Street Style, Paris: 21 shots of Chanel swag, motorcycle garb and laser cuts outside fashion week
You would think that after almost a month of Fashion Weeks with intense schedules, endless fashion shows and plenty of travel time, the fashion elite would be running out of things to wear. But the latest batch of street style shots from outside Paris Fashion Week depict anything but. Some of our favourite street style stars were out in full force, wearing their best and brightest, and enjoying all the fashion frivolities. Clearly the playful vibes from Chanel’s fashion-show-turned-shopping-centre were infectious.
Besties and fellow editors, Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo hammed it up for the cameras atop concrete bollards. Just how ADR got up there without rumpling her floor-length Spring 2014 Valentino, we’ll never know. In a coy twist on a virginal long sleeved lace dress, Kate Foley wore a strip of bright red gaffe tape strategically placed as a pseudo censor bar straight from the Preen Fall 2014 show. Several models fresh off of the Chanel runway proudly showed off their free swag courtesy of the label’s shopping aisles. (We’re more than a little jealous of Anya Ziourova’s Chanel doormat…)
Elsewhere there were plenty of riffs on the classic ‘90s style. Canadian model Grace Mahary beefed up her white plaid skirt with a grunge inspired tied cardigan and moto jacket. Another attendee got in on the trend, sporting a skirt with a trompe l’oeil shirt sleeves and front buttons, paired with an actual button down, whose spotted pattern echoed the pearl sleeves of her leather jacket.
The rebellious theme seemed to run through out yesterday’s looks. A sculptural white dress with billowing white sleeved was topped by a dramatic fur stole. Eva Chen’s glamorous white fur cape was roughed up thanks to a laser cut skirt and black ankle socks and shoes. Even Miroslava Duma eschewed her matching pantsuits of late in favour of wide leg light wash jeans. But nothing says you’re a bad ass more than hopping onto a real life motorbike, helmet and all like Hanne Gaby Odiele and Purple EIC Olivier Zahm. Ride on.