Written by Emily Hannah Mahon.

Paris has long been known as the fashion capital of the world, so what better way to bring the spring/summer 2015 runway season to a close than with the prestigious Paris Fashion Week?

As the fashion savvy descended on the French capital, the week gave well established designers the opportunity to showcase their finest collections for spring/summer. This also gave us high street shoppers a heads up on the latest trends coming our way.

Paris Fashion Week saw the transition between winter and spring essentials. Notably this included a statement glove which offers a new focal point to every outfit. Ranging from the bright, pop shades of orange, to the regal arm length glove – it seems that this form of knitwear has never been more recognised in the trend stakes.

Three big trends born out of Paris Fashion Week are:

  • The ‘tiny trunk’ – these often decorative bags are an alternative to the classic handbag and are a new way to carry all your essentials.
  • The colour grey – whether it be a coat or bag, the colour grey will be a big feature in the shops soon.
  • The mini skirt – a classic piece reinvented for the SS15 season, it can be dressed up or down making it a hot favourite for the high street.

In addition to delivering big fashion trends for the upcoming months, Paris Fashion Week will also be remembered for the spectacles of the big fashion houses.

Jean Paul Gaultier explored the dark side in his creations for the approaching season as he bowed out of the fashion industry after almost forty years.

Stella McCartney celebrated femininity in her SS15 collection using a gentle tonal palette of pinks, greys and blues.

Chanel stole fashion headlines as their show concluded with a faux feminist protest led by head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

While most of us can only dream about owning these designer brands, one thing about Paris Fashion Week is certain – it’s an excellent opportunity for creating the ultimate wish list.