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Best Looks At Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015

Samantha Dilley |
October 1, 2014 | 10:05 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

In a world that thrives on excessive embellishment and over-the-top design, Paris Fashion Week really excelled in a minimalist mind-set. The best blazers were simplified, the best shoes left the foot naked and the best dresses were owned by the model, instead of owning the woman.

In a sense, Paris Fashion Week was also a feminist movement. Between Emma Watson's empowering UN speech sweeping social media a few weeks before, and society's unobliterated adoration for Beyoncé's "flawlessness," there is no doubt that the modern-day woman is expected to act just a little bit fiercer and walk with her head a little higher, especially in Spring 2015. Here are a few of the best looks throughout the week.

READ MORE: 6 Best Shows At London Fashion Week Spring 2015

Stella McCartney 

Comfortable and sexy are rarely synonymous, but McCartney’s collection creates the space for both. In an almost androgynous fashion, the silhouettes barely have any structure, which is what makes her collection so unique. All the draping is beautifully textured and effortless, in coats, dresses and pantsuits alike.This collection plays with geometric cutouts, big belt buckles, denim and patterns that never become complicated. 

(Alessandro Garofalo/Indigitalimages)
(Alessandro Garofalo/Indigitalimages)


Soft colors, eyelets, cutouts and beautiful pleating composes one of the best collections of Paris Fashion Week. First, the various gladiator sandals were a total standout throughout the collection and added elegance to each design. The billowing sleeves and long flowy hemlines gave a bohemian feel to Waight Keller’s designs while staying clean and simple. Juxtaposing strength with innocence and simpleness with intricate detail, Waight Keller’s collection was by far one of the most successful and inspiring collections of the week. 

(Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages)
(Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages)


Givenchy’s artistic director Riccardo Tisci created one of the most complete shows of the whole event with incredible design in all aspects. Not only did the clothes come off as strong and innovative, but all the makeup and hair completely complimented the show and added a whole new dimension. The brown eyeshadow cat eye on each model strengthened every look. Other than the makeup, the idea of a black and white spring collection worked in bold ways. Between the intriguing cross-lacing, the thigh-high leather boots and the studded vests, Tisci’s collection represented the modern-day woman in a strong, classy and sexy light. 

(Monica Feudi/feudiguaineri)
(Monica Feudi/feudiguaineri)


Chanel has been known to impress Paris Fashion Week with outrageous sets and décor, and this year was no exception. The runway was converted into “Boulevard Chanel” where models were meant to be feminists parading the streets of Paris. With ties to the chaos of French politics today, the models were protesting with various signs saying, “Votez Coco!” or “Boys should get pregnant too!” As for the fashion, styles were colorful, playful and classic. Lots of two-piece ensembles, remnants of watercolor, and displays of the infamous logo ran the show. Chanel Spring Ready-to-Wear 2015 was a show that definitely could not have been missed. 

(Monica Feudi/feudiguaineri)
(Monica Feudi/feudiguaineri)


There is beauty in simplicity, which is exactly what the Hermès 2015 Spring Collection put forth in Paris Fashion Week. Probably some of the most beautiful designs of the whole week were presented here. Basic colors such as cream, beige and navy were staples throughout the collection. Even the bold prints of collection remained understated because of the incredible craftsmanship of the clothing. All of the draping and texture created that effortlessly elegant effect that every woman strives to attain. 

(Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimages)
(Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimages)

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