Runway

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Season
Designer
  • Paige Reddinger | March 7, 2015

    Maison Margiela Fall 2015

    He’s back! John Galliano delivered the kind of theatrical show in Paris for Maison Margiela that the fashion world had been waiting for, after what felt like a warm-up show last season in London. Some called the theme “crazy cat lady”, but the show notes read, “A fashion lo-fi: like Polaroids inflected with acid dreams.”

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 7, 2015

    Balenciaga Fall 2015

    Injecting some edge into the classic silhouettes and aesthetic of a hallowed house like Balenciaga. That’s what Alexander Wang has been striving for since taking on the creative director gig at the maison, and he did it again for Fall, with a show that kicked off with a performance by Lady Gaga. The classic fare was comprised of cocoon coats,

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 6, 2015

    Christian Dior Fall 2015

    The Dior show at the Louvre today was full on animal prints, tweed suiting, and fur (including a couple of fully fur sleeveless A-line dresses). Raf Simons also brought back those patent thigh-high legging boots that have been a trend-setting hit. This time they came spotted in a myriad of colors. Plus! More full-body leotards in

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  • Dena Silver | March 6, 2015

    Isabel Marant Fall 2015

    Each season, it seems Isabel Marant releases the latest uniform for it-girls around the globe. Her Fall collection was no exception. Haute items included white paperbag-waist pants with a button detail, and fisherman sweaters in white and red, featuring rounded shoulders. For those in the market for a prissy floral piece, there were plenty of options, many of which

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 6, 2015

    Lanvin Fall 2015

    Alber Elbaz turned out a stunning collection that revisited his birthplace, Casablanca, Morocco. There was tassels, fringe, and shearling. Looks were styled a few different ways, including a Berber-inspired iteration, with layers upon layers of clothing and prints. To wit: a heavy fur coat was worn over striped pants with a fur neck warmer, a

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  • Dena Silver | March 6, 2015

    Loewe Fall 2015

    The bags at Loewe sort of stole the show this season. Since his arrival at the storied Spanish brand, Jonathan Anderson has made his mark in the accessories category, and he further cemented his success with this Fall collection. The purses came in a pleasingly wide array of styles: some were squishy and soft, done in bright pastel hues,

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 6, 2015

    Rick Owens Fall 2015

    Rick Owens, in true Rick Owens form, turned completely on his heels for his women’s show by toning things down with a more “safe for work” showing for the femmes, following his very revealing men’s collection. “If the men’s Fall Sphinx collection was about anarchy and Arcadia, the women’s Fall collection shares the same name and same mood

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  • The Daily Front Row | March 6, 2015

    Issey Miyake Fall 2015

    Rich textures done in voluminous, arty silhouettes and vibrant pops of color against a backdrop of black kicked off Issey Miyake’s Fall show, which included the maison‘s trademark artistry and always-impressive technical feats. Of course, said feats were heavy on the pleats, precise and origami-esque, to beautiful effect.

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 5, 2015

    Balmain Fall 2015

    Color galore! It was a splash of vibrant hues to match Olivier Rousteing‘s equally-colorful front row. The big news, of course, is that Kim Kardashian arrived at Balmain with new bleached-blonde tresses to support little sister Kendall Jenner walking the runway. Jared Leto was also front row with newly platinum locks for his role as

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 5, 2015

    Carven Fall 2015

    Days after Carven announced the appointment of a duo of creative directors, Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud, the maison showed its Fall collection, which was designed by the new talents. Covetable sheer white blousing, superslim colorful skinnies, fresh pops of lavender, and flirty, flippy skirts abounded.

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  • Dena Silver | March 5, 2015

    Alexis Mabille Fall 2015

    Athleisure on the catwalk in Paris…could it be? Oui. Alexis Mabille’s Fall 2015 collection definitely had a sportif touch, spiffed up with his signature sultry details. Leggings with a singular leg-lengthening stripe were paired with bonded sweatshirts, dressed up with crisscrosses of dangling chains. Even frocks and elegant tops were fashioned in the sporty fabric. The athletic look was

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  • Dena Silver | March 5, 2015

    Roland Mouret Fall 2015

    What’s black, white, peppered with busy prints, and interspersed with bright pops of color? That would be Roland Mouret‘s go at appealing to the younger style set. While his lifelong quest to flatter the woman’s body was definitely still present, thanks to studded waist belts and figure-skimming shapes, this season was a departure for the

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  • Dena Silver | March 5, 2015

    Vionnet Fall 2015

    There’s been quite a bit of press around Vionnet’s creative director Goga Ashkenazi, given the former energy magnate’s lack of formal design training, a social life worthy of the tabloids, and a very healthy fortune. Backstory aside, how are the clothes? This season involved a flurry of long, slim silhouettes interposed with a healthy mix of textures and

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 4, 2015

    Dries Van Noten Fall 2015

    Dries Van Noten paid homage to China, Indonesia, and India in his signature rich and eclectic mix of fabrics. He revisited some of the giant floral brooches from Fall 2014, but now they came adorning the neck instead of the shoulder. A fluffy shearling collard came on a gold brocade coat with a quilted bottom and

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  • Dena Silver | March 4, 2015

    Guy Laroche Fall 2015

    As far as debut collections go, taking a peek at the archives of the brand is a sensible place to start. Adam Andrascik took that route chez Guy Laroche, poring over the late designer’s collection of sketches to inform his Fall designs. The outcome? He certainly kept the ’80s-inspired opulence intact, especially in the form of silver and gold

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  • The Daily Front Row | March 4, 2015

    Rochas Fall 2015

    Luxe, structured calf-grazing shifts and swingy toppers (sometimes styled monochromatically, as in look three) in chocolate, olive, marigold, and plenty of noir were trotted out in Alessandro Dell’acqua‘s Fall collection chez Rochas. Those cheeky ruffled sweetheart necklines were sweet though a touch costume-y, but the rich touches elsewhere (ostrich plumes trimming hemlines, wide cinchers, bow-necked blouses, and bits of fur

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  • Dena Silver | March 4, 2015

    Jacquemus Fall 2015

    Simon Porte Jacquemus is young (he’s only 24!) and making quite a name for himself on the French fashion scene. He played up his youth in his Fall 2015 collection, offering up wares that sort of harkened to playtime in preschool. While they definitely weren’t designed by a tot, they had an underlying playful, naïve tone, something that

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 3, 2015

    Anthony Vaccarello Fall 2015

    Anthony Vaccarello‘s Fall collection was full of the designer’s signatures, like asymmetrical ultra-minis, navel-grazing deep-v’s, rock n’ roll chic, and plenty of black. This season he accented the aesthetic with star cut-outs, metal fringe, and big statement-making leather and Lucite belts. Who was perched front row? Donatella Versace made an appearance in Paris to support

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  • Dena Silver | March 2, 2015

    Giorgio Armani Fall 2015

    With nearly 100 looks, Giorgio Armani had lots to explore for Fall. The main concept here was the simple pairing of pants and jackets. Slim trousers hit at mid-ankle, looser pants with pleats came in silver, navy, and a painterly print, and a few velvet and satin pairs were in the mix as well. The most cutting-edge style

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 2, 2015

    Missoni Fall 2015

    Back to the ’80s, ladies! Missoni channeled the over-the-top era for Fall. It was like Jem and the Holograms came to life sans the hair, and with chicer clothing, of course. (Coincidentally, a real life version of the cartoon will be released in theaters this Fall with iconic ’80s stars like Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis.) There were

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