PFW: Stella McCartney & Giambattista Valli S/S 14

Female power was evident on the Stella McCartney and Giambattista Valli runways in Paris for S/S 14. Not in the power suit mindset that some might imagine, but instead, in embracing all things feminine, soft and sexy and how that contrasts to masculinity.

Stella McCartney S/S 14

When it’s time to look fashionable but not be a slave to fashion, women turn to Stella McCartney. Luckily, the designer’s S/S 14 collection continues in this vein, giving busy women plenty of opportunities to dress well. And for next season, to dress sexy, show a subtle hint of skin to give the illusion of wearing next-to-nothing fluid satin and organza with peek-a-boo holes to glimpse the flesh beneath. See-through skirts and delicate summer dresses with diaphanuous lace in red, coffee and black were stunners with a mix of thick fabric and see-through sections. Menswear jackets were unconstructed and trousers were high-waisted with a fullness in the thigh for a sporty vibe. Next spring and summer, the Stella woman will mix sleek with sporty, pretty and sexy.

Giambatista Valli S/S 14

Femininity ruled at the Giambattista Valli runway for S/S 14, with pretty pastels and floral embellishments, the rule, rather than the exception. Mixing the pastels, such as lilac, with black, grey and white made for a more grown-up look for the chic modern woman who is still in touch with the eternal little girl within. The collection as a whole was as light as a summer breeze, with short skirts and longer dresses divided in the front with ultra mini shorts underneath, creating a new take on the skort. Elegant crop tops were highly wearable, too. The show wrapped with a stunning series featuring golden corn embroidered on light-colored summer clothes, for a natural yet uber-feminine feel.

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