Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Vive La France Part 1

Paris is said to be the most exciting capital for the Fashion event as it’s full of innovative designers mixed with the biggest fashion power-houses: Louis Vuitton big empire, Givenchy and Dior Homme are some of the big names who showcase their amazing collections at PFW, so let’s begin with day 1.

Valentino brings back the idea of the army and the camo-prints from the previous F/W collection and adapts it for the spring/summer season. Starting off with a selection of conservative suits and elegant tailoring, we soon see the collection turn to military with many green jackets and army-style shirts. Denim is also seen on the runway. Camo sweaters and trousers are the key elements of this Valentino spring/summer season. The colour palette is varied but stays very neutral with splashes of greens, browns and greys.

If you like deconstructed outfits, ultra-futuristic materials and unconventional prints, then 3.1 Phillip Lim is the designer who embraces such concept. Relaxed and oversized seem to be the true inspiration from the designer, who likes to keep it casual and classy at the same time: It’s all about changing to black and white checks, floral prints to studded sweaters. A nice mix of things that make the brand stand out

Dries Van Noten on the other hand, goes for a floral inspiration, getting very inspired by the spring season and taking it over the top, we get a peak of a mixing regal ornaments with flowers. An incredible collection that brings to mind the pompous baroque era. Incredibly details the coats and the floral trousers. Tailored shorts, slim trousers and blazers are the main elements of Dries Van Noten S/S14 collection, keeping it very chic and casual.

Issey Miyake gets ultra colorful and full of interesting prints. A big celebration for the upcoming Yusuke Takahashi as the new designer for Miyake, keeping it the original upbeat concept, mixing bright colours with an acid-effect pattern, windowpane check tailoring and enormous coats. An unpredictable and upbeat collection that’s for sure.