Watch the #LVcruise 2016 show live here

The latest in a long line of fashion brands heading to alternative cities to host their cruise collections is Louis Vuitton. The Paris-based luxury house will be live from Palm Springs in California today, taking advantage of its sun-drenched oasis, sparkling blue skies and cool mountainous surrounds as a backdrop to its 2016 line. Referred to as “the cradle ...
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Is SXSW more important than fashion week?

Scrolling through Instagram this last week one could have been mistaken for thinking that the next city on the fashion month calendar was in fact Austin, Texas, what with the amount of editors, bloggers and fashion influencers posting from the city's annual SXSW Interactive festival. No other year has the presence of so many of the fashion industry's big players - ...
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Lucky Magazine's Editor-in-chief Eva Chen at SXSW Interactive

Trend Alert – Eclectic Traveller

This look emerged on New York’s catwalks and is also evident in Paris. Drawing on romantic patterns and embroideries, designers create tactile artistry looks inspired by rich cultural craftsmanship and the hedonistic spirit of the 1970s.
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A moody culture clash and exquisite craftsmanship at Givenchy

Paris: In the show notes at Givenchy's Autumn winter presentation Riccardo Tisci  stated that his ideas came from “aggressive aesthetics” drawn from the juxtaposition of cultures – elements of moody Victoriana and South American Chola girls. Once one got past the disarranged setting of pinball machines, video games and basketball hoops, focus turned to the models whose faces were embellished with dramatic ...
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The “essence of Luxury” and a touch of YSL at Lanvin

Paris: From the opening ensemble of a cropped jacket , slim, tailored red trimmed trousers tucked in to gorgeous leather boots neatly finished with tassels, you knew ‘this collection would be exquisite”. Not a detail, accessory or material was left untouched without the addition of some finite detail. Alber Elbaz went back to his birthplace Morocco and thought : "shapes ...
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Parisian grunge at Paul & Joe

Paris: For autumn/winter 15, Paul & Joe fused feminine preppy with grunge creating an overall youthful vibe. Knee-high grunge boots juxtaposed delicate peter-pan collar shirtdresses, berets were worn with velvet choker necklaces and single earrings, and silk bow blouses were paired with boyfriend pants, continuing the contradiction throughout. The colour palette ranged from muted neutrals to bold primary colors, based ...
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Guillaume Henry does minimal military for his first Nina Ricci collection

Paris: Guillaume Henry’s first collection for Nina Ricci took the label in a slightly less feminine direction with straight and boxy silhouettes and minimal design details. The hints of military influences were elevated through elongated fringe details on jackets, tops, and cuff bracelets. Heavy pea coats and cropped utility jackets were softened by delicate lace under layers. Show-stopping allover lace ...
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The urban nomad in a magical forest at Kenzo

Paris: Once again Kenzo continued to impress with a grand show. Moving iridescent pillars resembling trees and Saint Etienne’s live performance left many devotees speechless. Even though the whole spectacle diverted viewers from the actual garments Humberto Leon and Carol Lim managed to cast a spell over the spectators and the clothes. “We explore togetherness through camaraderie, ceremony and protection,” ...
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Sacai the new coat-to-go for A/W 15/16

Paris: Chitose Abe’s talent of creating garments that are entirely unique and timeless hybrid designs fused with the right amount of femininity granted the brand many admirers. For Autumn / Winter the designer worked menswear silhouettes and cinched them down to a woman’s body. Shoulders were dropped, sleeves either extended or abbreviated, with lavish fur peek-a-boo spending warmth on collars, cuffs, ...
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The creation of fluidity out of structure at Stella McCartney

Paris: There is always a sense of calm and serenity around Stella McCartney’s presentations, embodying the fact that she knows exactly what she is doing. The easy nonchalance that infused her collection began with a black coat cut with a floating handkerchief skirt and matched with fluted hem pants and it flowed from there. She created fluid movement throughout from ...
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70′s college girl at Sonia Rykiel

Paris: The catwalk was set with 50,000 books lining the shelves surrounding the runway as models walked out in head-to-toe velvet, striped furs, and over-the-knee socks. Collegiate 70’s girl with a modern flare captured the theme at Sonia Rykiel. Retro colour stories of cognac, black, and neutrals were offset by modern metallic silver leather and navy blue brushed mohair in ...
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The fabric speaks volumes at Akris

Paris: Albert Kriemler has perfected subtle elegance within his designs. His A/W 15 collection personifies the true essence of luxury through the use of sophisticated fabrics, fine tailoring, and minute design details and textures. The pale neutral colour palette acts as the perfect medium to allow focus on the fabrics and textures that Kriemler develops with his mills. Soft double-faced ...
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Art deco pop at John Galliano

Paris: Bill Gayten’s collection for John Galliano infuses classic art deco black and gold patterns with youthful pops of orange, purple, and fish underwater graphics. Outerwear makes a strong statement with floor dusting coats in bold colors and textured fabrics such as jacquard, fur, and astrakhan. Contrasting the floor length coats are mini dresses and skirts, which are outlined by ...
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Individual freedom, ‘tattered glamour’ and playfulness for Celine

Paris: Was this a tongue in cheek light-hearted poke at all the fur that has dominated the Autumn/Winter Collections? No, but there were hand-rendered illustrations depicting foxes, deer, otters and rabbits while a witty rendition of a pom-pom stole was nonchalantly draped over shoulders. The summery atmosphere for this fun-filled collection from Pheobe Philo, was aided by the Brazilian musician of ...
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Deluxe Bohemian and a ‘carefree spirit’ at Chloe.

Paris: For Autumn/Winter, Clare Waight Keller presented an exquisitely rounded and feminine interpretation of the Seventies. The first look – a floor sweeping greatcoat with wide lapels in melton wool created an instant dramatic effect –  coordinated with tailored trousers and the prettiest blouse, complete with skinny neckties – it was a clever balance against the delicate lace and light silk georgette ...
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