The top three trends that seem to be taking Paris Fashion Week by storm are minis, pleating and color.
Minis: We didn’t really see minis in New York but they have been big in Paris.
Balmain, known for sexy minis, did a lot of them, including some unique mini leather overall dresses.
Isabel Marant‘s collection included some micro mini ruffle skirts ideal for day or night.
Carven showcased a selection of A-line minis that had a very nineties feel.
Pleating: Pleating is like the new sheer for spring 2014.
Viktor and Rolf‘s skirts were like schoolgirl type skirts but a lot more architectural and structured.
Christian Dior did typical micro pleating but in really amazing silhouettes that came from the neck.
Issey Miyake did some technological fabrications that created grid like structures on pants, skirts and jackets.
Color: While black and white continues to rule many runways, finally a lot of color was injected into Paris.
Phoebe Philo made a confident statement at Celine by sending out bold patterns and bright primary colors.
Kenzo’s collection consisted of tons of bright patterns as expected.
Roland Mouret showcased hot pink and acid lime green that stood out and showed off the sporty shapes he had created this season.
So there we have it, a quick glimpse of what to look forward to in Spring 2014.
Images courtesy of Vogue.