Category Archives: Colette

Manish Down At Paco Rabanne, Get Your “Yeezy” Necklace Now, And More…

What’s a week in fashion news without the swing of a revolving door? Word came this morning that Paco Rabanne and its artistic director, Manish Arora, have parted ways after two seasons. [WWD]Kanye West’s $6,000 hoof heels aren’t the only items from his clothing collection to make their way into an actual store; Colette is [...] Continue reading

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Parris, London

The English designer Louisa Parris has proper Brit credentials—the clipped accent, the Central Saint Martins degree—but her designs are as inspired by San Francisco, the city she called home for several years before returning to London, as by her native turf.Parris studied womenswear at Saint Martins, but when a job at Apple beckoned her then-boyfriend/now-husband, [...] Continue reading

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Colette And Spotlight Fashion’s Key Players

Strollers on rue Saint-Honoré this week got a dose of the new issue of the magazine is currently keeping company at Colette, where one of the mega-store’s windows is dedicated to the issue and its theme, Fashion Behind Closed Doors. Parisians can head to Colette through the end of the week for a peek.

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Colette’s Sweet 15

What do you do when another chic, Champagne-filled bash just doesn’t cut it anymore? Well, if you’re Colette, the Paris superstore that has been packing the coolest fashion, art, and music into one irresistible shopping experience since 1997, turning 15 calls for extraordinary measures. So Colette’s founder, Sarah Andelman, followed suit and thought big for [...] Continue reading

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The Carnaval Is Coming To Town

Native Parisians have had their hands (and streets) full this week during the Paris collections, when a tide of editors, stylists, celebrities, and assorted hangers-on flooded into town for the shows. The season wraps up today, and when the pros head home, the Parisians will have a reward to look forward to: the epic, 15th [...] Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Of Colette In 150 One-Eyed Collaborators

Sarah Andelman’s pathbreaking Paris boutique Colette celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and the fêtes are already well under way. The crowning bash will be an enormous carnival in the Tuileries, with booths and stalls by the store’s friends and vendors. But before that, Andelman turned to illustrator Craig Redman, creator of the cult-followed blog [...] Continue reading

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Kanye West’s Shoe Collab, Christopher Kane For Dior? And More

Kanye West is prepping to show his second collection in Paris, but in between working on his own line, he collaborated with Aussie label Dion Lee on footwear. West’s black pointed-toe heels were part of Dion Lee’s debut presentation at London fashion week. [Grazia Daily]It has been a year since John Galliano’s departure from Dior, [...] Continue reading

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Boo Who?

Valentine’s Day cometh. Waris Ahluwalia prepareth. The jeweler and oft-quoted devotee of love is launching a new capsule collection, Boo by House of Waris, to bring his wares (and his sense of romance) to a wider audience. The project, he said by phone today, continues his “never-ending exploration of the world’s greatest mystery—love.” (He conceded [...] Continue reading

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Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp

Rising London-based designer Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with French label Longchamp for a collection of Eastern-influenced handbags. Designed with the vision “When East meets West”, the line continues Katrantzou’s signature patt… Continue reading

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On Our Radar: Longchamp X Mary Katrantzou

For years, I’ve been thinking about getting a Longchamp duffel bag and I couldn’t decide what color to get. Once, while in the Caribbean, I saw a chic French woman carrying a turquoise number, and the minute I arrived back in the city, I tried to purchase it, with no luck—it was no longer available [...] Continue reading

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Baby Beyoncé Was Born, Cynthia Rowley And Olaf Breuning Collaborate On A Damien Hirst Dress, Tom Ford’s Spring ‘12 Campaign, And More…

Beyoncé finally gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. There have been numerous names floating around, but Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed the name is Blue Ivy Carter. [
">Styelite]In her new book, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, Sally Bedell Smith reveals a completely different [...] Continue reading

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The Many Hands Behind One Scarf

French-born, Tokyo-based designer Julien David shows a full ready-to-wear collection during the Paris week, but his business began with the printed silk twill scarves that are still a major part of every one of his collections. (For his first runway show, he even used them to disguise the models’ faces.) David is a fabric obsessive [...] Continue reading

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Impossible Project x Colette Polaroid Kit

The Impossible Project adorns Polaroid‘s SX-70 instant camera with Colette‘s signature design pattern. Trademark blue polka dots can be found on the top of the camera, while the rest of the body remains silver and black. The camera also inc… Continue reading

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Meet The Muse: Alia Penner

Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like ADAM and Yigal Azrouël and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment spotlights her “Muses,” impeccably styled girls and guys who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with, [...] Continue reading

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