Tag results for: Paris Fashion Week

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Yohji Yamamoto – Fall/Winter 2015 Collection | Runway Show

Emerging in the ’80s with a class of heralded Japanese designers including Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo of COMME des GARÇONS, Yohji Yamamoto continues to wield considerable influence in the global fashion firmament. His Fall/Winter 2015 men’s presentation at Paris Fashion Week was a showcase for his aesthetic signatures: … READ MORE

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Louis Vuitton – Fall/Winter 2015 Collection | Runway Presentation

With the presentation of Louis Vuitton‘s Fall/Winter 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week, creative director Kim Jones paid homage to British artist and cult fashion designer Christopher Nemeth, whose creative output during the ’80s, Jones says, “defined London.” The tribute materialized through the liberal use of Nemeth’s signature hand-drawn … READ MORE

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Pigalle – Fall/Winter 2015 Collection | Runway Show

It’s a testament to Pigalle‘s growing influence that the brand — formerly associated almost exclusively with streetwear and basketball — commandeered the Palais Garnier, which is normally the home court of the Paris Opéra, for its Fashion Week presentation. Belying the opulence of the surroundings, the models marched … READ MORE

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Balmain – Fall 2015 Menswear Collection

Balmain‘s creative director Olivier Rousteing unveiled a Fall 2015 menswear collection that held little back. The attire conveyed a uniquely luxurious maximalism, with gilded crests and shields evoking a subtle military air. But these weren’t pieces designed for the trenches; as Rousteing himself declared, these were the uniforms … READ MORE

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Balenciaga Fall 2015 Collection

With the unveiling of Balenciaga‘s Fall 2015 offerings, Alexander Wang unveiled his fourth collection for the revered French fashion house, showcasing minimalist silhouettes and a neutral color palette, one inspired by mineral landscapes and concrete and utterly devoid of color. A studied asceticism was the order of … READ MORE

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Raf Simons – Fall/Winter 2015 Collection | Runway Show

Pristine white lab coats scribbled with ink drawn doodles set the tone for Raf Simons‘ Fall/Winter 2015 show at Paris Fashion Week: precise, clinical garments were personalized, so that order descended into chaos, a dichotomy that the Belgian designer is always quick to embrace. The raised catwalk … READ MORE

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Kenzo – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

In unveiling Kenzo‘s Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week, dynamic duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon tapped into their ardor for the two countries they now call home, the U.S. and France. The latter was paid homage through bright macaroon-colored knits and suits, while Parisian tokens — including the … READ MORE

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Junya Watanabe – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

With his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week, Junya Watanabe officially entered his blue period. Japanese designers have always had a fascination with indigo, and Junya offered a master class in the distinctive hue, using it on traditional Japanese boro patchwork, as well as pinstripes, … READ MORE

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Maison Martin Margiela – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

Maison Martin Margiela took to Paris Fashion Week to upend conventional menswear fabrics. The Paris-based design house’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection used assorted synthetic polyamides on outerwear, highlighted by neoprene backing on a leather rider jacket, and elsewhere, parachute fabric on long coats worn over lightweight shirts and blazers. A sense … READ MORE

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GIVENCHY – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

For the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, Riccardo Tisci commissioned Dutch artist Paul Veroude to create an installation made from a disassembled airplane, suspended by steel cables over the center of the circular catwalk. Disassembled parts hung in the air, presenting a stark contrast to … READ MORE

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COMME des GARÇONS – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

While it’s true that fashion and politics make for uneasy bedfellows, Rei Kawakubo — the soft-spoken visionary behind COMME des GARÇONS — tailored the brand’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection around an anti-war statement. “But in a quiet way,” Kawakubo explained, “with no words.” This proved to be something of a distortion … READ MORE