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Valentino -

EXCEPTIONALLY RICH Paris: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli began their fall collection with bright contrasts in vivid patchwork circular motifs inspired by Italian Pop Art and a touch of Sixties Mod. A beautiful display of craftwork and rich detail along with abbreviated versions of Bohemian style dresses completed this exceptional collection.  – Lizzy Bowring  Key Items: Slim leather coat / Intarsia ...
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Valentino fall 14

Iris van Herpen -

TECHNOLOGICAL ARTISTRY PARIS:  The future of fashion, where technology and collaboration reign, is closer with Iris van Herpen’s collection of innovative, wearable art. Simple sheaths and boleros were given new dimension with texturized, 3D printed surfaces. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  A-line cape / 3D Printed sheaths / Billowy maxis / Relaxed trousers / Mini shirt dress / Cropped jacket / Metallic sets Color: ...
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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac -

"SPORTSOIR" PARIS: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s collection was inspirited by Méret Openheim’s surrealist artwork. Cropped jackets layered over elongated dresses were covered in illustrated faces and stars for a collection that was equal parts elegance and whimsy. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Cropped utility coats / Relaxed trousers / Braided sweaters / Robe coat / Pencil skirts / Tiered cape / Elongated tunics / ...
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Chanel -

TUTTI FRUTTI Paris: Karl Lagerfeld put a whole new meaning on shopping when he showed his latest Fall collection for Chanel. Staged in a Chanel supermarket with groceries aptly labeled Chanel - models wore pastel colored skinny tracksuits, fitted jackets, oversized sweaters, skirts over pants – what more does a girl want than to be shopping in Chanel comfort! – Lizzy ...
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CHANEL fall 14

Saint Laurent -

CARNABY STREET Paris: Hedi Slimane delivered an interesting collection for Saint Laurent, albeit that he acknowledged inspiration from the work and words of John Baldessari. The lineup was firmly based on the idea of Carnaby Street with a silhouette that was short, sharp, playful and young with a plethora of glitter, sequins, little bow ties and of course, a riff on ...
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ysl fall 14

Leonard -

LA BOHÈME Paris: Creative director Yiqing Yin sent forth a series of fluid looks featuring vintage Leonard prints which she pulled from the archive and worked in new ways. Asymmetrical draping and layered styling felt fresh while color and material combinations added a touch of romance. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Asymmetrical draping / Tailored jackets / Broad-collared coats / Blanket coats / Sheer long-sleeved ...
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leonard fall 14

Veronique Branquinho -

PATTERN PLAY Paris: This season, Veronique Branquinho enlivened her long and languid silhouettes with a range of compelling patterns. Some – plaids and pinstripes – were derived from menswear, as was the expert tailoring. Items featuring a vivid Fair Isle pattern are likely to be the collection's best sellers. – Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Wide-leg trousers / Long accordion-pleated skirts / Boxy tops ...
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Veronique Branquinho F/W 2014

Amaya Arzuaga -

BETWEEN THE FOLDS Paris: Spanish designer Amaya Arzuaga displayed her technical prowess this season, folding, pleating and draping her fabrics into elegant silhouettes. Cocktail dresses offering just the right amount of interest were the collection's highlight. – Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Dresses with origami folds / Lacquered leather separates / Pleated coats / Boxy tops / Tapered pants Color: Black / Gold / Seafoam ...
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Amaya Arzuaga F/W 2014

Elie Saab -

CLASSIC DRAMA Paris: Elie Saab delivered a strong Fall collection of classic ensembles with a touch of ’70s flare. Thigh-high slits, asymmetrical wrapping and a floor sweeping trapeze cape packed drama that will surely turn heads. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Tailored suits and sets / Capes / Fur coats / Wide leg trousers / Lace blouses / Tailored jumpsuits / Draped wrap dresses / ...
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elie saab fall 14

Emanuel Ungaro -

GRAPHIC STRUCTURE PARIS:  Fausto Puglisi's use of asymmetrical piecing created an architectural feel at Emanuel Ungaro. The clean lines of tailored, high-waist trousers and sleek pencil skirts were accentuated by graphic rose and chevron prints for a look of soft structure. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  High-slit pencil skirts / Tiered skirts / Pieced sheaths / Funnel neck sweaters / Printed suit ...
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Giambattista Valli -

SEDUCTIVE FLARE Paris: For Fall, Giambattista Valli mixed a floral print with fur mini dresses, pastel pink outerwear and navy, red and metallic burgundy, sending out a collection that was opulent and elegant with a little sugar frosting on the top. The silhouette was mostly A-line with kick-out skirts and beautifully structured, minimalist dresses. The materials were sumptuous – all adding up ...
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giambattista valli fall 14

Sacai -

HYBRID MIX PARIS:  Sacai was a harmonious blend of mixed patterns in oversized proportions with an offering of hybrid coats, pieced dresses and asymmetrical sweaters for a new spin on layering. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Plush fur coat / Cable-knit sweaters / Sweater-bomber hybrid / Asymmetrical button-fronts / Pleated and wool pencil skirts / Sweater dress / Pleated a-lines / Quilted ...
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Stella McCartney -

FUN + WHIMSY Paris: "Fashion should be fun," and with that being said, Stella McCartney's Fall presentation was a lively affair. From sguiggly lines in delicate gold embroidery to 3-D cording on an oversized coat, black double-breasted jackets, quilted coats and shirt dresses - all bore some whimsical motif. The daywear had a sporty, relaxed, '90s feel, with tied sleeves around waists ...
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stella mccartney fall 14

Maison Rabih Kayrouz -

STRUCTURAL STUDY Paris: Rabih Kayrouz placed emphasis on form and fabric this season with a collection of shapely, draped and structured silhouettes in visibly tactile materials. Soft constructions were wrapped, draped or knotted, while stiff wools and quilted textiles maintained simple, defined shapes like boxy woven tees or streamlined coats. Wooly bouclé, in cream or black, lent a cozy feel to ...
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Akris -

LIGHT SHOW Paris: Fall 2014 at Akris meant a chance to experiment with chiaroscuro. Some garments were split down the middle in black and white as if a shadow were cast on one shoulder, while others were double-faced or mixed sheer and opaque materials to play with the light. The final few looks took the inspiration to another level with light-up appliqué. ...
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akris fall 14