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Vogue Paris Styles Spring/Summer 2015 Collections

Vogue Paris Styles Spring/Summer 2015 Collections
By Paul Kolyer

Février Vogue Paris is a Valentine to the creativity and artistry of the Spring collections from the fashion capitols of the world. Let's see how Emmanuelle Alt, Suzanne Koller, and Joe McKenna style the runway looks, with a focus on Paris. Keeping in mind the fabulous fashion reference Vogue Paris Collections Spring/Summer 2015!

The hottest runway looks are photographed by master lensman David Sims for the Février cover feature, 88 looks! Welcome to Studio Vogue!

The quotes below are all taken from the Vogue Paris Collections Spring/Summer 2015 issue.

The avant-garde collection by Junya Watanabe is styled by Joe McKenna. "Junya Watanabe's latest creatures are part of an exuberant move back-to-the-future, a cross between past and present with a fun, radiant vibe."

A feminine Valentino styled by Suzanne Koller. "It's a collection full of luminous ideas — the perfect wardrobe for a chic, refined, modern-day Grand Tour."

Dark Alexander McQueen styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "Looking to the geisha and the samurai for inspiration, Sarah Burton chose both, inextricably interweaving them in an unsettling collection, with its mix of fetishism and extreme refinement."

Modern romance at Givenchy styled by Joe McKenna. "Riccardo Tisci's stated inspiration for his SS15 collection were Austrian Tyrol, the world of rock, a gladiator spirit coupled with a medieval overlay."

Powerful Rick Owens styled by Joe McKenna. "While the designer's work is as precise and thought-out as always, tinged with art and abstraction, there is something magically contemporary about the result — featherlight femininity that is a joy to wear."

Sassy Saint Laurent styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "It was the 70's all over again, with those ingénue floral mini dresses, in-your-face lurex, Loulou de la Falaise turbans, mannish trouser suits, vintage touches, jackets, cloaks and go-to blousons."

Couture inspiration at Dior styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "It's radiant, natural, more than contemporary, never OTT, a perfect balance between sophisticated and avant-garde."

Street chic at Chanel, styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "Before the show, Lagerfeld quoted one of his favorite slogans from the May 1968 uprising in Paris: 'It's not allowed to tell people that things are not allowed.' No rules, then. Which is exactly how Karl L. lays down the law."

A highlight for me was seeing Jean Paul Gaultier's model as Emmanuelle Alt on his runway, along with Carine, Babeth, Grace, Franca, and Suzy! JPG styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "The proceedings featured a stunning display of House DNA. A zany sense of humour, wild asymmetric pieces, a sporty ethnic mood, logos galore, and the hallmark kitsch with crisscrossing folk traditions were all invited." It was Gaultier's last ready-to-wear show.

Emmanuelle Alt styles a look from the Hermès show, the last for designer Christopher Lemaire as he will focus now on his own brand. He just unveiled his Fall 2015 menswear show and a new name and label, simply Lemaire. "At all events, although the designer is moving on, the creations in this wardrobe should be long-time companions for any woman who falls under their spell."

Graphic diva via Balmain styled by Suzanne Koller. "Made to be seen in — spidery slips, flowing trouser suits, tough-cookie pencil skirts and dresses, bold checks and stripes, transparent plastic inserts, and an electric palette."

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Vogue Paris March 2015: Kate, Daria, Lara 

From the Vogue Paris web site... 

Kate, Lara, Daria… Un trio de tops fatals, photographié par Mert & Marcus en couverture d’un seul même numéro, analysant les temps forts du printemps à travers ce prisme troublant. En kiosque le 20 février.

"Lara, Daria, Kate sont étrangères mais en couverture de Vogue ce mois-ci, c’est une Française qu’elles incarnent. La Française qui seule, sait sortir le grand jeu dans une opération de séduction", écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris, dans l’édito de ce numéro de mars 2015. Sanglé dans un trench en cuir Prada, ongles laqués de carmin, bas de soie glissés dans un escarpin noir… Un trio iconique, dont le fantasme devient inséparable de l’allure Vogue, dardant son regard de braise sur l’objectif de Mert & Marcus. Identique, cette mise en scène fait revivre le charme d’un autre triptyque, celui du numéro de septembre 2012 dédié à la fureur du noir. Carbone ou corsé, le noir se zèbre ici d’un contraste graphique, s’incarne par la parole d’Etienne Daho, ou s’éclaire d’un blanc bohème mâtiné de denim. Convoquant les étendards de ces tendances (le souvenir d’Alexander McQueen, l’esprit fondateur de Jeanne Lanvin, le souffle ravageur de Björk, la force de Juliette Binoche ou la puissance de frappe d’Apple, s’apprêtant à conquérir le monde avec son Apple Watch…) Vogue donne le ton de ce printemps. En supplément de ce numéro de mars, le Vogue enfants pioche dans la nostalgie néo-seventies pour en tirer les essentiels, qui sauront donner à ces jeunes premiers une allure bien dans l’air du temps.

Kate, Lara, Daria: three Vogue leading ladies shot by Mert & Marcus, for three red hot collector's edition covers for our March issue, out February 20.

