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Nonchalant free-spirited femininity at Sharon Wauchob

Paris: For Pre-Fall, Sharon Wauchob looked to Jeanloup Sieff’s alluring photopraphs of Jane Birkin and Charlotte Rampling in the late 1960s. The designer stated that she “wanted to make the product as sincere as possible” – and she did it by giving a bohemian sensibility to her clothes. The heart of the lineup was translated into fluid silhouettes worked in ...
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Studio Ghibli: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation

For the first time in Europe, Studio Ghibli fans have an opportunity to pay tribute to the remarkable skills of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki. Admire original drawings and layouts from classic animated films including My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo and spirited away. Check out the exhibition at Art Ludique-Le Musée in Paris through March 1st 2015. Dessins du studio Ghibli Dessins du ...
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Personalised 3D Printed Candles by iMakr x Le Bon Marché

3D printing company iMakr has collaborated with department store Le Bon Marché to offer customers personalised 3D printed candles in the shapes of miniature bust sculptures. Called Scandles, the candles are made using a 3D scan of the customer, which is taken in-store in a scanning booth. The file is then sent over to an iMakr store in London, where
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HOH x Mr Men -

Mr Quiffy: the latest character to be born following the recent collaboration between House of Holland and the Mr Men book series. Mr Quiffy is currently touring Asia with the HOH X Mr Men collaboration in tow. Henry Holland has created a collection for women with exact mini versions for girls. Inspired by the familiar characters, apparel features Mr Men pattern ...
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Alexander McQueen sends out an army of Eastern warriors -

Paris: Drawn to the Eastern-influenced motifs found within the Alexander McQueen archive, Sarah Burton sent forth a fierce line-up of kimono-inspired dresses. Tailored looks were precise, rigid and displayed the expert craftsmanship that McQueen is known for. Structured bra-tops and harnesses worn with and over dresses produced a strong warrior vibe. Burton added softer looks for the finale, complete with ...
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Miuccia Prada plays rebel girl for S/S 15 at Miu Miu -

Paris: For Spring / Summer 2015 Miuccia Prada referenced the 1974 film by John Waters, Female Trouble – which tracks the sordid toils of Dawn Davenport, a waitress, go-go dancer, prostitute and thief – perhaps a surprising theme for a collection that was played out in one of Paris’ noble palais. However hard-hitting the inspiration, the collection was simultaneously ...
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Grown up ’70s and a mix of the future at Vuitton -

Paris: For Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière continued to build on the ideas he put forward for his Fall debut collection, and consequently, this Spring/Summer 2015 became more rounded, grown up and cohesive. The ‘show’ opened with a group of beautifully executed little dresses, sweet tops and jackets, crocheted with finite details and played back with abbreviated jackets made up of strips of ...
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Valentino captures the ethereal elegance of the Grand Tour -

Paris: For Spring/Summer, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri took us on a grand tour of Italy during the 18th century which was in-keeping with their trademark sumptuous, bohemian aesthetic. Pinafore dresses were narrowly cut leaving sides exposed. Expert craftsmanship could be seen at every turn, from the laser-cut skins to the lace insets and Broderie Anglaise. Ethereal chiffon gowns ...
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Sonia Rykiel returns to its roots with a new creative director at the helm -

Paris: This season marks Julie de Libran's first at the helm of Sonia Rykiel. With prior experience at Prada and Louis Vuitton under the direction of Marc Jacobs she is well prepared to take the French fashion house into its next phase. For her debut, de Libran looked back to Rykiel's inception, incorporating the signature stripe and of course, knitwear. ...
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A relaxed sensuality at Stella McCartney -

Paris: Speaking backstage after the showing of her Spring/Summer collection, Stella McCartney said, “It was celebrating the softness of a woman, and her fragility....the collection is really about the softer side" – and it was. Diaphanous layers of circular cut silk billowed and flowed in breezy silk layers – cool enough for warm summer days. The idea of comfort ...
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Hedi Slimane takes us to the Sunset Strip at Saint Laurent -

Paris: For his latest collection, Hedi Slimane continued to express his enthusiasm for L.A youth culture and this season was no exception. The bold aesthetic was fit for cutting edge rock clubs on the Sunset Strip. There were a total of fifty-five outfits each featuring coordinated separates. Standouts included the covetable, cropped leather jackets which came in a plethora of ...
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Trend Alert – Cosmetic Nudes -

Barely there tones are inspired by the light powdery hues of a cosmetic palette. Soft and sophisticated, neutral shades look light and luxurious, perfect for the sheer and silky satins in diaphanous silhouettes for S/S 15.
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Eastern birds and exquisite detailing at Giambattista Valli -

Paris: Was this a swan song from Giambattista Valli for Spring/Summer 2015 or a beautiful Eastern bird singing a sweet tune? Valli is the master of finite detailing and this collection was the epitome of such craftsmanship – from simple sheath minidresses that were seemingly handcrafted with mother of pearl to emulate the branches and flowers of cherry blossoms, ...
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Wet look hair dominate on the Paris catwalks -

From wet comb-back hair at Balmain to just-got-out-of-the-pool damp hair at Jean Paul Gaultier and gelled strands at Devastee, the wet look hair is the standout style on the Paris catwalk. Loose strands of wet hair are styled over the forehead at Gosia Baczynska and Jacquemus to form a side-fringe.
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Sacai strikes a dynamic contrast between military and femininity -

Paris: The attention to detail that Chitose Abe of Sacai applies to each piece in her collection is incredible. This season, the designer merged a hard military look with soft, flirty ruffles producing movement and a dynamic aesthetic. Even the prints generated an interesting juxtaposition – masculine tartan and fair isle vs. feminine naïve florals and paisley. Guipure lace edged ...
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