Accessories / Women's
Straight From The Runway

With Paris Fashion Week coming to a close, we have taken an interest in two of our most acclaimed designers, Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent. Just as we have seen in other Spring 2014 runway show’s this season, these two designers who both showed on the same day, couldn’t be more different in their entire presentation.

Star-Studded Catwalk

Stella McCartney made quite the statement with her collection by exemplifying an energetic ode to femininity with a contemporary twist.  The show was confident with models strutting the runway in fluid lace-detailed dresses that fell to the hip effortlessly, sheer skirts that flashed a little thigh and plunging necklines that provided the perfect amount of sex appeal. “No matter what you wear from Stella – whether it’s a dress or a tracksuit – you feel a sense of elegance without having to try,” said Cara Delevgine, who walked in the show amongst other famous supermodels.

Runway Rock n’ Roll

Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane had a more steadfast approach satisfying his guilty rock n’ roll pleasure with a collection full of sexy separates and masculine silhouettes.  The variety of prints used in the collection left the audience guessing with each new outfit that entered the runway.

 

For more of our favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week, make sure you visit our Pinterest page. 

Women's
5 Facts to Know

New York Fashion Week has arrived, and with the Spring 2014 collections are hitting the runways. We're kicking off the celebration with our top 5 facts you should know: 

 

1. You can tell it's New York Fashion Week by the style of the strut. Runway models actually walk differently depending on the city. In New York City, models generally walk in a quick, staccato style, whereas Paris Fashion Week models move more slowly and smoothly. 

2. The same person, Ruth Finley, has been in charge of New York Fashion Week's calendar for the past 65 years. Ruth has been compiling all of of New York Fashion Week's events into one comprehensive guide — from the runway shows themselves, to after parties, and more recently, livestreams — since 1945.

3. You cannot buy tickets. Space is so tight, New York Fashion Week's tickets typically only go to celebrities, editors and fashion industry insiders; the whose who of fashion. 

4. Designers pay for their own fashion shows. At Lincoln Center, the cost of just renting the venue ranges from around $15,000 - $50,000. And that doesn't include the cost of hiring stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, and everything else that goes into making a runway show look effortless.  

5. Runways are designed to acommodate the number of VIP's in attendance - not the other way around. 

 

New York Fashion Week begins September 5th and runs until September 12th. Make sure to tune in for all the upcoming Spring 2014 trends of the season! 

For more information: http://huff.to/1cFKrTn

 

Women's / Men's
Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Paul Smith’s Men’s and Women’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collections have finally arrived! The Women’s collection is packed with rich texture and vibrant colour - a combination that offers a contemporary twist on sartorial classics. As for the Men of Paul Smith, AW13 presents a collection rich in texture and touched with modernity.

Experience the beautiful Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at the Paul Smith boutique at The Shops at Crystals. 

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