Haider Ackermann, Autumn/Winter 2014-15, photograph

I’ve got Paris on my mind this week (I’m heading there on Saturday!) and have been closely following Paris Fashion Week. The two collections that have spoken to me the most are Haider Ackermann and Valentino. Haider Ackermann presented an exquisite, quietly luxurious collection in the most gorgeous, relaxed fabrics and neutral color range. I swoon.

Valentino, Autumn/Winter 2014-15 photograph

Valentino presented their collection today, which I watched via live stream this morning. By far my favorite work of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli since they became the Creative Directors in 2008. At once modern and romantic, this collection feels exactly right. The cuts and palette as a whole are lovely, the capes and leather pieces are fantastic and the dresses, skirts and sweaters are just so beautiful.