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Paris Couture Week AW14: Valentino

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, July 10, 2014, In : Runway 



The theme at Valentino for this show was Pre-Raphelite. The mood was one of pared-back and effortless elegance, with a kind of virginal purity. Despite the billowing fabrics, draping and gladiator flats the girls still looked slender and statuesque. The natural colour palette circulated around whites and greens with the odd print or motif. All in all, it could be summed up as 'divinely pretty'.




Guido Palau for Redken made yet another appearance, this time creating a very classic but laid-back ...

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Paris Couture Week AW14: Armani Privé

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, In : Runway 



Armani took a step away from the comfort of his usual grey-anchored palette to a much bolder black, white and red for this show. However, this bright colour infusion was strict, completely untainted by anything else from the spectrum, allowing him to focus on his strengths in craftsmanship. But there was a difference here, too - rather than the clean, sophisticated and grown-up aesthetic we're used to, Armani instead took a more youthful approach, playing with a melange of silhouettes and tex...

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Paris Couture Week AW14: Chanel + Kristen Stewart's New 'Do

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Runway 



The first thing guests attending the Chanel show noticed was its minimalist environment. Karl Lagerfeld usually has a spectacularly extravangant thematic set that is an extension of the collection's aesthetic. This time, however, a fireplace and large gilded mirror were the only adornments to an otherwise bright, airy space in which his collection could speak for itself. And volumes it spoke. 1930s and Baroque influences coupled with a palette of fiery and ash tones (save the odd pop of blue)...

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Paris Couture Week AW14: Christian Dior

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, July 7, 2014, In : Runway 



In a show that really exemplifies Raf Simon's coming of age at Dior, a myriad of references were sewn together as seamlessly as the pieces they defined. The overall feeling was one of lightness; voluminous gowns and plenty of pale colours and delicate florals, shown in a circular, futuristic white space adorned with masses of white orchids. The occasional dark wool or exquisitely structured jacket kept everything grounded. It was immaculate.



It made sense, then, that the hair should be simple,...

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Paris Couture Week AW14: Atelier Versace

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, July 7, 2014, In : Runway 



Versace kicked off this seasons couture with a remarkable show that was as bold as it was plush. Allegedly there was a 50's influence to it, but it was the bondage-meets-extravagance of the gowns shown above that hit me the most. All this set against a runway of purple fur with gold trim and J-Lo in the FROW made for something incredibly in-your-face cool.

Hair was provided by the masterful Guido Palau for Redken. Speaking about the look, he called it "very un-Donatella", but that of a "strong...

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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 5

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, In : Runway 

Marques'Almeida



The 90s revival is showing no signs of slowing down this year, and this was highly evident at Marques'Almeida where an opening theme of frayed denim was carried through onto other more luxe fabrics then teamed with primary block colours and furs, plus one intriguing silhouette was that of the dress-skirt over matching trousers. This was carried with a mood that had the ease of grunge but crossed with a seemingly nightwear-influenced theme. No, not cami's and slips, but dressing...

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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 4

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Runway 

Burberry Prorsum


Christopher Bailey, newly-appointed CEO at Burberry, presented a very loosened-up brand aesthetic inspired by the Bloomsbury group, an early 20th Century collective of writers, artists and philosophers. The collection had a fairly nomadic feeling in spite of it's very British influence, with combinations of lace slip dresses and thick woolen wraps and shawls, (including the finale worn by Cara Delevigne, personalised with her own monogram). The bags and shoes were also bespoke...

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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 3

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : Runway 

Temperley London



Alice Temperley showed a feminine but somewhat tough collection, integrating florals and a pretty and light colour palette with structured pieces and heavier textiles, including some micro-quilted gowns, (which is actually rather practical for winter). The good dose of black and net-effect mesh also gave things a slightly gothic twist. The quirky powerful-yet-feminine attitude inspired Moroccanoil's Malcolm Edwards to create a hairstyle based on rich, bohemian girls. He put te...

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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 1

Posted by Simon Pinder on Sunday, February 16, 2014, In : Runway 

Bora Aksu



Day one of London Fashion Week turned out all kinds of hairstyles, and my first comes from Bora Aksu. Aksu's show was influenced by the simpler, quieter side of Turkish life in a somewhat summery collection for an autumn/winter season. The colour palette - white, powdery blues and yellows, navy and hot pink - was a reflection of sandy beaches, fishing boats and sun-faded facades, on a mixture of crocheted hand-woven fabrics interspersed with light, sheer touches. A slight stern-ness ...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Marc Jacobs Special

Posted by Simon Pinder on Saturday, February 15, 2014, In : Runway 

I was originally going to cover the entirety of the last day of NYFW, but the hair wasn't that exciting, and the excitement for the Marc Jacobs show kind of eclisped everything else that happened, (a feeling I'm sure wasn't exclusive to me).

