You’ll always be true to your blues, but it may be time to spice things up! Recently, denim designers have translated acclaimed runway prints onto our beloved denim bottoms: We spotted Valentino’s delft porcelain pattern and Milly’s holographic hue on jeans, and we have sourced these pairs and more to help you find the perfectly patterned fit. Click to shop denim inspired by praised Fall 2013 ready-to-wear runways looks, including Givenchy’s paisley, Alberta Ferretti’s plaid, Kenzo’s croc, L’Wren Scott’s embroidery, and more.
Alexander McQueen merged fashion and religion for the fall 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week, presenting a lineup inspired by the ecclesiastical wardrobe usually seen in the Church. The collection featured only 10 looks—a smaller number than usual because creative director Sarah Burton is on maternity leave—and each took a cue “from communion gowns to cardinals’ robes, the high church, nuns, popes, angels,” as the label described. The resulting designs included hoop skirts with caging and corsetry, exaggerated waistlines, and “hyperworked embellishment,” meaning detail within detail within detail, much like how the garments of the Church contain meaning with every stitch. The accessories and add-ons also paid extra attention to the little things, as seen on rhombus-covered stockings, pearl-studded gloves and footwear, and the embellished ruffs that covered each face. The timing of this collection’s debut is also a stunning fit—the highest member of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, made his exit just days prior. Click through the gallery to see all 10 looks, and watch them move in the video above. More
Ooh, la, la! While Paris Fashion Week ended today, the très chic runway offerings will continue to inspire our wardrobe and beauty choices for months to come. The creative hair and makeup looks showcased at Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu were among our favorites, and we loved the different statements made by each. Vuitton and Miu Miu both opted for a saturated bordeaux lip, while Chanel transferred the drama to the models’ lids with aptly-placed silver glitters. Get the details on each look up close in the gallery.
Though Taylor Swift did not attend Elie Saab‘s runway show, her presence could definitely be felt. As the crisp pantsuits, lacy gowns, and floaty party dresses came down the runway, we couldn’t help but imagine the country singer in the designs for her future red carpet appearances. While the sheer panels and belted designs were reminiscent of silhouettes that have become the singer’s signatures, colorful fur stoles (in turquoise and mustard) and powerful, structured skirt suits would represent a sophisticated departure for the stylish star. Click through the gallery to see more of our favorites.
On the last day of Paris Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs wowed us with a 50-piece luxe fall show for Louis Vuitton. With the runway set up like an elaborate hotel, models entered and exited like hotel guests shown in various stages of dressing. The glamorous, yet slightly undone looks included richly-embellished coats, lingerie-inspired gowns, and pajama-like separates. The accessories, as muted and feminine as the clothes, included sky-high platforms and eye-catching handbags (some covered in feathers). And, for a conclusion as spectacular as the show, Kate Moss provided the final walk down the runway. What better way to cap off a month of fashion than with the ultimate supermodel? See our favorite looks in the gallery.
— Violet Gaynor
InStyle‘s Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary is finishing up her run at Paris Fashion Week, and one of the final runways she visited was the gorgeous lineup Marc Jacobs presented for Louis Vuitton. “Stunning show!” Weber Cleary said, showing off this lingerie-inspired gown. What a pick! For more updates, straight from the runway, follow at @instylemagazine on Instagram.
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During Paris Fashion Week, the Valentino show offered a collection that was both demure and sexy all at once, enforced by the interplay between coverage and exposure, leather and lace, long and short. To that point, scalloped peek-a-boo dresses balanced sheer panels with long sleeves and dainty pastels. However, no matter how revealing the design, the accessories offered a touch of innocence, like headbands and pearl strands. See our favorite looks in the gallery.
The world revolves around Chanel, or at least it did today, when Karl Lagerfeld dropped a globe into the set at the Grand Palais runway for his latest show for Paris Fashion Week. (The globe even illuminated with the locations of the label’s boutiques.) The clothing also served as a reminder of Chanel’s dominance: Like the globe’s night sky, the designs were dark, brooding, and sprinkled with celestial sparkle. Much of the clothing had its place in the evening hours, including sheer layered dresses and an asymmetric gown that captured the relaxed elegance that makes Lagerfeld king of the fashion world. See our favorite looks in the gallery.