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Single color and exaggerated proportions at Comme des Garçons -

Paris: Rei Kawakubo presented a collection of abstract, weird and wonderful creations for Spring/Summer. Bio forms – not dissimilar to an Ernesto Neto sculpture – were shown in layered pieces. Elsewhere elliptical splices formed 3-D segments that cocooned the model whilst also flashing a lot of leg. Vinyl was manipulated into folds, creases and ruffles – lending a sculptural ...
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Vivienne Westwood “pays homage to the children in our world” -

Paris: Vivienne Westwood’s collection called “End Ecocide” was to pay “homage to the children in our world and draw “inspiration from them through the ages” . There were all the trademarks one would expect  – corsetry, billowing gowns and political provocation, not least from the digital photo prints of impoverished children shown on silk tees and tote bags. Historical references ...
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Junya Watanabe plays with bold colour and circular piecing -

Paris: Like his mentor Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe is a designer who knows how to have fun with fashion – toying with conventional ideas of form and fit. Bold colours were used in Breton-striped sweaters, fine gauge knitwear, cropped and A-line patent leather skirts, and foulard hem skirts. Print was key to the collection and a range of abstract geometrics ...
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‘Élection de Miss Jean Paul Gaultier 2015’ -

Paris: It’s not often the world’s fashion industry whoop, cheer and scream, but that’s exactly what happened at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final ready-to-wear fashion show – all turned out en masse to pay homage to one of the most celebrated designers of our time. Gaultier hosted a beauty pageant, complete with acts of his most famous work – Miss ...
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Modern and streamlined at Mugler -

Paris: David Koma, the Artistic Director at the helm of Mugler, presented his debut runway collection for Spring/Summer 2015.  Modern and streamlined to fit the sveltest of curves, this was a lineup that was both audacious and brave. Lengths were cut in mini proportions with daring cut-outs, all trimmed with metal bands while long skirts and full length sheath ...
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Yohji Yamamoto plays with sexiness and flowers -

Paris: Call it the Paris effect, but this season saw Yohji Yamamoto look to the boudoir for inspiration, with fine silk sheaths, pyjama shirting and dishevelled dressing – not withstanding, this time, Yohji felt it was time to reveal some skin. It may not have in Yamamoto’s usual style, but it felt fresh and relevant. The addition of a floral ...
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Soft and elegant androgyny at Haider Ackermann -

Paris: Haider Ackermann sent out a collection for Spring/Summer 2015 that ticked all the right boxes. True to his signature tailoring, beautifully cut trousers, jackets and coats were languidly draped on the body in fluid, soft light layers of sheer silks, crepes and satin – all bathed in a soft palette of cosmetic hues of nude, beige, powdery white, ...
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Historical references blend with modernity at Dior -

Paris: Raf Simons presented his Spring/Summer collection for the house of Dior in the Louvre’s Cour Carree – a fitting venue for this exquisite show. Simons continued his historical references to the 18th century, blending key pieces with a futuristic mindset. Was there also a transition from Court to boudoir here? It would appear so – in the light ...
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Maison Martin Margiela does Sleek 70s revival -

New York: Sheer nude layering acted as both a base and over-layer throughout the collection, creating a unique contrast to the heavier weight fabrics used such as denim, damask, and suiting. Some 70’s influences shone through with hand painted daisy patterns, off-kilter colour combinations, and silk scarf handkerchief tops. Wrap styling was the key takeaway with skirts, dresses, and jackets ...
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Fringe, feathers, and frayed edges at Isabel Marant -

New York: Raw luxury at Isabel Marant with a nod towards artisan handcrafted fabrics. Frayed edges, fringe, and feathers decorated the looks with puka shell embellishments. Traditional Isabel Marant styles such as wrap mini skirts and dresses were updated with ultra wide wrap belts accentuating the waist and creating an hourglass shape. The natural colour palette balanced neutrals and earth ...
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Flirty sportswear with plexiglass appliqué at Guy Laroche -

New York: Inspired by Claire McCardell, Creative director Marcel Marongiu created feminine sportswear that focused on fabric and simplicity. Leather mini dresses in neutral colour-blocked patterns started the show along with woven dungarees. Textured tweed raffia was used in basic silhouettes with interest being in the bold yellow and navy colour combination. Maxi kaftan dresses had plunging necklines appropriate for ...
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Trend Alert – Modern Embellishment -

Shimmering silk ribbons, geometric beading on sheer materials and paper cutting add tactile surface interest to luxurious fabrics for S/S 15.
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Dark and stormy at Aganovich -

New York:  Aganovich’s spring/summer 2015 collection focused on dark deconstructed volume with oversized proportions, tucks, and drapes. Designers, Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor reworked their traditional tailoring to include angular folds, pleats, and layering, which created unique asymmetrical shapes. Varying collar styles carried the eye upward with extended angles, stand variations and off-the-shoulder portrait styles. The somber colour palette of ...
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Colourful and feminine sportswear at Roland Mouret -

New York: With Roland Mouret’s first US store opening up on Madison Avenue in the coming months, the collection embodied sophisticated tailoring with deconstructed yet feminine details, perfect for the New York woman. A vibrant colour palette was brought to life with colour blocking and bold combinations that accentuated the drapes, angles, and details. Collars continued to be standalone and ...
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Jonathan Anderson brings a light and organic aesthetic to Loewe -

Paris: Jonathan Anderson began his first presentation at Loewe with the notion of lightening the brand up, modernizing the aesthetic and creating a more youthful appeal. A soft palette of neutrals paired with unexpected brights did just that. The British designer also focused on steering away from all things artificial explaining, "The idea of luxury has changed. You need things ...
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