The curtain has come down on another Fashion Month.
As all the magazine editors, models, designers and celebrities head home after a magical month of jetting from London, to New York, to Milan and finally to Paris, we take a look at some of the highlights from the spring/summer 2014 collections.
The best fashion shows don’t just have stunning clothes, impeccable styling and gorgeous models; they have theatrics.
Many fashion houses really went all out in terms of presentation this season. Thom Browne had zombies strutting their stuff in New York, Mulberry models were upstaged by British Bulldogs in London and the models at Betsey Johnson literally danced their way down the runway.
However, there was only one show which we could award this prize to; Marc Jacob’s last ever collection at the helm of Louis Vuitton, which closed Paris Fashion Week.
The set featured some of the most striking props from past Louis Vuitton shows; a lift shaft, a carousel, escalators, a full-scale fountain and most poignantly a giant clock which ticked backwards in time throughout the show.
As British Vogue editor, Alexandra Shulman, said: “Knowing how to exit is just as important as knowing how to make an entrance.”
Next season we’ll all be wearing flat shoes, flashing our tummies in crop tops with co-ordinated high-waisted skirts and channelling the 90s.
But the trend we are most looking forward to embracing is beach-style florals as seen at Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Cynthia Rowley. Perfect for pretending you’re somewhere in the South Pacific when you’re really in the office…
Of all the stunning models who made their way down the runway over the past month, Rosie Huntington-Whitely stood out from the crowd as she strutted down the catwalk in Paris for Balmain.
Without. Any. Makeup.
And she got to wear a beautiful embellished top and bang-on-trend white bomber jacket from one of the most achingly cool brands in the world while doing it.
Jealous? Not us…
It’s not just the catwalks we watch at fashion week. Some of the best styling is seen on the front row.
The thigh-high boots, skater skirt and Aztec print jumper American model and DJ Leigh Lezark wore for the Chanel show at Paris will be the inspiration for our winter wardrobe.