Saks At The Shows Bids Adieu to PFW

The Week Ends with the Season's Hottest Shoes and One Very Cool Runway Show.

Paris Fashion Week ended with the season’s hottest shoes and the coolest runway show. At Aquazurra, designer Eduardo Osorio was on hand, personally introducing a new collection with highlights like opulent embellished boots and glamorous velvet high-heeled sandals. Standouts include his over-the-knee boots, done in velvet and encrusted in jewels – truly a statement for the legs.

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The Opulence of Aquazurra Fall 2016

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Paris Fashion Week ended with the season’s hottest shoes and the coolest runway show. At Aquazurra, designer Eduardo Osorio was on hand, personally introducing a new collection with highlights like opulent embellished boots and glamorous velvet high-heeled sandals. Standouts include his over-the-knee boots, done in velvet and encrusted in jewels – truly a statement for the legs.

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The Opulence of Aquazurra Fall 2016

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Jewel Colored Platform Sandals at Aquazurra

Things took an about-face at Pierre Hardy where sharp lines, graphic touches and futuristic shapes will add some serious impact to your fall outfits. The term block heel was realized in its literal form here – a favorite boot from the presentation was a royal blue suede pair, decked out in bold zippers and perched atop architectural, square heels.

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Graphic Mixed Prints and Sharp Shapes at Pierre Hardy

Our final farewell to Europe ended on a chilly note at Moncler Gamme Rouge, where the show venue was transformed into an Alpine wonderland, complete with snow moguls and a mountainous backdrop.

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Pierre Hardy Gets Literal With the Block Heel 

It was the perfect way to introduce rosy cheeked models in wintry whites and icy pastels. Flippy little minidresses and snowflake prints were the story of the season; sophisticated and sweet all at once, you may want to take this après ski fantasy off the slopes and back to the city.

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Alpine Meets Mod at Moncler Gamme Rouge

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Models Navigate Snow Moguls on the Runway

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Winter Florals Embroidered on a Moncler Gamme Rouge Coat

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Photos Courtesy Fernando Colon

 


Saks At The Shows: PFW Day 7 Runway Recap

In Paris, It's All About the Mix.

Day 7 of Paris Fashion Week was all about the mix. At Stella McCartney, it came in the form of pairing sporty with feminine, innocent with sexy. McCartney managed to elevate the ubiquitous puffer jacket with the use of lush velvet and throwing it over a slinky slip dress.

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Stella McCartney Elevates a Puffer Vest with Plush Velvet

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Day 7 of Paris Fashion Week was all about the mix. At Stella McCartney, it came in the form of pairing sporty with feminine, innocent with sexy. McCartney managed to elevate the ubiquitous puffer jacket with the use of lush velvet and throwing it over a slinky slip dress.

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Stella McCartney Elevates a Puffer Vest with Plush Velvet

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A Swan Print Skirt Topped with a Glistening Silver Top

There was an ease of movement in her fall collection, with flowing, diaphanous fabrics practically floating down the runway. Giambattista Valli was another designer who employed these materials as well, in a collection offering a multitude of Parisian-chic dresses. Ruffles fluttered down the runway and dresses were accented with sweet velvet bows.

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Sacai Designer Chitose Abe Experiments with Strapping

The look was lean and elongated, a silhouette we also spotted at Sonia Rykiel. At Rykiel, maxi dresses, ruffles and tiered hems made for a romantic, 70′s vibe. Lest the look get too sweet, there were plenty of animal prints and patchwork denim on the runway as well.

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The Trend of the Season: Rich Velvet

Continuing with the theme of “the mix”, Sacai designer Chitose Abe was imaginative as ever, cobbling together lace, velvet, abstract prints and even a few pieces made out of badges stitched together. Oh, and did we mention the main embellishment for the season was strapping? Just like what’s used for seat belts. And we certainly need a figurative one, because the best fashion asks you to buckle up for a wild, wild ride.

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Giambattista Valli’s Fall Collection Was Full of Flowing, Diaphanous Dresses

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Getting Ready to Hit the Runway at Giambattista Valli

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A Wild Time: Sonia Rykiel’s Mixed Animal Prints 

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Romantic Ruffles and Tiers at Sonia Rykiel

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Photos Courtesy Fernando Colon

 


Saks At The Shows: PFW Day 6 Runway Recap

Akris Sees Red and Alexandre Birman's Icy-Chic Presentation.

“Red is love, red is passion, be a warrior for love and fashion”, was the battlecry of the day at Akris. And there was plenty of it this season. From deep burgundies to bright orangey-reds, it was a study in the full spectrum of the hue. Inspired by a family trip to Kenya and Tanzania, the collection viewed up close was also a safari of animal prints.

A Momement With Akris Designer Albert Kriemler

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“Red is love, red is passion, be a warrior for love and fashion”, was the battlecry of the day at Akris. And there was plenty of it this season. From deep burgundies to bright orangey-reds, it was a study in the full spectrum of the hue. Inspired by a family trip to Kenya and Tanzania, the collection viewed up close was also a safari of animal prints.

A Momement With Akris Designer Albert Kriemler

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The Message of Akris Fall/Winter 2016

Zebra and leopard were done in monochromatic crimson, a leather jacket was was cut to resemble reptilian skin. The accessories of the season drew on the same theme – corded necklaces inspired by the Masai tribe were sent down the runway, as well as bags in luxe animal hides.

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The Full Spectrum of Red at Akris

Also no stranger to ultra-luxe materials was Alexandre Birman. The shoe designer personally introduced his collection to SaksTV, taking us through his icy-chic presentation of lush, fuzzy boots, rich velvet stiletto heels, and even richer brocade embellished booties

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Keeping it Monochrome at Akris

Cult favorites like his ankle-tie sandals stayed in the mix for fall, but reintroduced in closed-toe and peep-toe versions. With all the possibilities laid out before our eyes, there’s no question our winter shoe wardrobe will be very chic this year indeed.

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Detail Shot of an Intricately Cut and Pieced Leather Jacket

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Alexandre Birman Introduces His Fall 2016 Collection For SaksTV

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Gorgeous Brocade Details on Alexandre Birman’s Ankle Boots

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Fall’s Big Trend, Velvet.

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The Icy-Chic Look of Alexandre Birman Fall 2016

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Photos Courtesy Fernando Colon

Video Courtesy J Aaron Dullas