Paris Dispatch: Major Denim at Balmain & Chanel

This season, Paris Fashion Week was a full 10-day extravaganza. All the more time for crazy or – tres fou – denim looks, I say! First up? Balmain’s structured, super-saturated looks with rather Western-inspired seams and silhouettes. A crop-top and wide-leg trousers? A denim vest and a denim blazer over a denim dress? Why not! One thing’s for sure, the bold shoulder is back. (Check out the wingspan on that blazer!)

And now, Chanel. As we saw with Resort 2013, Uncle Karl loves to take denim and create something unexpected. For one SS13 look, he took a pair of jeans, turned them backwards and made them into a tube dress with a pearl-studded belt. For added Americana? A hanky in the pocket. For his next look, a cropped denim bolero jacket over a tennis-inspired dress, again with pearl studs.

Now tell me truly, would you wear any of these wild PFW denim looks yourself?

(See the full Balmain collection & the Full Chanel collection.)

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