Fall/Winter fashion as seen in Paris
The colours that we were expecting for Winter 2014 in Australia will now not dominant until Winter 2015. The beautiful Royal purple and Cobalt Blue is making its way in, but the most prominent colours I saw in the Paris store windows was Black, Grey & Red. Yes, there were other colours and they were beautiful deep hues of colour not bright as we’ve seeing coming through this Summer.
The colours shown here are the deeper hues, like mustard, plums & burgundy’s in this Winter’s fashion in Paris, except for the Red – which is the gorgeous bright winter Red.
Although it appears that colours are the secondary focus of the fashion for Winter 2014. The winter is all about the fabric and textures of the garment. Tartan, Leather & Fur was what was seen in every store window. Tartan is on its way big time for Winter 2015…but head to toe tartan is fashion that can be quite an eyeful, so instead add some interest with an accent of tartan. Or make the tartan the feature, like this overcoat below, and team it with a solid colour.
When you’re putting together your outfit next winter, make sure that you work in some leather or fur, whether its real or faux fur, it can be in your dress, coat, shoes, hand-bag, to be on trend and to give the outfit some interest. A simple way would be to just add fur to the collar or cuffs of a coat or grab a pair of gloves with fur trim.
Leather skirts. dresses, tops, scarves and jackets are all the rage. It can be as small as a leather trim to a leather maxi dress. Real or PU the choice is yours!
The evening wear stores with labels such as Valentino, Christian Lacroix and Aramani, had fabrics that were divine but the colours were still, the winter black, grey’s & red.
I purposely haven’t shown the large fashion houses store windows, you can see them in any fashion magazine. I wanted to show you a view of what the Parisian’s will be wearing. How their fashion stores interpret the fashion seen on the runway, and how it can work for you.
Remember in all this, to know your body shape and your colours, so that you can astutely choose and show your authentic, individual style for Winter 2014.