{Fall 2017 RTW} Monique Lhuillier’s foray into decadence and separates

Monique Lhuillier is rethinking how she presents her fashion collections. In this era of major fashion industry evolution, the designer has opted out of a runway show to display her Fall 2017 collection in favor of a lookbook, which can better capture those sumptuous textures and details which can often get lost on runway photos. Think haute catalog. It’s business, after all.

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{Fashion News} Kanye West stirs up drama with CFDA over New York Fashion Week

He apparently just can’t get it together with this whole idea that there are other people who warrant consideration before making decisions. Even when someone has fame, money, and power they still don’t operate in a bubble. But Kanye doesn’t understand this, so he decided to hold his Yeezy Season 5 show without consulting the CFDA, the governing council of New York Fashion Week.

 

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{NYFW Men’s Fall17} Nick Graham teamed with Bill Nye and cameo’d Buzz Aldrin for Life on Mars: Fall/Winter 2035 collection 

When you get an invitation to a New York Fashion Week show hosted by Bill Nye with Buzz Aldrin modeling, how can you say no? Is this for real?!

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{Paris Fashion Week Spring17 Couture} Zuhair Murad’s Explosion of Color

It was a display of fireworks on Zuhair Murad‘s Spring 2017 couture runway – the designer taking literal inspiration from the advanced pyrotechnic displays of Japan. The concept was realized through a few playsuits and jumpsuits, but mostly gowns of eye-popping color.

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{Paris Fashion Week Spring17 Couture} Valentino’s Greek Mythos Dream

Simple is not the word to ever define a Valentino collection, but it certainly seemed to reflect the shift in perspective compared to collections past. Debuting his first solo couture collection without Maria Grazia Chiuri by his side, Pierpaolo Piccioli showed a surprising, but ever exquisite compilation inspired by dreamscapes.

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{Paris Fashion Week Spring17 Couture} Giambattista Valli’s Paradox of the Thrown Together Boho Traveler & the Opulent Princess

Giambattista Valli managed to merge both the boho traveler and the princess in a ballgown into one couture collection, and I’m still not quite sure how this all fit together. For his Spring17 Couture runway at Paris Fashion Week, Valli imagined a (super rich) traveler pulling out her dresses to find major creases in them…but hey, you’re traveling. C’est la vie, right? It’s the bohemian, life?

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{Paris Fashion Week Spring17 Couture} Chanel’s Spoon Dress Is All About the Curves

Lagerfeld took it back to soft sophistication (with a twist) in a sugary sweet palette accentuated by metallics for his Spring 2017 Chanel couture collection. The looks, classically feminine, were realized through variations of the house signature boucle jacket, and a parade of dresses and gowns in silver sequins, paillets, rhinestones, and feathers. Oh, the feathers.

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{Paris Fashion Week Spring17 Couture} Versace’s Sublime Metamorphosis

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the house of Versace right now, with rumors abound of talks between Donatella and Riccardo Tisci to move over in a jump from Givenchy. And did the need for help show obvious in the latest Versace couture collection? Oh no. Not at all.

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{Paris Fashion Week Spring17 Couture} Christian Dior’s Magical Garden

We already knew the amazing work that Maria Grazia Chiuri was capable of when she worked at the house of Valentino…and now we’re really seeing her shine. This was the first couture collection of Christian Dior with Chiuri at the helm, and it was everything we wanted it to be.

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{MFW} Pre-Fall17: Alberta Ferretti’s 3 in 1 show includes a see-now, buy-now

So too has Alberta Ferretti climbed aboard the slow moving train toward progress in the business of fashion. Her latest show was a Pre-Fall see-now-buy-now capsule, mashed with her Limited Edition collection, mashed with a few men’s looks thrown in.

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