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Nina Ricci -

ROSY OUTLOOK Paris: It seems that Peter Copping has gotten situated at Nina Ricci, as his vision for S/S 11 read decisively feminine. Ostrich feathers were sewn between frothy tiers on ruffled dresses, and pale pink leather bottoms looked soft and ladylike with gently cinched drawstring waists. Copping included something for every kind of girly-girl. For the demure delicate flower, there ...
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Balmain -

PUNK PRINCESS Paris: Christophe Decarnin’s glam rock looks from fall shifted to punk this season, as studs and safety pins adorned his signature distressed tees and tight leather pants. Motorcycle jackets – both denim and leather versions – were decked out with patches and the aforementioned hardware and were paired with slim cropped pants, daring leather miniskirts or the shortest of ...
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Damir Doma -

URBAN VAGABOND Paris: True to Stylesight's Moda Monastic trend, Damir Doma's vagabond ascetic developed a sensual, more cosmopolitan sensibility for spring. The humble, cocooning layers that define Doma's work were shaped into more defined and skin-baring silhouettes. Miniskirts and cropped tops were a surprising departure for the designer, adding a contemporary and a provocative counterbalance to his roomy pants and ...
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Zac Posen -

BOUDOIR BEAUTIES Paris: New Yorker Zac Posen brought his signature collection to Paris this season, claiming that Europeans respect his clothes more than his fellow countrymen. The French city’s 1920s heyday – and in particular, the legendary Folies Bergère – seemed to have been on Posen’s mind when he designed his coquettish collection. Racy lingerie looks – pieced lace, body stockings ...
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Hakaan -

STRUCTURED MINIMALIST Paris: After a buzzed-about debut in London last season, Hakaan Yildirim has already joined the majors and moved his show to Paris. Experimenting less with the tactile fabrics, feathers, and furs of last fall, Hakaan instead focused solely on the controlled silhouettes that are becoming his trademark. Monochromatically black or white, each look's message was all about construction and ...
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Balenciaga -

TECHNO TEDDY TOMBOYS Paris: At once futuristic and vintage-inspired, Nicolas Ghesquière’s collection for Balenciaga took mid-century Teddy Boy looks and blasted them into outer space. Sleeveless motorcycle jackets, cropped black pants, button-up shirts and brothel creepers conjured the 50s tough-guy vibe, while tech-y fabrics with a plastic, glossy sheen added a sci-fi touch. Edgy embellishment added to the punk aesthetic: button-up ...
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Rue Du Mail -

EXPERIMENTAL ROMANTIC Paris: Martine Sitbon's Rue Du Mail delicately marries her sophisticated Parisan sensibility with a modern edge, resulting in body skimming dresses and separates enlivened by experimental design details. This season she captured a few of the key ideas of S/S 11, such as a widespread devotion to sheer fabrics and acidic colors. Check patterns were also represented, similar to ...
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Rochas -

ELEGANT MODEST Paris: For S/S 11, designer Marco Zanini painted a romantic picture of Scandinavian countryside living. Drawing inspiration from the Swedes this season, Zanini hoped to highlight the what he called the "elegance" of the culture's modesty and value of quality. The son of a Swedish woman, Zanini noted that his latest designs felt especially personal. The collection read as ...
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Dries Van Noten -

HANDSOME SEXY Paris: It all started with a men's button-up shirt this spring for Dries Van Noten. His muse was "a handsome woman", one who makes bold statements with simple clothes – perhaps borrowing from her boyfriend, adding a bit of her weekend wardrobe, mixing in a few pieces of her special occasion reserve. It was a simple concept – one ...
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Limi Feu -

RELAXED COOL Paris: After experimenting with romantic frills last season, Limi Feu has returned to the menswear influences that she'd been toying with prior to F/W 10. While last season's show was full of tough and tender juxtapositions, Feu's collection for S/S 11 was boyishly cool throughout. She opened the show with new takes on suiting: tapered trousers, vest-inspired halter tops ...
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Anne Valérie Hash -

SOFT SOPHISTICATION Paris: “This season is all about femininity, sophisticated voluptuousness, and softness,” said Anne Valérie Hash of her current collection. The designer was inspired by the sensuous, lounging figures in Egon Schiele’s paintings, and the artist’s soft palette of cosmetic tones influenced the peachy pales Hash used. Soft, wrapped pants, gathered tops and layered skirts helped to create the relaxed ...
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Nicolas Andreas Taralis -

DARK DRAMA Paris: While designers have been looking back to Helmut Lang’s 1990s heyday for inspiration over the past few seasons, Toronto-born designer Nicolas Andreas Taralis is perhaps the most qualified to pay homage to Lang, having studied under him at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The master’s influence could be seen in the limited palette of blacks and ...
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Sheer Genius

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Thigh High

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