Author Archives: Deirdre Perez

Moncler Gamme Rouge -

UTILITY SPORT Paris: Giambattista Valli put together a series of layered looks with a strong utility, sport influence for Moncler Gamme Rouge's Fall 2014 collection. Beautiful prints and patterns transformed outerwear pieces into works of art. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Utility outerwear / Jumpsuits / Bombers / Zip-up hoodies / Leggings Color: Sand / Orange / Black / Blush / White / Grey / Yellow / ...
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moncler gamme rouge fall 14

Paul & Joe -

UTILITARIAN INFLUENCE Paris: Paul & Joe sent forth a modern array of utility-infused looks featuring the key silhouettes of the Fall 2014 season. Plush, furry coats and textured sweaters paired with wide leg pants were the definition of ease. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Relaxed coats / Shorts / Textured sweaters / Turtlenecks /  Tapered trousers / Utility coats / Button-front shirts / Bomber jackets ...
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paul & joe fall 14

Agnès B -

ELEGANT STREET Paris: Agnès B delivered a line-up of Parisian-chic streetwear with casual elegance and a classic feel. The collection was youthful from start to finish. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Sweater dresses / Tapered pants / Pea coats / Relaxed outerwear / Puffa jackets / Skinny leather pants / Wide leg trousers / Bomber jackets / Rompers / Button-front shirts / Mini skirts / ...
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agnes b fall 14

Leonard -

LA BOHÈME Paris: Creative director Yiqing Yin sent forth a series of fluid looks featuring vintage Leonard prints which she pulled from the archive and worked in new ways. Asymmetrical draping and layered styling felt fresh while color and material combinations added a touch of romance. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Asymmetrical draping / Tailored jackets / Broad-collared coats / Blanket coats / Sheer long-sleeved ...
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leonard fall 14

Elie Saab -

CLASSIC DRAMA Paris: Elie Saab delivered a strong Fall collection of classic ensembles with a touch of ’70s flare. Thigh-high slits, asymmetrical wrapping and a floor sweeping trapeze cape packed drama that will surely turn heads. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Tailored suits and sets / Capes / Fur coats / Wide leg trousers / Lace blouses / Tailored jumpsuits / Draped wrap dresses / ...
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elie saab fall 14

Akris -

LIGHT SHOW Paris: Fall 2014 at Akris meant a chance to experiment with chiaroscuro. Some garments were split down the middle in black and white as if a shadow were cast on one shoulder, while others were double-faced or mixed sheer and opaque materials to play with the light. The final few looks took the inspiration to another level with light-up appliqué. ...
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akris fall 14

Maxime Simoens -

OUTER SPACE Paris: Maxime Simoens' Fall 2014 presentation derived from outer space. Rigid silhouttes, a palette of black, white and silver, touches of androgny and star-like beading had a modern edge as models walked the runway to the soundtrack of Oscar-nominated film, Gravity. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Skirt suits / Shift dresses / Slim cut trousers / Fur-sleeved sweaters / Trench coats / Button-front ...
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maxime simoens fall 14

Olympia Le Tan -

UN PEU DE MAGIE Paris: Olympia Le Tan captured the magic of fashion week with her Fall collection. Top hats, playing card prints and bunny motifs brought this amusing, free-spirited presentation to life. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Tuxedo suits / Leotards / Fit-and-flare coats and dresses / Angora sweaters / High-waisted shorts / Mini skirts / Graphic hoodie / Bodycon dress / Belted coats ...
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Veronique Leroy -

TEXTURE PLAY + LAYERING Paris: Fall 2014 offered Veronique Leroy the opportunity to play with texture and stacked layering. She seamlessly worked abstract geos, tweedy surfaces and relaxed tailoring in classic proportions producing a chic, contemporary look. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Soft tailoring / Sleeveless jackets / Tapered pants / Midi skirts / Button-front shirts / Sheath dresses / Skirt suits / Relaxed coats ...
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veronique leroy fall 14

Tsumori Chisato

MIXED MEDIA ECCENTRIC Paris: Tsumori Chisato envisioned a colorful tropicana-themed Fall for 2014. Forties-style silhouettes featured collaged mixed media piecing, as only she can do, with whimsical appliqué and intarsia. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Ovoid shift dresses / Sweatshirts / A-line skirts / Pencil skirts / Tuxedo suit / Boat neck blouses / Cardigans / Fur coats / Tapered pants / Broad collar coats ...
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tsumori chisato fall 14

Runway Trend Alert – Dimensional Draping -

Fabrics are manipulated through dimensional draping in the form of wrapping and twisting. Duo-tones, double-sided materials and knit and woven combinations lend additional interest.
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Sonia Rykiel -

SOFT + COZY LUXURY Paris: Creative director Geraldo da Conceicao delivered a cozy and luxurious collection for Sonia Rykiel Fall 2014. Warm oversized sweater sets, long layers, relaxed tailoring and asymmetric draping in a soft palette are on point for the season. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Chubby fur coats / Sweater sets / Loosely tailored suits / Tapered pants / Relaxed coats / Minimalist slip sets Color: Camel ...
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sonia rykiel fall 14

Chalayan -

DRAPED, PIECED, SLASHED + TWISTED Paris: Hussein Chalayan presented a stunning line-up of deconstructed ensembles. Twisted draping and dimensional piecing worked together with languid silhouettes, layering and loose tailoring to create an elegant aesthetic. Slashed gowns had a clawed effect – as if the whimsical fake nail appliqué had torn straight through them.  – Deirdre Pérez Key items: T-shape dresses / Slit skirts / Asymmetric ...
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Gareth Pugh -

ALL WOUND-UP Paris: Avant-garde designer Gareth Pugh sent forth a collection painted winter white with shocks of metallic silver interspersed throughout, setting an ethereal tone. An oversized wind-up gear made a statement attached to a model's back giving a toy-like illusion. The designer created a dynamic juxtaposition between soft and rigid forms with sharp contrasts in silhouette, materials and extreme draping. – Deirdre ...
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gareth pugh fall 14

Christophe Lemaire -

TIMELESS Paris: Christophe Lemaire presented a timeless line-up of sophisticated looks bathed in a neutral palette and featuring rounded silhouettes with an emphasis on layered styling. Exquisite craftsmanship and a keen attention to tailored details made each piece all the more desirable. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Rounded coats / Tailored denim / Wide leg trousers – long and cropped / Tunic sweaters / Perfect fit sweaters / ...
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christophe lemaire fall 14