Mary O’Regan

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Paris Fashion Week: September 27

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including art-meets-fashion at Junya Watanabe, the new It shoes from Acne and Jean Paul Gaultier’s ready-to-wear dénouement.

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There’s never a dull moment at a Junya Watanabe show. His cubist-inspired runway collection for spring may seem a little wacky at first glance, but if you look beyond the fantastical styling pieces, you’ll find cute striped tops, pleated skirts and other closet pleasers.

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New York Fashion Week: September 6

Check out highlights from Saturday’s shows, including sporty-meets-sexy styles at Alexander Wang, odes to Japan from Herve Leger and Tibi, and feminine simplicity from Jill Stuart and Rebecca Taylor.

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Sexy silhouettes mixed with sporty details at Alexander Wang—a fresh departure from last season’s masculine-tinged collection.

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House Call: Red Godfrey, V.P., Fashion Office

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It’s time for another edition of “House Call,” an ongoing series in which we peek inside the abode of a Nordstrom employee. This time we’re heading to Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood for a tour of the architecturally stunning home of Red Godfrey, our Fashion Office V.P.

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Runway Rundown: Saint Laurent

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Sparkly shifts, graphic fur coats and glittery go-go boots. The spirit of the 1960s muse rang through Hedi Slimane’s second fall show for Saint Laurent, and it proved just as contagious as the original Youthquake. There’s nothing groundbreaking at work here, and that’s just as well—these clothes have a clear and simple purpose: free-spirited fun in the most girlish way possible. Rock ‘n’ roll.

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Mary O’Regan
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Runway Rundown: KENZO

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We have a soft spot for Twin Peaks, as it’s set in our home state of Washington, so you can imagine our delight upon hearing that director David Lynch was the inspiration behind Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s fall show for KENZO.

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Lynch consulted with the duo on the runway production, creating the music and bringing in a giant bust that was perched at the base of the stage. His influences were less obvious on the collection itself, save for an overall eccentric vibe reflected in jagged prints, oversized shapes and asymmetrical folds.

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Mary O’Regan
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Runway Rundown: Haider Ackermann

The masculine trend is still going strong thanks to Colombian designer Haider Ackermann,* who always manages to make an oversized outfit look polished and chic. This season he struck a balance between the toughness of menswear and the gracefulness of a woman, sending down the runway a sea of softly draped trousers, sweeping overcoats and dresses with plunging necklines and sexy cutouts. It’s nonchalance to the extreme, and we couldn’t be more intrigued.

*We offer Haider Ackermann in selected stores. Please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463 for more details.

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Mary O’Regan
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Runway Rundown: Chloé

Chloé creative director Clare Waight Keller heard the call of the wild for fall 2014. But keep in mind—what’s wild for Chloé isn’t necessarily nutty for your average girl. In fact, we’re betting she’ll love Waight Keller’s punchy fall offering, which includes plenty of fringe sweaters, metal embellishments and ’80s-style prints. We also spotted some nods to wildlife in the bags and shoes, from python details to heels trimmed in fur.

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Mary O’Regan
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Runway Rundown: Lanvin

Lanvin Creative Director Alber Elbaz took texture to the extreme yesterday, displaying a glamorous fall collection brimming with fringe, fur, ruffles and pleats. He showed a few curve-hugging pieces, but overall, silhouettes were free-flowing and flounced in the sophisticated manner we’ve come to expect from the renowned French brand.

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Mary O’Regan
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Runway Rundown: MSGM

MSGM Fall 2014If there’s such a thing as youthful clothing for grown-ups, then MSGM creative director Massimo Giorgetti has it down to a science. His fall 2014 collection, unveiled at Milan Fashion Week, introduced a bevy of colorful new prints, easy silhouettes and flashy fabrics, all of which are now hallmarks of the six-year-old brand. It’s hard to imagine these clothes putting you in anything other than a happy mood, which is probably why they’re favored by city-chic party girls.

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Mary O’Regan
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Runway Rundown: Marni

Every so often a designer throws caution to the wind and completely re-examines what it is that makes a dress a dress, and a jacket a jacket. This was one of those playful times for creative director Consuelo Castiglioni, whose fall collection for Marni included plenty of quirk and creativity, from oversized, asymmetrical ruffles to graphic artwork splashed across a dress cut with exaggerated biceps. Her point of view has never been stronger—or more courageous.

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Mary O’Regan
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