Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni may have called his fall collection “Chez Lui” in a nod to the men’s wear influences he drew upon, but don’t think you will find anything butch here. With his sophisticated Parisian chic ethic, Frisoni took the idea of a man clutching closed his jacket and transformed it for the opening of a shoe bootie done in gray flannel with Lesage gold military embroidery. And the iconic brogue was translated into “Franginette” (little sister) — a patent leather d’orsay-effect pump. Other references included tassels that adorned the tips of flats and pumps, and a bold giraffe-printed pony hair in black and white or orange and black that made a dramatic statement in tall boots, short booties and the Miss Viv done in small shoulder and hobo styles.
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Phoebe Philo is returning to fashion.
WWD reported yesterday that the English designer is planning a new collection and has been interviewing designers.
One of the most acclaimed designers of her generation, Philo made her name during a 10-year tenure at Celine. Season after season, she minted low-key modernist clothing and handbags and built an intensely loyal fan base.
Philo said the above quote in an exclusive interview when she joined @celine in 2008.
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The Hervé L. Leroux label is returning to ready-to-wear.
The revived line will be presented to buyers during Paris Fashion Week and is designed by the late couturier’s sister Jocelyne Caudroy.
"Hervé left a fantastic heritage [of sketches and unfinished works]. When the project was suggested, I thought of Virginie Viard and how she had worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld. I accepted because this way, I can preserve the way Hervé worked. To continue, when given the opportunity, is important because this heritage lives within us,” Caudroy said.
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French beauty exports grew 9% in 2019.
The sector’s sales to China rose 48 percent on-year.
Overall, France’s largest export beauty product category was skin care, which generated more than 7.3 billion euros, up 46 percent over the past five years.
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