Author: Errol Murray

Paris Runway Shows

Junko Shimada Fall 2010

PARIS, Mar 10, 2010 / FW/ — One of the perennial favorites of FashionWindows is attending the Junko Shimada show. We wait with anticipation the next beautifully conceived shoe created by Ms. Shimada and whether or not the young models will be able to take command of her vision. This …
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Tranoi Fall 2010

PARIS, March 9, 2010/ FW/ — Diametrically sidelining the codes for conventional salons, Tranoi is now one of the top meeting places of international buyers in Paris. Held at the same time as Paris Prêt-a-porter and conveniently located at different spaces that are accessible to press and buyers even during …
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Delvaux Fall 2010

PARIS, March 8, 2010/ FW/ — Veronique Branquinho did not present a runway show this season. Instead, we were treated to her recent collection of fine leather goods from her collaboration with the 180- year old house of Delvaux. For those who may not be aware Delvaux is a Belgian …
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Karl Lagerfeld Fall 2010

PARIS, March 8, 2010/ FW/ — Seeing black jackets, starched white shirts and lacquered legs on the runway gave way to thoughts of Michael Jackson’s hit song “Man in the Mirror”. For his eponymous line, Karl Lagerfeld had to look no further than himself to be inspired. With neatly tailored …
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Andrew Gn Fall 2010

PARIS, March 8, 2010/ FW/ — “Persian Letters” (Lettres persanes, written 1721), a satirical work by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who were traveling through France was one-half of Andrew Gn’s inspirations for Fall 2010. The other half was …
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Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010

PARIS, March 7, 2010/ FW/ — From Uzbekistan to Alaska; along the way, drop by the northern coast of Africa: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco; then jump a camel to the Middle East and one begins to understand Jean-Paul Gaultier’s inspiration for Autumn 2010 / Winter 2011. In his version of the …
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Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2010

PARIS, Mar 6, 2010 / FW/ — FashionWindows joins the resounding applause for Yohji Yamamoto’s quick bail out from chapter 11. Upon arrival at the Lychee Carnot venue in the 17th district of Paris, guests were greeted with what at first appeared to be cushions on the seats. But to …
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Rick Owens Fall 2010

PARIS, March 6, 2010/ FW/ — We arrived at the magnificent Palais de Chaillot with its splendid view of Le Tour Eiffel. But all of it was forgotten the moment we entered the fashion show venue. The blackout curtains were drawn; we braced ourselves… cue the trance music. Now, we …
Op-Ed Retail News

Xuly Bet Boutique Opening: The Crowd

PARIS, Mar 5, 2010 / FW/ — More than 10 years ago I experienced what was for me a pivotal moment in my fashion career. I attended a fashion show at the Carousel du Louvre for a designer from Africa by the name of Xuly Bet. Knowing nothing of the …
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Barbara Bui Fall 2010

PARIS, March 5, 2010/ FW/ — What might one find in the closet of your average young female? Maybe a bomber jacket, a parka or two, snow board pants and maybe even some things related to motocross. All of these elements were present in the Fall 2010 / Winter 2011 …