Live From Paris: Canadian Models, A Lanvin Re-See & Intricate Shoes At Pierre Hardy

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Paris Fashion Week Diary: Day 1 / Day 2 / The Weekend

Grace Mahary & Meghan Collison at Sonia Rykiel; Photos by Anthea Simms
Grace Mahary & Meghan Collison at Sonia Rykiel; Photos by Anthea Simms

Homegrown #1 stunner Grace Mahary has been popping up on top catwalks all week, tonight walking alongside fellow countrywoman Meghan Collison at Sonia Rykiel. While neither girl wore my favourite look—a LBD with strategically placed wooly patches—it’s always fun to spot Canadian girls on the catwalk.

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013
Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013
Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013
Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013
Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013
Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013
Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013
Sonia Rykiel Fall 2013

A visit to the Pierre Hardy showroom is always a highlight of Paris Fashion Week. This season Hardy has introduced scarves to the collection, as well as some new bag shapes. One that’s sure to be popular is a chic take on the bucket bag, which can be worn cross-body or as a knapsack. Some very delicate high-heels rounded out an evening section that hasn’t been as full in selection seasons past.

Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013
Pierre Hardy Fall 2013

Parisian or otherwise, devotees of Isabel Marant’s brand of cool-girl style flock to her runway shows (and later to her many boutiques) for the latest off-duty looks. Surprisingly paired-down and void of any nostalgic overtones, the collection made a strong case for chic separates—particularly a micro sweater in black and a micro mini coated in studs.

Isabel Marant Fall 2013
Isabel Marant Fall 2013; Photo by Anthea Simms
Isabel Marant Fall 2013
Isabel Marant Fall 2013; Photo by Anthea Simms

Thursday’s Lanvin show was such a blast that I’m excited to be getting a closer look at the collection during my re-see at the company’s showroom. There are so many little nuances that you’re just not aware of until you see them up close, like the dress that was constructed with the fabric back visible on the exterior, and the fabric face flipped in, creating a subtle embossed-like effect. The accessories nearly stole the show – too many fantastic piece of costume jewelry and killer shoes to name.

Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013
Lanvin Fall 2013

Still riding strong on Spring 2013’s palette cleanser of a message, Viktor & Rolf showed a purely black-and-white lineup. This collection felt like one of their strongest in a number of seasons, with many wearable pieces that still kept the fanciful essence of the label.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013
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