Paris Womenswear AW13 – Robbie Spencer's highlights

Dazed's senior fashion editor picks his best-of from the capital

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Throughout the Autumn/Winter womenswear fashion weeks, the Dazed fashion team summarise their highlights of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Here, senior fashion editor Robbie Spencer shares his Paris highlights.

FAVOURITE LOOKS OF PARIS AW13:
The Céline collection was fantastic. I loved Phoebe Philo's genius intrepretation of the 'Tati' laundry bag (above).

I also loved the Gareth Pugh bin bag couture looks ending his show. I like the way he's revisiting early ideas and materials, reappropriating and refining them into more refined designs which balance earlier punk experimentalism with the cutting and design vocabulary he is known for.

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Gareth Pugh bin bag couture looks Photography Jacques Habbah

Miu Miu's reworking of the MA-1 bomber jacket, exposing shoulders and cinching to create feminine shapes.

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Miu Miu Photography courtesy of Miu Miu

Comme des Garçons multidimensional psychedelic print looks in collaboration with artist Daniel Michaels.

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Comme des Garçons Photography Susie Bubble

Dior by Raf Simons, I love the modern take on feminine knitwear.

Sarah Burton's Alexander McQueen show was a series of 10 incredible ecclesiastical, Elizabethan couture creations.

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Dior Photography courtesy of Dior
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Alexander McQueen Photography courtesy of Alexander McQueen

FAVOURITE ACCESSORIES:
The Chloé jewellery featuring cut lava rock looked really modern and minimal. The McQueen metal headcages. Bungee belts by Givenchy.

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Chloé jewellery Photography courtesy of Chloé
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Alexander McQueen headcage Photography courtesy of Alexander McQueen
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Bungee belt by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Photography Jacques Habbah

BEST HAIR:
The tight brightly coloured ringlets by Luigi Murenu at Givenchy totally transformed the supermodel line up, with Natalia Vodianova closing the show quite an achievement, having run a marathon earlier that day.

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Hair at Givenchy by Luigi Murenu Photography Jacques Habbah

FAVOURITE MODELS:
Catherine McNeil has had a great season and it's always great to see Mariacarla.

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Catherine McNeil at Acne Studios Photography Jacques Habbah
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Mariacarla Boscono at Louis Vuitton Photography Jacques Habbah

FAVOURITE VENUE:
Louis Vuitton's 1930s hotel corridor, each model half dressed with bed hair would come out of their room one at a time, leaving their door ajar for the viewer to see a film of a man getting dressed or an unmade bed and a luggage trunk, as each model walked around the corridor and returned back to her room.

Comme's narrow catwalk – so narrow in fact the models had to turn sideways to pass each other.

The Chanel globe was a very visual interpretation of Chanel's stature in style, a giant rotating globe in the middle of the space, with mini flags marking every store around the world. Models walked around the globe and Karl too did his lap of honour, to the soundtrack of Daft Punk's 'Around the World'.

The parked cars with alternating flashing headlights that were above our heads in the Carven show space were cool.

Plus Dior's beautiful helium filled metallic sculptures that filled the show space, an homage to Andy Warhol's Factory days.

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Louis Vuitton's hotel corridor set Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton
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Comme des Garçons's narrow catwalk Photography Susie Bubble
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Chanel's globe Photography Lea Colombo
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Dior's helium balloon set Photography courtesy of Dior

BEST THING YOU OVERHEARD AT THE SHOWS:
That Cher was in town and she was only attending Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens and Balmain.

FAVOURITE SOUNDTRACK:
The Miu Miu show soundtrack featuring Eurythmics' 'This City Never Sleeps' had great impact in the show.

BEST GOODIE BAG/FREEBIE:
Flowers from Balmain's Olivier Rousteing.

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