Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

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We have already seen the gorgeous McQ by Alexander McQueen spring 2015 rtw collection launched in the framework of London Fashion Week and now we turn our eyes towards the Parisian catwalk to see what the designers of the main line of the luxurious English fashion house have prepared. Awe-inspiring, dramatic, edgy and just so McQueen is the brand-new Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2015 collection, designed by talented Sarah Burton.

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

In comparison to the collection presented in the English capital, this collection was more mysterious, moody and extravagant. The inspirations behind the label’s creations have always been unusual; its designers have always demonstrated their profound interest in everything mysterious, unidentified and incomprehensible. A perfect proof of these ideas is the new Alexander McQueen spring 2015 collection. It all started with the representation of models. Call them geishas, or warriors, but you have got to admit McQueen models were something. With black taped on kabuki masks, the models predicted the overall mood of the collection even before the first pieces were shown on the catwalk.

The collection was majorly set in dark color tones, particularly in black. In the first few pieces, the color had been combined with light pink to create bell-sleeved, floral-patched mini dresses with Roman collars, puff-sleeved tops matched with shimmery A-line skirts, floral-patched black satin dresses with rather interesting necklines and so on.

Before adding slightly brighter colors to the collection, Sarah Burton created several black and white pieces, which looked extravagant, yet crisp and neat. Black and white Italian collar dresses with slit bell sleeves, black puffy-sleeved dresses with white florals and patent belts around the waists and all-white long dresses with ruffly hems looked just impressive.

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Burton also had relied on the powerful combination of black, white and red to add some edge and sophistication to the collection. The pieces mainly featured strappy long dresses, shiny coat-like long dresses with belts, the short version of those worn over matching pants, high waistline midi dresses with chiffon sleeves and wide leg jumpsuits in black, splashed with white and red patterns. Of all-black pieces, particularly noteworthy were netty short dresses with shimmery details around hems and along straps and long belted jackets with matching pants.

However, nothing would compare to the grand finale that Burton had prepared for her spring collection. Here the dresses, which were rather ruffly and layered around the skirts, had more color, but remained mysterious and bizarre.
For footwear, the Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2015 collection offered high platform strappy gladiator sandals, which contributed to the overall mystique atmosphere of the collection.

After witnessing the Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2015 collection parade, we are more than happy to claim that the English brand has got a worthy successor for McQueen in the name of Sarah Burton, a designer who continues to maintain the high profile reputation that the brand has always boasted with!

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

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Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

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Ever since we learnt the sad news about the closure of Jean Paul Gaultier’s women’s and men’s ready to wear lines after more than 38 years spent in the industry (don’t worry, the designer will keep on working on his couture collections), we were sure the last show of the talented French designer was to be something super-vibrant and memorable. And yes, we were not mistaken! The Jean Paul Gaultierspring/summer 2015 collection has just hit the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week, charming everyone present with all its extravaganza, unexpected style solutions and unique performance, which put a memorable end to this page of the luxury French fashion house’s history. It was an entire spectacle, where the models were the actresses showing the history of the brand on the stage and the evolvement of the Gaultier rtw fashion (the catwalk was turned into a theatre stage, announcing the start of a promising performance).

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

As expected, the Gaultier had looked to the brand’s heritage, coming up with en extensive collection that brought multiple styles and his most signature shapes and design elements to the scene. Surely, we witnessed some unconventional models on the stage too, which has already become a tradition for the French designer. Still, it was the unique conglomeration of colors, patterns, cuts, shapes and small curious details that mattered a lot, making the Jean Paul Gaultier spring/summer 2015 collection one of the most bizarre and eccentric lines for the coming spring, as well as one of the most spectacular rtw collections unveiled by the designer so far.
On the whole, the show was divided into several sections, each of which was concentrating on a particular style and particular Gaultier classics. Every stage of the show managed to convey Gaultier’s mastery of tailoring and unique fantasy. Thus, the show kicked off with the twenties gangster mood, when the models walked down the runway wearing iconic pinstripe suits in black and white, featuring flirty short shorts, knee-length options and various forms of tailored pants. There we saw altered forms of tuxedo jackets, one of which was used as a classic dress. The looks at this part of the show were complemented with black and white slightly oversized fedora hats, leather gloves and classic heels. You couldn’t see any other shade than black and white here, maybe except for the red lipstick of the models.
The appearance of the full-figure model wearing a sexy bodysuit announced about the change of the theme and mood. The heavily printed and colored sporty style came to reign for a while, showing lots of designs made of printed silk and shimmery fabrics. There we saw lots of yellow, blue, red, as well as stripes and “Logo” prints used on unconventional designs. The models’ makeup was also brighter here, featuring strong blue smokey eyes and red lips, while the hair was styled into cornrows. As for the accessories, we saw backpacks, leather gloves and knee-high colorful socks worn with platform heels.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week
During the show, we also saw the rock chic Gaultier woman, who wore cool leather biker jackets, lace-up pants and feminine full skirts, all put in the iconic black shade. Next, the mood got more cheerful, as the colorful disco style came to stun with all those super-short shorts, shimmery pieces and heavily printed looks.
Suddenly the show turned into a beauty contest, where the winners were bold and stylish women over sixty, accompanied by young and fit men. After a pause of an array of toned down looks coming only in the shade of black and concentrating on masculine vibes with tuxedo being the protagonist, we saw the most extravagant and quirky colorful looks finished off with awe-inspiring masks that closed the show.
We always expect the erratic, the cool and the audacious from Madonna’s pointy bra designer, yet the Jean Paul Gaultier spring/summer 2015 collection still managed to surprise us and to show the unexpected. As the designer had noted before the show, it did become the show of the decade!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Paris Fashion Week

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Dior J’adore Special Edition

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You got the look, taste and the sound, but how about the smell? The final touch to every style is the rightperfume, there’s a tight relationship between fragrance and fashion. In fact, it’s a part of our life; sometimes it’s a smell that makes people remind you.

