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Michael Bastian -

CITY AND COUNTRY New York: Michael Bastian was revisited his usual methods, which in this case meant embellishing All-American prep classics with ethno-hippie details and a carload of accessories. Bastian showed items for city and country, including windowpane suits and ultra-slim chinos and cargo pants. — Andrew Luecke Key Items: Grey wool tuxedo / Shearling bomber / Leather bomber / Ultra-slim chino / ...
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Saint Laurent -

ROCKABILLY BOYS Paris: Hedi Slimane continued to draw heavily from rock 'n' roll influences, and this season's collection had a vintage Rockabilly vibe. Black, skin-hugging pants or high-waisted trousers were paired with ruffled tuxedo shirts and studded moto jackets, while skinny neckties and creepers were a 1950s throwback. A medly of fur, sequins, plaid, and animal prints added to the rock 'n' ...
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Paul Smith -

DESERT JOURNEY Paris: Paul Smith appeared to take inspiration from the desert this season. A mix of long-over-long layered silhouettes topped with billowing woven scarves had an exotic, nomadic feel. Print and pattern also emphasized the theme; authentic Kilim rug motifs appeared on tunics and coats, while bright flamingos and palm tree graphics were a more kitsch interpretation. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Graphic ...
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Balmain -

SUPER SAFARI Paris: Olivier Rousteing showed a small, edited collection of 15 looks that all had a military or safari feel. The palette was minimal, consisting mostly of olive green and wheat, both enlivened by leopard or zebra prints. Rousteing’s pony hair leopard print biker jacket was the show's hallmark piece, encapsulating his influences into a bold, wearable symbol.  — Andrew Luecke Key ...
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Lanvin -

BACK TO THE FUTURE Paris: Alber Elbaz’s latest collection took an unexpected detour to the ‘80s, showing that skinny ties, wild prints and bright magentas still matter in 2014. Chalk stripe suits stood out, particularly with forward-looking oversized jackets, while Elbaz explored a variety of trouser shapes that included wide, sagging looks with multiple breaks as well as skinny, sharply tailored ...
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Hermes -

MONOCHROME TEXTURES Paris: The mostly-black collection felt uncharacteristically edgy for Hermes, especially in combination with the snug-fitting silhouettes, sporty influences and novel use of exotics. Texture played a key role in adding interest to the monochrome looks; suits had lustrous shine, leathers were supple and smooth, and tactile knits provided a cozy contrast. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Jersey turtleneck / Hefty pullover / Shiny ...
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Miharayasuhiro -

BASIC BUT BOLD Paris: Mihara Yasuhiro showed an edited collection of wearable basics, offset by touches of technical materials. Flight parkas came in standard nylon as well as neoprene with coated pockets, while hybridized sweatpant-chinos bore fabric blocking, coin pockets and elasticized cuffs.  — Andrew Luecke Key Items: Tweed blazer / Denim patch shirt / Straight, cropped trouser / Flight parka / ...
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Kenzo -

STRIKING A BALANCE Paris: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon continued their exploration of colorful, poppy and print-heavy sportswear with this latest collection. However, while they showed crombie coats adorned with a mountain and moon graphic in white, YK blue and Pantone's color of the year, radiant orchid, they also tempered the collection with historical-looking, dark, woolly deck jackets and officer trousers ...
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Dior Homme -

WELL SUITED Paris: Boyish pinstriped suits, some sporting polka dots, were the basis of Kris Van Assche's collection this season. Military references were layered in, appearing in the form of olive green utility jackets and leather bombers, while denim also tempered the buttoned-up feel with some casualness. Polka dotted accessories and footwear added a dash of lighthearted quirk. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items:  Turtleneck / ...
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Comme des Garçons -

DECONSTRUCTED BASICS Paris: Rei Kawakubo experimented with addition and subtraction this season; suit jackets featured either large cutouts or attached vest-like layers. Trouser legs were wide and fluid, while knee-length culottes were an unexpected option, given the season. The playful Comme des Garçon quirk was also present, showing up in the form of bright pops of color, an eclectic mix of patterns ...
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Maison Martin Margiela -

DECONSTRUCTED BASICS Paris: A quintessentially Margiela offering this season included reworked trenchcoats, deconstructed suits and cape hybrids that mimicked utility jackets. A dash of bright cerulean blue energized the mostly grey and black collection, and a series of leather and nylon outerwear with multiple strap closures gave things the futuristic feel we have come to expect from the house. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items:  Chunky ...
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Junya Watanabe -

PATCH AND GLAM Paris: Junya Watanabe continued his career-long riff on avant-garde prep staples and workwear, adorning denim with a smattering of tweed and tartan patches. Shooting jackets and blazer alike also bore patches, and patch pockets, while double-breasted velvet coats added dandy flourish to the collection. Bowie-inspired glam wigs and bowler hats topped models off.  —Andrew Luecke Key Items: Flight parka ...
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Nonchalance -

Designers turn to loose cuts and laissez-faire styling to convey nonchalance on recent runways. Loose trousers and roomy overcoats pair with long scarves, over-the-shoulder styling and an unbuttoned shirt to create an air of ease and movement.
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Yohji Yamamoto -

CRAZY QUILT Paris: Moving away from the mostly-black ensembles we have come to expect from Yohji Yamamoto, this season the designer presented a collection of piled-on layers in an eccentric mix of prints and patterns. The silhouettes were relaxed, as usual, but awakened in a crazy quilt of camo, snakes, skulls, ropes, giant florals and Navajo motifs. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Rib knit pullover ...
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Issey Miyake -

PSYCHEDELIC TRIP Paris:  This season, Issey Miyake presented a festive medley comprised of playful color, tactile materials, and kaleidoscopic digital prints. The tailored silhouettes were basic, and Miyake's signature pleats made anappearance, but it was the iridescent quilting , laminated crackles, and a rainbow of psychedelic motifs that made things feel excitingly fresh. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Sweater poncho / Pleated shirt /  ...
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