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THE TOP SIX COLLECTIONS OF FALL/WINTER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

July 2nd to July 5th marked the unveil of Fall/Winter 2017 Haute Couture in Paris. Designers showcased exquisite pieces for the upcoming season. The biggest names in fashion, such as Chanel and Christian Dior, brought their masterpieces from sketches to the runway in dazzling shows. As a wrap-up, here are the top six collections to…

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SONIA RYKIEL: THE LIBERATOR OF WOMEN’S FASHION

1968: the year of revolution in Paris! Beginning with student strikes and ending with a fearful Charles De Gaulle fleeing the country, the events of May 1968 brought France to a standstill. It was the Swinging Sixties, and French society was desperate for a change. It was amongst this atmosphere of rebellion that Sonia Rykiel…

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PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2016 – HIGHLIGHTS + SCHEDULE

Next week, the streets of Paris will radiate luxury and be home to supermodels, fashion editors, and bloggers for Paris Haute Couture Week, which will showcase the Fall Winter 16/17 collections. One of the most elegant weeks of the year will include shows from fashion geniuses Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Alexandre Vauthier, and more. See who stuns the world…

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GET READY FOR KENZO X H&M THIS FALL

Updated July 26th - H&M has announced that their next designer collaboration will be with French fashion house, Kenzo. A short teaser video of the collection was released in May and this week, three photographs were debuted that feature colorful looks from the collection shown on Juliana Huxtable, Amy Sall, Ono Embombo, and Isamaya Ffrench.  Items are…

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HEDI SLIMANE LEAVES SAINT LAURENT

After four years as the creative and image director, Heidi Slimane left Saint Laurent. Although the news broke on April Fool's Day, this is sadly not a prank. Speculations of his departure were buzzing throughout this past year. He also raised concerns by doing two separate Fall/Winter 2016 fashion shows this season, one in Los…

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CHANEL – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Usually when recapping Chanel's newest collection, a few sentences must be dedicated to the set. Over-the-top, unique, and unthinkable, Chanel's sets have ranged from supermarkets, to airplanes, to gardens and stopped at a few other daring places in-between. For fall/winter 2016, Chanel surprised us once again, but this time it was for a different reason. A…

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CHRISTIAN DIOR – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

The fall/winter 2016 Christian Dior collection was anxiously and curiously awaited. With the departure of Raf Simons and the lack of a new creative director put into place, design was left up to a studio team headed by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux. The two had big shoes to fill and a lot of talk to…

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DRIES VAN NOTEN – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

On March 2, 2016, Dries Van Noten debuted his Fall/Winter 2016 collection during Paris Fashion Week. For this season, the designer was inspired by the dark affair between 20th century femme fatale Marchesa Louisa Casati and the poet, Gabriele D'Annunzio. The collection seemed to be a mixture of masculine and feminine chic pieces to reflect the…

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

On March 7th, Giambattista Valli showed his Fall/Winter 2016 collection during Paris Fashion Week. The designer is well known for his celebrity clientele, such as Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez, and this season's collection was definitely fit for a red carpet event. The main staple was the cocktail dress, contrasting from Valli's usual evening…

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GIVENCHY – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Riccardo Tisci showed his ancient Egyptian inspired collection for Givenchy at The Carreau du Temple on March 6th during Paris Fashion Week. Before he was a well-known designer, Tisci had many shows at this venue. For this particular event, the atmosphere was transformed into a wooden maze setting the tone for the Egyptian and mythological…

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HERMES – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

The Fall/Winter 2016 collection for Hermès debuted on March 7th during Paris Fashion Week. For this season, creative director, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, went for a neutral palette highlighting many monochromatic styles. Starting off the show was a camel colored top and flowy skirt set. The flowy skirt was seen repeatedly throughout the collection. A variety of…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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