The Fashionista team is in Paris, bringing you the best of the collections. Read on for our first-hand reports on the latest from the runways, including Kenzo and Chloé.
A skate park in Paris's 18th arrondissement was transformed into a runway for Kenzo's spring 2015 show, which looked like a sophisticated take on the silhouettes of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim's California youth. The designers started with oversized, overwashed denim, moving into broderie anglaise and striped knits, all done in shades of blue, pink and black. Round-shoulder shirt jackets were shown alongside sleek ruffle-hem skirts and dresses in satellite colors. Leon and Lim used the words "optimism," "clean," and "graphic," in the collection notes, and we'd say those were very apt descriptors. -- Lauren Sherman
Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof aren't afraid to make their clothes political. Last season, they took on the anti-gay movements in Russia and Uganda. And for spring, they challenged Russian president Vladimir Putin once again, commissioning graphic artist Stephan Heering to create four images depicting what might happen if those who fear the politician's motives don't speak out against him. The motifs -- such as Putin hugging the Empire State Building as if he's King Kong, or Putin with espresso cups balanced on his head, the Italian flag in the background emblazoned with "Visit Milan (before he does)" -- were transferred onto netted tops by innovative Swiss textile firm Jakob Schlaepfer. While the humor was cheeky, the message was serious. And for the Talbot Runhof customer less immersed of current events, the duo's take on glamorous athleticwear -- a metallic-striped tennis dress, a basketball jersey made out of luxurious netting, a floral bomber made out of a velvet woven jacquard -- were statement enough. -- Lauren Sherman
The kitty flat might be Charlotte Olympia's most recognizable shoe. But since her 2008 launch, Charlotte Dellal has created a veritable accessories universe. There are the cats, yes, but also a range of party shoes, a range of core classics -- like her signature geometric platform -- as well as a "9 to 5" line geared towards women who simply cannot wear felines on their feet while at the office. (And don't forget about the full-fledged handbag offering, which launched last season.) But the concept collection is still at the center of it all. For spring, the theme was "Wild Wild West", which meant pumps fashioned out of bandanas, soles decorated with horseshoes, and cowboy boots galore. Dellal never fails to deliver fun. -- Lauren Sherman
Parisian jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann -- who opened her first Stateside store in New York just a few weeks ago -- was inspired by another area of the country for her spring 2015 collection: the southwest. Bidermann looked to Native American jewelry -- and the craftsmanship that goes into it -- as a starting off point for necklaces decorated with hammered bells and turquoise-dotted wooden bracelets. It was all rendered in Bidermann's signature French-bohemian style, offering her fans even more to love. -- Lauren Sherman
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