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Paris Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3

Paris Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3

The focus was on Dior this week as Maria Grazia Chiuri takes over from Raf Simons.  For this SS 2017 collection  during Paris Fashion Week, she offered options for all the different facets of her clients’ personality.  Feeling a bit sporty?  The quilted jackets and Capri pants were spot on.  The corseted looks, bandeau tops

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Haute Couture Fall 2016 Collection Reviews Part 1

Haute Couture Fall 2016 Collection Reviews Part 1

Donatella Versace made it easy for us to enjoy haute couture Fall 2016 without intimidation or fuss. She described her 2016 fall couture by saying, “This collection is different for me. I put a lot of attention on draping, and less on embroideries and super-sexy.” A youthful modernity comes through with her body skimming silhouettes and hem

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Top 2016 Streetstyle Trends From Fashion Week

Top 2016 Streetstyle Trends From Fashion Week

With the fall 2016 Fashion Week cycle now behind us discussions regarding the Spring/Summer 2016 shows are in full force.  Designers including Burberry and Tom Ford have already announced that their September shows will present a more direct-to-retail approach with the clothes shown on the runway to be immediately available in stores.  The British Fashion

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 1

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 1

Balmain’s clothes defiantly have a place in time, I’m just not sure where. I’d like to say that anyone can pull off thigh-high suede boots, corset tops, metallic waist shaper belts, or side ruffled lace pants but if you’re larger than a size 2 and older than the invention of the internet, chances are this

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 2 Part 1

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 2 Part 1

A collection literally coming apart at the seams, Yang Li’s fall 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week featured RTW with an edge. Mr. Li set out to prove his tailoring skills through a range of treatments and gimmicks that added a surprising twist to every look.  Inverted seams, raw folds and unfinished hem lines gave

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Paris Fashion Week: Men’s Fall 2016 – 2017 Part 1

Paris Fashion Week: Men’s Fall 2016 – 2017 Part 1

As the lights came up on the runways of Paris Fashion Week: Men’s Fall 2016 – 2017 here we couldn’t help but feel that designers have been influenced by the uncertainty of global markets. Looks are decidedly more commercial than in past seasons.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 9 

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 9 

From Day 1 of the Paris Spring-Summer 2016 collections we’ve witnessed an array of seemingly straightforward designs with a measured edge enabling them to effortlessly navigate into fancier day to evening territory.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 8 

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 8 

The run of Paris Spring-Summer 2016 collections is nearly at an end with designers here setting their own trends, quite apart from what we’ve seen in London, Milan and New York.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 7 

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 7 

With only two more days of Parisian collections to go we can begin to draw conclusions about what will define the  French “look” for Spring-Summer 2016.  We are noting a sartorial approach in which  simplicity is influencing both styles and garment construction.  The results include classic bourgeois staples sure to drive retail sales alongside a

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 6

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 6

As we head to the finish line the Paris Spring-Summer 2016 collections are starting to form more concise messages.  Here, as in New York, London and Milan, designers are following tradition as they focus on the strengths for which they have become renowned.  It is Paris doing what Pairs does best,  season after season. Politeness

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5 

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5 

As we hit the mid-week mark we are beginning to observe the stylistic moods and sartorial approaches that will define the key trends for Spring-Summer 2016.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

Paris fashion is proving to be a bit of a puzzlement. Each day of the Spring-Summer 2016 collections seems to march to its own drum, delivering new directions that lack an obvious likeness to anything shown just days earlier.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 is showcasing its creative flexibility today, presenting a wide range of stylistic interpretations.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 2

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 2

A high concept mood is predominating the Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 collections

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 1

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 1

Bienvenue à Paris Fashion Week! We’ve noted before that by simply crossing a country’s borders, one immediately experiences the changes in tastes.

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Questionable Creativity: Reliving The Runway’s Weirdest Styles

Questionable Creativity: Reliving The Runway’s Weirdest Styles

While we love, appreciate, and celebrate the wide creative bandwidth given to the high-fashion category, we must admit that we’ve often been left scratching our heads. As the newest crop of runway shows reveal what fashionistas everywhere will be clamoring for this Spring/Summer 2016, we couldn’t help but take a few jabs at some of the runway’s weirdest styles from the “ghosts of Fashion Weeks past”.

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Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 4

Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 4

The term artistic expression takes on many different meanings in fashion and most prominently within the realm of the Fall 2015 Haute Couture Shows. The implementation of fur instantly heightens the dramatic flare and WOW factor of any collection, elevating it from mere high-end to luxe. Because fashion is definitely a form of artistic expression, it gives designers the latitude to explore their craft and tell their story in cathartic form.

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