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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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A.F. Vandevorst -

ARMED FORCES Paris: Perfectly in step with the emerging military trend of the F/W14 season, A.F. Vandevorst showed an elegant, uniform-inspired collection. A tomboy aesthetic ran throughout, from sporty tops to baggy jumpsuits and baseball caps, but long chic coats and sweeping hemlines added a contemporary touch.—Shannon Davenport   Key Items:  Knit mini skirts / Cargo jackets / Maxi skirts / Utility ...
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Issey Miyake -

NATURE TECH PARIS:  Tree rings were the inspiration behind Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s collection of voluminous, pleated silhouettes for Issey Miyake. Computer-woven patterns and high-tech steam-stretch fabrics seamlessly blended technology and nature for an modern collection. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Oversized funnel neck sweaters / Slim trousers / Rounded jackets / Wavy-hemmed ponchos / Short origami capes / Rounded skirts / Molded tee-shapes ...
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Vanessa Bruno -

SWEETLY URBAN Paris: Vanessa Bruno played with a concise color palette of silver greys, winter white and olive interjected with pretty pastel blue and flashes of cobalt. Prints were simple, one, a camouflage and the other, a two tone leopard that complimented the wearable slip dresses and utility inspired outerwear pieces. – Lizzy Bowring Key Items: Oversized bomber jackets / Short shift ...
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Sonia Rykiel -

SOFT + COZY LUXURY Paris: Creative director Geraldo da Conceicao delivered a cozy and luxurious collection for Sonia Rykiel Fall 2014. Warm oversized sweater sets, long layers, relaxed tailoring and asymmetric draping in a soft palette are on point for the season. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Chubby fur coats / Sweater sets / Loosely tailored suits / Tapered pants / Relaxed coats / Minimalist slip sets Color: Camel ...
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Christian Dior -

SIZZLING  + COLOR Paris: Raf Simons designed a collection that portrayed his ever-increasing creative confidence at the House of Dior. A riff on the The New Look Bar jacket became a blazer worn with matching trousers, extended into waist-coat dresses, or into coats cut below-the-knee. For cocktails, there was an array of loose, sleeveless cashmere shifts, and a lineup of sparkling ...
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christian dior fall 14

Isabel Marant -

FEMININE SOLIDER PARIS:  Military-inspired items, such as sharply shouldered jackets and utility pants, paired with loosely draped sequined tops and ruched skirts perfectly balanced masculine and feminine elements for a wearable collection. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Wrapped minis / Oversized cardigans / Fur vests / Boxy Blazers / Relaxed tapered pants / Quilted leather trousers / Luxe sweatpants / Quilted wrap-jackets / ...
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Chalayan -

DRAPED, PIECED, SLASHED + TWISTED Paris: Hussein Chalayan presented a stunning line-up of deconstructed ensembles. Twisted draping and dimensional piecing worked together with languid silhouettes, layering and loose tailoring to create an elegant aesthetic. Slashed gowns had a clawed effect – as if the whimsical fake nail appliqué had torn straight through them.  – Deirdre Pérez Key items: T-shape dresses / Slit skirts / Asymmetric ...
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Roland Mouret -

TAILORED ARTISTRY  PARIS:  Roland Mouret’s collection was a personal one that elevated his expertise of sensual tailoring to a new level with artistically spliced sheaths and pencil skirts gently hugging the body. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Patchwork sheath / Split pencil skirt / Asymmetrical sets / Tunics / Slim jumpsuits / Embellished trousers / Pieced skirt suits / Cape / Shells ...
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Lanvin -

WHIMSICAL Paris: Alber Elbaz strayed away from his shows of the last two seasons and presented a collection that was utterly feminine. Flowing gowns, pleated leather dresses and shapely silhouettes in textured ensembles were trimmed in fur not to mention the jewel-tone gowns and ostrich-feather cocktail dresses. A touch of retro whimsy completed this beautiful and pretty presentation. – Lizzy Bowring Key ...
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Rick Owens -

SHIFTING FOCUS Paris: Rick Owens's spring collection, which featured a raucous group of steppers, was the talk of last season. For fall, however, Owens toned down the production value and shifted the focus onto his always-inspiring creations. Sculptural silhouettes and creative layering were the main themes that emerged from this compelling offering. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Boxy dresses / Asymmetrical tunics / ...
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Rick Owens F/W 2014

Nina Ricci -

ENCHANTED GARDEN Paris: Peter Copping's latest offering for Nina Ricci started out subtle, with a beautiful mix of feminine separates in luxe materials. Halfway through the show, Copping released a parade of swoon-worthy florals that appeared as prints, jacquards, guipure lace, and appliqués - each sure to delight his clientele. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Blanket coats / Pencil skirts / Peplum jackets ...
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Nina Ricci F/W 2014

Balmain -

ARTISANAL ARMY Paris: The mood at Balmain this season was all about having fun with fashion. Designer Olivier Rousteing showed a playfully chic collection that was inspired by the jungle, mixing tropical brights with crisp military tones. Craftsmanship was evident in every detail, from the rope knotted tops and dresses to the sparkly metallic chains that were woven directly into garments.—Shannon ...
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Barbara Bui -

TEXTURED ELEGANCE Paris: Barbara Bui enhanced her signature rock 'n' roll looks with textural elements this season. Dimensional cable knits, screen-printed sweaters, studded biker jackets, and abstract prints came together for a collection that was tactile and edgy, while still maintaining a high level of sophistication. –Joanna Manganaro Key Items: Knit ponchos / Cropped wide-leg pants / Motorcycle jackets / Fur coats ...
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Barbara Bui F/W 2014

Sharon Wauchob -

GLAMOROUS GRUNGE Paris: For fall Sharon Wauchob fully embraced 1990s nostalgia, exploring a feisty grunge sensibility worthy of Courtney Love herself. A sophisticated black palette and a range of sensual fabrics kept the collection from feeling too gritty though, and twisting and draping hugged the body in a fresh, beguiling way. —Shannon Davenport   Key Items: Slip dresses / Tailored coats / ...
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