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BALENCIAGA – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

The Paris Fashion Week show that everyone was waiting for was Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga debut. On March 6th, the designer took over the famous fashion house from Alexander Wang. He definitely gave people something to talk about. Gvasalia mined Cristóbal Balenciaga’s archives to understand the famed designer’s way of working with the female body, concentrating on creating certain angles…

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CELINE – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Phoebe Philo gave everyone room to breathe amid the chaos of Paris Fashion Week. On March 6th, the designer presented an airy runway show of Céline’s Fall/Winter collection. Pants were billowy, blouses were sheer, and sweaters cocooned the wearer. Mostly monochromatic looks provided meditative space to concentrate as did roomy silhouettes. The forty-two outfits kept…

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JUNYA WATANABE – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

In Paris on March 5th, Junya Watanabe proved his love of geometry and fashion with a collection of bold geometric shapes fitted for a woman's body. Sending a mostly black line of some rounded and some sharp, angular statement pieces down the runway, the line had a distinct origami feel to it. “The geometric shapes are rendered…

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MAISON MARGIELA – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

In a season full of Magpie mash-ups, John Galliano led the pack. At Paris Fashion Week, on March 2nd, the Maison Margiela runway was a grand display of Galliano’s mastery of the clothing remix.  The pirate-meets-everything aesthetic that the designer is best known for was at full force in this collection and although he did…

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RICK OWENS – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

At Paris Fashion Week, on March 3rd, Rick Owens sent a collection down the runway that was the absolute antithesis to the current consumptive habits of fast fashion. By hand draping each of the FW '16 garments, Owens added his own “handwriting” to each of the 42 looks in the collection, therefore making each piece unique and…

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YOHJI YAMAMOTO – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

"Subtraction" was the only word used by designer Yohji Yamamoto to describe his F/W 2016 collection in Paris. Full of flowing fabrics, full-length layers, plunging necklines and lean cuts, Yamamoto created a line of exquisite modern simplicity. Raw stitching and button detailing also added to the collection's smart sensibility and timeless feel. When asked if the collection was masculine or feminine, he…

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DIESEL BLACK GOLD – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

On February 26th, Diesel Black Gold returned to the Milan runway leaving New York City and some of its industrial grittiness behind. Andreas Melbostad’s Fall/Winter collection for the brand showcased a more polished Diesel; denim, leather, and outerwear staples remained but with surface updates. Quilting was the go-to embellishment, hems were slightly longer, and a serious…

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FAUSTO PUGLISI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

On February 24th, Fausto Puglisi became the latest designer to mesh the pavement of the streets with the runways of high fashion. His Fall/Winter collection showcased a balance of sportswear and his usual over-the-top aesthetic.  Embellished sweaters, graphic prints, and fur capes were given a dose of casual cool with laid-back NYC beanies and combat boots.…

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FENDI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

From Kanye to Karl, 2016 is turning out to be a year of “waves.”  Seismic swirls were the focus of Lagerfeld’s Fall/Winter Fendi collection on February 25th.  The motif showed up in ruffle collars, flouncy shoulders, curly cut-outs, fabulous furs, and stripey prints.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BCQNDv6L4PF/?taken-by=fendi Lagerfeld explained that the singular obsession was somehow related to Albert…

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GUCCI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Gucci started Milan Fashion Week off with a bang.  On February 24th, Alessandro Michele sent seventy loud and lovely looks down the runway.  For the famed house's Fall/Winter collection, the designer mixed his wide-ranging influences (street style, the 1970s and 80s, the Renaissance, and Catherine de Medici) into a madcap mash-up of playful power suits,…

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MOSCHINO – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Where there's smoke, there's... fashion? It’s nothing new to use special effects during fashion week but Jeremy Scott achieved a first on February 25th when he sent models down the Moschino runway in literal smoking jackets. Dresses and blazers with charred edges and burn holes adorned models who also had portable smoke machines that delivered a…

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PHILIPP PLEIN – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

No stranger to grand, over-the-top fashion shows, Philipp Plein's Fall/Winter 2016 Milan runway show did not disappoint. Held in an expansive room at the Fiera on February 27th, the evening began as three silver semi-trailers, flames blazing from their smoke stacks à la Mad Max, backed in and dropped off their fashion cargo. Models marched out in black jumpsuits with silver…

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PRADA – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

On February 25th, Miuccia Prada sent layered looks down the runway that continued the season’s Magpie-like trend of piling it all on.  For Fall/Winter, the designer was inspired by the many complexities of women, stating, “We need to understand who we are now….Maybe it’s useful to look back to the different characteristic moments, difficulties, love,…

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ROBERTO CAVALLI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

For Fall/Winter ’16, fashion designers in Milan are having a 1970s love affair. On February 24th, The trend was showcased on the Roberto Cavalli runway where creative director, Peter Dundas, sent out a collection heavy on glam rock decadence and witchy bohemia with an orientalist twist à la Aubrey Beardsley. Kaleidoscopic fur coats sat atop…

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VERSACE – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

2016 looks like it’s going to be a global year for girl power. February 26th, on the Milan runway, Donatella Versace put the focus on female empowerment, specifically the powersuit. The Fall/Winter Versace collection gave stylish career gals a whole new way to dress for success. Fashion forces such as Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Jourdan…

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TOPSHOP UNIQUE – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Jourdan Dunn, Lara Stone, Karlie Kloss, Lucky Blue Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Lottie Moss, and other front row seaters at Topshop Unique’s F/W 16 fashion show were given first view of a casually cool collection. Party dresses, outerwear, and separates were shown in a neutral grey, cream, and black palette with a few pops of fuchsia…

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MILAN FASHION WEEK – FALL/WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE

New York Fashion Week is over and London is in full swing, which means its time to start getting ready for Milan Fashion Week.  From February 24th to the 29th some of the most prestigious designers in the world will be showing in the fashion capital including Gucci, Fendi, Moschino, and Prada.  To make sure…

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ADAM SELMAN – NEW YORK – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

The whole nation is obsessed with “Making a Murderer,” and Adam Selman is no exception. On February 11th at Milk Studios, the young designer and self confessed “true-crime fanatic” sent a collection down the runway that was inspired by the Netflix documentary series and the sensationalism that surrounds the goriest misdeeds. With its navy and black palette,…

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ALEXANDER WANG – NEW YORK – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Stoner babes and It-girls everywhere are going to be jonesing for Alexander Wang’s FW16 collection. On Saturday, February 13th, the designer held his fashion show at Saint Bartholomew’s, an ornate Byzantine-style church on Park Avenue. Despite the godly setting and some school-girl uniform vibes, the garments that Wang showcased on the runway were definitely unholy.…

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BRANDON MAXWELL – NEW YORK – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

While most designers seem eager to dress the most current Instagram stars in the fastest fashion, Brandon Maxwell is bringing classics back to ready-to-wear.  On Tuesday, February 16, only a day after dressing Lady Gaga at The Grammys, he and the pop provocateur dashed to New York just in time to show his second collection at…

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