Curated by Colleen: Highlights from Paris Fashion Week

See What Saks' SVP, Fashion Director Has on Her Radar for Fall 2015 from Paris.

It was an incredible Fall 2015 season full of looks we can’t wait to have at Saks in the coming months. It all ends at Paris Fashion Week, where the mode is always haute. Take a look at some of the highlights from the last leg of Fashion Month.

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Abstract Animal Skin Prints at Dior

Dior: For fall Raf Simons focused on the idea of animals and the abstraction of their patterns. There were slightly oversized masculine tailored blazers and double-breasted overcoats. The second skin catsuits from Dior’s last haute couture collection made a ready-to-wear turn here as well, bedecked in abstract animal patterns. There was a 60s flair here, with mini shift dresses and coats, styled with skin-tight vinyl over-the-knee boots. Not to mention incredible dyed fox coats in lilac and aqua.

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It was an incredible Fall 2015 season full of looks we can’t wait to have at Saks in the coming months. It all ends at Paris Fashion Week, where the mode is always haute. Take a look at some of the highlights from the last leg of Fashion Month.

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Abstract Animal Skin Prints at Dior

Dior: For fall Raf Simons focused on the idea of animals and the abstraction of their patterns. There were slightly oversized masculine tailored blazers and double-breasted overcoats. The second skin catsuits from Dior’s last haute couture collection made a ready-to-wear turn here as well, bedecked in abstract animal patterns. There was a 60s flair here, with mini shift dresses and coats, styled with skin-tight vinyl over-the-knee boots. Not to mention incredible dyed fox coats in lilac and aqua.

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Seen Outside the Acne Studios Show

Balenciaga: This Fall 2015 collection was the most grown-up offering from Alexander Wang at Balenciaga, thus far. It was a decorative, highly-textural collection in beautiful couture shapes – rounded jackets, architectural coats in structured fabrics, like heavy tweeds and matelassé. There were egg-shape dresses with peplum waists and pockets, jewel-trim necklines, and a great new motif – a metal ‘staple’ trim that toughened up the collection. A major highlight: the brocade peplum strapless top with fur trim, paired back with trousers – a modern look for evening.

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Balmain: Balmain was full of pleats, lace, beaded fringe and plenty of vibrant color. There were wide leg palazzo pants in solids, stripes and on many of the jumpsuits. Among the offering there were showy beaded fringe tops, sheer lacey-stitch knit bodysuits and a terrific black lace/knit jumpsuit, worn over boyshorts to solve the age-old issues of transparency so many women have to overcome.

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Electric Prints at Work at the New Carven

Carven: This was a strong first outing from the new design duo, Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud, who have taken over from Guillaume Henry at Carven. The show had some cheerful floral prints with retro 60s vibes. Standout looks included eel-skin outerwear, textured honeycomb knits, high-waisted skinny pants and shrunken pea coats.

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At the Lanvin Party at the Hotel Shangri-La in Paris

Lanvin: No question – Lanvin was a top show in Paris for the Fall 2015 season. Alber Elbaz brought a rich military and bohemian mix, with fringe and tassels galore! There were side-slit tunic dresses, blanket fringe coats, patchwork intarsia furs and snake and shearling mixed media jackets that were over the top in all the best ways.

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John Galliano’s First Ready-to-Wear Collection for Maison Martin Margiela

Margiela: The much-anticipated first ready-to-wear collection of John Galliano’s for Maison Martin Margiela was the perfect fusion of the codes of the house with the designer’s signature flourishes. There were some marabou-trimmed sheer chiffon tops that looked noteworthy, but the stars of the show here were the tailored jackets and decorative outerwear. There were maxi coats worn over mini skirts, as well as a glossy and sleek calfhair trench, which was the best piece in the collection.

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Two Models Hang at Karl Lagerfeld’s Brasserie Gabrielle at Chanel

Emanuel Ungaro: Fausto Puglisi showed an almost entirely black and white collection for Emanuel Ungaro, mixed in with pops of metallic here and there. There were pleats and polka dots in various scales throughout, some of the pleats in gold or black lurex sunbursts for blouses, skirts and dresses. Eyes perked up at the slim black tuxedo with a white lapel.

 

It’s always Fashion Week when you shop womenswear at Saks.


Saks at the Shows: Paris Fashion Week with Marigay McKee

Saks President Marigay McKee and the Season's Paris Pastel Pretty Beauty Muse Say Adieu to Fall 2015 in Style.

It’s been an incredible season filled with gorgeous looks, exciting street-style statements and not to be forgotten beauty looks inspired by New York, London, Milan and now Paris.

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Looking Back on the Fall 2015 Season with Saks President Marigay McKee

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It’s been an incredible season filled with gorgeous looks, exciting street-style statements and not to be forgotten beauty looks inspired by New York, London, Milan and now Paris.

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Looking Back on the Fall 2015 Season with Saks President Marigay McKee

In the latest video, illustrated by our Fashion Week contributor Blair Breitenstein, our Paris Pastel Pretty beauty muse connects with Saks President Marigay McKee at their favorite Parisian café to catch up on an unforgettable Fall 2015 Fashion Week season and to look over some of their favorite street-style shots. Here’s their send-off of a season to remember.

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Look back on an unforgettable Fall/Winter 2015 season with Saks at the Shows.


Saks at the Shows: Ciao Milan Fashion Week Fall 2015!

The Saks Molto Glamour Beauty Muse Heads to Milan Fashion Week in One-of-a-Kind Style.

London Fashion Week is always an eye-opening experience and our ‘London Contouring‘ muse had an incredible time party-hopping with her entourage from Somerset House to Buckingham Palace. But now comes the time to pass the beauty baton over to our ‘Molto Glamour’ girl as she zips through the historic city, donning her bold beauty look.

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The Saks ‘Molto Glamour’ Muse on Her Way to Her Own Designer Fitting

Arriving at Milan Fashion Week Means Bold Beauty to Complement Italian High-Fashion

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London Fashion Week is always an eye-opening experience and our ‘London Contouring‘ muse had an incredible time party-hopping with her entourage from Somerset House to Buckingham Palace. But now comes the time to pass the beauty baton over to our ‘Molto Glamour’ girl as she zips through the historic city, donning her bold beauty look.

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The Saks ‘Molto Glamour’ Muse on Her Way to Her Own Designer Fitting

Arriving at Milan Fashion Week Means Bold Beauty to Complement Italian High-Fashion

Catch how our guest blogger, Fashion Illustrator Blair Breitenstein, brings the fun high-energy impact of Milan Fashion Week as our muse zips through the city in her Vespa and gets outfitted by two of her favorite designers for her front-row appearance at their fashion show.

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Every Stitch in Place – See You at the Shows!

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