Paris Fashion Week SS15: 20 must-have accessories from the runway
Boots, bags and ballerina flats
From the variety of colourful accessories seen on show-goers walking through the streets of Paris to the innovative jewellery, handbags, shoes and sunglasses seen on the SS15 runway, there was alot to look at this week during Paris Fashion Week. But have no fear, as Buro 24/7 has helped narrow down the list of must-have pieces...
Feeling the retro vibes of the 50s and 60s for Spring/Summer 15, Mrs. Prada unveiled a prim, proper yet modern runway show. The youthful models took to the runway wearing alligator-skin boots with suede which looked like a pair of pointy stilettos worn with socks and beautiful patent leather mules with bows them – sweet and sassy.
As Karl Lagerfeld created one of the biggest spectacles of the Paris Fashion Week calendar with his stylish feminist protests, accessories obviously had to play a major part in that. Apart from posters that read 'History Is Her Story' and 'Ladies First', Perspex clutches in khaki and pink were emblased with the same slogans. The bright watercolour effect boots also made our hearts flutter.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Sure to attract some attention on the street style segments of next season's fashion weeks, Jean Paul Gaultier unveiled some superhero style face masks for his last ready-to-wear collection. Saying goodbye to the ready-to-wear industry with a Boom, Pow and Bang!
Presented within Frank Gehry's monumental Fondation Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière unveiled a modern, chic collection with a 70s flair, which translated directly onto Louis Vuitton's accessories. Denim patchwork booties had a rubber heel shaped like part of the iconic Damier monogram, while bags were seen in a myriad of bold colours and a slick new LV logo.
We have seen a lot of different takes on the gladiator sandal this past month, however Vionnet took it to the next level, with some sporty footwear which took the criss-crossing elements from a gladiator sandal and the thick straps from a ballerina slipper.
As David Koma took the creative reins at Thierry Mugler, he created some of the most minimalistic and beautifully geometric jewellery. Taking the shape of long angular necklaces and thick silver chokers.
With Guillaume Henry announcing his departure from Carven, it seems only right to buy at least one item from his last collection for the French label. And our pick is the the boxy, yellow patent leather, snake-skin handbags, which were worn on the runway by its bottom not its handle.
One can never own too many shoes, especially when it comes to Summer sandals, which brings us to Stella McCartney. The British designer presented a flat and heeled version of some delicate leather strappy sandals, which looked like a hybrid between a flip-flop and futuristic espadrille.
Maison Martin Margiela
Similar to the look of a giant key chain, Maison Martin Margiela had models carrying a silver hoop with three different size leather and snakeskin pouches going through it. Keeping the industrial and interlocking theme, necklaces took the shape of giant chains made from beige plastic.
This season, Alexander Wang decided to stop looking at Balenciaga’s past and more towards to the future. Hence the space age looks created from high-tech materials, and mesh, which included the accessories. Our favourite piece being the Matrix style sunglasses with a connecting embellished headband – delicate modernity at its best.