Runway

SEASON FINDER
Year
Season
Designer
  • 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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  • Paige Reddinger | September 26, 2014

    Balmain Spring 2015

    The Balmain show is always a hot ticket in Paris. Who doesn’t love a show full of barely-there, body-con dresses? Even better when they’re set to a Michael Jackson soundtrack and paraded out by top mods like Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, and Sasha Luss. And yes, Kendall Jenner was also on the catwalk,

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 26, 2014

    Lanvin Spring 2015

    Alber Elbaz toasted Lanvin’s 125th birthday with a catwalk full of looks that nodded to many of the house’s hallmarks without feeling the least bit tired or stale. There was lots of Lanvin blue to go around (that lovely, medium-deep shade, nearly navy but not quite) with some of Elbaz’s favorite mods over the years trotting

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 26, 2014

    Carven Spring 2015

    At Guillaume Henry‘s show for Carven at the Grand Palais, the models marched out very rapidly, practically flying down the runway. It was energetic, albeit a little difficult to capture a great social media shot (quite the editor’s predicament these days…). What ensued were ’60s silhouettes like A-line dresses, zip up coats with sharply pointed

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 26, 2014

    Rick Owens Spring 2015

    Rick Owens’ interpretation of ballet isn’t the pretty, proper, pale pink read on the art form that most designers would turn out. Instead of the urbanist’s uniform of all-black and dark hues that typically comprise an Owens collection, the designer dabbled, with restraint, in pastels and light neutrals. Tutus weren’t involved, despite the ballet inflections, but a

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 26, 2014

    Isabel Marant Spring 2015

    What will Isabel Marant‘s cool girl acolytes be clamoring for come Spring? Short hems (prime those gams accordingly) and new riffs on fringe and pleats were the looks that trotted down the runway at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. A light touch was employed on myriad knits, and those saucy noir micropleat minis should fly off shelves (Marant

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 26, 2014

    Nina Ricci Spring 2015

    Peter Copping‘s show for Nina Ricci had all of the femininity and softness that is the brand is known for, and thankfully, there was some respite from the ’60s and ’70s. Copping instead was looking at the ’40s. More specifically, to 1946m when Madame Ricci and her son used scale models of couture dresses to promote

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 26, 2014

    Issey Miyake Spring 2015

    Sculptural chapeaus and equally architectural clothes ruled the Issey Miyake runway. Obviously there were high-tech fabrications and brilliant pleatings to faun over, from the clean, glow-inducing all-white opening looks to a nearly autumnal patterns and some wear-everywhere, all-black looks, plus a couple lovely pops of daffodil yellow and periwinkle. The clothing was set against a backdrop of

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 25, 2014

    Guy Laroche Spring 2015

    For paired down elegance, look no further than the latest from Guy Laroche. Here, Marcel Marongiu focused on neutral coloring and fuss-free silhouettes. Of course, a little inspiration goes a long way and Marongiu received his in the form of Claire McCardell. The mid-20th century designer of luxury sportswear was most esteemed for her poplin dress, and today her

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  • Dena Silver | September 25, 2014

    Roland Mouret Spring 2015

    They say it’s all in the details, and Roland Mouret surely took that concept to heart for Spring. Jade greens, peppy purples, proper whites, and smoky blacks preceded an influx of pastels in blue, yellow, and orange. The collection even ended on a fiery note with a crimson orange look. However, it was the expertly-cut

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