From knee-highs to Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’,we bring you the top trends from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014.

Age of Aquarius
Many took to the streets wearing pieces that paid homage to 70s. Bright printed flared pants (above), mismatched paisley prints and bell sleeves all rocked the city of love during Haute Couture week, with one look featuring the decade’s signature knee high boots with a belted waist dress, boho earrings and retro accessories.


Like a Scotsman
Tartan is taking over 2014 with quite the vivacity. Spotted many times on the fashion elite in Paris, it can be utilized broadly whether as a statement piece (one fashionista finished her look with a tartan umbrella) or as a full outfit theme broken up with a denim jacket as seen on another style guru.


Lost your marbles
The softer sister of the cracked print, marble proved itself to be a popular choice among Parisians in both bright hues and monochrome palettes.


Candy shop
Sweet pastel hues and bright candy colours have survived yet another season with good-enough-to-eat fashion pieces being snapped by the paparazzi. From a bright mint-swirl inspired green and white trench, to softer pastel colour blocking in matching two piece sets, this colour trend is proving to be a keeper.


Down to Earth
Of course there was a more elegant edge present on the streets with muted, earthy tones making an appearance. For those wanting to take the pastels down a knotch, shades such as dusty rose, beige, powder blue and greys featured in outfit ensembles.


Artist’s Impression
Along with marble, another popular choice for print was the appropriation of popular artworks onto cropped tees and pleated skirts. Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ anyone?


Sports Luxe
For the ultimate in comfort and chic, you can’t go past the sports luxe trend. A popular option for models off duty running from show to show, it wasn’t rare to spot Nike sneakers teamed with figure hugging comfort pieces – an orange knit midi skirt and black shoulder bearing top, as seen on one fashionista, or for the next level up in comfort – a loose Nirvana tee with luxe leather-look midi skirt and sneakers.


Warm Fuzzies
Socks and knits also played a key role in street style for the week, with one fashion-goer being spotted in burgundy velvet heels and pale pink socks. Another favourite look was the chunky knits under the overalls, all in muted cream and dusty rose, finished with black Birkenstocks – oh so Frenchy.

Images by Adam Katz Sinding for WMagazine

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Thara Vidyaratne

Thara is a journalist and blogger who loves Earl Grey tea and speaking in broken French. BLOG: INSTA: @tharavids

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