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Chic, simple yet dramatic at Lanvin -

Paris: For Spring/Summer 2015, Alber Elbaz looked to the work of ‘Jeanne Lanvin, from her graceful, simple gowns to her lavish embroideries,’ and sent out a collection of real clothes for real women and ‘real’ models – “Amber, Violetta, Natasha, Malgosia,” Elbaz said, “It’s about beautiful women.” The opening, simple, fluid gowns save for a row of metal buttons, ...
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Boudoir femininity at Sharon Wauchob -

Paris: Femininity was all go at Sharon Wauchob’s show. Soft silk négligées and loose robes with lace and floral embellishment were sent down the catwalk. The mood was relevant and très Parisienne with nonchalant layering and covetable accessories in the form of short-fringed mules and clutch bags. Matching looks, such as an embellished peplum camisole with matching cigarette trousers, stood ...
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Bold graphics and striking shapes at Balmain -

Paris: Olivier Rousteing’s latest collection for Balmain was graphic with grids and stripes blocking the body. The female form was still celebrated though, and clearly seen – through sheer Perspex panels. Some silhouettes featured languid layers and handkerchief hemlines – a key trend for the season. The Balmain woman is no doubt bold and this season’s colour palette furthered ...
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Short and sharp at Carven -

Paris: Guillaume Henry gave out the idea that he created a Spring/Summer collection for  " a Carven girl who is dynamic, energetic, spontaneous, fresh and efficient. This presentation was all of that. With athletic, boldly colored A-line dresses with bands of contrasting colors or snakeskin wrapped around the upper torso, there was perhaps a little of a modern Courreges in the ...
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Vionnet evokes the spirit of a dancer -

Paris: Goga Ashkenazi, creative director of Vionnet, expertly manipulated fabrics in an effort to evoke the spirit of a dancer – American expat Isadora Duncan of the late 19th-century to be exact. Sheer was the order of the day, producing fluid movement and showing off seductive garter belts. Ashkenazi also referenced 'curves' as being a key element to the collection ...
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A day at the beach with Damir Doma -

Paris: Damir Doma presented a collection for Spring/Summer 2015 that was extensive and varied in application. In the show notes, he cited New Order’s “Power, Corruption & Lies” album, and Audrey Hepburn carrying a fisherman’s net on the beach. This idea of a summer escape set the tone for a line up of clean cut pieces. Details were minimal ...
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Sumptuous femininity with a hint of sport at Rochas -

Paris: Alessandro Dell'Acqua fused all things feminine and romantic with touches of athletic, varsity influences. The Rochas "R" adorned featherweight, gossamer button-front blouses, must-have blazers, and accessories producing unexpected appeal. A patchwork mélange of openwork macramé, delicate Chantilly, and heavier Guipure generated alluring depth and dimension. Flocked floral and hummingbird patterns were light and added deluxe surface interest. – Deirdre Pérez Silhouette: Feminine and ...
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A streamlined sporty aesthetic at Balenciaga -

Paris: Alexander Wang presented his Spring/Summer collection for Balenciaga with an athletic aesthetic in mind. Wang happened to be in Paris during the Tour de France and there was no question that the cyclists’ second-skin performance-wear influenced this dynamic lineup. Amid swirling vapors of smoke, models swept down the catwalk – sweeping maxi trapeze duster coats were layered over ...
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A Bohemian fairytale at Dries Van Noten -

Paris: Dries Van Noten never fails to delight and surprise his avid followers and this Spring/Summer collection was a no exception. It all began with the ‘tweeting’ of the feathered variety – setting the mood while models glided over a bed of feathered moss. A fresh take on a Bohemian feel mixed with Eastern sensibility prevailed in signature separates ...
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Deconstructed tailoring and feminine layers at Cédric Charlier -

Paris: Cédric Charlier sent forth a Spring collection with a dynamic combination of tailoring and feminine layering. Exposed basting stitches, fringe and feathers produced tactile surface interest and a deconstructed aesthetic. Charlier played with colour by using bold stripes and multi-layering, adding pops of contrasting shades which created dimension. Asymmetrical foulard hemlines cut from silky summer weight fabrics created fluid ...
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Monochromatic layering at Christophe Lemaire -

Paris: Monochromatic dressing flooded the catwalk at Christophe Lemaire's exquisite Spring 2015 presentation. Crisp layers of summer weight fabrics were well-suited for classic tailoring and long layers. New shirt treatments in the form of pull-over and capelet shapes were a refreshing update to the traditional button-front. Coats and dresses in trapeze silhouettes with fullness towards the bottom, sumptuously swooshed as ...
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Luxurious Printed Velvets at P.V Paris

Luxurious prints and ornate cut-outs; one of the Premiere Vision Paris A/W 15/16 highlights from Denholme Velvets this season.
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Balmain -

GRAPHIC SEVENTIES Paris: After a recent trip to Los Angeles, creative director Olivier Rousteing was enamored by the carefree lifestyle of its citizens. As a result, a strong '70s influence pervaded his latest Cruise collection for Balmain. Graphic Navajo-inspired patterns and vibrant color juxtaposed with stark black-and-white made a bold statement.  – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Boxy tailored jackets / Updated ponchos / High-waisted flared pants ...
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A Preview of Mode City

Per the Beach Boys, summer means new love ... stories. Something to that effect. It's the same for intimate apparel this season. One of our favorite newcomers from the winter trade events, a little brand from Amsterdam that is about to strike it big called LoveStories, is showing again at Mode City, which kicks off in Paris on July 5th. Fashion-forward, ...
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Saint Laurent -

70's PSYCH Paris: Hedi Slimane delved into a specifc era of rock and roll history this season, pinpointing the look of 70s psych rockers and their unique toughened-up occult bohemianism. Grounded by the brand's signature skinny silhouette, embroidered, fringed and patterned outerwear took center stage, creating a wonderfully textured mood. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Ponchos / Skinny jeans / Leather jackets / Textured suiting / ...
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