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Lanvin -

WHIMSICAL Paris: Alber Elbaz strayed away from his shows of the last two seasons and presented a collection that was utterly feminine. Flowing gowns, pleated leather dresses and shapely silhouettes in textured ensembles were trimmed in fur not to mention the jewel-tone gowns and ostrich-feather cocktail dresses. A touch of retro whimsy completed this beautiful and pretty presentation. – Lizzy Bowring Key ...
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lanvin fall 14

Rick Owens -

SHIFTING FOCUS Paris: Rick Owens's spring collection, which featured a raucous group of steppers, was the talk of last season. For fall, however, Owens toned down the production value and shifted the focus onto his always-inspiring creations. Sculptural silhouettes and creative layering were the main themes that emerged from this compelling offering. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Boxy dresses / Asymmetrical tunics / ...
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Rick Owens F/W 2014

Nina Ricci -

ENCHANTED GARDEN Paris: Peter Copping's latest offering for Nina Ricci started out subtle, with a beautiful mix of feminine separates in luxe materials. Halfway through the show, Copping released a parade of swoon-worthy florals that appeared as prints, jacquards, guipure lace, and appliqués - each sure to delight his clientele. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Blanket coats / Pencil skirts / Peplum jackets ...
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Nina Ricci F/W 2014

Balmain -

ARTISANAL ARMY Paris: The mood at Balmain this season was all about having fun with fashion. Designer Olivier Rousteing showed a playfully chic collection that was inspired by the jungle, mixing tropical brights with crisp military tones. Craftsmanship was evident in every detail, from the rope knotted tops and dresses to the sparkly metallic chains that were woven directly into garments.—Shannon ...
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Barbara Bui -

TEXTURED ELEGANCE Paris: Barbara Bui enhanced her signature rock 'n' roll looks with textural elements this season. Dimensional cable knits, screen-printed sweaters, studded biker jackets, and abstract prints came together for a collection that was tactile and edgy, while still maintaining a high level of sophistication. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Knit ponchos / Cropped wide-leg pants / Motorcycle jackets / Fur coats ...
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Barbara Bui F/W 2014

Sharon Wauchob -

GLAMOROUS GRUNGE Paris: For fall Sharon Wauchob fully embraced 1990s nostalgia, exploring a feisty grunge sensibility worthy of Courtney Love herself. A sophisticated black palette and a range of sensual fabrics kept the collection from feeling too gritty though, and twisting and draping hugged the body in a fresh, beguiling way. —Shannon Davenport   Key Items: Slip dresses / Tailored coats / ...
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Ann Demeulemeester -

DARK POETRY Paris: In the wake of Ann Demeulemeester’s sudden departure from her namesake line earlier this year, former menswear designer Sébastien Meunier made sure to honor the core DNA of the beloved Belgian fashion house with his debut collection. Androgyny was a key concept, with twisting and layering creating loose, drapey silhouettes, which were made even more dramatic by the ...
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Carven -

FRESH FEMININITY PARIS:  A distinct ‘60s vibe was felt in Carven’s collection by way of tailored mini silhouettes and surreal hand motifs, while the restrained placement of crystals at the neck and pockets created a modern sense of femininity. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Tailored skirt suits / Belted utility coats / Zippered column coats / Slim shifts / A-line minis / ...
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Balenciaga -

TEXTURE + SCULPTURE Paris: A clean-edged sport aesthetic ran through the collection that Alexander Wang crafted for Balenciaga. Every piece was zippered in one way or another, from shoulders to pants and pockets, while rounded shoulders complimented the silhouette. To conclude this futuristic collection, Wang sent out a group of sculptured androgynous suits and sweaters. – Lizzy Bowring Key Items: Zippered coats ...
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balenciaga fall 14

Vionnet -

NATURE'S ARCHITECT Paris: Goga Ashkenazi cited both architecture and the natural world as directions for Fall. The themes were more than evident in this elaborately staged collection of silhouette cut Russian felt dresses, floral-stamped bustiers and grass-green knits. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Bustier dresses / Aran sweaters / Bias cut gowns / Jumpsuits / Pleated silk skirts / Molded jackets and coats Color: ...
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Undercover -

ROYAL TREATMENT Paris: Jun Takahashi took on symbols of aristocracy, putting his innovative spin on royal crests, dramatic sashes and even braided hair crowns, while simultaneously producing stellar menswear pieces and classic outerwear. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Ruffled trousers / Fur tops / Double-breasted overcoats / Trouser suits / Draped trench coats / Elongated moto jackets / Robe coats Color: Canary yellow / ...
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Gareth Pugh -

ALL WOUND-UP Paris: Avant-garde designer Gareth Pugh sent forth a collection painted winter white with shocks of metallic silver interspersed throughout, setting an ethereal tone. An oversized wind-up gear made a statement attached to a model's back giving a toy-like illusion. The designer created a dynamic juxtaposition between soft and rigid forms with sharp contrasts in silhouette, materials and extreme draping. – Deirdre ...
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gareth pugh fall 14

Rochas -

BEJEWELED Paris: The Fall 2014 catwalk collection from Rochas saw Alessandro Dell'Acqua showcase a lineup of stunning designs, including jeweled jackets, coats, cocktail dresses and rhinestone encrusted evening gowns. Even the brightly colored gloves gave way to ornate jewels and, like the shoes, became fully embellished in shards and beads. – Lizzy Bowring Key Items: Oversized coats / Cropped jackets / Peplum tops ...
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rochas fall 14

Alexis Mabille -

DRESSED-UP EASE PARIS:  Alexis Mabille paired casual items and elements, such as jersey sweatshirts or shirts tied around the waist, with decadent taffeta dresses and silk track pants for collection that is perfect for “a woman on the go.” — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Manipulated shirt dresses / Cut-away, double breasted pant suits / Button-front blouses / Tied white shirts / High-low ...
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Dries Van Noten -

COUTURAMA Paris: Fall 2014 for Dries Van Noten was a colorful and fresh affair. Signature prints of floral motifs and bright blocks of color were a refreshing and stimulating change for the season. Zips were a key detail on jackets and trousers and oversized outerwear was printed with metallic floral stencils.  Silhouettes were soft, rounded yet fluid – chic with ...
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dries van noten fall 14