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Lanvin full of frills for A/W 15

Lanvin full of frills for A/W 15

Lanvin thrilled with frills at Paris Fashion Week.

Alber Elbaz's Autumn/Winter 15 collection started off subdued, before moving into a fringed feast of opulence and then a folksy bohemian vibe.

A handful of the pieces were adorned with a fringed trim, including a stunning red coat that had fringing from the lapels to the hem. Worn with a bare chest underneath, black leather gloves, riding boots and a cap, the designer proved that a pop of colour is the ideal way to brighten up winter days.

A structured black skirt, dress and jacket also featured the fashionable fringing.

Half way through the showcase the style situation switched gears, moving seamlessly into a laidback boho look.

Models strutted the catwalk in an array of 70s and Moroccan inspired pieces, including Tibetan-style blanket coats, shaggy trims and billowing skirts.

One model wore a flowing skirt with a tasselled tie around the waist and a heavy black jacket with shaggy fur trimmed detail.

The show ended with a return to opulence, with tailored looks, dark velvet and beautifully embroidered flowers adorning garments. Capes and caps added an extra layer of glamour.

Rick Owens also showed in the French capital yesterday. One talking point from his catwalk collection was the models wearing silver and gold leaf on their faces.

The opening models paraded down the runway in floor-length grey designs, and looked almost like walking statues.

The colour palette was generally muted, with heavy use of black and grey, though a burnt gold also worked its way through near the end.

Proceedings had a futuristic feel to them, seen with the painted faces and cape-like designs.

Today will see Loewe, Issey Miyake and Christian Dior, among others, showing.

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