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A weekend in the country with Altuzarra

New York: Continuing on from the Spring Military influences that pervaded last season’s collections, Altuzarra’s Pre-Fall presentation continued on in the same vein. Inspiration was drawn from traditional British uniforms  with a nod to classic scenes of country living and pursuits – hunting and hiking high on the agenda. The main focus was to build a complete wardrobe that was "functional, ...
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Structured sophistication at Giorgio Armani Pre Fall 2015

Milan Structured architectural silhouettes with thoughtfully placed seams, darts, and pleats allowed for true integrity within the Giorgio Armani Pre Fall 2015 collection. An elegant colour palette of black, grey, and ivory were highlighted by dusty and soft blues, teals, and purples to create a softer aesthetic to the otherwise angular silhouettes. Geometric cut pony hair transformed a teal collarless ...
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Chic meets urban at Emporio Armani Pre Fall 2015

Milan Sleek and understated comes to mind with the Pre Fall 2015 Emporio Armani collection. Known for elevated fabrics, fine tailoring, and an emphasis on fit, this collection truly embodies the sophisticated and timeless woman. The pops of cherry red and cerulean blue liven the otherwise neutral colours, while a bold ikat print brings a youthful feel. Favorite looks from the ...
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Sidewalk Sophistication at 10 Crosby by Derek Lam

New York: For Pre Fall 2015, vice president of design, Liz Giardina was inspired by a Brazilian artist who specialized in wood prints in the 1950s and 60s, which you can see translated throughout the collection in the bold oversized geometric patterns. The designs evoked a slightly 70’s feel with belted coats, jackets, and playsuits, with slinky slip dresses that ...
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A fun, youthful and graphic transseasonal collection from Kors

New York: Michael Kors described his Pre-Fall collection – "from bikinis to boots" and mentioned three women – Baby Jane Holzer, Winona Ryder, and Taylor Swift as his muses. Raison d’etre one would think, but therein lies the answer, Kors cleverly blended the seasons and decades! Following on from his iconic Fall collection, there was indeed a riff on the sixties and ...
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Snuggle – up in fabulous fur coats at Burberry Prorsum – Pre-fall 2015

London: Christopher Bailey presented a Pre-Fall collection of varying textures, new lengths and a shorter, feminine, structured silhouette. Coats were the focus point with closely shaved leopard printed sheepskins, prestige Highland shaggy fur, calfskin jackets with huge horn buttons and, a trench in suede with a multi-coloured beaded yoke and collar.  The statement for the season was not only about coats, ...
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Top 3 looks from October New York streets

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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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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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