At Dior – Looks of the Day

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J'adore

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Time for a Change -

Paris...Dior Most recently, John Galliano has been delving into the roots of the House of Dior converting the highlights of the famous New Look into contemporary ready-to-wear. If his avid audience was expecting more variations on a theme, they were in for a big surprise. In a one eighty degree turn, Galliano focused on short and body-conscious designs. The name of ...
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Silky Smooth Denim

  Japanese denim brand Naked and Famous Denim has introduced a unique fabric choice for jeans- Silk Denim. With an ultra-smooth surface, the blended fabric is 67% Cotton and 30% Silk with some added stretch. Currently, it’s offered in a skinny-cut, which is an ideal silhouette for this luxurious jean.
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Vivienne Westwood -

PARIS...Vivienne Westwood's Paris collection is definitely more conceptual than her commercial London offering, but even so, the Paris looks for S/S 09 contained some key ideas for the juniors market. With the continuous trickle down effect of Westwood's classic shapes and signatures, her own show provided an amalgamation of these looks, touching on mixed ethnic influences, shine and asymmetry. Bright ...
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Isabel Marant -

PARIS…French native Isabel Marant delivered a crowd-pleasing collection of wearable separates that were perfectly geared toward the young women’s market. Her hefty S/S 09 collection was one part bucolic beauty and one part rocker chick, while slouchy chain adorned boots in brown and black solidified the looks. Marant didn’t stray far from current trends, capitalizing heavily on country florals and ...
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Dior -

PARIS...John Galliano presented a surprisingly commercial Dior collection for S/S 09, reaching for a younger audience while also reviving some of his '80s era hits. The abbreviated hemlines, body conscious fits and corseted waists all pointed to previous decades, while capricious dot prints and ruffled layers kept the looks in juniors territory. Key items include those aggressive belts, a shiny ...
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Dream Sequence -

Paris...Nina Ricci Isn't it just so interesting to see how each designer has responded to the current economic climate? Unlike the Fall collections that were cast in shades of grey and black, Spring has been presented as overwhelmingly bright and cheerful or dream-like and ethereal. At Nina Ricci, Olivier Theyskens fell into the second group. He showed variations on one theme, ...
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Dekked Out

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Style Pick of the Day: Neo-Rock and Roll -

The neo-rock and roll vibe of studded stilettos, ripped jeans and Sergeant Pepper jackets at Christophe Decarnin's red-hot showing for Balmain marked a fierce start to Paris Fashion Week. Attendees were also garbed in music-related street styles including lots of hard-edged leather and metal combinations. One jacket in particular, embellished all-over with gold studs stood out in a crowd!
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Pockets @ Premiere Vision

Last week, at Premiere Vision in Paris, UCO Sportswear International highlighted some new developments and finishes for the Fall/Winter 2009/10 season. Along with some interesting denim ideas, the Belgium based company, showcased some of the in-house design staff's best work with pockets. These ideas take the focus of stitch logos and look more towards shape and function for the refresher. ...
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Balmain -

PARIS...Christophe Decarnin has revitalized the Balmain house over the past few seasons, injecting a heavy rock and roll edge via short hemlines, embellishment and body conscious cuts. S/S 09 found Decarnin in a Sgt. Pepper kind of  mood, including modifid, military style jackets in his line up, while mixing in layered, shredded mini dresses and paneled, skintight denim. Juniors will ...
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Check Mate -

Paris...Gareth Pugh The hottest ticket in town came right at the start of the week with Gareth Pugh's first show in Paris. Who wasn't curious to see how this British Enfant Terrible would fair in new surroundings? The answer came swiftly. Pugh made no compromise to his signature "sci-fi ninja" style. He may have been showing in Paris but Pugh underscored ...
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Bonjour Paris!

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Style Pick of the Day: Square Bags -

Stiffer, more architecturally shaped bags look remarkably fresh amongst a sea of bohos and soft slouching shoulder bags at Milan Fashion Week. On the runway, Fendi looks to have another hit on their hands with the Birkin-esque “Kangaroo Pouch” shown with nearly every look. Trend alert!
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