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Unconventional Elegance: Paris Showcases Bold Designs from Vivienne Westwood, Hermès, and Elie Saab

Lebanese couturier Elie Saab presented his Fall/Winter 2024 ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, featuring a color palette evocative of winter shades infused with deeper tones. Drawing from the classic sophistication of Priscilla Presley's legendary style, Saab titled his Fall Winter 2024-2025 line " Recollections from Graceland." By paying homage to Priscilla's '70s fashion flair, Saab seamlessly blended his glamorous touch with elements from both country and rock'n'roll.

Saab showcased stunning dresses in black and gold adorned with studs for a daring, glamorous style, along with amethyst gowns featuring asymmetrical cape shoulders. The catwalk also featured figure-hugging olive green and muted dark blue gowns. Additionally, Saab presented impeccably tailored chic separates with intricate detailing. The collection included stiff dark denim, wide-legged jumpsuits, and Western-inspired bolero vests. Sophistication was added with floral-embroidered sheer blouses. His red carpet ensembles mesmerized with monochrome patterns and elaborate floral embroidery, while oversized rose appliques brought a touch of theatrics to coats and capes. Among the esteemed guests were influencers such as Olivia Palermo, Nathalie Fanj, and Tamara Kalinic.


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Meanwhile, luxury brand Hermes explored the concept of "quiet luxury." Nadege Vanhee, the creative director, sent biker boots and studded leather jackets down a runway cloaked in curtains of rain, infusing western and country elements into her fall/winter collection. The collection featured sleek leather ensembles, such as high-waisted pants paired with cowboy-style boots and bomber jackets with slit pencil skirts for a youthful touch. Belted trench coats exuded a more traditional feel. The show notes mentioned braving the outdoors with durable leathers, sturdy twills, and soft cashmere.

In another corner of the fashion world, K-Pop sensation Sandara Park stole the spotlight at Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, donning a punk-inspired corset embellished with pearls. The collection transported viewers to a fusion of past and present, evoking the essence of medieval serfdom with contemporary twists like leggings, jockstraps resembling codpieces, and mystical talismanic pendants adorning thick knit sweaters.


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In the meantime, Carven continued its legacy of elegant sophistication, minimalism, and effortless chic. Under the leadership of Louise Trotter, the first female creative director since the brand's reboot, with a minimalist look reminiscent of the 1990s, Carven's most recent collection expertly combined elements of its 1950s heritage. The opening statement piece, a loose, round-shouldered brown coat, hinted at Trotter's new direction for the brand. Throughout the collection, Trotter played with dimensions and perceptions, such as a striking dress featuring a trompe l’oeil effect cleverly designed to appear two-dimensional, adding depth and intrigue to the runway display. 

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