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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: The First Shows

14/08/2014 16:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

Hurrah! It's Paris Fashion Week! Although the big names (Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes) aren't showing their Spring/Summer 2014 collections the very end of September, there are still plenty of designers to watch out for.

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On day two of the shows, Alexis Mabille, Dries Van Noten, Rochas and Gareth Pugh all presented their S/S 14 collections. What did we learn? Here are a few pointers:

1. If you're going to wear a gown, why not make it a MASSIVE one. It will be brilliant for twirling in and it's bound to attract everyone's attention.

2. Wear navy. It's a better option than black for summer and dark blue always looks chic.

3. Experiment with metallics, as seen at Dries Van Noten and Rochas. A flash of gold on shoes or a skirt is enough to shine next season.

4. Blush pinks, pale lemons - the pretty pastel palette seen at Burberry in London as arrived in Paris too.

5. Play with texture - ruffles, pleats, feathered shoes and hoods - exaggerate shapes and sizes in fun fabrics.

See more from the first few shows below:

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