Street Style At Couture Fashion Week: 40 Of The Loveliest Looks, Trends & Tricks

23 January 2014 by

GALLERY >> Scroll through for 40 of the best looks, trends and tricks from Couture Fashion Week's streets

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Chanel-egance in the handbag department was coveted by many

Alexandra Golovanoff is pretty as a picture in this pale pink coat

Dello Russo puckers up for Saint Laurent's lovely lip prints

Arizona Muse gives clean denim her seal of - very chic - approval

Carol Song's Kiko Mizohara for Opening Ceremony coat is simply awesome

Elisa Baudoin's cool cap gives her biker jacket a new spin

Caped crusader Carine Roitfeld saves fashion one outfit at a time

Alexandra Golovanoff funks it up in this Miu Miu coat

Always one for a good coat, Caroline Issa's latest is from Carven

Caroline Sieber is a walking work of art in this Giambattista Valli suit

Miss Perminova does old Hollywood glamour in this Dior number

Catherine Baba accessories with her favourites: OTK boots and a turban

Meruyert Ibragim does monochrome in a Chanel bag, Prada boots and skirt, Celine sweater and a Tak Ori hat

Elena Perminova mixes Chanel with denim

Pink + grey + black = the winter way to do this sherbet dip

ADR having a happy happy Prada moment

Pastel power is all in the print mix

Dior shoes worn with glitter tights - warm and wonderfully eclectic

Elena Perminova in a Giambattista Valli evening cape

Miroslava Duma snuggles up in thigh-high boots and a Nordic knit

Yana Raskovalova gives haute couture a hippy make-under in a Dior jacket, Ulyana Sergeenko dress and a Maison Michel hat

Lady Dior bag with denim boyfriends? So cool, Barbara Palvin

Louise Monot in a Y3 dress with leather skinnies for this sports + rock chick mash-up

Elena Perminova in a thight-skimming Valentino frock

Tess Yopp wears Dior shoes, Christopher Kane dress, Emilio Pucci coat and a Vivienne Westwood bag

Anna Dello Russo doesn't mess around when it comes to going full throttle with her Tom Ford looks

Miss Duma checks it out

Nicola Morgan steals from the boys with this navy coat

Julia Lukashova in a Manish Arora coat and Gucci boots

Chanel's Boy bag

And thiiiiink pink!

Schiaparelli-worth shocking pink court shoes

Party frocks are par for the couture course, you know

Satin Rochas shoes = we swoon

Susannah Lau looking pretty as a picture, as per, in this Beth Postle twosome

Ulyana Sergeenko and her marketing director Frol Burimskiy look straight out of a '40s film

Stephanie Erbilgin in Christoph Josse Couture

Zeynep Yapar mixes masculine tailoring with fancy footwear: she's wearing a vintage hat, & Other Stories coat, Jil Sander shirt, Bimba & Lola shoes and a Balmain bag

Elena Perminova's jazzy sandals caught our eye

Yoyo Lu in her own designed jacket, Rodarte top, Thom Browne skirt, Rochas shoes and Comme Des Garcons hat. Cute!

Zhanna Romashka must be a fine feathered friend of Chanel with those two bags in tow!

Couture Fashion Week’s main event may take place on the revered runways of Paris, but there’s plenty of style action to be absorbed on the rues and avenues outside each show. Naturally, the dress code states smart, smart, smart. You couldn’t insult the fine work of the couturiers with trackie bums here, but it’s not all ballgowns and mink as you may think. With a winter chill nipping at the court-shoe-clad toes of the FROW’s most fancy, there’s been an intriguing compromise occurring between sensible and super-chic. We’re talking crazy-glam chubby coats worn with pretty sundresses layered up with tights or over-the-knee boots replacing the warmth of a good piece of outerwear.

Satin shoes have surfaced as a luxurious must-have from the Couture FROW [Getty]

And there are the new season trends, too. Humble denim has reached haute status and a flurry of fondant colours have flown in thanks to Caroline Issa, Alexandra Golovanoff and Susie Lau of Style Bubble. Satin Cinderella shoes feature heavily – and surprisingly - as part of the working wardrobe here, as does a statement hat. ADR is the first to be seen in Saint Laurent’s instantly recognisable lip print dress from spring/summer 2014, while many couldn’t resist the charms of Chanel’s timeless handbags.

As well as brave and bare-footed sandal moments a-plenty, one lady in particular has blazed her own inimitable trail this week and that’s a pregnant Elena Perminova. The Russianista has bumped her bump up to an impressively well-dressed level – employing the use of cape-coats, luxe trapeze tops and clever empire-lined dresses from the divine likes of Valentino, Chanel and Giambattista Valli.


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