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April 19 2014

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84 posts tagged "Paris Fashion Week"

Charlotte Olympia’s New Playmate

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Charlotte Olympia x Solange Azagury-Partridge

If there’s anyone who could rival Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal’s quirky take on saucy accessories, it’s Solange Azagury-Partridge. Best known for her surreal, rainbow-hued baubles (think bubblegum-pink pout-shaped rings, a necklace crafted to look like a veiny red heart, and earrings designed to resemble actual chandeliers), the London-based talent, who Dellal describes as one of her favorite jewelry designers, has teamed up with Charlotte Olympia for a collaboration with some serious pizzazz. Set to debut during Paris fashion week, the lineup features a wedge embellished with gold fringe, mirrored kicks that the designers have aptly dubbed the Dancing Shoes, the red-velvet and gilded 24 Carat Slide, and a pair of platforms inset with a bright green suede palm-tree motifs, which debuts exclusively here. Set to hit stores in March, this playful team-up will no doubt ignite more than a few footwear fetishes.

Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia

Raf In Review

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Raf Simons’ debut ready-to-wear collection for Dior was, without a doubt, a triumph. Here, relive last month’s landmark runway show in Paris with this exclusive behind-the-scenes video. Watch the film above.

Damir Doma X Mykita Sunglasses

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Up-and-coming designer Damir Doma had a strong showing on the Paris runway yesterday—what Style.com’s Nicole Phelps called his “click moment.” Paired with those smartly tailored pantsuits and sleeveless shifts were these über-cool circular frames, made in collaboration with eyewear brand Mykita (the label has just come off a collab with musician Beth Ditto). “This particular shape perfectly rounds up the Damir Doma look,” the designer says of the sunglasses made from gold, platinum, graphite, and horn (which explains the price tag—they start at $1,700 and they’re available on Mkyita.com in February). “From the very beginning, our aim was to translate the traditional shape into something modern and create an iconic object.” Here, Style.com has the up-close look at the shades.

Photo: Courtesy of Mykita

Bidermann’s Bijoux

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“Each piece is very sculpted—the work is minutely detailed,” French designer Aurélie Bidermann tells Style.com. She’s referring to her Fall ’12 jewelry collection debuting in Paris on Saturday, but she could easily be referring to the sleek cars that compete in Le Mans—one of the world’s toughest endurance auto races. Using Steve McQueen’s 1971 film Le Mans as a starting point, Bidermann combined the worlds of auto racing and jewelry in this short (below), debuting exclusively on Style.com, starring the daughter of the late photographer Jeanloup Sieff, Sonia Sieff.

While Sieff keeps her eyes on the winding road like a Grand Prix pro, we have ours fixated on her long gold drop earrings and her wristful of bracelets and bangles—both pieces from Bidermann’s new collection and a few of her signature classics. The Fall ’12 bijoux, she tells us, were inspired by the land of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations as well as Latin America in the pre-Columbian era. “The centerpiece of the collection is the earrings,” she says. And fittingly (since gold flowed more freely in the pre-Columbian era), gold was the main material used in the collection: “This season we are using solid 18-karat gold as well as 18-karat gold vermeil with a patina to give the pieces a lived-in quality.” In Bidermann fashion, she’s also worked emeralds, enamel, jade, and hand-dyed feathers into the mix in the same unusual but chic way she’s been doing since we fell in love with her work years ago. Check out the video to get an exclusive sneak preview of her latest jewels.

Photo: Courtesy of Aurelie Bidermann

On Our Radar: Hermès Cent Plis Des Miao Shawls

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Even during Paris fashion week, when the temperatures were above normal for the time of year and most showgoers were frantically making wardrobe adjustments to avoid overheating, a few editors were sporting this giant Hermès shawl ($1,075), made, unlike the traditional carré, from a silk and cashmere blend. That added warmth makes it even better for New York, now that the air is brisk and the muggy days seem to be behind us. The geometric horse-print shawl comes in four different color combinations, from maroon and turquoise to pink and purple.

Photo: Courtesy of Hermés