With Paris Fashion Week coming to a close, we have taken an interest in two of our most acclaimed designers, Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent. Just as we have seen in other Spring 2014 runway show’s this season, these two designers who both showed on the same day, couldn’t be more different in their entire presentation.
Stella McCartney made quite the statement with her collection by exemplifying an energetic ode to femininity with a contemporary twist. The show was confident with models strutting the runway in fluid lace-detailed dresses that fell to the hip effortlessly, sheer skirts that flashed a little thigh and plunging necklines that provided the perfect amount of sex appeal. “No matter what you wear from Stella – whether it’s a dress or a tracksuit – you feel a sense of elegance without having to try,” said Cara Delevgine, who walked in the show amongst other famous supermodels.
Runway Rock n’ Roll
Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane had a more steadfast approach satisfying his guilty rock n’ roll pleasure with a collection full of sexy separates and masculine silhouettes. The variety of prints used in the collection left the audience guessing with each new outfit that entered the runway.
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Loro Piana's new boutique at The Shops at Crystals showcases the new "Gifts" offering, including accessories and iconic products together with ladies, men’s and children’s lines.
Interiors of the store reflect the core brand values – simplicity of shape and line, timelessness, and attention to materials and finishes.
The constant focus on the product through its simple use of elegance and purity is denoted by the design and the materials utilized in the execution.
Wardrobes are in natural oak complemented by sand colored walls. Extra white glass highlights the true color of the apparel and accessories. All furnishings are upholstered in the finest Loro Piana fabrics and the soft interior lighting creates a warm and shadow-free environment.
The intimate atmosphere recalls a private drawing room, a space where expert sales associates provide the ultimate assistance to Loro Piana customers.
The entire concept is part of the ongoing narrative that has always been focused on quality, an interactive play of quality.
Experience Loro Piana’s new boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
As part of Stella McCartney’s growing ethical business efforts, the Autumn Winter collection features a limited edition, Halloween themed ‘Arlo’ t-shirt to benefit the PADEM (Programmes d'Aide et de Développement destinés aux Enfants du Monde) charity. Made from organic cotton, the t-shirt features a bright orange Stella logo pumpkin print and is packaged in its own matching fabric bag. A percentage of sales will go to support PADEM’s efforts to fund the schooling of girls in the Kibera slum in Kenya with the goal of adding new classrooms, making more books available to students and helping the school in becoming self-sufficient.
For more information about PADEM visit www.padem.org
It’s as forward moving as those who define it. Porsche Design Sport is a collaboration between Porsche Design and adidas, fusing leading-edge sport performance technology with a sophisticated, minimalist point of view that defines a new era of engineered luxury sportswear. The collection includes apparel, footwear and accessories in the categories of Driving, Golf, Gym, Running and Snow.
For Fall/Winter 2013, Porsche Design enters a new era by launching its first-ever women’s sport collection in the categories of All Season Sports, Gym and Snow. Every piece combines exclusive materials, performance-enhanced details and meticulous craftsmanship, creating a signature look that is cutting-edge, modern and timeless. Engineered luxury sportswear - now also for women.
The Fall/Winter 2013 sport collection is available at the Porsche Design boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
Our first two brands, Balenciaga and Lanvin, to show this season at Paris Fashion Week, couldn’t have been more different in their stylistic approach to designs, representing both ends of the trend spectrum for Spring 2014.
In his second round as the Creative Director for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang presented his Spring 2014 Collection using the structured classic shapes that the brand is known best for, while introducing floral patterns and pastel-colors, an outside of the box twist for the brand. The tapered silhouettes reflected in the cropped tops and peplum pants, all stemming from woven fabrics with molded leather accents, gave the street-wear designs a feminine contemporary spin. “The idea was to start strong and austere, and let that unravel,” said Wang.
In contrast to the soft and ultra-feminine collection that Balenciaga presented, Alber Elbaz pushed the envelope with Lanvin’s Spring 2014 Collection with his metallic, lamé and satin fabric selections. The show’s pale green, peach, raspberry and maroon color palette was softly embellished with crystals to add a more va-va-voom effect. "I never thought of myself as rebellious. I do think about what people want. People look for a dream and for fantasy in fashion," said Elbaz.
For more of our favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week, make sure to visit our Pinterest page.