The second half of Paris Fashion Week spring 2014 brings the creations of some of the most influential fashion labels of the moment. It seems that great labels do think alike as the influences we’ve seen so far in the other fashion capitals are also reflected in different ways here. Sportswear accents, Japanese influences and abstract prints defined some of the coolest looks of these collections:

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014: Boold Patterns at Celine

Minimalism at Celine? Not this time, as creative director Phoebe Philo, decided to go in a new bold direction, taking inspiration from street art, embracing bold prints and blending them with tribal and artisanal concepts for a unique new style perspective. Even with the new-found love for bold prints and patterns, the minimalistic sensibilities that made the label one of the most beloved labels of the moment were still reflected shape-wise. 

Celine Spring 2014

Key pieces from the new line were oversized tunics and knitted jumpers, pleated skirts and masculine blazers. View more from: Celine spring 2014 collection

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014: Chic & Feminine at Chloe

Chloe Spring 2014

Femininity and sensuality were the keywords at the Chloe spring 2014 show. Designer Clare Waight Keller, proved once again that she understands exactly what her customer want: polished, casual chic pieces with a sultry vibe. The Chloe spring 2014 creations have become bolder than before in the sense that there are many more sheer accents than before. Even so, the creative director focused on keeping her new creations “soft and wearable at the same time,” so the label’s fans don’t need to worry about finding overly bold options. Key pieces from the new line include flowing dresses, long tunics, loose pants and chic sweatshirts in versatile neutral tones. View more from: Chloe spring 2014 collection

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014: Africa & Japan at Givenchy

Givenchy Spring 2014

Riccardo Tisci took inspiration from the African and Japanese cultures for the Givenchy spring 2014 collection. The African influences were reflected through draping while the Japanese influences were reflected both at a conceptual level, “fragility” as the designer put it and shape-wise, with kimono-inspired pieces. The designer opted for a neutral color palette for the most part. Jersey dresses, cool flat sandals and feathered capes were some of the highlights of the show. The truly surprising part of the new show were the makeup choices which were inspired by the idea of a mask. View more from: Givenchy spring 2014 collection

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014: Origami & 3D at John Galliano

John Galliano Spring 2014

Bill Gaytten also found the Japanese culture to be a rich source of inspiration. However, unlike Tisci, he made good use of the concept of Origami, focusing on boxy shapes with cool futuristic and sporty vibes. Aside from the eye-catching combos and the cool shapes, the vibrant color palette, which focused mostly around neons is the one that truly makes the new options stand out. Another important highlight of the show were the footwear choices which had bold 3-D details. View more from: John Galliano spring 2014 collection

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014: Sporty & Feminine Stella McCartney

Stella Mc Cartney Spring 2014

Sporty vibes blended with feminine accents once again in the Stella McCartney spring 2014 collection. Combining ladylike elegance, sporty vibes, prints and sheer accents can quickly backfire, however this is definitely not the case in the new line, which abounds in versatile ensembles  with a cool feminine touch. Among the main new season alternatives are chic jumpsuits, cool A-line skirts, chic sportswear-inspired jackets and cool retro sunglasses. View more from: Stella McCartney spring 2014 collection