Just like Chanel and the legendary No. 5, Dior has their own traditional weapon. Their best seller Dior J’’ adore is now available in special edition, the perfume-water is put into a smooth and transparent bottle that’s specially crafted with golden rings to create a unique appearance.

Their bags and prêt-a-porter are not the only items that have been gorgeously designed, but their craftsmanship extends all the way to fragrance. This is a worthy bottle to add in your collection.

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Dior Golden Winter Christmas Makeup Collection

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Chanel has recently offered their Christmas make-up collection 2014 and Dior will not lack behind. They made their ad campaign as perfect as possible covering more beauty essentials you will ever need and only available in limited edition. The Dior blush in gold addict and my rose, Diorific lipstick that will turn any girl into a beauty queen, Dior addict gloss for your lips; try out the pink fantasy to steal any man’s heart, paint your nails in milky pink gold, ruby red or vibrant plum and you will love Dior’s 5 couleurs eye palette. As Christmas is approaching, it might be time to treat yourself something nice. Have you worked hard this year, have you been good? Let us cover all the items:

Diorific powder blush will come on Rose D’or and Pearl D’or.
Dior blush will come in Gold addict and my rose.
Diorific lipstick will come in Diva (ruby red), Etoile (frosted beige), Joy (wood glossy pink), Royale (rose gold), Winter (brown raspberry), Midnight (fuchsia)

Dior Addict gloss in the colors enchanted rose and pink fantasy.
Diorific Nail Lacquer in Winter (milky pink gold), Marylin (ruby red), Royale (pure fuchsia), Midnight (vibrant plum).

And at last, Dior 5 Couleurs Eye Palette in Golden Flower (gold, copper, peach, pink) and Golden snow (snow gray, bronze, pink, purple) and 3 colors glow palette. It’s included with two eye shadow colors and an eyeliner.

The limited edition will be launched at Neiman Marcus on October 2014 in the US. Canada will be launched in November 2013 and the rest of the country at the beginning of November.

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Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2014 Worldwide Information

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Vogue Fashion’s Night Out will return again this year, marking their sixth year of this fashion event. The event is entitled “A Global Celebration of Fashion” is being celebrated worldwide. London, Sydney, Paris, Berlin and Lisbon are some of the cities that will be participating this year. The event is a late night fashion event that was first started to boost the economy by inviting people to sip cocktails and shop till they dropped. Unfortunately, New York will not be joining this year again, the last time they had an event was in 2012. Use #VFNO for event updates. More information is updated as it becomes available.

Use the jump buttons to view the schedules of all the cities participating the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out event.

Paris

Vogue Fashion's Night Out Paris

Location: Rue Saint-Honoré, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Rue Royale and Place de la Madeleine

The Vogue Paris team has designed the exclusive t-shirt for the event with the VFNO colors and a rock theme. The shirt will be available when you purchase the September 2014 issue of Vogue Paris magazine which is in newsstands now.

Mandarin Oriental Paris has partnered with Vogue Fashion Night Out for a one-of-a-kind experience to those attending the event. The hotel will be offering tapas and cocktails inspired by fashion on Bar 8 to VFNO attendees. More information on Mandarin Oriental site.

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Zimmermann Hits the NYFW Runway

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Is it just us, or is Zimmermann one of the highlights of New York Fashion Week? While, yes, we are major fans of Phillip Lim, and Alexander Wang will always get our vote (and credit card details), there's something so feminine about every single piece in the Zimmermann collection. Plus, there's the little fact that this big name was Made In Australia. 

While we admittedly prefer having the homegrown label on the local schedule, Zimmermann's presence in the US is growing by the minute. "We've always had a really great response in the US," designer Nicky Zimmermann told POPSUGAR Australia. And if you need proof that this label is one of our biggest exports, remember this: Zimmermann recently expanded their flagship US store to a bigger, better boutique, located on Mercer Street. The NYC store is Zimmermann's biggest worldwide, and is in pretty impressive company, nestled amongst other big names like A.P.C, Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang.

So what sets Zimmermann apart from the dozens of fledgling fashion brands trying to make it big in New York? "Our aesthetic is very different to what other designers do in the US. We’re obviously influenced a lot by where we come from and people seem to enjoy our approach to colour and print and the optimistic approach to our collections. I think since we've had our own stores in New York and LA over the last few years that it’s really helped paint more of a picture of what we do and what Zimmermann is about," Nicky said.

Front row at this season's show was a cool round-up of Australia's most stylish women, with Lara Bingle, Nicole Trunfio, Emma Lung and Harper's Bazaar US executive editor Laura Brown keen to get close to the action on the runway. But, Nicky would happily do a little switch with the front row: "I just wish I could be front row at one of our shows for once. As a designer you spend all this time and energy working on a collection and you never get to see the show how everyone else sees it," she joked. 

Nicky says the collection, titled 'Cloud Stompers', is brighter than your ordinary Fall line: "It's very textural, colour and prints are very rich and there is a lot of intricate detailing combining metals and fabric." Scroll on to see what this iconic Aussie export delivered for Fall 2014 (that's Spring for us Down Under).

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