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Paris Fashion Week: Vionnet Autumn/Winter 2014

14/08/2014 16:40 | Updated 20 May 2015

With flashes of lime, petrol blue and aqua, the link to nature in Vionnet's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection was made clear by just the colour palette.

If there was any doubt over the inspiration though, the show notes made it obvious. "A walk in the garden of the Fleurs du Mal, from a feminine perspective," they read. And more importantly, this collection marked "Vionnet's rebirth as a fashion house, but also a reconnection to its roots."

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This resulted in a collection built on Vionnet's draped styles, from slouchy jumpsuits to floor-sweeping gowns. (Celebrity fans will have plenty to choose from when they next need a dress for the red carpet.)

There was an interesting play on texture too with felt, cashmere, pinstriped wool jersey and mink layered throughout.

Oversized knitwear (we're talking down-to-the-knee jumpers) were worn with long skirts while cropped fur jackets were paired with pleated calf-length styles.

The overall look was relaxed and carefree - the perfect example of effortless, elegant style that the French do oh so well.

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