Runway

SEASON FINDER
Year
Season
Designer
  • Alexandra Ilyashov | October 2, 2014

    Hermès Spring 2015

    Forget strong retro references teetering on the brink of kitsch: Christophe Lemaire went timeless and exceedingly luxe for his final collection at Hermès. The pristine sand lining the catwalk at the show, held at Luxembourg Gardens’ l’Orangerie Férou, lent a desert oasis vibe to things, and coordinated with the first 16 or so neutral looks, as well as the closing

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | October 1, 2014

    Louis Vuitton Spring 2015

    For Nicolas Ghesquière’s sophomore collection for Vuitton, shown at the gorgeous new Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton (far ahead of its October 27th public opening date) the designer turned out a sharp collection rife with exceptionally sophisticated and intricately worked exercises in leatherwork, mingling with crisp, dark denim, pitch-perfect blazers, velvet separates, and new riffs on sequins. More

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  • Dena Silver | October 1, 2014

    Miu Miu Spring 2015

    “A fashion show is always an opportunity to establish relations between its three main components: the venue, the audience and the fashion,” Miu Miu’s post-show statement read. So let’s go over each point, shall we? The venue was the Palais d’Iéna, home to the Economic, Social, and Environtmental Council in Paris, designed by architect Auguste Perret.

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  • Dena Silver | October 1, 2014

    Valentino Spring 2015

    Care to take a romantic tryst avec Valentino? For Spring, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli went on a Grand Tour, the rite of passage trek across Europe that was a popular 19th century tradition. Luckily, Valentino brought everyone along to see some baroque blossoms, a stop by the classic ruins, and a short stay at the sea. Just

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  • Dena Silver | October 1, 2014

    Alexander McQueen Spring 2015

    The latest Alexander McQueen collection mentioned Japan as a point of reference, but there was nary a kimono or Harajuku girl in sight. Instead, Sarah Burton wove cherry blossoms along with samurai and geisha references throughout the runway collection. The mood was very dark, with plenty of black python skins and heavy silks interspersed with hints of pale pink and the occasional

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 30, 2014

    Saint Laurent Spring 2015

    More of that ’70s show chez Saint Laurent: Hedi Slimane turned out a thoroughly spangled, print-tastic collection, taking shape in very vintage-y florals, polka dots, cherry, and starry motifs. Glitzy platforms embellished to the hilt were paired with plunging necklines, saucy draping, and sexy black leather separates. Short hems dominated, as one would expect from Slimane, in the form

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  • Dena Silver | September 30, 2014

    Sonia Rykiel Spring 2015

    Some might say Sonia Rykiel been lacking a certain je ne sais quoi since its fiery, red headed founder stepped down from her helm in 2009. With the arrival of Julie de Libran as artistic director, the spark has certainly returned. The former Louis Vuitton womenswear studio director and alum of Prada and Versace turned out a parade of glamorous

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 30, 2014

    Chanel Spring 2015

    Protester chic? C’est possible, according to Karl Lagerfeld‘s latest Chanel showing. The Kaiser trotted out his latest wares, including spiffy suits avec vibrant flats and long-lapeled shirting, at the Grand Palais. As always, there were some unique new accessories to complement the melange of tweaked tweeds, crisp pinstripes, knits (like Gisele Bündchen in a particularly cozy-looking taupe and white

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 30, 2014

    Elie Saab Spring 2015

    “A plunge into the ocean, a search for sunken treasure,” the show notes read at Elie Saab this season. The lulling sounds of waves greeted guests as they entered the show space in the Tuileries gardens. The palette included lagoon green, sea-mist, coral, and a deep blue that was inspired by the Amalfi coast. The show

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  • Dena Silver | September 29, 2014

    Giambattista Valli Spring 2015

    Fresh off the debut of Giamba, a spin-off of his namesake line, in Milan last week, Giambattista Valli carried over a bit of that youthful spirit for the Spring showing of his main collection in Paris. As different as the collections were in some respects, there was a certain sense of innocence found in both showings. Here, the

