Donatella Versace showcased her Fall 2014 Couture collection yesterday on the runway of Paris Fashion Week. Always a highly anticipated show, Atelier Versace did not disappoint. Fashion Week is great for determining what styles are to be watched for the following season. My personal favourites are New York and Paris Fashion Week, saying that London’s Fashion Week is pretty incredible too. After I look at the shows, I try to find similar styles off the high street (yes surprisingly I opt not to spend a small fortune on one of these amazing pieces!) I think the highstreet has become a lot better at intercepting these styles and providing us mere mortals with purse friendly options.
Versace’s catwalk showcased metallic, pastel hues to bright cobalt and
royal blues as the colours of Fall 2014. I personally love vibrant blues, I feel they really compliment any colouring! Structuring,high necklines, full skirts and jumpsuits also dominated the catwalk, indicating these styles will be huge for Fall 2014. Sheer paneling and a front or side split will also remain popular into Autumn. Black of course was also present and is a classic colouring that can be used for any occasion and season with Navy making an appearance too; a great alternative to black! Metallic bands and cuffs were quite popular within this collection. This can be incorporated around the neck, ankles and waist to achieve the designer look.
Personally when I look at the shows and the styles present, I choose to use them as a guide line as opposed to attempting to copy the styles exactly. The reasoning behind this is firstly it will be near on impossible to find something as extravagent and detailed on a highstreet budget, lets face it these pieces are designed to be unattainable for many and that they are! Secondly the looks on the catwalk are quite extreme and I just cannot picture myself strolling down Grafton Street in a full on detailed bodice with a full skirt billowing behind me. Instead I would look for a pieces that contain similar characteristics.
Skirt €55 Topshop Top €17 River Island Shoes €29.99 Zara
Skirt €51 River Island
Structured crop top €14.99 Newlook
Blue Jumpsuit €29.98 Mishelle Jumpsuit €38.99 Nicole Panel Dress €45.50 all Misguided