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Paris Fashion Week Recap

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The designers and models have packed up and have headed home, Paris Fashion week, which was the last of the month long continuous fashion weeks came to an end yesterday. And from what we saw, they saved the best for last. Paris fashion week got all the aspects covered, celebrities in the front rows to the gorgeous collections. There were many designers that participated during PFW, but here are some of our favorites. When Dior took the stage, it was one that wouldn’t be forgotten. Their spring summer 2013 collection, brought back brights, florals, men’s suits for women, and some colour blocking. The one outfit that stood out was the neon yellow strapless top that flows down to the calf, for the bottoms a simple pair of black shorts – which completed the outfit. This outfit is a bright one but the colours are not too overwhelming. Another favorite were the long full skirts with floral prints and to keep the focus on the skirt, it was completed with just a simple black top. Not only was the show fulfilling for all fashionistas, the front row was occupied by Robert De Niro, model Natalia Vodianova and Kanya West, along with Diane Von Furstenberg and L’Wren Scott supporting their fellow designer Raf Simons. The name change, from Yves Saint Laurent to just Saint Laurent, there was some speculation that it could hurt the fashion house, but after the show, it did not seem that way. The fabulous designs came from Hedi Slimane. The “Saint Laurent” 2013 RTW collection was something from the 1970’s. There were lots of suede’s, leathers, fringe and furs – that finished off the collection. The detail that went into each piece, created a mind blowing show. Once again, the front row had Kate Moss, Salma Hayek, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang. When Chanel took the stage they kept it fun and flirty for their S/S 2013 RTW collection. The pieces ranged from floral to brights to jewel tones and polka dots. The great Karl Lagerfeld kept the collection feeling like the classic Chanel. He was able to spice it up when he added in different twists, like 3D flowers on simple outfits. The classic tweed was spotted on the runway of course. But instead of just the classic tweed blazer and skirt combo, Karl used a tweed dress blazer combo. The week was complete after Louis Vuitton graced the catwalk and put on a honorable show. The head of the fashion house, Marc Jacobs, is never one to leave us disappointed when it comes to fashion design and fashion shows. The models entered the catwalk by coming down escalators, you cannot get more creative then that. Now that all the fashion weeks are done and we cannot wait for next year, but until then au revoir PFW.    

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