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Givenchy -

ACTIVE INTEREST Paris: Citing skiing and scuba diving as two of the inspirations behind his collection, Riccardo Tisci mixed the sporty references with his signature brand of Goth-chic. The obvious elements associated with each sport were present: neoprene was used for black pants and skirts with a fold-down zippered waist that looked like a partially unzipped scuba suit, and snowflake covered ...
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Chloé -

WESTERN UNION Paris: Along with Celine’s Phoebe Philo, Hannah MacGibbon has become a champion of the back-to-basics movement that has taken hold in fashion today. As Philo’s former assistant during her tenure at Chloé, it’s not surprising that she and MacGibbon share a similar aesthetic. The subtle difference in their work is mostly in the design details: MacGibbon tends toward understated ...
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Chanel -

POLAR EXPRESS Paris: A giant faux glacier was the centerpiece for Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collection for Chanel, indicating an Eskimo-chic theme and yet another of his exotic journeys. Models stalked around the glacier in furry boots that protected them from the inch of water that covered the set. The clothing echoed the arctic inspirations: fur was used for nearly all of ...
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Vanessa Bruno -

BOHO BALLERINA Paris: Functional, elegant, and breezy, the looks presented by Vanessa Bruno in her F/W 2010 show would suit the lifestyle and tastes of a ballet dancer — or someone who just wants to look like one. The designer opened the show with what would be the base layer of most of the ensembles to come: soft leotards worn with ...
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Tao -

FLOWING JOURNEY Paris: This season, Tao Kurihara presented a series of relaxed, highly conceptual looks made from ultra-casual textiles like brushed denim, faded woven cotton, and cozy pointelle knits. Kurihara labeled the collection "Flowing Journey," which seemed an appropriate tag. The models looked nomadic in eclectic outfits, conjured from seemingly scavenged garments that could have been collected during far-flung travel. Layers ...
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Celine -

THE NEW ESSENTIALS Paris: Phoebe Philo’s recent comeback as designer at Celine has been lauded by critics and customers alike, and her influence has already been felt as scores of designers echo the modern minimalism she initiated. She stuck with the appealing style this season, elaborating on the elements she introduced for S/S 10 and Pre Fall. A-line skirts and flared ...
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Sophia Kokosalaki -

HARD & SOFT Paris: Known for her elegant Grecian dresses, Sophia Kokosalaki has been trying to expand her repertoire to more tailored separates in the past few years. Instead of keeping those two elements separate for fall, she wisely used her drapery skills to build soft, fitted structures. Inspired by the natural rolling landscape of her native Greece, Kokosalaki worked supple ...
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Junya Watanabe -

CAMO CAMEO Paris: Junya Watanabe continued last season’s meditation on the hourglass, loosening up spring’s menswear-inspired suits with a more casual military influence for fall. On the same page as Dries Van Noten’s utilitarian-femme collection shown earlier in the week, Watanabe made the theme his own with a more conceptual approach. In addition to revisiting Dior’s New Look, he also delved ...
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Erotokritos -

PARISIAN SWEET Paris: The collection shown by Cypriot born, Paris-based designer Erotokritos was a mix of classics, new ideas, and sweet interpretations of trend-right details seen on many runways this season. Uncomplicated and easy to wear, silhouettes included basics like shift dresses, pencil skirts and short boxy jackets; prints ranged from polka dots to a pretty, stained glass floral design. ...
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Jean Paul Gaultier -

CULTURE CLASH Paris: Gaultier was as eclectic and uninhibited as ever this season, showing a hodgepodge of mixed and matched looks from across the globe. No textile was off-limits: Fair Isle sweaters, cotton batiks, silk brocades, rich velvets, casual heathered knits, leather, fur — it was all there, and styled together. Layering played a central role in most looks, and the ...
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Viktor & Rolf -

GLAMOUR FACTORY Paris: Known for their runway spectacles, the duo behind Viktor & Rolf created another memorable one for the archives. Dubbed the Glamour Factory, the show employed retired model Kristen McMenamy as a makeshift coat rack, with almost half the collection piled on her thin body. As each model walked out, McMenamy would shed a layer and the designers would ...
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