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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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Saint Laurent and Rykiel give their customers looks to love as they tick off commercial must-have lists

Paris labels love a mini skirt. They love a skinny silhouette, too. But what they love most are collections that will sell. And sell. And sell. And that holds true whether their creative directors are immersed in the heart of Paris or based thousands of miles away in LA. This basic fact was illustrated perfectly Monday by two of Paris’s biggest ...
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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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Beauty Highlights: Paris Fashion Week

Our beauty team selects the top six beauty looks from Paris Fashion Week across hair, make-up and nails. Here are our favourite looks so far. Issey Miyake Texture and graphic shapes combine for a sleek, structured front teamed with a heavily crimped, loose at the back hairstyle. Balenciaga Hair is drastically scraped back into a wet-look top bun with baby-hairs glued to the ...
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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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The Artisanal 70′s at Acne Studios

Paris : This season, Acne Studios held it’s show at the infamous Pompidou Centre - housing some of the world’s finest modern art. A fitting venue for Acne, who took an artisanal 70’s approach to their fall collection. Eclectic oversized tweed coats and blanket wool knits boasted intricate rope lacing at the seams- blue and orange buttons lending a modern finish. ...
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Gender Unidentified at Vivienne Westwood

Paris: You couldn’t help but pay attention as the screeching, hard-core sounds of German punk-rock duo Die Hartjungs filled the basement of a tinsel filled office building at Vivienne Westwood’s fall collection. The show was entitled “Unisex”: so it came as no surprise when a line up of suit clad women and men in tunic dresses stormed the runway. Broad shoulders, ...
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Streamlined and ergonomically sexy at Mugler

Paris: This is the second season for David Koma at Mugler and the second time he did not disappoint. The streamlined tailoring and body-centric silhouettes from Koma were made for sexy iconic bodies. Sleek and sublime slithers of dresses in white, black and blue were detailed with grommets and embroidery that dissected and contoured around the female form. There was a ...
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Thoughtful and clever artistry at Haider Ackerman

Paris: Haider Ackerman’s Autumn/Winter collection moved away from his usual languid tailoring and instead, presented a lean multi-layered graphic lineup of streetwise pieces. There was still the clever artistry omnipresent within the styling of the silhouettes – from leather pleated skirts, pieced, wrapped and cut asymmetrically that worked with cropped blouson jackets, skinny leather leggings and loosely tied blouses that bore a ...
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Who Dunnit’ at Chalayan

Paris: Ever the storyteller, Hussein Chalayan looked to the film “Murder on The Orient Express” to tell his tale for fall. Shoulders panels were chopped away on faux-fur jackets and camel coats - tailoring came in loose cuts, slashed and often disfigured- an abstracted idea of a vicious attack. Direct references to the film were made in the fabrications of the ...
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“Liberated, darker and more sexual” at Dior

Paris: Raf Simons described his Autumn/Winter collection for Christian Dior "something more liberated, darker, more sexual." From flora to fauna, it was nothing as feminine as the previous collection but here was a new found commercial lineup. Beginning with a vignette of cutaway little black dresses with contrast coloured hems and mesh collars, the presentation built in crescendo. Masculine tailored ...
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From Calculated Imperfection the individual emerges at Maison Margiela

Paris : John Galliano’s first defile presentation was confident, charming and curious – it was also commercial. Set in the Grand Palais, staged with the Margiela simplicity, white benches, white backdrop, ushers in white coats, it was this creative contradiction that re-established both brand, and creative director, as a major fashion force. From the opening floor length trenches – in ...
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A kaleidoscope of music and colour at Issey Miyake

Paris: Accompanied by Ei Wada’s live performance of playing 8 electric guitars simultaneously alongside Japanese singer Chiyako, designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae aroused an intellectual Kaleidoscope of colours and music for his Autumn/Winter collection. As the heart of Issey Miyake, fabric research and innovation have always been a core value for the brand. The invitation gave a premonition of what was to ...
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