Tag: Paris Fashion Week

LOUIS VUITTON – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

With funky hats, pops of red, and geometric prints, Louis Vuitton's fall/winter 2016 collection, shown on March 9, ended a round of fashion weeks on a high note. Nicolas Ghesquière created a confident and wearable line, both intriguing and easily lovable. The venue was set up to be an underwater world, made in collaboration with the French…

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…

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…

SAINT LAURENT – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Hedi Slimane took the fashion world back to the 80's with his Fall/Winter 2016 collection for Saint Laurent, shown on March 7 during Paris Fashion Week. Trends from the 80's have been used in previous seasons by various designers, but Slimane put a modern twist on the pieces while also paying tribute to Yves Saint Laurent's…

SONIA RYKIEL – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Sonia Rykiel's newest collection was a modern fashionistas dream. With updated silhouettes accessorized by all types of fur, it was transitional for fall and wearable off of the runway. Designer Julie de Libran kept the design house's classic stripes present though the collection, while also adding a print showing the faces of Rykiel's women created by the…

STELLA MCCARTNEY – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

On March 7th, Stella McCartney showed her Fall/Winter 2016 collection during Paris Fashion Week. Her newest collection was not the only debut happening;  British recording artist, M.I.A's, "Ola" played publicly during the show for the first time. McCartney is usually known for producing collections that women not only love, but also wear. Ruffled, bib accents were a theme among tops…

VALENTINO – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

For Valentino's fall/winter 2016 collection, the designers took cues from the stage and brought them to the runway. Inspired by ballerinas and the overall movement of dance, the collection featured tulle skirts, almost-off-the-shoulder tops, body skimming dresses, and pieces that could double as a costume on stage. The collection was in many ways dainty, with wispy…

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Designer Vivienne Westwood and her husband, Andreas Kronthaler, debuted their Fall/Winter 2016 collection on March 5, 2016 during Paris Fashion Week. Starting this season, Westwood and her husband will share the brand label, even though Kronthaler has been helping his wife for years. The collection, titled "Sexercise" focused on androgynous styles and featured both male and…

PARIS FASHION WEEK – FALL/WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE

Paris Fashion Week is fast approaching! From March 1st to the 9th, fashionistas around the globe will flock to the city of lights to see the latest offerings from renowned fashion houses and cult labels including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Dries Van Noten.  One thing that is sure to be on everyone minds is Balenciaga's upcoming Fall/Winter collection.  It will…

MENSWEAR F/W 2016: OUR TOP FIVE TRENDS FROM THE RUNWAYS

The second round of Men’s fashion weeks have come and gone, leaving in their wake a slew of new trends sure to be seen in cities near and far from the fashion capitals. From sleepwear inspired looks to athletic, yet work appropriate wear, trends from Milan, Paris, London, and New York were diverse enough to…

TRENDING AT SPRING 2016 COUTURE

At Paris Couture Week, the designers brought more than just fashion to the runways. As a whole, the elite group restored strength to a shaken city after the terrorism attacks in November. With gorgeous gowns inspired by the city's gardens, a line dedicated to the famous nightclub Le Palace, looks centered on talents such as David Bowie and…

DIOR COUTURE SPRING 2016

In the wake of Raf Simon’s shocking departure from Dior, studio directors Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier stepped into the spotlight to show the house’s latest couture collection. Although the Dior atelier remains one of the most important businesses in the couture industry, the designers were keen to emphasise the ‘wearability’ of their latest offering, which they called…

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI COUTURE SPRING 2016

Giambattista Valli's latest collection was meant as a sentimental “Thank You” to the city that he calls home after it's recent encounter with terrorism: Paris. The designer paid homage to the city’s celebrated gardens, such as the Parc de Bagatella, the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Palais-Royal, confirming “You know that flowers are my obsession." Among the collection…

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE SPRING 2016

Trust the 'enfant terrible' to pull off one of the most raucous shows of the week. Viva Le Discotheque, was Jean Paul Gaultier’s message as models danced down his runway smoking, sipping champagne, carrying their high heels and high fiving each other. The setting of the show was a reinterpretation of the infamous 1980s Paris nightclub…

MAISON MARGIELA COUTURE SPRING 2016

In his third couture collection for Maison Margiela, designer John Galliano paid tribute to the late David Bowie. Galliano, a life-long fan of Bowie’s inimitable style, channelled the iconic star's Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust personas. Models wore retro knee high boots, androgynous jumpsuits, and sequined collars The glam rock aesthetic, so famously championed by Bowie, permeated the…

RALPH & RUSSO COUTURE SPRING 2016

Australian designers and new kids on the block, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, boasted one of the most star-studded front rows of the week at their spring couture show. The British-based label and only brand that has been invited to show at couture week in the last decade, counts Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Rita Ora and Beyoncé…

VALENTINO COUTURE SPRING 2016

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli looked to the rich history of the Roman Byzantine Empire and the 20th century Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny to influence their most recent couture outing. Fortuny, famous for creating fashion for dancers and actress during the early 1900s, would have been proud. The influence of his pioneering ‘Delphos gown’, a…

VIKTOR & ROLF COUTURE SPRING 2016

The thought process behind Viktor & Rolf's latest couture show was evident – transforming the humble white tennis dress while taking inspiration from the iconic works of Cubist and Surrealist artists. Viktor Horsting announced pre-show, “It’s a Surrealist meeting of a white polo shirt and Cubist portraits. We call it a performance of sculpture.” The self proclaimed ‘fashion…

ZUHAIR MURAD COUTURE SPRING 2016

Zuhair Murad, the go-to couturier for red carpet gowns and ethereal wedding dresses, didn’t let his fans down with his newest collection. The Lebanese designer stayed true to his whimsical, fairytale aesthetic, with plenty of embellishment, lace, 3D florals and sheer detailing. His usual colour palette of blush pink, icy blue, dove gray and lavender also…

RAF SIMONS’ SURPRISE DEPARTURE FROM DIOR

Raf Simons has unexpectedly left Dior after three and a half years as creative director.  His last show for the house was Dior's SS16 presentation at Paris Fashion Week on October 2nd.  There was no bad blood between Simons and Dior’s parent company, LVMH.  On the contrary, Dior prospered under Simons’ creative vision and sales grew by 60% during…

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