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PFW SS17: Sonia Rykiel

THESonia Rykiel SS17 show at Paris Fashion Week was done in tribute to the late French designer who the industry lost due to complications from Parkinson’s disease on August 25, at age 86. Imparting je ne sais ...
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PFW SS17: Chanel

KARL Lagerfeld has always been one for the latest best thing. For SS17 that was tech. Lagerfeld, in a way only imagined by him and imaginable through the vehicle that is Chanel, manifested tech literally by sen...
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PFW SS17: Mugler

EACH season since his creative director role at Mugler began, David Koma has continued in the tradition of the brand to give each collection it puts out a hook. Usually vaguely thematic – though curtailed to ou...
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PFW SS17: Nina Ricci

PURPLE reigned at Guillaume Henry’s SS17 offering for Nina Ricci. Perhaps a tribute from an enthusiastic fan of Prince who just happens to have an atelier through which to express his emotions, or perhaps Henry...
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PFW SS17: Balenciaga

DEMNA Gvasalia’s raved over reinterpretation of Balenciaga for the fashion history books was instigated again for SS17 by the Georgian designer. Looking back, and then fundamentally forth, to Cristobel’s coutur...
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PFW SS17: Valentino

VALENTINO, since 2008 the result of a design duo acclaimed for stylish synergy, is now a one-man show. Pier Paulo Piccioli is that man – the sole creative director whose partner in cloth since around about the ...
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PFW SS17: Issey Miyake

FOR PFW SS17, Issey Miyake’s collection was bright bold and brash. Creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamea, inspired by the vivacity of living, filled this season’s collection with colour-blocked Kabuki. ...
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PFW SS17: Dior

IT WAS Dior Couture’s Chief Executive Sidney Toledano who hinted back in July soon after Maria Grazia Chiuri was appointed Creative Director of the brand that the world should “expect a new Dior”. After receivi...
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PFW SS17: Rick Owens

DARKNESS descended on the Rick Owens SS17 show in Paris this week. Staged in a coiling stone vault, the models upheld the same bold walk as seen in previous collections – again with human deterioration in mind,...
1020-5

PFW SS17: Saint Laurent

PARIS Fashion Week, SS17 – a season that will go down in fashion history as expectation rises in anticipation of how three of the fashion capital’s most high-profile houses will measure up under new creative di...
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PFW AW16: Valentino

BALLET, movement and living in the moment – that was the inspiration behind Valentino’s AW16 collection. And the audience was most definitely living in the moment when seeing this dream of a collection parading...
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PFW AW16: Chanel

KARL Lagerfeld continued the revolutionised revelry of Chanel’s brand genealogy for AW16, presenting a costumed take on Coco Chanel’s signature garb. Rope upon rope of pearls included. Clocking in at just over ...
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PFW AW16: Akris

NEVER has Animalia print been seen as elegantly as it was at Akris in Paris this season. Creative director calling the sartorial shots at the Swiss brand, Albert Kriemler – a designer who rarely jumps haphazard...
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PFW AW16: Givenchy

GIVENCHY’S Riccardo Tisci whipped AW16 back to Paris this season where the designer laid on all the usual Givenchy-isms but with the emphasis on mystic. Placing the symbol of the eye at the clandestine crux of ...
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PFW AW16: Hermès

At first glance Hermès played it very safe for AW16, taking it back to the all but rather inoffensive basics to deliver a collection that was nonetheless delightful. On much closer inspection you’ll see creativ...