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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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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Julien David -

TACTILE EXPERIMENT Paris: Experimental materials plaid a starring role in Julien David's F/W 14 collection. Long sack silhouettes made up the bulk of the assortment, and were elevated by experimental materials like puckered leather and wire fringe. The palette was almost all-black, but the show ended on a lighter note with some fuzzy blue wools, scribbly motifs , and cool, tonal ombré. ...
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Vivienne Westwood -

TOP HAT AND TAILS Paris: Vivienne Westwood presented her Fall collection with the expected nuances, twists and eclectic mixes that have become the rule! The silhouette was a mix of long, lean, short, layered, tucked, twisted and folded in a medley of fabulous fabrics and prints cleverly ‘thrown’ into the mix – every outfit, a singular statement. — Lizzy Bowring Key items: ...
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Jean Paul Gaultier -

SPACE CASE Paris: For fall, Jean Paul Gaultier presented a kitschy take on space travel, complete with an elaborate set and a diverse cast of models. High-tech materials were a key element of the collection, as were futuristic, cocoon-like silhouettes. Gaultier couldn't help but add in some punk references to give the offering an edge. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Rounded flight jackets ...
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Comme des Garçons -

MONSTER MASH Paris: The metaphorical monsters we experience in daily life were the appropriately-inscrutable inspirations behind Rei Kawakubo's latest collection. The clothes themselves featured exaggerated proportions and genius combinations of texture. Though there were reprisals of CDG signatures (i.e. the bump dress), the offering looked fresh and monstrously beautiful. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Oversized blazers / Bump dresses / Collaged separates / ...
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Viktor & Rolf -

CRAZY CABLES Paris: This season Viktor & Rolf based their collection on the textures and patterns of cabled knits. Tailored wool jackets and tops were pieced with knit panels featuring an array of cable variations, there were also printed cable motifs, and even a dimensional woven emulating the knit construction. An unexpected series of floral embroideries in bright coral and lavender added ...
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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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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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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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Junya Watanabe -

BLACK IS BLACK! Paris: This season, Junya Watanabe explored a darker, more romantic spirit which showed off his strong workmanship. Sticking entirely to black (with the exception of a white sweater) he made a statement with impressive cutting techniques – working a circular pattern as a base to build on. Everything, from tailored jackets to skirts and tops were treated in this ...
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Haider Ackerman -

TIMELESS CHIC Paris: Haider Ackerman was quoted as saying –  he sought to “find a kind of gracefulness in the masculinity. It’s complicated because masculine is about force and about strength, and I was trying to find this kind of delicateness and gracefulness. And a certain simplicity as well.” The collection was all about levels of grey in slim clean lines, layered ...
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Maison Martin Margiela -

GENDER, DECONSTRUCTED Paris: Martin Marigiela's collection juxtaposed masculine and feminine influences this season. Heavy wool suitings, pinstripes, and menswear-inspired silhouettes were layered with gauzy tunics and silky negligees for romantic take on the designer's signature deconstructed aesthetic. —Anna Jane Davis   Key Items:  Sheer tunic / Pinstriped tank /  Slouchy wool trousers / Double-breasted sheath / Collarless coat Color: Off-white / Tan / Navy / ...
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Yohji Yamamoto -

OUT OF THIS WORLD Paris: A master of fantastical fashion, Yohji Yamamoto experimented with both volume and print for Fall, with an impish collection that seemed to channel other-worldly beings. Supersized florals and graffiti monsters were splashed across sleeping-bag inspired coats, and chunky scarves added even more drama to the silhouette.—Shannon Davenport   Key Items: Overstuffed coats / Cropped pants / Capes / ...
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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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