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Elbaz wins praise for ultra-wearable collection on Lanvin’s 125th birthday

Alber Elbaz ticked plenty of the right trend boxes with his latest Lanvin collection as he sent out a touch of the 70s, plenty of texture, fringing, long belts, capes and more. But it was more than just a rollcall of trends. For Lanvin’s 125th anniversary he gave us a collection that was pure Elbaz and that answered the autumn/winter clothing ...
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Mayan inspiration at Rick Owens

Paris: Californian Couturier Rick Owens knows how to drape and construct, he also knows exactly what he is doing.  This assured collection was called Sphinx – the same title as his menswear - but this was less provocative, and more autobiographical. With draped robes, sculpted wool felt silhouettes and an almost monastic clarity of line and shape Owens looked to ...
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Futuristic textiles for Christian Wijnants

Paris: Since launching his own label in 2003 Wijnants has won countless awards, including the International Woolmark Prize in 2013, but what is more impressive is his label is sold in over 100 boutiques and department stores worldwide. Inspired by the work of Irish photographer Jackie Nickerson’s Farm series he opened with abstract banana leaf motif monochromes printed, bonded and ...
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A Heritage Revival at Rochas

Paris: As a tribute to Rochas’ 90th birthday, Alessandro Dell’Acqua honoured the heritage of the brand, reviving and reworking the designs of the late Marcel Rochas. Dell’Acqua’s modern-day tribute referenced the 1934 Rochas’collection- dedicated to birds- inspiring ornithological prints and thirties silhouettes. Swallows patterned romantic silk dresses and featured as black velvet embroidery on an ice blue overcoat and a series ...
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Dressed to Thrill at Lemaire

Paris: A new era dawns for design duo, Christophe Lemaire and Sarah- Linh Tran. With collaboration with Uniqlo announced, the brands aesthetic is about to grace a larger audience. “More dangerous, less melancholic” is how Lemaire described the vision for their future: as the collection unveiled, one could almost feel the danger dial being turned up a notch, confidence seeping through ...
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Purified and Simplified Sportswear at Cedric Charlier

Paris: This season Cedric Charlier went back to simplicity and presented a collection of refined sportswear staples in architectural shapes and eye-catching colours. The dress code was simplified thanks to the geometrical shapes and the precise technological fabrics – second skin knitted trousers came in double-faced neoprene materials and sported a coloured contrasting stripe that ended a few inches above the ...
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Opulence, Chinoiserie and a perfect blend of Utility at Dries Van Noten

Paris: Every season, Dries Van Noten never fails in keeping avid followers on their toes. Just when you think you have your wardrobe organized, then along comes another collection of to die-for-pieces. This exquisite presentation was opulence grounded in utility. It began with the fur trimmed gold brocade coat worn over a pair of oversized chinos  and then continued in the ...
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‘Destruction as a Creative force’ at Vionnet

Paris: ‘Destruction as a creative force,’ was the inspiration for the ‘regeneration’ at the house of Vionnet. The label, founded by Madeleine Vionnet, famed for its sleek, soft cut, and introducing the fluidity of bias cutting to fashion, is the designer that fashion designers have on a pedestal.  The drape, movement and signature fall of the fabric were all in ...
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Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Lykke Li spice up Spring 15 handbag campaigns, outshine mainline ads

In what has been a rather average campaign season for the three brands in terms of creativity, with Chanel’s Paris at night setting and then Gucci and Dior’s even more simple studio imagery, each of the brands have thankfully stepped up their game for the Spring accessory campaigns. Star wattage has spiced up the brands’ advertising, continuing S/S 15’s celebrity-heavy ...
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PARIS: Fashion Week for Foodies

Fashion month is coming to a close and the trendy crowds have flocked to Paris for its last leg. As the fatigue sets in, now’s the time to relax a little and enjoy the latest foodie hot spots Paris has to offer.
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A Lesson in French Dressing

Paris: A mélange of masculine tailoring, nostalgic textiles and a touch of eccentricity encompassed Victor and Rolf’s vision of French dressing. The duo updated traditional houndstooth in technical nylon satin, lending silhouettes stiff and daring proportions. Lashings of asymmetric ruffles created flirtatious and fresh femininity, whilst volants were folded graphically, developing modern and unexpected shapes. Floral and lace prints and fabrics ...
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Raw and Serene at Damir Doma

Paris: Serenity and balance dawned in Damir Doma’s latest Pre-Fall offering. The designer’s work seemed harmoniously linked with his Men’s collection, confessing; “The Women’s was born from the Men’s, it’s about finding that balance.” Doma seemed to have mastered this balance – his collection offered rustic and refined pieces with an androgynous, timeless identity. Chalk-ike pinstripes and fringed salvage finishes were ...
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Parisian Rock ‘n’ Roll at Saint Laurent

Paris: This season Heidi Slimane put a Parisian spin on his signature indie rock 'n' roll look with all black ensembles of super skinny pants and tight turtlenecks topped off by berets. Slimane favourites such as animal print came in the form of leopard print intarsia sweaters, zebra printed fur coats, and broad-shouldered monochrome leopard blazers. His nautical stripes were ...
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Trend Alert – Layered Outerwear

Cosy layering becomes a key theme for menswear this season on the Paris catwalks. Long coat silhouettes in different tones and patterns combine to expand this smart yet contemporary look. Casual and tailored styles overlap to introduce an effortless utilitarian twist to formal styling.
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Old Seafarers at Umit Benan

Paris: Umit Benan took to the sea for A/W 15/16 sending working seafarers down the catwalk with fishing rods and buckets in hand. Rubberized outerwear, protective parkas, wool overcoats and padded bomber jackets protected Benan’s fisherman against the elements. Both leather and knit jogger pants had a more utilitarian feel in roomier silhouettes and paired with collaged robe cardigans and ...
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