Author Archives: Marissa Stuart

Pretty Purple -

From muted, smoky shades to bold, solid hues, purple provides a playful update for eye makeup. Complementing natural colors, this fresh color works well either as a bold eyeliner streak or softly covering the eyelid.
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Miu Miu -

‘60s SPORT PARIS:  Miuccia Prada’s collection for Miu Miu was a sporty version of the swinging ‘60s. Smooth, plastic raincoats layered over texturized knit polos or metallic brocade shifts highlighted a playful contrast between surfaces for a clever, youthful look. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Cagoules / Mini shifts / Quilted mini skirts / Color-blocked coats / Short skirt suits / Boxy ...
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Iris van Herpen -

TECHNOLOGICAL ARTISTRY PARIS:  The future of fashion, where technology and collaboration reign, is closer with Iris van Herpen’s collection of innovative, wearable art. Simple sheaths and boleros were given new dimension with texturized, 3D printed surfaces. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  A-line cape / 3D Printed sheaths / Billowy maxis / Relaxed trousers / Mini shirt dress / Cropped jacket / Metallic sets Color: ...
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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac -

"SPORTSOIR" PARIS: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s collection was inspirited by Méret Openheim’s surrealist artwork. Cropped jackets layered over elongated dresses were covered in illustrated faces and stars for a collection that was equal parts elegance and whimsy. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Cropped utility coats / Relaxed trousers / Braided sweaters / Robe coat / Pencil skirts / Tiered cape / Elongated tunics / ...
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Emanuel Ungaro -

GRAPHIC STRUCTURE PARIS:  Fausto Puglisi's use of asymmetrical piecing created an architectural feel for at Emanuel Ungaro. The clean lines of tailored, high-waist trousers and sleek pencil skirts were accentuated by graphic rose and chevron prints for a look of soft structure. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  High-slit pencil skirts / Tiered skirts / Pieced sheaths / Funnel neck sweaters / Printed ...
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Sacai -

HYBRID MIX PARIS:  Sacai was a harmonious blend of mixed patterns in oversized proportions with an offering of hybrid coats, pieced dresses and asymmetrical sweaters for a new spin on layering. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Plush fur coat / Cable-knit sweaters / Sweater-bomber hybrid / Asymmetrical button-fronts / Pleated and wool pencil skirts / Sweater dress / Pleated a-lines / Quilted ...
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Ter et Bantine -

SOFTENED ARCHITECTURE PARIS:  Manula Arcari’s softly structured black and white collection was elevated though the use of luxurious surface textures and layering creating a fresh spin on styling and proportion. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Luxe bomber / Draped sheath / Crocodile skirt set / Sequined embellished dress / Woven tee / Relaxed trousers / Tank dress / Tailored coat / Layered skirts ...
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John Galliano -

DARK FEMININITY PARIS:  The combination of a somber color palette in a variety of divine textures and materials gave a modern twist to the collection of body-hugging, hourglass silhouettes at John Galliano. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Cropped coat / Slim, high-waist trousers / V-neck fit and flare dresses / Pleated A-line skirt / Cardigan / Silky jumpsuits / Princess coat / ...
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Andrew Gn -

“THE GOOD ROBOT” PARIS:  Andrew Gn’s muses for the season were Tina Chow and Yayoi Kusama, which created a collection that was eccentrically beautiful. Feminine, hourglass silhouettes were given a futuristic touch with carefully placed metal grommets and embroidered robot motifs. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Shift dresses / Robot-embroidered sweaters and sweatshirts / Sheer pleated skirts / Peplum jackets and tops ...
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Maiyet -

ELEGANT SIMPLICITY PARIS:  Simple, elongated silhouettes were pieced together in a variety of small-scale prints and textures, which elevated surface interest for a fresh look of elegance at Maiyet. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Patched slip dress / Blazers / Elongated pencil / Fur trimmed vest / Wrapped slim skirts / Long tailored coat / Sheaths / Quilted coats / Relaxed jumpsuits ...
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ACNE Studios -

SOFT STRUCTURE PARIS:  ACNE Studios collection of stiff, utility-inspired shirt jackets and dresses were softened with a warm color palette of soft, curvy prints. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Fur vest / Asymmetrical sweater dresses / Relaxed trousers / Pencil skirts / Shirt Jacket / Cape-shirt hybrid / Elongated vest / Utility dress / Slit skirt / Sack dress / Chunky funnel ...
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Issey Miyake -

NATURE TECH PARIS:  Tree rings were the inspiration behind Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s collection of voluminous, pleated silhouettes for Issey Miyake. Computer-woven patterns and high-tech steam-stretch fabrics seamlessly blended technology and nature for an modern collection. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Oversized funnel neck sweaters / Slim trousers / Rounded jackets / Wavy-hemmed ponchos / Short origami capes / Rounded skirts / Molded tee-shapes ...
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Isabel Marant -

FEMININE SOLIDER PARIS:  Military-inspired items, such as sharply shouldered jackets and utility pants, paired with loosely draped sequined tops and ruched skirts perfectly balanced masculine and feminine elements for a wearable collection. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Wrapped minis / Oversized cardigans / Fur vests / Boxy Blazers / Relaxed tapered pants / Quilted leather trousers / Luxe sweatpants / Quilted wrap-jackets / ...
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Roland Mouret -

TAILORED ARTISTRY  PARIS:  Roland Mouret’s collection was a personal one that elevated his expertise of sensual tailoring to a new level with artistically spliced sheaths and pencil skirts gently hugging the body. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Patchwork sheath / Split pencil skirt / Asymmetrical sets / Tunics / Slim jumpsuits / Embellished trousers / Pieced skirt suits / Cape / Shells ...
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Carven -

FRESH FEMININITY PARIS:  A distinct ‘60s vibe was felt in Carven’s collection by way of tailored mini silhouettes and surreal hand motifs, while the restrained placement of crystals at the neck and pockets created a modern sense of femininity. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Tailored skirt suits / Belted utility coats / Zippered column coats / Slim shifts / A-line minis / ...
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