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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…

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…

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…

BURBERRY – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Burberry's newest collection held some of Christopher Bailey's signature trends: military inspired outerwear, rock 'n' roll details, and an aspect of refined British glam. The coats in hues of deep navy and army green had big gold buttons, wide collars, and red and gold stitching, similar to the mens trends seen on Burberry's runway a…

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…

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…

EMANUEL UNGARO LAUNCHES NEW PERFUME “LA DIVA”

Emanuel Ungaro has celebrated their fiftieth anniversary with the launch of a new perfume. Named "La Diva," a celebration was had on Tuesday, January 26th at Petit Palais in Paris. Fausto Puglisi, the Creative Director of the House, along with its President, Asim Abdullah, welcomed 600 guests who were able to watch a virtual history…

PARIS FASHION WEEK SS16! GET THE RUNWAY SCHEDULE

Both New York and London had their turn to show fashionistas and the media alike what they had to offer. Now it's Paris's turn. Paris Fashion Week will give Europe another nine days of high fashion beginning September 29th until October 7th. As Fashion Week always does, the 9-day event will feature many of the…

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE WEEK: CHALLENGING IDEAS OF THE FEMININE

Paris Haute Couture Week stunned with a tantalizing shift towards modernity across the atelier runways. Fashion's most illustrious branch has generally strayed traditional, keeping to its roots by highlighting the delicate and the winsome, with flowing silk gowns and super-embellished bridal robes dominating shows. But this season's Autumn/Winter collections were bold and inspired, embracing the contemporary,…

HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2015 FASHION WEEK ROUNDUP

Every fashion week is a dream, but Haute Couture Fashion Week is heaven. This year brought us casino sets and Coachella fashion, and an abundance of feather and fur. Enjoy some of the best looks from our favorite designers from Fall 2015 Haute Couture Fashion Week. Chanel Karl Lagerfeld took onlookers to a 1930s-era casino, where the…

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