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Electric retro future at Carven

Paris: After the announcement of the appointment of Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud as the new artistic directors, the design duo presented the new Carven girl at Paris fashion week. ‘A contemporary, self confident London girl living in Paris, swaying between an electric revival of the late 60’s and the timeless elegance of active Parisian women,’ inspired Caillaudaud and Martial ...
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Intricate craftsmanship at Sharon Wauchob

Paris: The Irish designer Sharon Wauchob presented a confident and feminine collection - thoughtfully engineered investment pieces for a lifetime. The designer’s signature workmanship with lace looked once again exceptionally fresh and new. Intricate lace appeared in elaborate abstract swirling motifs and organic pointillistic patterns on sensual dresses and skirt sets. The opening look, an ivory long lean jacket featured ...
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Opulence and street mix at Balenciaga.

Paris: It is quite apparent in this Balenciaga collection that Alexander Wang is putting his own stamp on the house DNA. Wang was quoted as saying: "The society women, the aristocrats, the regal women.” . I try to respect the heritage and the history, but also add a twist.” He had in his mind, the original clientele at Balenciaga and ...
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Masculine Monk at Yohji Yamamoto

Paris: Models walked out to quiet and serene music creating an overall sense of peace at the Yohji Yamamoto show. Monk like wrapped dresses were draped against the body revealing Sak Yant tattoos at the neckline and face. Masculine tailoring was minimalist and understated with blazer, maxi skirt sets and oversized button-up shirts. Hip-hop high tops juxtaposed the feminine velvet ...
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Nautical military at Isabel Marant

Paris: For autumn/winter 15/16, Isabel Marant continues to dress the chic city woman in flirty mini skirts and dresses paired with more substantial sweaters and jackets. This collection carries an overall nautical and utility influence combining sailor shank button details and nautical stripes, with utility jackets, gold bouillon cord frogging, and epaulettes. Patterns are a mixture of ethnic influenced ikats ...
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La Discothèque at Balmain

Paris: Backstage at Balmain, Olivier Rousteing spoke about “what happened in January” – referring of course to the Charlie Hebdo shootings. With this in his mind, Rousting set out to celebrate Paris as a centre for artistic freedom- referring back to the cultural richness of Paris in the 70’s and 80’s. The designer looked to the house archives of these ...
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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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