Scene Snaps: Paris, Part One

paris_fw_37Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017 street style

Photos by Kristin Yamada

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017 is up and running, and the style in the French fashion hub is unstoppable. Here are some of our favorite (shoppable!) looks from PFW so far—captured by our gimlet-eyed street-style reporter Kristin Yamada—that we plan on emulating posthaste.

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Photos by Steven Patenaude; modeling by Sean O’Leary AKA DJ Soffos, check him out

There are a million reasons to get excited about early fall: football on TV, whiskey makes a comeback, there’s less perspiration on your bike ride to work, your ancient, rusty truck starts to match the foliage…. And you can finally start to wear most of your clothes again. As our Studio N stylist Morgan Dillon puts it:

“Early fall is the beginning of sweater weather, a time to break out layers and jackets. It’s also a time to make some rare outfit combinations. For example: shorts with long sleeves, one of my all-time favorite looks.”

Shop these outfits Morgan put together and be inspired to get creative with early fall dressing. You got this. Note that all the shoes pictured here are by Common Projects, a designer brand that we sell only in stores, with some exceptions. Call us at 1.888.282.6060 to see which colors and styles are available or to place an order over the phone.

SHOP: all men | Calibrate sweater (available Nov. 1; this chunky Vince sweater would also work perfectly here) | ACNE Studios shorts | ACNE Studios coat

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Fashion has come to expect a poetic gesture from Dries Van Noten, but Wednesday’s runway presentation was really something special. It was an unseasonably warm and sunny day in Paris, but as soon as we entered the loftlike space, we encountered at least a visual chill: gorgeously rich and natural floral arrangements frozen in ice blocks, melting in a staggered row down the center of the room.

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Though the frosted arrangements (the work of cult botanical artist Azuma Makoto) didn’t actually lower the temperature, the allusion was crystal clear. Spring is that magical thing that happens inside of and because of the bitter cold. From the dark of winter come the most beautiful flowers.

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Before Anthony Vaccarello was Anthony Vaccarello of Saint Laurent—back when he had his own private label and was part of the mix of emerging designers inside SPACE—we asked him what one word would describe his always-party-ready, dance-til-dawn looks.

His answer? Sharp.

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All images: Indigital Images

On Tuesday, inside the shell of postindustrial grandeur, the Italian-Belgian designer debuted as Anthony Vaccarello of Saint Laurent Paris by sending out an army of sharply dressed babes who were ready for any party—and the world.

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There are several things we’ve come to count on from Kiev-based Julie Paskal: laser-cut details, a strong sense of color and a bridge between old-world tradition and the modern nightclub setting, to name a few. There’s also almost always a sense of story.

When we launched SPACE just over a year ago, she was exploring neo-archetypes of the traveling circus. Last season, when we met her here in Paris to see what is currently on offer for fall 2016, she told us all about the women who work in Ukrainian flower stands and how, for her, that yielded a collection completely free from florals. 

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All images by Jessa Carter

But this season, instead of presenting a character-driven narrative, she bounced off of the art world. Don’t worry, though; there were lots of lovely cutout accents and right-now ruffles.

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While most of the much-discussed styles during Milan Fashion Week appear on the runways, there’s a whole show happening at street level. When the fashion world is gathered in one city, sometimes on one block, there’s no shortage of amazing shoes. Here we’ve assembled some of the styles that stopped us in our tracks—it’s a thing we do.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

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American designer Joseph Altuzarra is one of the most Parisian New Yorkers we know. He’s existed between the Big Apple and the City of Light for most of his life, and is equally comfortable in both cities—as we documented when we asked him to narrow in on the best things in each spot.

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All images by Jessa Carter

So who better to turn to today as Paris Fashion Week begins. We asked Joseph to give us his three favorite neighborhoods—excusez-moi, arrondissements—and an Altuzarra look to go with each. 

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There was no shortage of glitz or glamour in the fashions presented in Milan last week—the embellishment at just Gucci or Dolce&Gabbana alone could outfit a parade float. While these decorative flourishes create a luster of new, the industry in Italy is an established bedrock of the national economy and craftsman culture, something Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi enthusiastically acknowledged at the opening of MFW during a lunch held at La Scala, Milan’s famous opera house, with the fashion elite (including Donatella Versace, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Giorgio Armani and Anna Wintour).

Here are some of the highlights from Milan Fashion Week. Each shows why Italy is still the home of alta moda.

1. Dolce&Gabbana tropical accessories
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Images by Indigital Images

Introduced by tarantella breakdancers, the exuberant clothes on Dolce&Gabbana’s spring 2017 runway suggested a cheerful albeit fictional vacation destination, one that offers band instruments aplenty, LED lights, and a menu of fish, pizza, pasta and fruit. The theme was “Tropico Italiano,” described as “an imaginary line that marks the territory which stretches from Naples to Sicily.” Although the clothes were as refreshing as a tropical trip, the accessories were pure delight. Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce created elaborate crowns and turbans as headpieces, drum kits and mandolins were really handbags, and the shoes both literally and figuratively shone.

Dolce&Gabbana MFW Spring 2017

Images by Indigital Images

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Scene Snaps: Milan, Part Three

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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