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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Chanel

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2010

By Emily Borrett.

When we think of Paris Fashion Week, the first designer that instantly comes to mind is Chanel, the timeless French fashion label that every girl covets and admires. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld always puts on a good show (recent memorable shows have featured a giant barn with models cheekily rolling in the hay, and last season, models in yeti-like furs stomping around a melting iceberg),  so everyone was waiting with baited breath today for what they knew would be a spectacular show.

And yes, as you can see from the photos above, it was classic Chanel grandeur and flamboyance all the way. In typical Lagerfeld style, the floor space was decorated like a French garden complete with fountains, with what seemed like every supermodel ever working in the show. It was hard to believe that this was the ready-to-wear show and not couture, as the lines between the two became blurred in the beauty of the collection.

There was breathtaking detail in the clothes; tiny beaded embellishments that gave the collection’s box jackets an iridescent appearance, rich-looking classic tweeds in silvers and pale ice-cream colours, fringing and feathering, sheer lace midi-skirts and some of the most fantastic looking costume jewellery that I’ve probably ever seen. Any French woman would kill for this level of Parisian style.

Best show of Paris Fashion Week so far? In fact, best show in all of the past month’s fashion shows, full stop? Yeah, I think so..



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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Chloe

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2010

By Emily Borrett.

Chloe has been one of the most-referenced labels when it’s come to the camel trend this Autumn/Winter with their offering of 70s silhouttes, fabrics in camels and gold and sexy Farrah Fawcett-style hair. Well, fast-forward a couple of decades and you’ve just about arrived at the French label’s Spring/Summer collection, which was very nineties and minimalist

The order of the day seemed to be clean, simple – but not prissy – shapes, the best of which was the funnel-necked princess coat which was sent down the runway in both scarlet and cream with some beautifully ladylike gold buttons, fashion’s favourite fastener at the moment.

While everyone’s favourite camel tones were not completely absent from the collection, in the form of buttery-looking leather crop tops and coffee-coloured pleated chiffon, like many designers at the moment Chloe seemed to be repping their love for good old-fashioned Parisian monochrome in cream and black separates. Having said that, the collection was far from generic, with fashion creative director Hannah MacGibbon really making it Chloe’s own. Curve accentuating pencil skirts and pleated chiffon were teamed up with boxy leather crop tops, deliciously girly sheer midi-skirts were worn with extremely mini miniskirts underneath and the classic high-waisted shorts style was vamped up with hella black leather.

Click on the images above to see the best of Chloe’s SS2011 collection.



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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Stella McCartney

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2010

Beth Ditto took a front row seat to watch Stella McCartney’s SS2011 offerings and of course she was joined by Sir Paul who turned up to support his daughter.

As corny as it may sound, we think she did him proud with her latest collection.

Androgenous suits comprising of sharp blazers and tailored high waisted trousers in pale colours including blue and shimmering beige marched down the catwalk.
However, these weren’t the only delights with tuxedos for evening wear and polo shirts under suits.

Moving away from the mannish look McCartney also gave us a range of cute flowing dresses in bold colours, some with splits and some with pleats.

PARIS - OCTOBER 04: A model walks the runway during the Stella McCartney Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Garnier on October 4, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

PARIS - OCTOBER 04: A model walks the runway during the Stella McCartney Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Garnier on October 4, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

PARIS - OCTOBER 04: A model walks the runway during the Stella McCartney Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Garnier on October 4, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

PARIS - OCTOBER 04: A model walks the runway during the Stella McCartney Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Garnier on October 4, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

PARIS - OCTOBER 04: A model walks the runway during the Stella McCartney Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Garnier on October 4, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)



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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Ungaro

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2010

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Paris Fashion Week highlights: YSL

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2010

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Front row at PFW: Liv Tyler, Beth Ditto and Florence Welch

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2010

Beth Ditto at Stella McCartney

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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Lanvin

By Andrea Petrou on October 4th, 2010

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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Christian Dior

By Andrea Petrou on October 4th, 2010

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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Vivienne Westwood

By Andrea Petrou on October 4th, 2010

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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Viktor and Rolf

By Andrea Petrou on October 4th, 2010

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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Rick Vandevorst

By Andrea Petrou on October 1st, 2010

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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Nina Ricci

By Andrea Petrou on October 1st, 2010

While Balmain went for punk, Nina Ricci went for pink.

Flowing dresses, feathers, ruffles and lace all marched down the catwalk

Feathers, ruffles and lace, coated in pastel colours swirled down the catwalk. However, before we could get sick from all the sugar sweet creations the trends changed. Belted silhouettes, the occasional jarring colour combo and a graphic moment in a black dress and skirt crisscrossed with asymmetric lace did this.

There was also a sporty look incorporating trench coats over shorts and a leather Peter Pan collar jacket.

A model presents a creation by English designer Peter Copping for Nina Ricci fashion house as part of his Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Paris Fashion Week September 30, 2010.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

A model presents a creation by English designer Peter Copping for Nina Ricci fashion house as part of his Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Paris Fashion Week September 30, 2010.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

A model presents a creation by English designer Peter Copping for Nina Ricci fashion house as part of his Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Paris Fashion Week September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

A model presents a creation by Belgian designers An and Filip Vandervorst for A.F. Vandervorst as part of their Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Paris Fashion Week September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

A model presents a creation by English designer Peter Copping for Nina Ricci fashion house as part of his Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Paris Fashion Week September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)



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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Balmain

By Andrea Petrou on October 1st, 2010

Punk was the theme Balmain decided to run with for its SS2011 collection.

Skinny jeans with plenty of rips, safety pins and, what looked like DIY graffitied t-shirts marched down the catwalk.

There were roughly cut denim shorts black leather mini-skirts, the occasional corset and white double-breasted jackets, which were made to look sexy by being worn very tight (think about how you wore your shorts and tees when you were 15 and you’ll understand).

We can imagine many of you crafty fashion girls will be trying this look out yourself in the season to come but a word of warning. Balmain’s collection may look like it’s easy to copy but when you look closely you’ll see cuts are sharp, studs and crystals are carefully placed and those graffiti tees thought about.

A model displays a creation by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom



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Paris Fashion Week: Zac Posen

By Andrea Petrou on September 30th, 2010

Crystal Renn was one of the models who showed off Zac Posen’s SS2011 collection this morning. Unlike other designers Posen went for bright colours offering almost Spanish hues of red and orange, mixed with black.

Feathers were abundant showing up in shrugs while ostrich feathers flapped up inside black sheer skirts, and pink ostrich feathers came out of hips and cleavage.

Frocks, or should we say gowns, in silk chiffon and ranging in colours from black pale greeny greys also formed a huge part of the show.

A model displays a creation by Zac Posen for his spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Zac Posen for his spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Zac Posen for his spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Zac Posen for his spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

A model displays a creation by Zac Posen for his spring-summer 2011 ready-to wear collection presentation in Paris, France on September 30, 2010. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom



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Paris Fashion Week highlights: Felipe Oliveira Baptista

By Andrea Petrou on September 30th, 2010

Felipe Oliveira Baptista

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