"Lara, Daria and Kate might not have been born in France, but they each represent a vision of the archetypal French woman for this month's cover. A Frenchwoman who knows like no other, how to get what she wants when it comes to the opposite sex," writes Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, in her March 2015 editorial. Buckled into a leather trench, with red nails, Basic Instinct-style silk stockings and a classic black heel, three iconic faces who have become almost inseparably linked to the Vogue Paris look raise the temperature for Mert & Marcus on the cover. A triptych in vampish black, our three collector's covers hark back to the September 2012 issue celebrating the fury of fashion's favorite color in all its forms, as it takes on a fresh graphic contrast for March 2015. Black is brought to life in the words of Etienne Daho and styled up with a boho blend of white denim, as Vogue sets the stage with the standard-bearers for the new season. This Spring, we remember Alexander McQueen, look to Jeanne Lanvin's fashion-founding spirit and celebrate game-changing Björk, the strength of Juliette Binoche and the power of Apple as the technology big-hitter prepares to conquer the world yet again with the Apple watch. Finally, our Vogue Enfants supplement this month rides the wave of neo-Seventies nostalgia, to keep our little ones on-trend and ahead of the game for Summer.

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janv.302015

Emmanuelle Alt At Paris Fashion Week

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janv.242015

Vogue Paris Translation: Le Point De Vue De Vogue December 2014/January 2015

On m'interroge souvent sur la Parisienne. À quoi ressemble-t-elle ? Quel est son style ? Pourquoi fascine-t-elle aux quatre coins du globe ? Est-elle brune ou blonde ? N'aime-t-elle que le noir ? Est-elle en froid avec le maquillage et tout artifice de séduction ? La liste des questions est sans fin. Je dois dire que je n'ai pas toutes les réponses, et qu'au fond c'est tant mieux. On ne déshabille pas un mystère.

Et puis on croise Ines de la Fressange et l'évidence est là : la silhouette en I vibre comme un trait de Gruau, l'allure sobre exhale une élégance innée, l'œil noisette pailleté d'or et la voix veloutée escortent un esprit irrésistible, le bon sens, le goût de la liberté et la joie de vivre. Ines doit tout savoir de la Parisienne tant elle l'incarne à merveille. Ce trésor national maîtrise sur le bout des doigts ce ‹‹chic je ne sais quoi›› made in France qu'envient toutes les femmes.

Premier top model hexagonal, visage de la Marianne tricolore comme d'un parfum mythique, femme d'affaires, miracle génétique, égérie smart et délicieusement désinvolte, mère protectrice, copine idéale, allure bluffante… C'est peu dire qu'Inès a tout. Et que nous aimerions toutes lui ressembler. Alors, Ines de la Fressange rédactrice en chef d'un Vogue de Noël, on ne pouvait rêver plus beau cadeau.

We often wonder about the Parisienne. What does she look like? What is her style? Why does she fascinate the four corners of the globe? Is she brunette or blonde? Does she love black? Is she cool with makeup and the artifice of seduction? The list of questions is endless. I must say that I do not have all the answers, and deep down this is better. One does not undress a mystery.

Then we come across Ines de la Fressange and the evidence is there: the figure in I vibrates like a stroke of Gruau, the understated look exudes an innate elegance, the hazel eyes glitter with gold, and the velvety voice escorts an irresistible spirit, common sense, the taste of freedom and joy. Ines must know everything about the Parisienne as she epitomizes her perfectly. This national treasure has mastered down pat this "chic je ne sais quoi" made in France which is the envy of all women.

The first hexagonal supermodel, the face of the tricolor Marianne as a mythical perfume, businesswoman, genetic miracle, smart muse and delightfully casual, protective mother, perfect girlfriend, baffling allure… It is an understatement to say that Ines has everything. And that we would like all to resemble her. So, Ines de la Fressange editor of the Christmas Vogue, we could not imagine a more beautiful gift.

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Vogue Paris: L’Intelligence Du Bonheur

Vogue Paris: L’Intelligence Du Bonheur
By Paul Kolyer

Before the Février onslaught of spring trends and pop celebrity covers, take in the palate cleansing master class in French style de la Fressange… Emmanuelle Alt gives the 57-year-old mother of two the honored invitation to guest edit the December/January issue of Vogue Paris! Perhaps Ms. Alt has taken in mind my IWTBAA article “Vogue Paris In Black, White, And Red” for the dual covers…

 

The issue is dedicated to the late great Oscar de la Renta.

Ines is the daughter of the Marquis de la Fressange and a member of the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. This issue is packed with her personal photos, her passions, a three-page beauty spread, interview, and editorials in homage to Ines' style. Emmanuelle Alt and Davis Sims catch a quirky side of Ines in black-and-white, in "this minute"classics from Lanvin and Chanel.

Mario Sorrenti and Suzanne Koller evoke more style d'Ines with svelte Grace Hartzel. Basics like white jeans, mens’ shirts, tailored jackets, and trench coats are wardrobe workhorses everywhere.

Anastasia Barbieri and Alasdair McLellan give a nod to Ines' noble birth with "Noblesse Oblige.” Saskia de Brauw wears French style must-haves like the beret, Chanel style suit, navy overcoat, statement jewels, lace jacket, and white blouses.

Celebrity offspring are modeling everywhere and Ines' daughter Violette stars in the “Miss Vogue” layout styled by Geraldine Saglio. She looks charming in versatile cozy separates.

I look forward to photographer Giampaolo Sgura's work in Vogue Paris, his star is on the rise! His "Cadeaux" feature should have broken the internet, it was on every fashion Facebook page! Claire Dhelens and Célia Azoulay have created incredible designer dolls, complete with accessories and memorable packaging.

The envy of the month highlights the iconic Roger Vivier square toe buckle ballerines. Images of Yves come to mind, and one cannot get much chicer than that! Like he said, "Fashion fades, style is eternal." Now on to the spring 2015 collections!

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