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PFW SS18: Chanel

MORE typical of a Parisian summer day, the sun shone exceptionally strong on Grand Palais this week. The Chanel-clad ladies who queued up for the show seemed to regret their choice of wool-tweed jackets and qui...
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PFW SS18: Louis Vuitton

SITUATED at the Louvre’s Pavillon de l’Horloge in Paris, creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, debuted his Louis Vuitton SS18 collection as PFW concluded.   Under Ghesquière’s guidance, Louis Vuitton is th...
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PFW SS18: Acne Studios

AN ECLECTIC MIX of patterns, pastels, silks and suits makes for an Acne Studios SS18 that is thrift- shop chic, a mix-and-match jumble of modes. Sampling the ‘70s through pinstripes, snakeskin flairs and high-s...
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PFW SS18: Balenciaga

MORE is more at the Balenciaga SS18 show. Firstly, to discuss the unexpected Croc’s collaboration … although likely to be seen styled out by Rihanna somewhere, somehow, this is perhaps taking the ugly shoe tren...
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PFW SS18: Chloé

ANOTHER fashion house hosting a designer debut this season is Chloé, joining Jil Sander, Givenchy where Chloé’s former creative director Clare Waight Keller is premiering, and Lanvin. Natacha Ramsay-Levi, the f...
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PFW SS18: Dries Van Noten

THIS was a truly “Dries Van Noten” collection full of prints, textures and art references such as Picasso’s Femmes à leur toilette painting from 1938 employing the technique of collaging using an eclectic mix o...
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PFW SS18: Off-White

PRINCESS DIANA, muse to many, missed by most. Princess Diana, muse to Virgil Abloh, inspiration for Off-White's SS18 collection. Potentially the biggest risk-taking hybridising of styles of the current decade t...
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PFW SS18: Kenzo

DEFINING urban jungle, Kenzo returns to its roots as the SS18 collection boasts its multi-heritage origins in new-fashioned ways. Wild with bamboo prints, dark and red denims moulded into traditional Asian-styl...
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PFW AW17: Louis Vuitton

THE inspiration behind Nicolas Ghesquière’s AW17 collection for Louis Vuitton was all about blurring the lines and mixing up opposites. Blending the urban  with the countryside and folklore, heritage with the f...
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PFW AW17: Mugler

DAVID Koma is now designing entirely for a Mugler woman that is very much à la mode. At Paris Fashion Week this season the brand’s creative director was finally able to delve into the house’s essence and resurr...
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PFW AW17: Balenciaga

DEMNA Gvasalia continued his rule of the roost in matters of cool at the Balenciaga AW17 catwalk show in Paris. Starting with a bang by warping clothing directly on the body, cumbersome leather and woollen chec...
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PFW AW17: Céline

SIMPLE. Wearable. Powerful. Those are the key words with which we could describe Phoebe Philo’s AW17 collection for Céline. As Philo is against press releases and refuses to give interviews post-show, we are al...
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PFW AW17: Balmain

BALMAIN has garnered a reputation for edgy garments that ooze modernity. But this season, Olivier Rousteing went for something a bit more rock n’ roll. Featuring looks more likely to be seen at a Bon Jovi ...
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PFW AW17: Kenzo

KENZO’S creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim made a politically motivated call-back to the brand’s maverick fashion milestones for AW17. By showing us what Kenzo Takada achieved as a designer who soug...
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PFW AW17: Chloé

WITH her last show for the French house of Chloé, the English designer and the brand’s creative director of six years Clare Waight Keller left on a high note with everyone praising the collection and alluding t...