With no help from this winter’s especially frigid temps, things are officially heating up for 2014’s first dose of fashion month with much of the international style set in Paris for Spring 2014 Couture Week. Unsurprisingly, much of what we’re seeing on the street outside the shows has to do with protection, as strong and playful outwear serves as a colourful shield against arctic air.
Already fully outfitted in Spring 2014 ready-to-wear, quirky style maven Anna Dello Russo topped her embellished Prada jacket with a matching sugary pink fur Chanel trapper hat and over-the-knee flat white leather boots, an unusual choice for the matriarch of towering heels. Ultra-stylish rapper A$AP Rocky continued his serious fan-boy affection for Raf Simons at the Christian Dior Couture show in a mod button down, leather moto jacket and his signature braids. Talented and fashion-savvy? Our hearts are aflutter.
The Russians were out in droves with Elena Perminova, Miroslava Duma and Anya Ziourova all donning bold coats with matching mock scarf collars. We smell a new trend: Susie Bubble sported a Céline-inspired laundry bag check jacket in soft pastels, matched with an envy-inducing and mesmerizing wavy clutch. Caroline Issa was similarly on point in pastels, effortlessly mixing a button down, jacket and striped pumps, all in varying whimsical shades. Everyone’s favourite kooky Aunt, Grace Coddington, proved that sometimes less is more, choosing only to accessorize her oversized leather coat with her signature hair. If only we could pull off such a look.
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