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Wed 03.05
Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Collection

Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Collection: Quiet Riot

No pressure or anything for Nicolas Ghesquière. He was only granted the task of taking the reins at one of the most prestigious French houses in the world, in time for Fall 2014. Not that the beloved Ghesquière, he of much-praised Balenciaga fame, doesn’t come with quite a pedigree. But any time there’s a shift in power and a change in creative direction, one must tread carefully.

Tue 03.04
Valentino Fall 2014 Collection

Valentino Fall 2014 Collection: Rome is Where the Art Is

I say this with confidence: When it comes to mastery of the craft and virtuosity of divine execution, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo are unparalleled. In a most emotional Fall 2014 show, the pair made their inspiration felt by each and every onlooker: unconventional women deeply rooted in a moment of change.

Tue 03.04
Chanel Fall 2014 Collection

Chanel Fall 2014 Collection: Supermarket Sweep

Nobody understands the importance of showmanship as well as Karl Lagerfeld. For Fall 2014, he took us to market, and the once-in-a-lifetime Chanel Shopping Center experience was one that left all attendees reeling. Strolling into the Costco-sized big-box market made for a surreal moment, one that made me wonder to myself (and I was not alone!), “Where am I?”

Tue 03.04
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014 Collection

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014 Collection: Got to Be Real

Fall 2014 marked a most beautiful show from the duo – and one of Viktor Horsting’s and Rolf Snoeren’s most wearable to date! Last season’s flirty schoolgirl-inspired collection gave way to a more somber, studied Fall.

Mon 03.03
Chloé Fall 2014 Collection

Chloé Fall 2014 Collection: The Big Chill

The first sunny day of the week gave way to an appropriately lighthearted mood at Chloé. The Fall 2014 Chloé girl is as breezy and effortless as ever, and more free-spirited than before. She doesn’t sweat anything; her attitude is chill because she’s confident in herself – and her innate sense of style, no over-the-top accessories or airbrushed face of makeup required.

Fri 02.28
Roland Mouret Fall 2014 Collection

Roland Mouret Fall 2014 Collection: Let Him Transform You

My favorite dressmaker may just become my favorite bag maker yet. Watch this video I made backstage of the Classico bag. The man is pushing envelopes, literally. These envelope-style bags constructed of origami folds (fastened by a single magnet) allow you to play with and change up the flap of the bag at your whim.

Fri 02.28
Nina Ricci Fall 2014 Collection

Nina Ricci Fall 2014 Collection: A Day in the High Life

What is the essence of the Nina Ricci woman? That’s the question Peter Copping explored at his show at the Jardin yesterday, and the answer he reaped was a most satisfying one. Not that we didn’t have more than a hint already.

Fri 02.28
Balmain Fall 2014 Collection

Balmain Fall 2014 Collection: She Can’t Be Tamed

Never underestimate the power of a Balmain woman. Or designer Olivier Rousteing, for that matter. While Fall 2014 welcomes a most relaxed collection from Olivier, the sense of confidence is just as potent as ever, proving that power does not lie in the cut of a dress or jacket. It’s all in the spirit.

Fri 02.14
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Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 Collection: Oh, You Pretty Things

Freezing rain and slush-filled sidewalks aside, Marc Jacobs’ Fall unveiling (the first without a second gig on his agenda in 14 years) was the best show of the week for me. Billowing clouds reaching down from the ceiling instantly set a mood of freewheeling lightheartedness. And why not? After well over a decade at Louis Vuitton, the man is free.