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  • hachem | March 5, 2013

    SAINT LAURENT

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  • hachem | March 4, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Saint Laurent

    Quelle surprise! The motto vibrating from Hedi Slimane's runway at the Grand Palais today was "go grunge or go home" as the designer tapped into the gritty, alterna-rock movement popularized by Cobain and co. in the early '90s. All the prominent Seattle-based wardrobe themes were reprised: the ubiquitous plaid flannel, slashed leather leggings, loose floral frocks offset with buckled boots, and thrift store-esque jackets outfitted with animal spots or...

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  • hachem | March 4, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Giambattista Valli

    (PARIS) Giambattista Valli Valli girls near and far gathered at Place Vendôme this afternoon for Giambattista Valli's latest opulent offering in the ready to wear sphere. Kicking off the show, a troupe of dewy-faced mods paraded out in head-to-toe winter whites that managed to keep his gals bundled up without looking bulky. The key here was in strategic layers, whether a furry vest was zipped up over a draped silk...

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  • hachem | March 4, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Stella McCartney

    Stella McCartney: Stella McCartney's oeuvre received a jolt of the '90s today at the 19th century Palais Garnier opera house, where Jessica Alba, Dhani Harrison, Marianne Faithfull, and Nicole Richie took their seats front row. The designer's Savile Row-style suiting showed up most prominently this season in oversized navy pin-striped blazer-dresses worn with tailored, striped ankle trousers and chunky-soled chaussures. Later, the stripes took on relaxed, calf-skimming dresses, sweaters...

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  • hachem | March 4, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood

    John Galliano Alpha females, take note: Bill Gaytten seems to have whipped up your next uniform. The maison hosting Gaytten's severe study of structured, ominously dark getups seems a bit discordant, sure, but out with the old and in with the new, non? Restrictive ruched swaths of noir in the form of sack-like calf-length frocks alternated with cigarette tapered skinnies, either in the same somber hues or, occasionally, quiet ...

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  • hachem | March 4, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Comme des Garçons, Akris

    Comme des Garcons: Menswear tailoring has been a big theme this season, but of course no one would interpret it quite like Rei Kawakubo. The complexity of the clothing alone was enough to show that much time was spent on developing these pieces, which was perhaps a statement emphasized by the ultra narrow runway on which it was shown so that editors could see the detail up close. Suits...

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  • hachem | March 4, 2013

    STELLA McCARTNEY

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Christian Dior

    Christian Dior: Raf Simons was feeling a bit arty this season, so it seems, resulting in some quirky but still incredibly polished pieces. A few keystones, to recap: snug, strapless, straight-across bodices; wispy skirting, gently curvaceous and fluttery hems here and there, and a solid diet of black and white. As for the sketch-filled artiness factor? A stark white strapless pencil dress flaunted a one-hipped peplum festooned with flowers...

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Roland Mouret

    Roland Mouret: Cue the color blocking at Roland Mouret. Showing off his signature origami-esque cuts, he debuted pieces like a black, brown, white and blue top with a touch of peplum on each side paired with two-toned trou. Next up, a pantsuit cut to look as if it was paired with thigh-high boots. His curve-conscious dresses were less nipped and tucked this season, like a B&W dress avec animal...

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant

    Maison Martin Margiela: The Maison Martin Margiela design team's take on menswear was anything but ordinary. Suiting came in pieces like a black zip jacket with enormous oversize shirt cuffs, done up with canary yellow brushstrokes, which matched the slouchy trou streaked with paint stripe. A white buttondown featuring magenta megacuffs paired nicely with slouchy brushstroke pants. Pinstripes peppered the collection, whether in vest-laden painsuiting with a knotted...

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Issey Miyake

    Issey Miyake: Shiny happy people! In a refreshing bit of art direction, creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamae has his mignon models actually smile while trotting down the catwalk. The effect? Those adorable smiles added extra oomph to the colorful clothes. Undoubtedly, it was a bit of an upper, as weary editors near the end of a month of back-to-back shows. First up was a darling mod who seemed to capture...

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Rick Owens

    Rick Owens: Plenty of designers cull inspiration from Asia, but Rick Owens delivered a smashing collection of variations on the Japanese kimono this season without going too far into the theatrical thematics, never losing his dark edge. No cherry blossoms in this show, for starters. The show opened with a simple, white, two tiered dress layered with a black fur kimono shawl, along with a white fur floor-length vest...

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    CHRISTIAN DIOR

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    LANVIN

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  • hachem | March 1, 2013

    BALMAIN

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  • hachem | February 28, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Balmain

    Balmain: Leave it to the houses that defined '80s sex appeal on the runways to revive the era's extravagance. In Milan, Versace chose to focus on punk. Here at Balmain, creative director Olivier Rousteing chose Dynasty. Shoulder pads, anyone? Big shoulders are a huge theme at plenty of shows this Fall, but here they were dramatically squared off. Who better to do a dramatic shoulder than Balmain? A white...

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  • hachem | February 28, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Ann Demeulemeester

    Ann Demeulemeester: If Patti Smith wore dresses, this would be her wardrobe. Fitting, since Smith has often been cited as one of Demuelemeester's muses. Fun fact: In 1991, when Demuelemeester debuted her first collection in Paris, the soundtrack was Smith's album Wave. Billowing down the runway, not unlike waves, really, this season was all about femininely soft, yet hauntingly edgy looks from Demeulemeester. Think long-sleeve, high-collared, floor-length white...

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  • hachem | February 28, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Lanvin

    Lanvin: Mother nature and heaps of bling? Alber Elbaz has that fabulous sense of humor to compliment his fabulous talent. So sure, why not? Kati Nescher showed the first look (you may recognize her from that WSJ. cover), a navy tiered skirted ruffle dress in crinkled fabric with black brogues, a jeweled crown. Also on the gloriously over-accessorized docket: several big necklaces, like a big, bold cursive necklace that...

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  • hachem | February 28, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Barbara Bui

    Barbara Bui: Proportions, proportions, proportions. Designers have been playing around with it throughout the Fall shows. At Barbara Bui, it was all about those '60-apropos, cropped and flared trou. One reason the look appeals? It's a trend we haven't been too overloaded with already. Bui also played around with the midriff (as did Guy Laroche), dabbling with a cropped dickie avec elastic detailing, say, or a cropped black zippered...

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  • hachem | February 27, 2013

    Paris Fall 2013: Guy Laroche, Rochas

    Guy Laroche: It was all about le femme fatale at Marcel Marongiu's show for Guy Laroche at Paris' Grand Palais. To set the tone, a black knee-length dress with a dangerously high slit and harness-like leather detailing at the top worn with a suede and fur accented moto jacket opened the show. Strappy leather harness bras were a recurrent theme, like a navy pantsuit look worn with nothing underneath...

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