Haute Couture collections take Storm’s Paris runway show

Paris Fashion Week is now over and the latest fashion trends for the fall/winter 2006/2007 season have been released.

The usual stars of couture collections, such as John Galliano’s designs for Christian Dior, did not disappoint. Dior’s show was themed around Italian medieval and Renaissance armor, with a Blade Runner touch. Bejeweled helmets, glass beads, and crystal, with silver foil, bin liners, and crests used to evoke a modern feel for knights while the ladies of the court wore makeup influenced by Van Eyck and Bottelli paintings. The Armorial style was further refined by milliner Stephen Jones who was brought in to create replicas of medieval armour, using brass and copper through to less traditional materials such as latex, beads and feathers.

Kylie Minogue delighted viewers by honoring her runway with Chanel after her recent cancer recovery. Karl Lagerfeld’s creations didn’t disappoint either with gorgeous tweed creations of a modern style, along with denim boots and bejeweled heels, three-quarter length coats, bejeweled gloves that left models on bare shoulders, and sexy touches of brocade.

This year men were well represented in the fashion world, after years of conservative styling. Monochrome suit collections, surfer-inspired prints, and sophisticated sportswear abound with unisex wallets offered in signature style by Jean Paul Gaultier, with potential future Dior designer Chris Van Asch showcasing his interchangeable suits and suits.

However, Paris fashion is more timeless than just the high-profile shows. fast Journey to Paris Or a trip through the Channel Tunnel and this epicenter of elegance could be within the reach of any Briton who aspires to a bit of European elegance.

Paris is a fashion mecca. Throughout the year, styles in Paris are constantly changing, making it a trendsetter in clothing trends across the world, but it is surprising to see this glamorous city come alive with the arrival of the stars and a week-long bourgeois fashion festival that puts the spotlight on this region. All major fashion houses have stores located within the city, most of which are located on and around the Champs-Elysées on Avenue Montaigne or Avenue Faubourg Saint-Honore.

Armani, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Kenzo are just a few of the big names for those with deep pockets, while the many smaller boutiques and malls offer affordable fashion for anyone who wants cool styles without the fancy price tags, and there are always ready-to-wear deals coming up in October to look forward to.

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