Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week in a Nutshell

It seems as though Paris Fashion Week is all that anyone in the fashion industry is talking about. So we've decided to jump onto the bandwagon and give Paris Fashion Week's headlining brands our own thoughts in a nutshell.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2013

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Marc Jacobs has done a fantastic job that tied in his eccentric idea of wearing pajamas to his own fashion shows with Louis Vuitton's Fall 2013 line. The Fall 2013 line featured silky slips with large trench coats (to fit the fall season, of course), fur coats with lingerie-like bras and pencil skirts, and shaggy wigs that made each model look as if she's slipped out for a quick errand run from her bougy boudoir. Needless to say, Marc Jacobs has redefined the idea of jammies to fit the upscale, ready-to-wear fashion market. Does this mean that silk slips will be acceptable outside of the bedroom? Let's hope so.

Miu Miu Fall 2013

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Mary Poppins mashed with Olive Oyl would result into Miu Miu's Fall 2013 line. Playful, yet ever-so trés chic, Miuccia Prada created a beautiful show that showcased the designer's immense capability of mixing traditional dark hues with bright pops of color and texture, especially through the use of polka-dotted tied neck scarves. The line featured silhouettes with broad shoulders and cinched waists with the use of belts and double-breasted coats to create that 1940's look with a modern twist. In suit with Louis Vuitton, we see a trend in the use of long coats that go past the knee. Who would have known that longer clothes would come back in style?

Valentino Fall 2013

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If the Amish were into high fashion, they would fall in love with Valentino's Fall 2013 line. The line featured short long-sleeve dresses with intricate collars and gowns with straight horizontal neck lines that looked innocently fashionable. 

Balmain Fall 2013

Balmain, known for their wonderful prints, did not disappoint. Their Fall 2013 line designed by Olivier Rousteing was unique in its metallic and jewel tones that made each ensamble sparkle with couture magic. Out of all the collections we've seen thus far, we have been greatly inspired by Balmain's Fall 2013 Paris Fashion runway line. Despite the outfits' ready-to-wear appeal, the runway line seems a little too bougy (as we like to say) for the normal person. However, it does not deter us from wanting to try on diamond prints with jewel-tone colors to brighten up any fall/winter day. Balmain, you get the Kaii Seal of Approval. And for you readers, get ready for some Balmain-inspired clothes for our fall line.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2013

Alexander McQueen brought fashion fit for a Queen in the intricately-detailed Fall 2013 runway show. In suit with the brand's Spring 2013 runway line, the designer's presentation was nothing short of ecclesiastical and royal. Personally to us, the line reminded us of the Black Swan, in which there is light with darkness (as can be said across various religions), and perhaps this is what Burton was aiming to convey with her historical inspiration. Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, has graced the audience with only ten looks that undoubtedly left everyone jaws dropped in awe. Her idea was drawn upon various, almost-pious figures such as the Pope, the Virgin Queen, and Elizabeth I. From the intricate laces, silky ruffles, ruff collars with duck and ostrich feathers, and criss-crossed face guards adorned with opulent pearls, Alexander McQueen indefinitely made a statement in all the right ways.

So there is our Paris Fashion Week Recap in a nutshell. What did you think of Paris Fashion Week? Which show was your favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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