Amaya Arzuaga -

BETWEEN THE FOLDS Paris: Spanish designer Amaya Arzuaga displayed her technical prowess this season, folding, pleating and draping her fabrics into elegant silhouettes. Cocktail dresses offering just the right amount of interest were the collection's highlight. – Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Dresses with origami folds / Lacquered leather separates / Pleated coats / Boxy tops / Tapered pants Color: Black / Gold / Seafoam ...
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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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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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Giambattista Valli -

SEDUCTIVE FLARE Paris: For Fall, Giambattista Valli mixed a floral print with fur mini dresses, pastel pink outerwear and navy, red and metallic burgundy, sending out a collection that was opulent and elegant with a little sugar frosting on the top. The silhouette was mostly A-line with kick-out skirts and beautifully structured, minimalist dresses. The materials were sumptuous – all adding up ...
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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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Stella McCartney -

FUN + WHIMSY Paris: "Fashion should be fun," and with that being said, Stella McCartney's Fall presentation was a lively affair. From sguiggly lines in delicate gold embroidery to 3-D cording on an oversized coat, black double-breasted jackets, quilted coats and shirt dresses - all bore some whimsical motif. The daywear had a sporty, relaxed, '90s feel, with tied sleeves around waists ...
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Maison Rabih Kayrouz -

STRUCTURAL STUDY Paris: Rabih Kayrouz placed emphasis on form and fabric this season with a collection of shapely, draped and structured silhouettes in visibly tactile materials. Soft constructions were wrapped, draped or knotted, while stiff wools and quilted textiles maintained simple, defined shapes like boxy woven tees or streamlined coats. Wooly bouclé, in cream or black, lent a cozy feel to ...
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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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Chloé -

FEMININE APPROACH Paris: Clare Waight Keller approached her Fall collection with the idea that this was for the “more mysterious and wilder side of the Chloé girl." The lineup was in part, all of that but with the Chloé femininity plus a sporty attitude. Colorful geometric prints, fuzzy fringed textures and animal motifs were a great compliment to the statement coats, ...
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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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Celine -

LUXE  + MINIMALISM Paris: Phoebe Philo returned to her minimalist aesthetic with a line-up that was full of fabulous individual pieces. Fresh and sophisticated, this was a fine balance between the austere and the luxurious. There was plenty to choose from – slender, long languid coats, raglan-sleeved cocoon coats, ribbed sweaters, long sweaters, wide leg trousers and fluid split skirts that showed ...
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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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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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Kenzo -

PRINT IMPACT Paris: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon designed one of the most cohesive collections to date. Full of bright, optimistic color, contrasting patterns and the silhouettes – nothing short of “Look at me”!!! Key to the line up was the wrapping and asymmetry, skirts worn over trouser suits and of course, the graphic prints and sequined embellishment. – Lizzy Bowring Key ...
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