/winter season. There were some unexpected shows, some standout shows and some very weird shows (Jean-Paul Gautier, I’m looking at you), all of which have left me wondering what trends will actually make it from the Parisian catwalk to the Sheffield high street. Here are a few of my predictions:

Paris Fashion Week - Primary Colours

While ice cream pastels are still on the cards for autumn/winter 2014, they were certainly seen rubbing shoulders with bolder colours on the Parisian catwalks. Chez Dior, Miu Miu and Chanel, it was all about a pop of vibrant colour, especially the primary hues. It’s an easy trend to translate to the high street and will definitely keep Fargate a little more colourful when the sky turns to grey.

Paris Fashion Week - Sixties Style

Let’s do the time warp again because sixties style is back, according to the likes of Valentino, Saint Laurent and Vuitton. Find your inner mod and get ready for A-line silhouettes and shorter hems. I can’t wait to see this look hit the high-street come autumn.

Fashion Week - Supermarket Chic

Quirky jewellery boutiques have been selling fast food charm bracelets and clutch bags made out of crisp packets for years, but fashion month really brought it to the forefront, and I think ‘Supermarket Chic’ is a trend we’ll see on the high street this autumn/winter. It may just have been Chanel who brought it to Paris with their supermarket setting and shopping basket bags, but it definitely deserves a mention as over on the London runways, Anya Hindmarch’s accessories collection was awash with kooky statement pieces, (like Frosties and Daz inspired handbags), and Moschino satisfied Milan Fashion Week’s fast food cravings with their outlandish garments, featuring everything from McDonalds to Budweiser. I predict we’ll see this trend in the form of eccentric accessories and crazy prints.

What trends from Paris Fashion Week would you like to see make it to the high street? Let us know in the comments below or @Libertybfashion

By Victoria Beardwood

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