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MAGNIFICENT MÉLANGE Paris: Rei Kawakubo, the queen of the all-black ensemble, switched it up for spring with a parade of creamy white looks that both opened and closed her show. Models wore choppy white wigs in Rapunzel-worthy lengths, underscoring the new lightness. Aside from the tonal deviation, Kawakubo worked within the style she has developed over the past four decades. Fabrics ...
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Comme des Garçons S/S 2013

Martin Grant -

RIGID ELEGANCE Paris: Martin Grant chose taffeta as a primary material this season and as such many of his ensembles carried a stiff silhouette. The rigidity worked for wide boatneck tops and tailored nipped-waist jackets, but proved less appealing applied to pleated halter dresses or poet sleeve evening coats. A sense of buttoned-up formality and elegance ran throughout the collection, a ...
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Cacharel -

A LIGHT HAND Paris: Botanicals are Cacharel’s calling card, their illustrated florals a sweet through line every season. Designers Ling Liu and Dawei Sun updated the look for S/S 13 with an airy, light hand. Printed tissue chiffon dresses were transparent and fitted pointelle knits shredded, while even cropped shorts seemed as if they’d float away via sheer silk overlays. Many ...
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Detail of the Day – Viktor & Rolf -

Couture sensibility meets unbridled creativity is the mantra at Viktor & Rolf, and for spring the duo married graphic cut mirror appliqué with bunched confectionary-inspired tulle. Metallic fabrics, stiff sculptural shapes, sweeping pleats and femme oversized bows added a playful pop to the primarily black and white collection. —Shannon Davenport
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Vivienne Westwood -

QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH Paris: Vivienne Westwood presented her spring collection at the home of the British ambassador to France, which was appropriate not only because of the designer's nationality, but also because the theme of Britishness that ran through the show. From the queenly tiaras to the Victorian bustiers to the patterns inspired by Baroque textiles, Westwood's homeland was a strong presence. ...
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Vivienne Westwood S/S 2013

Viktor & Rolf -

SPLIT REFLECTION Paris: Duality and reflection were Viktor & Rolf’s obsessions for S/S 13 and they presented looks vertically split in half—one side white, one side black. The mirrored lamé finish of accordion pleated skirts and sashes suggested self-observation, as did swirled Picasso faces. Elsewhere these themes were less evident, as the designers fell back on their signature boudoir references with ...
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Veronique Leroy -

ON THE SURFACE Paris: Veronique Leroy presented one of her most compelling collections for spring, an experiment in texture and geometric pattern. From felted wool to a range of cloqués to spongy bouclé, the mix of textures made for a rich visual experience. The designer also including a striking chainlink-patterned lace, which, in addition to similarly-shaped laser cutouts, was a new ...
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Veronique Leroy S/S 2013

Tsumori Chisato -

SOUTHWESTERN QUIRK Paris: Among all the seriousness of Paris fashion week, Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato can always be counted on to add a bit of freewheeling whimsy to the mix. Still mad for print and pattern, Chisato chose a well-worn theme for Spring, channeling the American southwest into her palette and motifs. But where others default to Native American repeats and ...
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Vanessa Bruno -

DEAUVILLE BOHEMIAN Paris: Sensuality rediscovered (with a “Petit Prince” twist), was the starting point for the fluid and feminine offering from Vanessa Bruno. “I went to the early 19th century French seaside for my inspiration, with traditional French fabrics," said Vanessa. There was a freshness to the antique blue-and-white porcelain patterns, tapestry florals and delicate scarf prints, all combined with Vanessa’s ...
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Haider Ackermann -

A POTENT SEDUCTION Paris: Last Fall Haider Ackermann took an unexpected turn toward color, indulging in bright cobalt and marigold while sticking to his signature sharp tailoring. This season the shift is in the silhouette, introducing a beautifully diaphanous weight via airy polka dot chiffons and satin robes and pants. Whisper thin camisole gowns were layered over sharp trousers, often trailing ...
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Junya Watanabe -

SPACE RACE Paris: No better way to start the morning than a brisk walk down the runway. For Junya Watanabe this spring, the setting was interplanetary, perhaps occurring on the Starship Enterprise, or on Mars, alongside the Curiosity rover. Running sets, bike shorts and sweats were served up in authentic performance fabrics and studded with dynamic sportif details. The "fashion" came ...
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Yohji Yamamoto -

FUNCTIONALLY FLUID Paris: Utility was a key word for Yohji Yamamoto this season and as such his collection featured less trickery than usual, instead focusing on a sense of fluid functionality. The designer’s signature cutaway coats had a military feel, as did olive canvas field jackets in a subtle hourglass shape and voluminous twill dresses with unfinished hems. Softer chiffon and ...
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A.F. Vandevorst -

MYSTERIOUS SWASHBUCKLER Paris: An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx initially spun a mysterious film noir mood for S/S 13, obscuring the faces of their models with stiff organza fedoras and a coating of gold Bond-girl paint. Cinched black trench coats and asymmetric pencils skirts were lovely, while strappy bondage belts and beaded net sleeves hinted at the drama to come. After a ...
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Vionnet -

SAFETY IN DRAPING Paris: The house of Vionnet has been through many staff changes in recent years, culminating in the debut of the label’s new owner and creative director Goga Ashkenazi. Easing into her role and working with a team of designers for S/S 13, Ashkenazi decided to play it safe. Long and lean column dresses were flattering, skimming the body ...
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Maison Martin Margiela -

SQUARE IS SEXY Paris: Maison Martin Margiela is certainly not a label to follow trends, but the influence of Fall’s flattened collection from Rei Kawakubo and the tunics-over-trousers matched sets at Prada cannot be denied. For Margiela these looks came pared down and extremely simple. Rectangular and unfinished tunics topped pencil skirts or wide leg trousers, while even round sweetheart neckline ...
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