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Paris Fashion Week: Young designers kick off Paris fashion

Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:40 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Paris fashion made a crisp start on Tuesday with young designer Christine Phung's ski-themed collection getting a light covering of crystals to evoke starry skies and glistening mountain snows.

In a winter palette of navy, grey and white, Phung conjured up rock, snow, ice and stars while cerise, plum and sky blue provided warmth.

Accessorised with ski-goggles and skis, looks included burgundy pants teamed with an appliqued cashmere patchwork top and digitally printed pleated dresses that projected a sense of the heat from a roaring log fire.

Coats came in navy, tailored and sprinkled with crystals, and sky blue, loose with wide lapels and oversized pockets.

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