From masculine tuxedo to full, feminine frocks; from Miroslava Duma’s voluminous coat to Ulyana Sergeenko’s floral silks and mysterious bucketed hat. Couture week always brings out the dressiest ensembles, and yesterday – day 1 of Paris fashion week, Haute Couture fall 2014 – was no exception. At the gallery: 11 looks from the street in Paris.
The street style situation at Paris Haute Couture week for spring 2014 was a little on the subdued side. The days were a bit grey, the weather was chilly but without the magic of snow. But warm coats, wool man-style suits, and outfits of head-to-toe black aren't necessarily a bad thing. While we all love seeing fashion as fantasy, these 10 street style looks are more the wearable - meaning you can easily take inspiration from their styling when the weather is cold outside your own door. At the gallery: 10 top street style looks that caught our eye in Paris.
Is anyone tired of thigh high boots yet? Not I. Not Miroslava Duma. Truth is, they’re a stylish and practical way to get through winter, allowing you to get wear out of your wardrobe’s piles of skirts and dresses without your legs snapping off from the cold. Mira’s look during the couture Paris fashion week shows consisted of her staple black suede thigh-highs and an…
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What makes an outfit catch the eye? It might be the colour, the luxuriousness, the body underneath or the attitude of the person wearing it. It might be super-simple and minimalist chic, it might be a tornado of clashing prints effortlessly thrown together. During the fashion week seasons, it might even go a step further into the wildly avant garde. From Elena Perminova’s gladiator heels…
Paris fashion week had some beautifully sunshine-filled moments this season, but also some cooler ones. As the sun dipped behind the clouds and the wind temperature dropped a few degrees, the weather became not a reason but the perfect excuse to bring out a chic and elegant piece of outerwear. From the season’s sculptural folded coats to oversized minimal pieces, the spring-come-autumn outerwear was all…
A model exits the Elie Saab couture show, still sporting the elegant braided chignon from the runway. Miroslava Duma attends Dior with a textured bob well worthy of replicating. Petra Nemcova’s slick, looped-under ponytail is the antithesis to Olivia Palermo’s messy bun – yet both are equally charming. At the gallery: 6 hairstyles spotted during Paris couture week.
A black peasant dress with off-the-shoulder puff sleeves and a frilly hemline didn’t require a whole lot of accessorising when worn by Miroslava Duma in Paris. She paired hers with strappy brown heels, a wooden box clutch, and a pair of classic sunglasses.
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Bar for the towering platforms and the Chanel tweed jacket, Miroslava Duma was playing it fairly casual for the Chanel Haute Couture 2013 show. Denim shorts with pockets peeping from below the hem, a blue and white striped tee and Chanel bag as miniature and dainty as Duma herself were all the things needed to make up a photographable outfit.
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