Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Day 8 Recap | Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Chanel + More

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Chanel

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld presented his own art show with the French fashion house’s spring 2014 outing. Swatch-like prints, variegated textures and ladylike tweed skirt suits all paid homage to the brand’s history while offering something new for the season.

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Paul & Joe

Paul & Joe delivered its trademark relaxed style for its spring collection. Designer Sophie Albou-Mechaly created a mix of boyish basics like oversized t-shirts and slouchy pants as well as more feminine looks like silk dresses or ruffled skirts.

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Alexander McQueen

At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton showcased a strong and feminine outing of warrior-like armor. Hard and sleek elements like harnesses, silver helmets or leather harnesses were juxtaposed with full skirts.

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Jean-Charles de Castelbajec was another designer who cited artistic inspiration for his spring collection. Primary colors such as red, blue and yellow were explored with paint-like strokes and illustrations.

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Valentino

For spring, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were inspired by costumes they saw at the Rome Opera House. Keeping that theme in mind, the pair took inspiration from cultures around the globe in a worldly exploration of luxe embellishments for the new season.