Paris Fashion Week Closes With Final Fall 2012 Shows

The hottest runways in the world have been, sadly, packed away for another season as Paris Fashion Week comes to a close today. We have been bringing you some of the highlights from the Fall 2012 shows and here are a few more of the top Paris highlights to end an all-out fashionable week:


After he covered air (Haute Couture) and sea (Spring 2012), Karl Lagerfeld took to land for Fall 2012 with a journey into the earth, gathering inspiration from the gems and minerals found on our planet. This allowed Lagerfeld to incorporate both the greys and blacks he is known for, and some rich jewel tones. The collection felt a little tough and post-apocalyptic, while still having Chanel’s feminine flair. Pants were the statement piece in the line with every girl wearing skinny pants of all textures and colours. Colours really popped, especially when used in bright patterns on dresses and sweaters. As expected, tailoring on the coats was done to perfection. While it was an expectedly dreamy Chanel show, many of the pieces were very wearable. See highlights from the Chanel show here:

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Alexander McQueen

Sarah Burton took the McQueen line to the future with big silhouettes and dark visors. The designer said she wanted to explore lightness and power through these oversized garments. Using a palette of white, blush, black, grey and a touch of red, the McQueen collection impressed with garments that some are calling ‘pods.’ The pieces were very puffed out with exaggerated layers of fur, feathers and tulle. Coats and dresses were cozy puffballs, while others had high fluffy collars and wide full skirts and sleeves. It was all fantasy as only the McQueen house can do. See the Alexander McQueen collection here:

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Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs celebrated the age of rail with models de-boarding a train in this retro-inspired collection with porters carrying the brand’s iconic bags. The proportions were oversized with large peacoats, tall hats, large travel bags and big skirts layered over pants (like we saw at Chanel as well as Jacobs’ own collection). His pieces were clearly referencing the past, with rich colours and prints from the 70’s, and classically cut coats, dresses and suits reminiscent of the 30’s and 50’s. Some of the more extravagant pieces were decked out with head-to-toe jewels and embellishments. The Louis Vuitton woman is always very ladylike and things are no different for Fall 2012 with this peek into the past. Watch the Louis Vuitton show here:

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