Paris Fashion Week

Luxe Layers: Susie Bubble at Carven SS2017

Susie Bubble at Carven SS2017

One item we spotted several times during fashion month: sheer tulle skirts worn over skirts or jeans. They may not add much in terms of warmth, but they do add some whimsy and glamour to an outfit, as seen on Susie Bubble at the Carven show in Paris.

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Pretty in Punk: Caroline Daur at Carven SS2017

Caroline Daur at Carven SS2017

There’s something particularly inspiring about punk-inspired looks right now. Caroline Daur wore a choker studded with beads that look like pins and a pink Carven top to the Carven show in Paris.

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I Zig, You Zag: Charlotte Groeneveld at Carven SS2017

Charlotte Groeneveld at Carven SS2017

The zig zag knit, popularized by Missoni, is a classic that never goes out of style. It’s also a cozy way to sweater-dress. Charlotte Groeneveld wore a zig zag knit sweater and dress by Chloe to the shows in Paris.

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Making the Cut: Taylor Tomasi Hill at Carven SS2017

Taylor Tomasi Hill at Carven SS2017

An updated cut for skinny jeans/pants is one with flare, cropped at the ankle to show off those shoes, as seen on Taylor Tomasi Hill at the Carven show in Paris.

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Layer It On: Helena Bordon at Sacai SS2017

Helena Bordon at Sacai SS2017

Layering is more than a means of keeping warm. At the Sacai show in Paris, Helena Bordon layered a turtleneck under a patent leather bustier for a look that was both chic and cozy. This technique dials down the sexiness of slip dresses and strapless tops to make them work for daytime. It’s also a way of extending your summer wardrobe into the cooler months.

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Irene Kim at Sacai SS2017

Irene Kim at Sacai SS2017

Loved the details in this look on Irene Kim at Sacai: the strappy black leather overalls, the cutouts in the sweater, and the crushed velvet boots. Even better: her outfit matches her hair!

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Gilded Edge: Giovanna Battaglia at Valentino SS2017

Giovanna Battaglia at Valentino SS2017

Another nice high-low mix of Prada and street wear, this time on Giovanna Battaglia. At the Valentino show, she topped a denim shirt and Fenty x Puma sneakers with a gold jacquard Prada coat. The flash of ankle keeps the combination of jeans and a long coat chic, not clunky.

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Think Pink, Outside Valentino SS2017

Lady With Pink Hair, Outside Valentino SS2017 full length

This lady with pink hair was by far one of the most stylish people to walk out of the Valentino show this fall – much more well dressed and fabulous than many of the young models. So yes, as the New York Times said this weekend, don’t dress your age. If you’re going to dye the gray away, why not dye your hair hot pink?

 

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Mix and Match: Samantha Angelo at Mugler SS2017

Samantha Angelo at Mugler SS2017

Mix and match: Samantha Angelo of the Eye Travels tied a Saint Pablo tee by Kanye West around a Prada skirt. That’s Kim K. playing “bikini tennis” in the photo.

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Making the Cut: Vika Gazinskaya at Chalayan SS2017

Vika Gazinskaya at Chalayan SS2017

Love the roomy cut of designer Vika Gazinskaya’s skirt and top, as seen at the Chalayan show in Paris. Comfort is key for fall/winter 2016.

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Knitted Out: Veronika Heilbrunner at Loewe SS2017

Veronika Heilbrunner at Loewe SS2017 vertical

Knitwear is taking on more and more interesting forms, as seen on Veronika Heilbrunner, who wore a knit skirt with keyhole openings at the sides and a sleeveless sweater with yarn fringe, both by Loewe, at the show in Paris.

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Sarah Ellen in Ellery at the SS2017 Show

Sarah Ellen in Ellery at the SS2017 Show

Congrats to Kym Ellery of ELLERY, winner of the Australian Fashion Laureate award for best Australian womenswear. Aussie actress Sarah Ellen wore a beautiful white silk dress by the designer to the show in Paris this month. Ellery’s signature long flowing sleeves have been a particular favorite with the fashion set.

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Work It: Christine Centenera at Loewe SS2017

Christine Centenera at Loewe SS2017

Another great look that also works for the office. Christine Centenera wore a blazer over a knit skirt and top to the Loewe show. It isn’t all business though: click through to see a sexy detail in the back of the jacket.  (more…)

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Reporting for Duty: Yoyo Cao at Loewe SS2017

Yoyo Cao at Loewe SS2017

Yoyo Cao arrived at the Loewe show in a cadet cap and Prince of Wales plaid pants suit. Surprisingly popular among fashion week guests, pant suits have shed their dowdy image and now feature updated, flattering cuts and colors that would work both in and out of the office.

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If You’ve Got It… Alanna Arrington at Balmain SS2017

Alanna Arrington at Balmain SS2017

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Young women who have the abs, like model Alanna Arrington, seen here after walking the Balmain show, are wearing crop tops and bandeau tops well into fall, often under a jacket.

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