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Steffie Christiaens Fall 2011: Sculptural Elegance

PARIS, Mar 7, 2011/FW/– Paris-based Dutch designer Steffie Christiaens debuted her first collection through a baptism of fire- sculpting a progressive silhouette that forsakes a poignant science. The designer created wearable pieces from unconventional processes which involved scorching and melting vintage garments. The textures and silhouettes surely reflect the... 

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Alexis Mabille Fall 2011: The Tasseled Belt

PARIS, Mar 6, 2011/ FW/ — Known for his creative use of the bow tie in his menswear line, Alexis Mabille duplicated that feat in his womenswear line with his use of the braided and tasseled belt as the accessory de rigueur. With the silhouettes and prints referencing the 1970s beginning with the paisley prints, handkerchief hemlines, loose fitting pants and tuxedo-inspired... 

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Andrew GN Fall 2011

PARIS, Mar 6, 2011/ FW/ — Known for his sharp tailoring and architectural silhouettes, Andrew GN dressed up ultra-modern metro girls as he sent very sophisticated and citified looks on the runway. Reinterpreting the trench coat, Andrew GN made the collar and lapels wider and gave the skirt a bias cut, thus making this wardrobe staple a very feminine look. And yes,... 

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Damir Doma Fall 2011

  PARIS, Mar 6, 2011/ FW/ — Here it comes. A new, emerging silhouette that even the fashion industry elite cannot name. The loin-cloth-like shape of fabric, extending from the waist of a pant like a panel of a skirt, linearizes the look of the pieces. By adding a panel of fabric such as this, Damir Doma not only blurred the lines of feminine vs. masculine, but... 

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John Galliano Fall 2011

PARIS, Mar 6, 2011/ FW/ — Best of runway John Galliano Fall 2011 Photos courtesy of John Galliano Paris Prêt-a-porter Fall 2011 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=156487630535"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,... 

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Backstage at Sonia Rykiel Fall 2011

PARIS, Mar 7, 2011/ FW/ — Backstage at Sonia Rykiel Fall 2011 photos by Megan Leahy (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=156487630535"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script",... 

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Nicolas Andreas Taralis Fall 2011

PARIS, Mar 6, 2011 /FW/- In a stark and dimly lit room, stripped down to its bare cement, Toronto-born Nicolas Andreas Taralis presented his fall 2011 collection to music that transitioned from sounds heard in a monastery to heavy metal. This dark and foreboding setting suit the gothic, sexualized nature of the clothing, which, doing what he does best, the half-Greek... 

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Jean-Paul Lespagnard Fall 2011

PARIS, Mar 6, 2011/ — Jean-Paul Lespagnard is a fashion designer, costume designer for theatre and dance, visual artist and stylist for magazines. He combines a great sense of fashion with a fascination for high and low art and for popular culture in all its shapes and forms. All Jean-Paul’s creations reveal an overflowing imagination and he eloquently succeeds... 

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Marithé & Francois Girbaud Fall 2011

  PARIS, Mar 6, 2011/ — Marithé & Francois Girbaud Fall 2011 collection. Photos courtesy of Marithé & Francois Girbaud Paris Prêt-a-porter Fall 2011 [Show as slideshow] ... 

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Marithé & Francois Girbaud Hold Private Dinner in Lieu of Catwalk Show

  PARIS, Mar 6, 2011/ FW/ — Last night, husband and wife design team Marithé and Francois Girbaud held a private dinner for 40 in lieu of a catwalk show to present their eponymous label’s Fall 2011/ Winter 2012 collection. It was journey into a fun filled evening that was full of surprises. Mixing fashion and drama, a dozen actors was directed by Juliette Deschamps... 

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Vivienne Westwood Fall 2011: World Wide Woman

  PARIS, Mar 5, 2011/FW/— A true production of a fashion show, Vivienne Westwood never fails to entertain and impress. This season, Westwood took a global inspiration in creating her collection. Fashion is global, drawing influence from everywhere in the world. In the Westwood world, you can wear anything, anything goes. The World Wide Woman cultivates her values... 

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