The Accessory Edit: Paris Fashion Week
20 key pieces from the final shows of the season
Iris Van Herpen
Futuristic Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen produced a collection full of the ultra modern, shrink-wrapping models during her AW14 display, in which models were shown inside giant plastic bags before walking the runway in incredibly avant-garde boots.
Miuccia Prada's presentation for AW included a stellar line up on the front row, and a selection of clear plastic booties, structured heels and cool shoe designs on the runway.
Jean Paul Gaultier
French designer Jean Paul Gaultier's futuristic space-inspired collection enabled us to discover an entirely new 'vault' clutch design...
While at Dior, the super interesting footwear was directly influenced by sneaker designs, and the colour-blocked bags complimented a sporty aesthetic.
For his latest offering, Alber Elbaz may have presented a predominantly dark collection, but that certainly doesn't mean dull. With a focus on "extreme and extravagant", the Lanvin girl is mesmerising and mysterious this season, and wearing beautiful headgear.
Relatively unknown designer Sharon Wauchob's collection was a hit on the catwalk, but the standout pieces had to be the huge, oversized fur and shearling clutches - we thing you'll agree.
The silhouette of Alexander Wang's Balenciaga today still honours the legacy of Cristóbal Balenciaga - but with a thoroughly contemporary take. Nipped in waists and warped, curved shoulder outlines came by way of dresses, coats - plus a series of clever shopping bags made that perfectly clear.
Nicolas Ghesquière's new vision for Louis Vuitton appeared to an eagerly awaiting audience - and in doing so, revealed an exciting new bag shape, the "Petite Malle" and necklaces that give new meaning to the words 'statement jewellery'.
There are few words that can really describe the electric atmosphere that took place at the Grand Palais when Chanel turned its AW14 runway into an actual supermarket - with a series of shopping-themed accessories to match...
Valentino girls are more like Little Red Riding Hood with a 60s twist this season, with a selection of butterflies, floral, and stars, fitting for a whimsical wonderland. Magical capes with colourful spots added to the fairy tale vibe on the runway, while the playful accessories complimented things perfectly.