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Portugal Fashion: An Ode to Experimentalism

By Sofia Celeste

Portugal’s fashion arena can be divided into two opposing sides.  On one, there is the more commercial (yawn) accessible luxury brands, and on the other, there is the outsider clique that isn't...

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Moon Young Hee Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Lily Templeton

A film noir ambiance reigned at Moon Young Hee, closing the Spring-Summer 2016 fashion week in Paris. The Paris-based Korean, who recently opened a roomy flagship store on the banks of the Seine...

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Miu Miu Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

If there is one thing that Miuccia Prada seems to love, it is contradiction. The push and pull of opposites that creates a tension via color, pattern or preconceived connotations about clothing is...

Miu Miu
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Allude Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Lily Templeton

Andrea Karg explored the lightness of summer cashmere in her Spring 2016 collection at Allude, offering a zen moment in the confines of the Beaux-Arts. Above the white box of the installation, the...

Allude
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Louis Vuitton Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

Recently there has been a lot of news about the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality total immersion system that will be launched next year. Already this season some leading fashion brands gave fans...

Louis Vuitton
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Iris Van Herpen Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Lily Templeton

On a platform, a model lay under a dress that fanned out like a net, unperturbed by the guests filing into Iris van Herpen's show. Around her, hidden under organic-looking concessions, three...

Iris Van Herpen
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Valentino Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

It is rare these days that the finale of a fashion show produces more than a lackluster smattering of applause. That’s not to say that designers aren’t wowing their audiences anymore, it’s just...

Valentino
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Vanessa Seward Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Lily Templeton

"Une femme française" announced a blue t-shirt in Vanessa Seward's sophomore show for her eponymous brand. And it couldn't be simpler than that, an offering of elegant options for a woman who is...

Vanessa Seward
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Chanel Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

Karl Lagerfeld was flying sky high with his Spring/Summer 2016 Chanel show. This time the designer decided to turn the cavernous Grand Palais show venue into a sleek and chic airport terminal where...

Chanel
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Saint Laurent Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

Out of a spinning cube covered in strips of lights, designer Hedi Slimane sent out a collection that looked to be defined by one powerful female musician — Courtney Love. It would be hard to...

Saint Laurent
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Esteban Cortazar Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Lily Templeton

The effusive clapping that saluted the end of Esteban Cortazar's show was an oddity in the age of social souvenirs, as guests put down their phones to applaud his spring collection. The...

Esteban Cortazar
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Sonia Rykiel Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

A poster of a blue cocktail as an invitation, an abundance of colorful libations proffered up upon arrival at the show, a catwalk covered in glitter and a cool two-woman electronic band called...

Sonia Rykiel
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Hermes Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

Designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has no intention of rocking the boat at Hermès. In her sophomore show for the house her commitment to understated luxury crafted into evergreen ensembles became that...

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Veronique Branquinho Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Lily Templeton

Veronique Branquinho's groove is to play her strengths in different variations, forgoing the fashion schizophrenia that has other designers offering sweet romance one moment then deconstruction the...

Veronique Branquinho
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Giambattista Valli Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris

By Jessica Michault

Arguably the most Instagrammed image of the Giambattista Valli show, besides Gigi Hadid in the final flowing bejeweled saffron dress, was a love poem written by Frida Kahlo that the designer had...

Giambattista Valli