Saks at the Shows: Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring 2015

Giambattista Valli finds room in sportswear for his expert couture flourishes.

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When you think of Giambattista Valli, hardcore sportswear is not the first thing that comes to mind. You think of gorgeous frocks, mind-blowing couture work, clothes ready for cotillions – not garments suitable for hitting the slopes. So seeing how he’s evolved the Moncler Gamme Rouge brand is somewhat of a wonder to behold. Who is the mad genius that saw the congruency between brand and artist in this case? Whoever it is, they are to be extolled.

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This Floral Print Has the Giambattista Valli DNA Written All Over It

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When you think of Giambattista Valli, hardcore sportswear is not the first thing that comes to mind. You think of gorgeous frocks, mind-blowing couture work, clothes ready for cotillions – not garments suitable for hitting the slopes. So seeing how he’s evolved the Moncler Gamme Rouge brand is somewhat of a wonder to behold. Who is the mad genius that saw the congruency between brand and artist in this case? Whoever it is, they are to be extolled.

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This Floral Print Has the Giambattista Valli DNA Written All Over It

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Metalicized Threaded Chain Links on a Sheer Zip Up Dress: Where Sport Meets Couture 

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A Stunning Tunic Comprised of a Torrent of Shiny Sequins 

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The Moncler Gamme Rouge spring 2015 runway appeared to be a resplendent waterway, but it was in fact a glittering runway strewn with glitter, enhanced by a projection of water. The gorgeous effect translated onto the clothes, particularly in the seemingly incandescent tunics and windbreakers rendered in sequins that look like shattered prisms.

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Not Your Average Sports Jacket

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A Closer Look at Valli’s Handwork Backstage

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Giambattista Valli Takes a Bow

Bundle up this season is the expert outerwear pieces of Moncler.

Photos by Ford Leland


Teen Vogue Captures Odeya Rush’s Louis Vuitton Look

Head to Teen Vogue to see how celebrity beauty pros Jen Atkin and Beau Nelson get Odeya Rush front row-ready for Louis Vuitton.

Just last month, Louis Vuitton took over the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship store windows, which naturally drew in big crowds. We’ve waited with bated breath for Ghesquiere’s ready-to-wear follow-up to fall 2014. It just so happens, our friends over at Teen Vogue have a seat saved at the spring 2015 show next to the up-and-coming actress Odeya Rush, but before the highly-anticipated show, they had exclusive access to her pre-show runway process.

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Just last month, Louis Vuitton took over the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship store windows, which naturally drew in big crowds. We’ve waited with bated breath for Ghesquiere’s ready-to-wear follow-up to fall 2014. It just so happens, our friends over at Teen Vogue have a seat saved at the spring 2015 show next to the up-and-coming actress Odeya Rush, but before the highly-anticipated show, they had exclusive access to her pre-show runway process.

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The luminous star-on-the-rise, who can be seen in this summer’s adaptation of the classic novel The Giver, is set to become the next it-girl on the scene. She’s already chummy with Teen Vogue and front row veterans like Selena Gomez and Hailee Steinfeld, so she’s already in good company. For her first time at Paris Fashion Week, Odeya donned a dazzling embellished coat-dress from Louis Vuitton’s latest Cruise collection.

Odeya-Rush-Louis-Vuitton-SS15Love the delicate tresses and perfectly balanced makeup look? Head over to Teen Vogue to see how two of the biggest beauty professionals to the stars, hair-stylist Jen Atkin and makeup artist Beau Nelson, created this beautiful and refined beauty statement for Odeya’s Paris Fashion Week debut.

 

See Odeya’s front-row-ready beauty look on Teen Vogue.

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Photos by Pierguido Grassano


Saks at the Shows: Alexander McQueen Spring 2015

Sarah Burton injects Japonaiserie elements into her dark and beautiful vision.

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Alexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton honored her late mentor once again with a spring collection that harked back to his oft-oriental hints and flourishes. Burton animated her collection with a healthy dose of Japonaiserie, typically rocky territory for designers, but in her hands, the material strayed far from saccharine. This is the McQueen house after all.

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One of the Two Magnificent Orchid Sculptures on the Alexander McQueen Runway

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Alexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton honored her late mentor once again with a spring collection that harked back to his oft-oriental hints and flourishes. Burton animated her collection with a healthy dose of Japonaiserie, typically rocky territory for designers, but in her hands, the material strayed far from saccharine. This is the McQueen house after all.

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One of the Two Magnificent Orchid Sculptures on the Alexander McQueen Runway

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Matched against leather harness bodices, cutouts of chrysanthemums took on a darkly elegant edge. Any of the sweetness you’d find in a Japonaiserie landscape painting was saved for the skirts, which exploded in clouds of cherry blossom cut-outs.

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Perilous Beauty

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The Eastern elements only helped to enhance the remarkable tailoring at hand. Tops were cut in precise bell-shaped forms, while the pants in the collection, cut to absolute perfection, elongated the legs and fell to the floor in a quasi-suspended flair.

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Some of the Collection’s More Elaborate Pieces Hanging Backstage

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Burton’s use of print this season felt new, at least for her womenswear. The way she played with the magnified chrysanthemums prints on dresses and on capes recalled the brand’s menswear. That’s more of the McQueen man’s territory, and yet, it felt inspired here. Sign that there’s always room to explore, no matter how defined your aesthetic may be.

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A Saks Peek of the Show Line-Up Backstage

Get carried away by dark magic of Alexander McQueen.