Nina Ricci Fall Winter 2015 -Paris Fashion Week

GUILLAUME HENRY’did a great job at following in the footsteps of Peter Copping at Nina Ricci, who left at the end of last year to go to Oscar de la Renta (Paris this season has been all about the musical chairs of jobs in fashion).

The collection stayed faithful to Copping’s work, Henry bringing with him an added layer of cool.

But this was definitely a more grown-up output from him : the Nina Ricci woman is nothing if not ladylike, a little bit prim and a little bit proper.

He continued that – day coats and demure midi skirt lengths; tweedy coats and column silhouettes; elegant lace and a respectful and lovely colour palette of camel, navy and shiny silver, cerise and indigo sequins.

The fringed bracelets will be the covetable talking point, and brought something new to a wrist that holds a proper handbag. Those same strands extended long and free on jackets and dresses too, tufty panels of texture and cosy cable knits among his line-up.

Peter Copping stayed true to the late Oscar de la Renta; Carven’s new boys stayed true to Henry’s version of the house; and he stayed true to Copping’s at Nina Ricci. The domino circle is complete.

Siobhán xx

Elie Saab Fall Winter 2015 – Paris Fashion Show

Born in Lebanon in 1964, Elie Saab is a self-taughtfashion talent. His interest in dressmaking started at the young age of 9, already making cloths for his sisters. The talented adolescent sold his creations to the women in his neighbourhood.

ELIE SAAB’s refined silhouettes and sumptuous detailing take inspiration from both Paris and Beirut, where his ateliers of craftsmen are based. He first launched his eponymous label with an haute couture line, expanding soon after into ready-to-wear and accessories – every collection displaying the innate elegance and femininity of the brand.

LoL, Siobhan

Balmain A/W 15 Paris Fashion Week

Balmain channels 70s and 80s Saint Laurent in Paris

Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing paid homage to Yves Saint Laurent in an autumn/winter collection that channelled the late designer’s seventies and eighties work with all the attendant glamour, seduction and vibrant colours.

“People think you are doing flared pants, but the reality is for me [the seventies] was the expression of freedom,” he said. “What happened made me realise how important self-expression is.”

“There are so many different kind of women and I think it’s nice to represent all the girls in the world,” he said. “This show is Parisian but it has a vision of a global a diversity.”

Under Rousteing’s stewardship, Balmain is expanding. A new store opened in Mayfair, London, at the end of January, and there are plans for the Middle East, China and Italy. A stock market flotation for the brand, currently owned by private investors, is also expected.

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Moschino A/W15 MFW

Following Rossella Jardini’s departure at the house of Moschino, it was no surprise that Amercian designer Jeremy Scott was asked to step up to the challenge last October.

He is know for his loud attitude to fashion. Scott is about fun and making a statement.

10 select items from the catwalk show have gone on sale today at London’s Browns store.

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