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Fashion Week kicks off on Paris rooftop

Fashion Week kicks off on Paris rooftop
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Paris Fashion Week has kicked off with a fresh face as French designer Christine Phung presented her new collection on the rooftops of the French capital.

“My collection is inspired by water and by the effect of light on the skin when it shines through water, creating lace-like shadows on the skin,” said the designer.

Phung was raised in France by a Cambodian father and a French mother. Her dual culture has strongly influenced her sense of style and her love of printed fabrics. Entitled “Liquid Dilusion”, her spring-summer collection featured a delicate palette of metallic grey, silver and white as well as black and ultramarine.

In an unusual setting, models walked among the crowd on the roof terrace of the famed Galleries Lafayette against a stunning backdrop of the Eiffel Tower on a clear blue day.

Closing Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani presented his sophisticated designs with models often taking to the catwalk two or even three at a time.

Playing with light and shadow, volume and weight, the shapes moved freely and silhouettes were fluid through waves of fabric. The blue and green colour palette made reference to the sea, while warm coral and red hues conjured up images of anemones and flowers.

Looks were accessorised with large, colourful necklaces, scarves and hats, while ankle-high open-heeled shoes gave the final touch to this glittering collection.