The Top 10 Trends from Paris Fashion Week

Anchoring the month of fashion weeks is no easy feet, but Paris has never shied away from the challenge. With the longest line-up of presentations (beating out even NYFW) and arguably some of the largest scale productions, there's a LOT to take in. From the season's newfound artistic inclinations, to some "fringe benefits," we've distilled the best-of-the-best from The City of Lights. Click through the slide show to enjoy the feast…Bon Appétit!
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Anchoring the month of fashion weeks is no easy feet, but Paris has never shied away from the challenge. With the longest line-up of presentations (beating out even NYFW) and arguably some of the largest scale productions, there's a LOT to take in. From the season's newfound artistic inclinations, to some "fringe benefits," we've distilled the best-of-the-best from The City of Lights. Click through the slide show to enjoy the feast…Bon Appétit!
L-R: Lanvin, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Céline, Emanuel Ungaro, Balenciaga

L-R: Lanvin, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Céline, Emanuel Ungaro, Balenciaga

Anchoring the month of fashion weeks is no easy feat, but Paris has never shied away from the challenge. With the longest line-up of presentations (beating out even NYFW) and arguably some of the largest scale productions, there's a LOT to take in. From the season's newfound artistic inclinations, to some "fringe benefits," we've distilled the best-of-the-best from The City of Lights.

Click through the slide show to enjoy the feast…Bon Appétit!

L-R: Carven, Acne Studios, Chanel, Céline, Christian Dior

L-R: Carven, Acne Studios, Chanel, Céline, Christian Dior

Theme: Strokes of Genius

Stippled and dabbed with brush stroke motifs, top collections in Paris unleashed a parade of painterly-prints that brought artisan edge to the season's presentations.

L-R: Chanel, Balmain, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Emanuel Ungaro

L-R: Chanel, Balmain, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Emanuel Ungaro

Theme: Les Petites Bourgeoisettes

The baddest little rich girls from the 16th Arrondissement, these chicks are all about flirting with flashy taste on the highest budget.

L-R: Collette Dinnigan, Haider Ackermann, Chloé, Valentin Yudashkin, Kenzo

L-R: Collette Dinnigan, Haider Ackermann, Chloé, Valentin Yudashkin, Kenzo

Color: Royal Flush

The Paris runways radiated true blue for Spring 2014; every hue from cobalt to lapis received the "royal" treatment.

L-R: Chloé, Damir Doma, Stella McCartney, Neil Barrett, Givenchy

L-R: Chloé, Damir Doma, Stella McCartney, Neil Barrett, Givenchy

Color: Neutral Territory

A quiet storm was also brewing in the form of soulful neutral tones, often rendered in languid, draped shapes.

L-R: Céline, Jay Ahr, Louis Vuitton, Sacai, Isabel Marant

L-R: Céline, Jay Ahr, Louis Vuitton, Sacai, Isabel Marant

Material: Catch Mesh If You Can

Bringing some bite to the sheer trend we've seen throughout the other cities' collections, Paris got all caught up in netted mesh materials.

L-R: Barbara Bui, Miu Miu, Elie Saab, Cacharel, Giambattista Valli

L-R: Barbara Bui, Miu Miu, Elie Saab, Cacharel, Giambattista Valli

Print + Pattern: Prints of Provence

The whimsical florals, delicate paisleys, and conversational toile de jouy scenes associated with print-houses from the city's country-cousin, Provence added whimsically feminine winks to the season's collections.

L-R: Miu Miu, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Guy Laroche

L-R: Miu Miu, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Guy Laroche

Detail: Fringes, Flutters, and Fronds

Tina, Beyoncé, and Cher would be so proud, Mary.

L-R: Hermes, Chanel, Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Miu Miu

L-R: Hermes, Chanel, Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Miu Miu

Styling: a Little Choked Up

Forget about long dangling baubles, the news at the shows was all about choker-length necklaces. Gobstopper-chunky elements and cascading closures amped the impact.

L-R: Julien David, Balenciaga, Carven, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro

L-R: Julien David, Balenciaga, Carven, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro

Key Item: High Time

We certainly don't condone getting high and wasted next spring… Wearing high-waisted shorts, on the other hand, is something we can (and will) totally get behind.

L-R: Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Jay Ahr, Barbara Bui, Dries Van Noten

L-R: Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Jay Ahr, Barbara Bui, Dries Van Noten

Detail: Zip Line Up

We are loving how these boyish bomber and track-style jackets added a sporty 'tude to the impossibly chic looks at the Paris collections; Stella McCartney hit one of the season's home-runs, pairing one with a romantic, full-skirted slip-dress.