Runway

SEASON FINDER
Year
Season
Designer
  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 24, 2014

    Balenciaga Spring 2015

    How did Alexander Wang fare on the runway in Paris with his fourth collection chez Balenciaga? Exceptionally well. Ready for a brilliant new riff on netting? How about some killer off-the-shoulder action? Perhaps some seriously chic takes on pastel that are anything but passé? Check, check, and check. And never mind that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were

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  • Dena Silver | September 24, 2014

    Rochas Spring 2015

    Alessandro Dell’Acqua‘s second full collection for Rochas makes it clear that the designer is settling into his new gig nicely. This season, the vibe was quite romantic, with plenty of wispy fabrics, sweet florals, lacy tidbits, and prim little bows. The looks avoided being precocious thanks to complex details and involved layering. A lace blouse, layered

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 24, 2014

    Vionnet Spring 2015

    Walking into the Vionnet show last night at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimonie was like walking into a sauna. One sweater-clad guest exclaimed, “I’m going to smell like a wet dog! I’m not even wearing a t-shirt underneath this!” On the other side of the room one front-row guest, who didn’t seem to mind

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  • Dena Silver | September 24, 2014

    Cedric Charlier Spring 2015

    Need a reminder of how much work really goes into the production of a full ready-to-wear collection? Cedric Charlier opened his Spring show with a handful of nearly unfinished pieces. These expertly-tailored separates and dresses were criss-crossed with various types of stitches, leaving threads dangling from a refined black silk blazer and a pale pink vest. They also added

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  • Dena Silver | September 24, 2014

    Jacquemus Spring 2015

    Looking to acquire some sailing stripes? Look no further than the Spring offering from Simon Porte Jacquemus. The designer’s playful, fun collection was a delightfully refreshing way to start off the Parisian leg of Fashion Month. The designer transported the Jacquemus audience to the Sud de France via crisp white cotton interspersed with playful stripes in primary colors. While some

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 23, 2014

    Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2015

    Anthony Vaccarello‘s sublimely sexy Spring collection featured his signature asymm ultra minis in an open concrete space with graffiti-lined walls that overlooked the Seine at Les Docks at Cité de la mode. Curiously, as we waited for the show to begin a pontoon boat casually floated by with men in preppy navy sweaters. It was not

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 22, 2014

    Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015

    Bullfighters gone chic! Dolce & Gabbana’s latest romantic vision riffs on the somewhat unromantic, bloody Spanish sport. Sexy, cropped jackets paired with high-waisted briefs in solid noir, black-trimmed red, and a rich bordeaux and black print, while frilly flamenco stylings appeared in polka-dotted form. Classic D&G embellishments, lavish and delightfully excessive, cropped up everywhere, including

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 22, 2014

    Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2015

    Crisp, elegant looks in creamy hues opened up creative director Massimiliano Giornetti‘s sophisticated Spring offering, followed up by a few takes on snakeskin and richly textured nudes aplenty. Color was used (very) sparingly, like a handful of ribbed, swishy monochrome frocks in buttery yellow, emerald green, and tangerine, sprinkled throughout the collection, and patterns were equally

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Marni Spring 2015

    In honor of their 20th year in the biz, Marni opted to celebrate with a whole lot of flowers for Spring. So many blossoms, in fact, the maison actually opened a one-day-only market dedicated solely for blooms, allowing fashionettes to peruse the buds alongside the locals. Did this floral adoration find its way into the collection, too?

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Bottega Veneta Spring 2015

    What toes the line between cozy, comfortable, and chic, without a hint of messiness? That would be the Spring lineup from Bottega Veneta, where Tomas Maier looked towards ballet and its accompanying activewear for insights for his latest collection. For weekend jaunts, soft colors were paired with equally soft fabrics. Take, for example, a pale grey sleeveless and

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Emilio Pucci Spring 2015

    With a touch of fringe, a bit of macrame, and a healthy dose of bell bottoms, it’s clear that Peter Dundas had his eye on the ’70s for his latest offering from Emilio Pucci. But that didn’t mean the selection was limited to costume-y period pieces. A saccharine sweet ivory short suit was followed up by

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2015

    Roberto Cavalli is always bold, never boring, and his Spring collection just furthered that notion. Psychedelic prints in gleaming reds, blues, greens, and yellows were accompanied by monochromatic black, brown and white ensembles. Texture also played a major role, taking shape in ornate pleating, ripped denim, croc-embossed leather, and sequins. Lots of sequins. There was also a bit of normcore

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Jil Sander Spring 2015

    Jil Sander’s recently appointed creative director, Rodolfo Paglialunga, made a striking debut six or so months after beginning the job, with a deliciously minimalist collection, brimming with tomboy-apropos pieces. This seemed to be the parfait destination for him, as he combined aesthetics from his past gigs at Prada and Vionnet to serve up a collection that was so much more than

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Giorgio Armani Spring 2015

    Often times, designers seem to forget the temperament that spring weather implies, but not Giorgio Armani. Muted shades of creams, hushed greys, soft blacks, and luminous whites comprised the latest looks in his namesake collection, offering an appropriate color palette for breezy spring mornings. Before the show began, Armani presented a short film by renowned director

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Tod’s Spring 2015

    If you were to stumble upon the most glorious garden filled with florals translated into pale sheaths of leather, the result would be Alessandra Facchinetti‘s latest runway showing. As for the focus of this Spring collection from Tod’s? Tailored pieces, clean lines, and plenty of luxe hides, all set in a modern, indoor garden venue. A palette

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  • Dena Silver | September 22, 2014

    Missoni Spring 2015

    The messy, undone, carefree type of chic ruled Missoni’s Spring show, where floral motifs attributed to the bohemian freedom of a relaxing summer vacation. Perhaps a weekend at the Amalfi Coast? Or a lazy week spent at Cap d’Antibes? Wherever the location, Missoni’s trademark chevron served as backdrop to many floral dustings and a variety of

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 19, 2014

    Prada Spring 2015

    At Prada this season, Miuccia Prada delivered some of her greatest hits, which included top-stitched, buttoned up outerwear as well as sumptuous leather coats. There were also knee-length skirts with cardigans, knee-high stockings in various colors and patterns, and one fabulous black and white fur. These are all motifs we’ve seen Prada do before. Perhaps out

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 19, 2014

    Fendi Spring 2015

    Fast and furious! For Spring, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturi Fendi trotted out a zippy blue and rouge orchid motif to kick off Fendi’s latest showing on a highway-esque catwalk splashed with a median line. Between the bursts of pattern, excellent cropped jackets and piece-y miniskirts came out to play. To wit: look 15′s exquisitely fabricated grey leather

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  • Dena Silver | September 19, 2014

    Moschino Spring 2015

    According to Jeremy Scott‘s latest looks for Moschino, this is Barbie’s world, and we’re just living in it. Moving on from Fall’s overindulgence in McDonald’s and fast food delights, Spring at the Italian label is very blonde and totally obsessed with bubble gum pink. It all started with look une: a pink leather moto jacket crop top with a coordinating

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 19, 2014

    Emporio Armani Spring 2015

    There’s a reason why Armani is worth billions. Like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, he has a formula and a laser-focused brand message that he sticks to season after season, regardless of trends. So, what was on tap this season? Armani blues and greys and expertly tailored suiting, bien sûr. That tried-and-true aesthetic was translated

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