A crowd of celebrities came out to view Raf Simons’ latest collection, which has a distinctly retro feel. On a giant platform outside the Parisian museum today, models showcased the 1960s-inspired looks of the Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collection. The designer chose to play with contrasting volumes, namely in long, loose and transparent trench coats worn over embroidered mini-dresses. Flared skirts also made a strong showing, echoing the French fashion house’s signature design codes. Colorful stripe motifs are a recurring theme in the collection, along with other groovy geometric prints seen in jumpsuits, bodysuits and dresses. As usual at Dior, flowers in the mix too, either in prints or in intricate embroidery.
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While Versace chose to play up feminine curves in sensual, close-fitting gowns, Schiaparelli presented only a couple of tight dresses. Instead, the focus in this collection is on ample tailoring and fluid fabrics, with a particular emphasis on wide-legged pants. The waists are typically worn high, sometimes even just above the chest. The fashion house’s signature design codes are well represented, as seen in the wide and prominent shoulders in a number of looks. The prints are abstract, with loads of flashy colors (green, red, orange), a http://www.chicemma.com few darker shades (midnight blue, brown, pastel blue, black, white) and shimmery accents.
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This fall-winter season, it’s common to hear the phrase: “That’s quite Hedi Slimane.” To quote Liberace, the once-wronged 46-year-old is now probably laughing all the way to the bank. SAINT LAURENT’S BACK TO BLACK WITH A FRENCH TWIST If the mantra “thin is in” applied to previous Saint Laurent shows, this new collection might be called “thinner is inner.” Extra-uber-skinny retro pants stood out in a collection that featured starved-looking women as well as men. Slimane carried on his ’70s musing in suits with peaked lapels, winklepicker shoes, glam-rock fur “fun” coats and punk rock leopard-print sweaters with skinny black jeans that might have been worn by Sex Pistols star John Lydon. Nothing in this collection seemed particularly different from previous seasons. That is, apart from the occasional beret. But Slimane clearly has an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality.