Paris Fashion Week SS15: 20 must-have accessories from the runway Part II
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Dries Van Noten
Fur made a valuably rare appearance on the Spring/Summer 15 catwalk during Paris Fashion Week when Dries Van Noten offered us a decent alternative to the endless fringed bags that harked back to 1967's 'Summer of Love' - beautiful animal-inspired pieces of fun for today's party, instead.
Walking the runway sans heels was the thing to do McQueen, with Sarah Burton's girls in a seriously directional gladiator sandal design. A very elegant version of the label's fashion-forward styles a couple of years ago.
Hedi Slimane, as always, paid special attention to styling his collection. And sometimes it seemed perfectly random, and utterly out of context in the shape of anoriental turban. It's precisely these strange and unusual style decisions for which we love him.
Givenchy and Rodarte
Thigh-high leather boots may not be the most obvious summer choice, but Riccardo Tisc, along with the designers of Rodarte offer lightweight versions with cut platforms and laced detailing to make that bit of difference.
Greek-themed gladiator sandals became an absolute hit of this season's fashion week. The most compelling cases were made within the collections of Chloé and Valentino.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim opted for a futuristic look at Kenzo, with short-heeled perforated styles.
Jonathan Anderson is a passionate admirer of deconstruction, and in his anticipated collection for Loewe he made it key for the Spanish brand's signature items - namely bags. They turned out to be quite classical in aesthetic, too.
It's hardly something new for Phoebe Philo to explore a degree of oddity but ballet shoes with trapezoidal stable heels may be perhaps a step too far.
Judging by the way that most of the models who took part in the SS15 show for Dior walked, the futuristic boots were perhaps not the most comfortable shoes to wear, despite their beauty. The dynamite bags however? They pose no discomfort whatsoever.
Alber Elbaz prepared a lot of surprises for fans of the brand for this season, hiding many references to the rich 125-year-long past of the fashion house within the collection. Although we aren't exactly sure where the monkey references are derived from exactly, when displayed across gold costume necklaces as such, they have a good chance of eclipsing Lanvin's previous 'Love' and 'Happy' pendants.