The 3 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 1 of Paris Fashion Week

The opening day of Paris Fashion week proved an object lesson in "strength in numbers." When it comes to buzz factor, we may no longer have the Antwerp Six, but a case could be made for a Belgian Three.
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The opening day of Paris Fashion week proved an object lesson in "strength in numbers." When it comes to buzz factor, we may no longer have the Antwerp Six, but a case could be made for a Belgian Three.
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The opening day of Paris Fashion week proved an object lesson in "strength in numbers." When it comes to buzz factor, we may no longer have the Antwerp Six, but a case could be made for a Belgian Three.

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Anthony Vaccarello Designer: Anthony Vaccarello

  • "Subtle this was not, but then, subtle isn't glam-loving Vaccarello's thing." [AP]
  • "Anthony Vacarello was back to black." [

    The Daily Telegraph]

  • "'I wanted something very straight, very cool, very 60s to the 90s,' said Anthony Vaccarello backstage after his runway show that was dark and sultry, brimming full of his signature design elements with a couple of new ones thrown in.." [Milk Made]
  • "It looks like Anthony Vaccarello has taken some heed from the feedback given to him from buyers who more than likely advised the designer to try and build a collection that could actually be worn by women other than supermodels like Anja Rubik and Karlie Kloss." [NOWFASHION]
  • "He hasn't gone respectable on us—not with Karmen and Isabeli rocking evening dresses inset with embroideries of silver discs that made it clear they weren't wearing underwear. Still, you will notice a new emphasis on outerwear, leather separates, and knits." [Style.com]
  • "[A] polished and provocative fall collection. With its industrial/fetish feel, it was an ode to the engineering together of gleaming black leather at its most pliable with shining silver metallica in the form of rods, bars, spikes, and a blown-up chain mail that Vaccarello had expertly snaking round the body, revealing skin from underneath its cold geometry." [Vogue.com]
  • "Still loyal to minimal black and white (unless you count silver hardware as a color) and maximal sex appeal, the new ingredient in Anthony Vaccarello’s formula for fall was structure." [WWD]

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Cédric Charlier Designer: Cédric Charlier

  • "It's a far cry from the more fluid looks seen in Charlier's last collection." [AP]
  • "Pretty in pink." [

    The Daily Telegraph]

  • "Cédric Charlier started Paris fashion week with a strong sartorial offering that showed a designer completely at ease in his budding fashion universe." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Precision is a Charlier signature. So is the hardware he defines it with. Copper zippers trailed down spines as an accent. When he added twee piecrust collars, it was techno's witty repudiation." [Style.com]
  • "The designer also continued his love affair with fluorescent colors, and while acidic yellows and neon pinks are not for everyone, they gave the show a necessary jolt." [WWD]

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Veronique Branquinho Designer: Veronique Branquinho

  • "Veronique Branquinho’s fall ’13 collection, presented today at the Palais de Tokyo art center in Paris, registered elegant sophistication with a touch of bohemian quirkiness." [Artinfo]
  • "It was the modern bohemian woman on parade. Veronique Branquinho mixed and matched eclectic references, from wooden African bracelets to Obi-style dresses with belts." [AP]
  • "Classic camel was to be found at Veronique Branquinho." [

    The Daily Telegraph]

  • "Who has brought the Wild Wild West to Antwerp? Veronique Branquinho has! But don't get me wrong, Branquinho's cowgirls turned out to be sophisticated Belgian ladies--nothing to do with the 'howdy partner' attitude." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Eclectic, yes, and yet what actually came out on the catwalk had an almost clinical restraint." [Style.com]
  • "For her sophomore collection since partnering with Italian manufacturer Gibò Co. SpA, Veronique Branquinho added some country twang--and formalwear swank--to her feminine fashion universe." [WWD]