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 29, 2014

    Céline Spring 2015

    Besides Chanel, there may be no hotter ticket in Paris than a chance to witness a new collection from Phoebe Philo‘s Céline at the Tennis Club de Paris. The brand’s cult following has reached frenzied proportions. “It’s a Célineeeeee” you can hear one fashion insider saying to another of a clothing piece or an accessory, with purposefully placed emphasis

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  • Dena Silver | September 29, 2014

    Stella McCartney Spring 2015

    Stella McCartney is a sartorial best friend of sorts: Her collections are always very dependable, very flattering, but still totally interesting. Her latest collection lived up to all those BFF qualities, with a decidedly feminine touch. The silhouettes were loose and swingy, with culottes swishing by in navy and cream and handkerchief hems hanging off of denim skirts

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  • Dena Silver | September 29, 2014

    John Galliano Spring 2015

    Bill Gaytten was up for a woodsy adventure chez John Galliano. This season, a slew of jungle-inspired mini-dresses and flowing gowns graced the runway, involving many delicate layers of chiffon, a variety of forest-inspired prints and plenty of leather leaves. Modern-day wood nymphs could be wardrobed exclusively in Gaytten’s latest looks. From the mods’ tousled locks to the edgy wooden, lime

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 29, 2014

    Kenzo Spring 2015

    Carol Lim and Humberto Leon know all too well that staging a fashion show has become more like a theater production. For their Opening Ceremony line‘s Spring showing in New York, they took that notion literally by producing a play written by Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill, starring the likes of Elle Fanning, Catherine Keener, Dree Hemingway. In Paris for their Kenzo collection, they

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 29, 2014

    Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015

    One of fashion’s greats has bid adieu to ready-to-wear: This season marks Jean Paul Gaultier‘s very last show in that realm. He plans to focus on his couture line for the future and carry on with his perfume business. “I think it’s probably true to say that his heart has been more in the couture

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  • Dena Silver | September 29, 2014

    Comme des Garçons Spring 2015

    Rei Kawakubo‘s ability to evoke emotion and thoughtfulness in tightly-edited collections (just 22 pieces, in this case) for Comme des Garçons never fails to impress. When roses and blood are the starting point for a series of garments, it would be difficult not to hit some emotional soft spot. Off the bat, look one was a literal take

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 29, 2014

    Mugler Spring 2015

    David Koma debuted his first collection for Mugler in Paris this season: an array of sexy, clingy numbers perfect for the women perched front row at the show, like Carine Roitfeld or any of the four Clarins sisters. Koma, a Central Saint Martins grad, has been designing clothes since the tender age of 13, when he entered a design contest with

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  • Dena Silver | September 29, 2014

    Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2015

    For Spring, Maison Martin Margiela took their inclination for underpinnings to the next level. These corsets were far less restrictive than the foundation pieces of yore, and the collection had a sense of movement to it. A tied up vest rippled in the breeze while a playful polka-dot top peeked out from underneath. Pinstripes were abundant, like

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  • Dena Silver | September 29, 2014

    Haider Ackermann Spring 2015

    Haider Ackermann took the first signs of spring and translated them into his latest lineup. Muted and earthy tones were used, ranging from snow white to soft lilac along with the occasional peek of moss green. If the soft restraint of color wasn’t enough to illustrate Ackermann’s springy sentiment, the textures and subtly sexy undertones surely did the

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 26, 2014

    Christian Dior Spring 2015

    What does Raf Simons have up his sleeve for Spring chez Dior? Some extremely fascinating plays on proportion, a new vision for suiting, B&W aplenty, and crisp yet quirky layering. Also on offer: very exaggerated exercises in volume (see: looks 6, 7, 8, and 14) and rows of tiny buttons cropping up at every which angle. The bright whites

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