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Collette Dinnigan Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week

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Collette Dinnigan Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week. Images provided by Getty.

Autumn/ Winter 2013
‘The Incredible Darkness of Being’

Once upon a time there was a woman who to the world in general lived what would be considered a reasonably quiet albeit stylish life. Never outwardly flamboyant she secretly got a thrill out of being studied. She liked to sit. She liked being painted. She loved to be depicted in dark oils, as her wardrobe was as brooding as her thoughts: all olive, inky blues, midnight pitchy black and her only concession to colour was with touches of sky blue and early sunrise red. For her new series of portraits for the coming winter she prepared all her colours in her favoured boiled wools but added small effects of leather, French lace woven with thick threads and she also added some oblong sequins for ornament and luminosity. The shapes were rigorous yet still there was an undeniable undertow of deep sexuality to it all, a promise of piety laced with passion. The painter was happy. He captured her modesty, her incredible plainness and rightness religiously.

Hely Nguyen Academy of Art University Fashion Show

Hely Nguyen, B.F.A. Fashion Design, grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His collection was inspired by a fictional character named Louis, a young boy of modest means growing up in the early 19th century. Louis does not buy new clothes but simply adds to the length, which results in a layered look. Nguyen used silk wool, and cotton in a dark palette of olive, navy, and brown. Nguyen received a University scholarship to study at L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris, France.

Photos by Randy Brooke.

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Etam Lingerie Fashion Show Paris

Watch a video of the Etam Lingerie runway show below.

See Images below of the Etam Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Launch at Grand Palais on January 24, 2011 in Paris, France. Visit Etam’s website here.

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