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Menswear That Hit the Runways at Women's Fashion Week

Mar 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Dual collections and androgynous looks are taking over Fashion Week, which means that there’s no longer a clear, concrete distinction between men’s and women’s collections. In the past, Men’s Fashion Week has its fair share of womenswear sprinkled throughout (most of which is usually influenced by menswear), but menswear popping up at the ladies’ shows? That has been pretty rare—until now.

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Marimekko Showcases Wearable and Sophisticated Prints

Mar 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If Finnish house Marimekko is known for anything it’s their eccentric prints. The sophomore collection from Creative Director Anna Teurnell followed this formula to the letter, as she sent big patterns on cuddly outerwear down the runway. “The Fall/Winter 2016 collection is an ode to originality and empowered women. Marimekko is about appreciating the imperfection and personality—being true to oneself,” Teurnell said of the lineup.

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Giambattista Valli Takes Moncler Gamme Rouge to the Alps

Mar 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Winter was on Giambattista Valli’s mind when he presented the Moncler Gamme Rouge Fall 2016 collection today at Paris Fashion Week. The runway more closely resembled a ski run, with models walking along a snowy path, the mountains of the Swiss Alps looming in the background. The designs however, were much less sportswear and instead tapped the traditional garments of the Swiss and Germanic region for inspiration.

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Lagerfeld Focuses on Detail for Chanel's Fall Collection

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Karl Lagerfeld is known for putting on a theatrical presentation every season, which is probably why the Chanel Fall 2016 runway felt so surprising—or perhaps more appropriately—like a breath of fresh air. Instead of an airport, casino, supermarket or the like, the Grand Palais was simply decorated with white floors, golden chairs and only one row along the catwalk. Yep, everyone invited to the Chanel show had a front row seat.

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Iris Van Herpen Dreams in Abstract Shapes

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Known for her abstract designs, Iris Van Herpen showcased her Fall 2016 collection, Lucid, with a runway show and art installation piece. Models walked around a dark room moving through a series of glass panels that distorted their image like a carnival hall of mirrors. The dresses, which were already extremely architectural and otherworldly in design, looked even more unearthly through their magnified reflections. We can’t say we’ve had any lucid dreams quite like it.

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Roland Mouret Indulges in Velvet and Jewel-Toned Fabrics for Fall

Mar 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Names like Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks were tossed around when Roland Mouret was designing his Fall 2016 collection and both were seen on the runway this weekend. The collection channeled the two musicians faithfully, without venturing into costume territory, and were completely reimagined and interpreted for a modern audience.

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Zuhair Murad's Models Bare It All

Mar 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Bringing together the best—or perhaps the most extravagant—looks of ‘90s supermodels and Las Vegas nightlife, Zuhair Murad celebrated glamour and sensuality with a collection of flashy party wear. Tapping fashion icons like Cher, Michael Jackson and Cindy Crawford for inspiration, he designed a line saturated with embellishments, skin-baring cuts and more than a few ultra-lush fabrics.

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Isabel Marant's School of Rock

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Isabel Marant knows how to create approachable, wearable pieces. Things were no different on the Fall 2016 runway at Paris Fashion Week today when she sent out a feel-good collection of ‘80s-inspired collegiate wear. “It reminded me of this time in the mid-Eighties when we had a lot of fun,” she told WWD backstage.

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Dior Heads Into Fall 2016 Without a Creative Director

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

So this is what Dior ready-to-wear looks like without the leadership of a creative director? After the departure of Raf Simons late last year, the Fall 2016 collection was led by Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier, who leaned on the signature looks of Simons as they went into Paris Fashion Week.

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Olivier Rousteing Designs Kim Kardashian-Inspired Collection

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There’s absolutely no way to mention Balmain without also acknowledging creative director Olivier Rousteing, his BFFs the Kardashians and his squad of supermodel friends. The brand drove the point home this season with a show that starred Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid, with Kris Jenner and Kanye West sitting front row. Kim was there too, in spirit, as the entire collection was inspired by those iconic curves.

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Paco Rabanne Breaks Away from Its Sci-Fi Heritage

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Season after season, Julien Dossena has faithfully recreated the sci-fi aesthetic of Paco Rabanne’s founder. But for Fall 2016, he presented a lineup of original, more wearable pieces. To make the collection more accessible and appealing to a wider audience, he used multiple sources of inspiration. At times it felt convoluted and complicated, but a few pieces hit their mark, like a series of paper bag trousers and turtleneck dresses.

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Nehera Explores the Urban Jungle

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In his position as a creative consultant for Hermès, The Row, Damir Doma and Christophe Lemaire, Samuel Drira often played with ideas of minimalism and monotone color palettes. As creative director of Nehera, he sent these same designs down the Fall 2016 runway, but with his own touch of structure and a collective vision brought to life in velvet, silk and suede.

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Courrèges Sends Self-Heating Coats Down the Runway

Mar 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Designers Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant just presented their sophomore collection of the recently revived Courrèges label at Paris Fashion Week. The French house, which was purchased in 2011, has been faithfully following the aesthetic of the founder with a lineup of athletic-inspired ready-to-wear. They’ve managed to successfully maintain the story of the brand while still bringing it into 2016—this season they did so with a line of wearable tech.

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Courrèges Sends Self-Heating Coats Down the Runway

Mar 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Designers Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant just presented their sophomore collection of the recently revived Courrèges label at Paris Fashion Week. The French house, which was purchased in 2011, has been faithfully following the aesthetic of the founder with a lineup of athletic-inspired ready-to-wear. They’ve managed to successfully maintain the story of the brand while still bringing it into 2016—this season they did so with a line of wearable tech.

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Bottega Veneta Redefines Simplicity for the Sophisticated Woman

Mar 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

“I like it when effects are not so obvious,” Tomas Maier said in his program notes. “Something that’s usually very fancy doesn’t need to be. It can be done differently.” For his Fall 2016 Bottega Veneta line, the creative director opted to leave behind the idea of themes and inspiration, and create a collection that was beautiful in its simplicity. His work with fabric, patterns and cuts were polished, luxurious and decidedly effortless.

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