Paris Fashion Week: AF Vandervorst, Alessandra Rich, Alexis Mabille, Balmain, Carven, Damir Doma, Dries Van Noten, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Guy Laroche, Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Manish Arora, Pedro Lourenco, Sonia Rykiel, Veronique Leroy


I'm just here for the hats. And the lady painted gold.


Am I the only one reminded of Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth? Her, mixed with Atreyu from Neverending Story. I approve. (After all, I do always joke that my dog looks like a miniature version of Falcor...)


I'm a little surprised that these Alexis Mabille sweatshirts aren't as popular as the Kenzo tiger (seen here, and here).

Of note: A cinched waist, flowing Western-inspired dresses, statement earrings.


I don't even know how I managed to narrow this down to only five outfits that I liked, because I was totally enraptured by this. The knit dresses... they're like armor made out of doilies.

Of note: Harlequin patterns, craftsmanship shown in leather and lace, nipped-in waistlines.


Oops, I forgot to put in the name. I believe this is Carven.

Of note: Intriguing cutouts, tomato reds, platform heels with ankle straps, bold collars, slightly full skirts.


Leather just isn't going anywhere, is it? Get hip, everybody. (Unless you're vegan, in which case, faux leather!)


I am a staunch advocate of pajama dressing.

Of note: Plaid in every imaginable form, smoking jackets, silky pajamas.


Of note: Not-quite-camouflage prints, a relatively somber palette.





Looks like Kenzo's not the only one with an interest in tigers. I'm really feeling this collection by Manish Arora. There's an obvious south Asian influence here that makes these pieces stand out while clearly being part of the sentiment/vocabulary that's going on right now in fashion. By that, I mean that I find this to be unique and totally relevant.


Of note: Gold embellishments, pastel mixes, beading and other ornamentation.


I want everything. That is all.



Of note: Romantic modernism -- an inviting color palette, clean and crisp lines. Metallic fabrics and graphics are our friends.


Here for the paint-smudged jumpsuit.



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