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  • Paco Rabanne F/W 2012 – Paris Fashion Week

    Paco Rabanne Fall 2012

    By capitalizing on the legacy of Paco Rabanne’s 60’s era touchstones with modern updates and an urban warrior minded spirit, the latest collection from the label offered a heady dose of party ready confections meant to evoke the ultimate in luxurious, statement making finery while marching precariously to its own beat. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words:  With this new Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection, PACO RABANNE puts the spotlight on the original vision of its founder, transposed into today’s world. Unique…

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  • Neil Barrett F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Neil Barrett Fall 2012

    Over the past few season’s we’ve seen menswear darling Neil Barrett slowly begin to epitomize the strength of a chic, urban dwelling techno sportif minded woman while subtly delivering an on-trend comprehensive range each season filtered through his own hand at sensible and practical sportswear for the complicated lifestyle needs of today. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Fall 2012 saw the designer continuing with his minimalist, vaguely military stance with a line-up of sophisticated gear that should have this designer gaining savvy…

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  • Pierre Balmain F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Pierre Balmain Fall 2012

    While considerably less flashy than it’s mainline counterpart Balmain, diffusion line Pierre Balmain saw Fall 2012 heading towards more considerably safe waters with a range of rethought basics with a streamlined, foundation building sensibility. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Amongst the mix stood sharp tailoring with a few fitted body-con dresses to boot and an assortment of more reality friendly pieces that are sure to get you in the day-into-night groove more than a 5-figure gala dress will, per se. Although…

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  • Aganovich, the small label to watch from Paris Fashion Week

    Aganovich Fall 2012

    Notes from Paris… It’s quite the scene here in the city of light this week as it’s Paris Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season. Fashion designers are madly racing to put the finishing touches on their collections, while fashion show attendees, groupies, fashion bloggers, buyers, and magazine editors are all scurrying breathlessly from one show to the next. I met Brooke Taylor and Nana Aganovich, the founders of the label Aganovich, a few years ago and covered their first show in 2010. I have been following…

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  • Balenciaga F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Balenciaga Fall 2012

    After more than a decade at the helm of one of fashion’s most influential labels, mastermind Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another winner of a collection with this time’s goal focusing on thoroughly modern updates to the working girl’s wardrobe. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Combined with slinky patch worked chiffon dresses, sculptural a-line ra-ra skirts and bi-color pants that were the coolest we’ve seen yet, Ghesquiere worked wonders with uniform dressing by mashing the ho-hum banality of smart separates with…

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  • Maison Martin Margiela F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Maison Martin Margiela

    Subverted & tweaked plays on tailored workwear made for a sober yet challenging outing from the atelier of Maison Martin Margiela. And while and a bulk of the collection was composed of tricky slashed & spliced separates that evoked a linear silhouette, there was also plenty of reworked, rethought basics to add a witty albeit overtly conceptual twist to your repertoire. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Among the mix were a winning selection of classic outerwear and some terrific skirts to…

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  • Christophe Lemaire F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Christophe Lemaire Fall 2012

    Fall 2012 saw Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire once again working his eastern tinged, minimalist, masculine minded hand with a welcome addition of knits interspersed with smart utility pieces that were far from basic. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Imagined in the best of deluxe fabrications in moody autumnal hues, this designer continues to offer essentials so divine, they tend to have you dreaming of a maxed out uniform in the best of high quality fabrications with an ample dose of quiet, good…

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  • Azzaro F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Azzaro Fall 2012

    Hailing from Lanvin, Mathilde Castello Branco’s debut collection at Azzaro may not have been a game changer when it comes to the label’s signature, refined party dresses, but she did manage to add a few subtle notions to the label’s precise direction. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Amidst the pretty, pitch perfect gala ready offerings were a few unexpected pieces that had Lanvin’s more relaxed, off-kilter take on dramatic elegance and a felicitous card print featuring jacks & spades. And while…

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  • Bouchra Jarrar F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2012

    Since leaving Balenciaga Bouchra Jarrar has made a name for herself amidst Paris mega labels with collections rife with chic tailoring and graphic cuts that stand on their own. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Fall 2012 saw the designer attempting to fill in the blanks of a working woman’s wardrobe with elegant suiting options with crisp, unadorned surfaces that make them sure to become closet constants for seasons to come. No tricks, no timely gimmicks, just straight forward, masterfully cut pieces…

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  • See by Chloe F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    See by Chloe Fall 2012

    Although See by Chloe has remained a quiet yet increasingly salable & lucrative secondary line to high-end French go-to label Chloe, it comes as somewhat of a welcome surprise to see the offshoot finally make it’s runway debut after ten years in business. And while other respective labels like Marc by Marc Jacobs have been garnering rave runway reviews over the last decade, it seems as though larger European houses have been reticent to shine a light on their often more…

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  • Milan Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Jil Sander Fall 2012

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen over the past few weeks with runway reviews, fashion show coverage & backstage beauty, we wanted to take a moment to consider the highlights & top trends to inspire an easy-chic wardrobe update from Milan F/W 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Jil Sander- Raf Simons swan song for Jil Sander was a testament not only to the kind of refined couture sportswear the likes of Geoffrey Been & Bill Blass championed throughout their careers, but…

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  • Blumarine F/W 2012 Full Collection- Milan Fashion Week

    Blumarine Fall 2012

    Runway Review: An unexpected dose of sexuality and ultra-glam streetsmart fashion made Blumarine a Fall 2012 standout amidst Milan’s moodier collections. In their words: ‘POSITIVELY SHINING’ Fluid lines and shapes deconstructed by cut-out details. Understated urbanwear in the cold tones of white, hazelnut and dove grey, with glints of silver and platinum. Textural consistency and plastic volumes, with couture finishes and high-tech layers, create a new daily luxury with three-dimensional effects. Rubber, Perspex, Plexiglass, PVC and nylon in measured layers or strictly minimalist. Extra-glossy…

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