Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Paris Fashion Week came to a close for Fall 2014 yesterday with the last step strutted down the Hermès runway. With hotly anticipated designer debuts (for the record, Nicolas Ghesquiere knocked it out of the park at Louis Vuitton), celebrity-studded front rows (Rihanna made the rounds), splashy parties and a little luxe grocery shopping thrown in for good measure, it was a week filled with memorable moments. As FASHION‘s market editor, my eye is constantly scanning for the must-have items we’ll want to fill our closets with come fall. In that spirit, here is my Paris-inspired edit of the top 10 pieces to add to your shopping list when ushering in the next season.
Saint Laurent and Miu Miu poured it on. Choose a coat, a dress, a top or a shoe. The more sparkle and shine, the better.
A structured tote bag
Balenciaga showed models carrying multiple shoppers.
A knit pant
If you’re brave buy the matching top and wear the full look head to toe like it was shown at Stella McCartney.
A single statement earring
Look for a drop that’s dripping in charms like the ones at Louis Vuitton, Céline and Delfina Delettrez.
A tailored suit
This instantly pulled together outfit is practically dressing for dummies. Take your cue from the Hermès and make sure the tailoring is impeccable.
A special sneaker
Chanel proved these aren’t only meant for sports. Look for special details like crazy colours, studs, metallics and unexpected fabrics.
A fur coat
Shearling, coloured or leopard printed, real or faux, invest in a little hot fuzz. Sacai showed stunning spliced versions.
A chunky soled boot
Céline‘s Doc Marten-esque clunky soles were the perfect foil for the long loose pants.
A sixties-inspired A-line dress
A shift shape that bells out from the body is key like the diamond-patched minis at Valentino.
A pointed flat
The ultimate day to night shoe, this style has legs. Lanvin crafted a lace-less oxford version.