As fashion week starts to draw to close, here’s our pick of the latest shows from Paris.


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Fatima Lopes
Models at Fatima Lopes wore strange blocks under their heels, creating a kind of barefoot stiletto look, which complemented the light white dresses and gold accessories.


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Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld themed the Chanel set like a giant art museum, sending out models in color palette print silks, bright wool jackets and chunky pearl chokers.


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Agnès B.
Agnès B. opened with grey wool suiting, moving onto solid color jumpsuits, silk print dresses and voluminous African inspired pants.


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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
The JCDC show was typically graphical, with the designer on-screen, live painting a dress while models showed off the metallic, linen and print-packed collection.


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Valentino
The models’ sandals were flat at Valentino but the looks were anything but. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli served up mythological priestesses in rich Byzantine, Abyssinian and Armenian patterns with chunky gold symbols.


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Valentin Yudashkin
Russian designer Valentin Yudashkin focused on a built-up 1980s shoulder, rich satins in sunflower yellow and blue, a Versace-style gold print, and metallic embroidery.


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Junko Shimada
The wet-haired jungle babes at Junko Shimada wore print satins, light chiffons, and transparent PVC coats.


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Iris Van Herpen
The Dutch designer showed her first ready-to-wear looks underground at the Silencio nightclub, models in butch boots pressing on silicone moulded leather dresses that played touch-responsive musical tones.


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Shiatzy Chen
Taiwanese label Shiatzy Chen’s Spring 2014 show was typically print-based (with a beautiful semi-astract eye and lip motif) but also played with plenty of sheer skirts and tops.


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Paul & Joe
At Paul & Joe, Sophie Albou-Mechaly presented light and breezy summer looks (think loose shirts, flowing dresses, wide-leg culotte pants) and some shimmering but equally relaxed evening looks.


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Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton’s warrior princesses first appeared in heavy leather pieces which over the course of the next few looks were slowly laser cut to near nothingness. The designer then added tribal African beading, ostrich feathers and Aztec metal armor to the mix. – AFP RELAXNEWS