It has now been 6 months since Jacobs showed his collection for this line on the bombed-out beach. 6 months since his final collection for his diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs. And, of course, 6 months since his final bow at Louis Vuitton after sixteen ...
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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 7

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : Runway 

Nanette Lepore



If there was ever a line of workwear disigned for the more bohemian of tasted, this is it. Lepore presented wool, fur and floaty lace, accented here and there with bright plaid prints and beading, all in an array of greys, burgundys, pinks and purples. Separates and more tailored pieces were integrated with flaty dresses and lighter fabrics by adding shape with strong belts. The two hair looks, created by James Pecis for Alterna, were a reflection of this class-meets-relaxed app...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 6

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : Runway 

Marc by Marc Jacobs


This is an important season for Marc Jacobs. He presented his last show at Louis Vuitton last season, and this MBMJ (as it will henceforth be known) was the first to be designed by British duo Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, overseen by Jacobs himself from the FROW. This leaves him only his main 'Marc Jacobs' line as sole creative director, and all of his energy, talent and love will be put into it (watch this space). This was a fascinating and bold collection, alternatin...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 5

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Runway 

Carolina Herrera


In a somewhat daring - and rather wide-reaching - collection for Hererra, the pivotal point seemed to be a play on geometrics. Her fine elegance was in there, too, but tweaked to a bolder note. The influences seemed to hearken at the European/Asian border, with a seemingly Ancient Egyptian colour/print inspiration and the odd Turkish-fez-type hats. (When I say "odd" I mean it both in the senses of 'sporadic' and 'unusual'). Mostly, though, the collection played with forms and ...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 4

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Runway 

Thakoon




Thakoon's collection was influenced by the South American region of Patagonia, which makes sense for an autumn/winter collection, as it allowed the designer to freely play with layering - and not without some interesting results, including a lot of outerwear and a good array of turtleneck cape-cum-sweaters. The colour palette was bright and appealing, alternating royal blue and fuchsia with fiery oranges and yellows and the odd bit of racing green. The hair was an unusual choice of dua...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: DAY 3

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : Runway 

Alexander Wang



I can barely contain my excitement. Don't get me wrong, despite wanting to hold a grudge against Mr Wang for stepping into the too-warm shoes of Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, I loved his laser-cut eponymous motifs last season, but with all the achromatics he's been throwing about for the last year, this collection in itself was magnificently refreshing. Bold colours, a futuristic feel and statement piece after statement piece - a collection that will most likely make a magaz...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 2

Posted by Simon Pinder on Saturday, February 8, 2014, In : Runway 

Jason Wu




The mood at Jason Wu was serious. Strict, fitted tailoring, high collars and a steely, demure palette; all features that could have had a very androgynous effect were it not for the exquisite femininity it was presented with. Delicate fabrics like sheer lace and reflective satin were offset against the occasional pop of tough leather. The hair, too, carried this approach - structured quiffs at the front flowing seamlessly into carefree, head-hugging, pin-up texture at the back. The ef...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14 - Day 1

Posted by Simon Pinder on Saturday, February 8, 2014, In : Runway 

I promised I'd be back into blogging full-swing for Fashion Weeks, and owing to the fact that I haven't knocked out a real PDF Trend Report for about three seasons, I'm going to do one blog per day on this, showing the best looks from the best shows. I'm a couple of days behind at the moment and will play catch-up at some point, but for now, here's NYFW's debut shows from Thursday. Enjoy!


Nicholas K




Nicholas K's collection this year was direct, deliberate and made a statement. There was a disti...

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Couture Hair at the Schiaparelli Revival

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Runway 

Many things struggle to be iconic in the fast and competitive world of fashion, so it takes a lot of force to make a real impact. Say, the kind of force that comes with taking the creative director from Rochas, putting him at the helm of a house bearing the name of one of the most influential designers that ever lived, and presenting the comeback collection after 60 dormant years at Paris Haute Couture. No mean feat.

And when you're on a knife edge like that, you have to pull out all the stops...
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