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Miharayasuhiro -

SOPHISTICATED SWITCH-UP Paris: Making a noticeable switch from the punky vibe of the last two seasons, Miharayasuhiro's spring collection took a serene and sophisticated turn, featuring monochrome navy and deep cobalt looks comprised of slim or pleated trousers, skinny blazers with contrast collars in a mini-dot repeat and crisp blue shirting. Hints of youthful rebellion were sporty this time around, arriving ...
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Comme des Garcons -

UP ALL NIGHT Paris: Rei Kawakubo shows a youth-driven collection doused with an East London punk attitude engulfing tartan plaids and semi-formal styling, complete with ruffled tuxedo shirts. The ruched trousers and pre-wrinkled fabrics that dominate the collection give off an “out all night partying” lax attitude, while punches of Technicolor cartoon prints suggest late night raves. —Kathleen Tso Key Items: Ruched trousers / ...
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Kenzo -

STREET SURF Paris: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s affinity for sportswear shines for their surf-inspired contemporary S/S 14 collection. Painterly brushstroke prints, graffiti-style text graphics and repeating stamped wave motifs channel beach scenery on street-level silhouettes of tees, Bermuda shorts and pool sliders. —Kathleen Tso Key Items: Denim car coat / “Kenzo Paris” wave pullovers / Anoraks / Matching sets / Knit pullovers / ...
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Givenchy -

EXPOSED CIRCUITRY  Paris: A kaleidoscopic pileup of prints defined Riccardo Tisci's S/S 14 collection for Givenchy, just the type of bold, graphic and directional work that has made the designer a star. But this season Tisci moved on from his usual romantically religious iconography for something more digital and tribal, covering lightweight anoraks, signature leggings, board shorts and tanks with circuitry ...
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Ann Demeulemeester -

STRIPEY HOLLOW Paris: Ann Demeulemeester channels "Sleepy Hollow" for S/S 14, adding historical nuances to her trademark darkly romantic aesthetic. Billowy blouses layered with colonial-style waistcoats carry a period connotation while candy-striped suit-sets channel a distorted carnival spirit. —Kathleen Tso Key Items: Striped trousers / Billowy button-fronts / Long-lined jackets / Waistcoats / Denim blazers Color: Black / White / Cherry red / Washed cornflower blue ...
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Maison Martin Margiela -

DELICATE DETAILS Paris: Maison Martin Margiela's spring presentation used feminine elements to punctuate straightforward suiting and casual separates, adding cut-off blazer bottoms as aprons to slim trousers or revealing glimpses of paisley embroidery and burnout velvet tails beneath mannish vests and overcoats. Rendered in sturdy leather, the aprons began to look like a welding uniform, but paired with fine gauge jersey ...
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Junya Watanabe Man -

HAPPY CAMPERS Paris: Junya Watanabe’s boys sport outdoorsy gear reveled with youthful spirit for his S/S 14 collection. Fishing vests, parkas, rumpled anoraks and hiking gear all come with plenty of pockets to store all necessary equipment and knickknacks. —Kathleen Tso Key Items: Anoraks / Bermuda shorts / Blazers / Fisherman vests and jackets / Plaid shirs / Cropped trousers / Floral button-fronts Color: Navy ...
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Kris Van Assche -

A MODERN MERGER Paris: Kris Van Assche's slick, modern aesthetic resulted in a number of interesting new hybrids for S/S 14, re-imagining the trench coat as a pop-over anorak or fitting a slim blazer with a kangaroo pocket. These sporty details, including contrast zippers and clipped self-belts, gave life to slim suiting in emerald green, black and white, as did carefully ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Polo Plays -

Polos look stronger than ever, heavily featured as key pieces in S/S 14 Prada and Raf Simons collections. The casual option looks updated with rounded-flap or zip closures, ombré dyes or experimental layering.
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Runway Trend Alert — Aloha Bags -

Decorated by tropical floral or scenic prints, bags for spring conjure island getaways and mid-century resort wear. The leisurely motifs are seen on an array of silhouettes, from rucksacks and bum bags to carry-on suitcases, duffels and weekenders.
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Berluti -

GARDEN PARTY REFINEMENT  Paris: Alessandro Sartori's spring Berluti collection was as relaxed as it was refined, presented as part of a staged barbecue in the courtyard of the Place des Vosges and featuring clothes fit for an upscale casual gathering. Slim linen suiting came in plummy shades of purple, burgundy and white and featured a straight-leg silhouette cut for grown men, ...
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Louis Vuitton -

ACROSS AMERICA Paris: Kim Jones derives inspiration from a road trip across the heartland of North America for the S/S 14 Louis Vuitton collection. Varsity, gas station, motorcycle, and Boy Scout jackets represent the simplicity of Midwestern culture, and are given the Louis Vuitton luxury touch with tie-dyes by hand (in a Japanese atelier), tailored suits and tuxedos, and lush leathers. —Kathleen ...
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Yohji Yamamoto -

CERTAIN MEN Paris: Yohji Yamamoto’s recent S/S 14 collection was a continuation of the designer’s interest in drape and volume. Wide, cropped trousers with an overlaid, attached kilt stood out, as did a well-cut, double-breasted suit with cropped trousers.  —Andrew Luecke Key Items: Kaftan / Drummer boy jacket / Double-breasted blazer / Cropped trousers  / Overlay kilt trouser / Double-breasted suit with cropped trousers Color: White ...
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Dries Van Noten -

MASTER FLORIST Paris: Dries Van Noten masterfully riffed on the recent floral trend, showing nearly 20 different efflorescent motifs on garments ranging from tank tops to embroidered trousers and jackets. Always interested in proprietary ideas, Mr. Van Noten’s collection came in a decidedly dark, gothic palette that further enriched this prodigious floral display.  —Andrew Luecke Key Items: Gas station jacket / Floral sport sweater / ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Popover -

S/S 14 designers interpret woven popover tops in an assortment of short-sleeved options. Zip closures lend a sporty edge, while shawl-like collarless options have a clinical connotation.
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