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Plus-size models strut their stuff at Pulp Fashion Week in Paris

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The fashion capital’s first ever fashion show for curvy girls showed off couture from plus-size labels. 

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Models present creations by La Belle Affranchie during the first Pulp Fashion Week on October 27, 2013 in Paris. – – ©ourtesy of FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

No heroin chic here! The first ever plus-size fashion week in Paris celebrated womanly curves in all their glory. Dubbed Pulp Fashion Week – the word “pulp” in French conjuring up luscious fruit – the event was organized by Histoire de Courbes, a Paris-based fashion group that celebrates larger women. Weeks after labels like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Lanvin showed off their Spring 2014 collections at Paris Fashion Week, the Pulp events were a triumph for plus-size-friendly designers and the women who wear them. French labels La Belle Affranchie, Maryse Richardson, Tamboo Bamboo and Femme Fabuleuses were among the brands sported by the models, who strode the runway in styles ranging from lingerie to couture to sportswear. “Now please let’s welcome women with fabulous curves!” the Histoire de Courbes website announced in English. “What better than a real Fashion Show for the Pulp women?” While some in the fashion industry have moved to address concerns over too-thin models – including bans on models who are under age 16 and who  “appear underweight” walking in shows – skinny is still the predominant aesthetic. In September’s New York Fashion Week, Eden Miller became the first designer to show a plus-size label at Fashion Week. Miller’s Cabiria line carries clothes in sizes 12-24.

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PARIS F/W Spring 2014 starts today

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paris fashion weekPARIS FASHION WEEK starts today – an epic nine-day-long marathon that ends next Wednesday. It’s the mother of all fashion capitals, the home of fashion’s biggest and oldest names, from Chanel and Dior to Balenciaga and Givenchy. If energy levels are beginning to wane among the fashion press, who have now been on the move for three weeks, Paris is always certain to inject a new verve. –> Instagrams of #PFW

The action gets underway today with Anthony Vaccarello – who is rumoured to be Versus’s next collaborator. His sexy, skin-tight dresses are a given though, and we look forward to seeing them worn by his model muse, Karlie Kloss, who is a regular on his catwalk. Wednesday’s big show is Rochas and all eyes will be on creative director Marco Zanini, who is rumoured to be leaving for recently-revived fashion house Schiaparelli.


China-Born, Paris-Based Designers Spotlight Heritage At Paris Couture Fashion Week

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This year’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2013-2014 saw a range of designers from a diverse range of backgrounds presenting their creations on the runway. Among them were China-born emerging designers Laurence Xu and Yiqing Yin, both of whom utilize traditional Chinese elements in their couture lines to create their own distinct aesthetics. Making his mark on the French fashion world, Xu held his first ever haute couture fashion show at Pavillon Cambon. Themed Xiuqiu, which literally means “embroidered ball” in Chinese, the show seamlessly integrated Chinese style and Western elements. As Women’s Wear Daily reported, Xu paraded highly embellished, — > Continue reading

 

 


Street Style Paris F/W 2013 Looks

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Paris Fashion Week 2013 brought many unique, interesting, and inspiring looks to the runway. This is how they brought it to the streets!!!  How do you feel about the Fashion Capital of the World sense of street style?

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Raf Simons S/S F/W 2014

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Belgian designer Raf Simons fully embraced the man skirt for his Spring/Summer 2013 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, pulling inspiration from womenswear collections to create masculine versions of dresses and oversized t-shirts. Pop art was also a big influence, with boxy androgynous silhouettes, clean lines, and lots of bold blocks of pink, green, and blue. Vintage-style prints reminiscent of 1920s graphic design also featured on many of the pieces, with depictions of male athletes accompanied by text such as “artificially flavored”.

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Fall/Winter 2013 Show Models

©ourtesy of TheFashioNistoMGM–Boasting a distinguished lot tailored to the unique taste of Paris’ fashion houses, MGM reveals their show package for the season. Aaron Vernon joins Bastien Grimal Matt King, Sid Ellisdon and others for a key casting option while up and comers are represented with strong candidates that include Satoshi Toda, Reece Sanders and Henry Evans. fashionisto 00

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S/S 2013 PARIS F/W: Our 10 Most OMG Moments

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If we could paint a picture of our idea of Utopia, it would pretty much be Paris in the Fall. There’s just something uniquely majestic about the refined city that makes our heart literally skip a beat…so surely you can only imagine what Fashion Week in Paris could possibly do to us. As difficult as it is to not shower you with the countless numbers of images that blew our minds, we’ve somehow managed to pull together a peek at the 10 most drool-inducing garments to hit the Parisian runway this season.  From Chanel‘s colorful play on the classics to Kenzo‘s ferocious animal prints, it’s obvious that the French really do have that je ne sais quoi, non?


Pierre Cardin celebrates his 90th

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin appears at the end of his Men’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection, for the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, PARIS (AFP) – The first couturier to put men on the Paris catwalks back in 1958, style veteran Pierre Cardin earned fond applause, if not critical acclaim, Sunday at a comeback show on the eve of his 90th birthday. Pierre Cardin is the last active survivor of the great postwar French fashion houses, the Italian-born Cardin is today owner of a sprawling luxury empire, but his catwalk shows are few and far between, his last in Paris a women’s line in 2010. Faithful to the space-age theme Pierre Cardin has mined on and off since the 1960s, his men’s look featured broad-shouldered, sleeveless tunics in navy felt, wool tartan or diving suit neoprene with futuristic visor shades. Pierre Cardin jackets had vertical slashed panels at the back, or were adorned with twists of black rubber tubing, like a prickly hedgehog across the shoulders.TO READ THE FULL STORY Go to…. Straitstimes.com
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