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Paris Fashion Week – Berluti Fall/Winter 2013

Berluti hosted their Fall/Winter collection in the Musee National d’Histoire Naturelle. This presentation had to be one of the highlights of my trip to the Paris Fashion Week last month. One actually had to walk through a winter wonderland – thanks to the recent and unusual snowfall for Paris – lit by candle light to arrive at the main building. Once inside, Gabriel Zeller and I were given flashlights: special wooden and leather ones for the occasion, and had to find our way through the darkened aisles of the museum to the main hall. It was quite a unique experience given the fact there were mannequins clothed in Berluti’s current seasons offerings set up all along the path. The best part was yet to come and the collection really was the highlight of the whole show.

First a bootmaker, Berluti has expanded into a full range of ready-to-wear clothing. The shoes usually are antiqued in the very typical Berltui manner and the shoes sometimes feature scripture on them. The clothes were outstanding as they used a wide range of unique fabrics. At first glance, many of the clothes looked as though they were constructed from ordinary windowpanes, solids and stripes. Upon further inspection, you could see that the fabric was truly different. My favorite pieces of the collection were the windowpane double breasted suit, Russian calf Chelsea boots and the red asymmetrical leather jacket.

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Paris Fashion Week – Balmain Fall/Winter 2013

This season, Balmain incorporated a Japanese/Chinese theme into the their signature silhouette. There were a number of Kimono like pieces including a purple down filled noragi and a bedazzled kimono jacket belted in the center.  Not only did they create Asian themed clothing but also took classic suiting and added embroidered Chinese dragons on the lapels and belted the middle to embody a traditional kimono.  Many of the pieces I have featured are not very prominent in the lookbook and are some of the more exponential items of the collection. The super distressed denim motorcycle jeans, green asymmetrical hooded jacket, and the short gray shearling coat are some of my favorite pieces and can see them doing very well with retailers around the world. I was also intrigued with Balmain’s take on the down blazer. Instead of opting for the usual blue, gray or black they created a teal colored quilted blazer made out of lighter-weight down and cotton. This piece is perfect for the early Fall or Spring. Overall, it was a great Balmain collection and I admire the Eastern Asian infusion.

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What I wore during Paris and Milan Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2013

Austin Wong Balmain Shearling Gabriel Zeller Black Fleece What I wore during Paris and Milan Fashion Week   Fall/Winter 2013
(Austin Wong: Balmain shearling coat, Gucci turtleneck, Ralph Lauren Black Label Pants, Brunello Cucinelli belt. Gabriel Zeller: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece everything)

Austin Wong Melanie Berger Allen Edmonds Shoes What I wore during Paris and Milan Fashion Week   Fall/Winter 2013(Paul Stuart Phineas Cole pants, Allen Edmonds King’s Point boots)

Austin Wong Moncler Gamme Bleu Gabriel Zeller Black Fleece What I wore during Paris and Milan Fashion Week   Fall/Winter 2013(Austin Wong: Moncler Gamme Bleu coat, Thom Browne suit, shirt and sunglasses, J.Crew tie, Rag & Bone vest, Prada Sport boots. Gabriel Zeller: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece everything)

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