My PFW Pick: Miu Miu AW 2013

Miu Miu is going in a new direction with its AW 2013 collection. The emphasis was on skirts, dresses and coats with a long and lean silhouette. I thought the looks were exquisite. Zip-front knit dresses went past the knees ending in surprise pops of pastel polka dots; astrakhan coats were a standout, the shoes … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Valentino AW 2013

I loved the Valentino show, probably one of my favourite from the house in many seasons. The shoes! The braids! The prints! The Autumn Winter 2013 collection was an ode to Flemish artists and artisans that visited everything from Rembrandt and Vermeer, from the white embroidered leather collars, to the many white and blue dresses … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Chanel AW 2013

  With the Chanel Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection, Karl Lagerfeld has taken grunge to a new level making it almost costume like. From an abundance of hardware on everything, to fingerless gloves, thigh-high oxfords or to the classic mega-size 2.55 bags, the collection shaped a forceful femininity. Staying true to the tweeds, Lagerfeld chose to play … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Stella McCartney AW 2013

  Stella McCartney Autumn Winter 2013 collection presented in Paris yesterday was, true to the designer’s flair, clean, functional and very chic. McCartney drew inspiration from her past on Savile Row, choosing to feature pinstriped wool, and large-scale plaids with oversize cuts and asymmetrical shapes in her collection. Stella McCartney explained: ‘It was a redirection … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Balenciaga AW 2013

Alexander Wang’s first collection with Balenciaga for AW 2013-14 was presented yesterday morning in the intimate settings of a salon on Avenue George V in Paris. To say that this collection was highly anticipated would be an understatement; the whole industry has been waiting to see what this debut collection looks like. I, actually, could … Continue reading

Chanel Couture Spring 2013

I think it is fair to say that we have all been made to expect the most exquisite sets from Karl Lagerfeld to display his collections. all the trappings of tradition without Lagerfeld’s eye for edgier nuance and modernized femininity. For Chanel’s Spring Couture 2013, Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a private forest. Models stepped … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week: Rochas SS 2013

With Wes Anderson’s Margot Tenenbaum being held by Rochas designer Marco Zanini as his inspiration for his latest resort collection, the eyes of the world of Fashion were on the Rochas SS 2013 collection hoping that the same influences would carry through for this season’s show. Well, no one was disappointed. Centered on a shrunken polo … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week: Damir Doma SS 2013

Damir Doma played this season with the human body, examining its ephemeral quality and approaching proportions in a true avant-garde style. The silhouettes drew inspiration from the worlds of art and architecture in the quest for the perfect wardrobe and purity of form, and included reworked workwear garments that offer cross-cultural and historical references. Doma’s … Continue reading

Focus… Bags and Shoes from Paris Fashion Week

Fashion Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean the constant stream of runway inspiration has to end. From the lucite-heeled Mary Jane booties at Chanel to the pastel fur briefcases at Dior, the accessories on offer last week in Paris were some of the best of the season — and are sure to be … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Elie Saab

  Elie Saab showed a wide range of daywear and a beautiful bevy of red-carpet gowns for Fall 2012. With models clad in long hair and blunt bangs, the show kicked off with a multitude of ladylike skirt suits, loose-cut trousers, and fur coats. Casual dresses followed suit, highlighting a range of form-fitting colorblocked sheath dresses … Continue reading