Four cities, one season: Fall 2013. Nemo kicked the collections off and every city to follow added its own dose of wintry chill. Somehow all that cold weather caused a discernible note of restraint to float through the collections. Don’t worry--the passion and excitement were still there, but designers actively pursued defining new ways we can really dress next fall. These looks felt grounded in the return of the “Lady," as fashion’s pendulum swung away from the risqué, toward the refreshingly refined (spike-studded shoulders be damned). Check out our top trends for fall in the slide show.
Paris fashion week has officially begun. Check out Martine Sitbon's ladylike track jackets (really) for Rue du Mail, Damir Doma's softly severe coll
French-Moroccan designer Martine Sitbon’s label, Rue du Mail, conveniently located on the street of the same name, escapes precise categorization. Well, you could say it's very French, with its eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll sleekness and tailored ladylike prim. You could also note that Sitbon’s strengths lie in her dresses, from laser-cut cap sleeves to cheerleader-inspired skirt slits—but then again, the subtly flared ankle trousers give her signature A-line dresses a run for their money. With a front row mélange that included the stunning Clarins sisters, the editor-in-chief of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung (and her son), and blogger Susie Bubble, Rue du Mail appeals to a wide and varied audience.