Styling by Odessa Paloma Parker
A FRENCH TWIST
Chinese-born designer Huishan Zhang might now be based in London, but the prim silhouettes, pearl details and crystal-embellished mesh of his fall 2018 collection are obvious homages to Paris' couture houses.
Huishan Zhang dress, £1,200, top, £495 through huishanzhang.com. Earrings, $2,695 at Chanel (chanel.com). Photographed on the balcony of room 625 at the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg (sofitel-paris-lefaubourg.com).
Classic Chanel tweed pairs perfectly with voluminous trousers and svelte boots, each with their own mottled take on the season’s sheen.
For a more futuristic take on fall lustre, Sies Marjan cuts a classic trench from a holographic-effect fabric.
A fresh approach to the New Look, Sid Neigum’s suit features an updated take on the proportions and symmetry of mid-century tailoring.
Sid Neigum blazer, $900, skirt, $360 at La Maison Simons (simons.ca). Sid Neigum dress, US$450 through net-a-porter.com. Hat, $150 at Lilliput (lilliputhats.com). Vintage earrings, price on request through caroletanenbaum.com. Zero + Maria Cornejo boots, $750 through zeromariacornejo.com. Photographed on the balcony of room 625 at the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg (sofitel-paris-lefaubourg.com).
Sequins can stand out as much for their texture as for their radiance – especially when a sleek element, such as the dazzling discs on this Tanya Taylor top, is paired with a coarser finish, like the matte metallic circles on Cinq à Sept’s skirt.
Tanya Taylor mockneck, US$495 through tanyataylor.com. Cinq à Sept skirt, $530 at George C (georgec.ca). Hat, $240 by special order at Lilliput (lilliputhats.com). Vintage earrings, price on request through caroletanenbaum.com.
In one of Paris' many secret courtyards, a tinsel sweater, gilded trousers and platform boots create a novel mix.
Sweater, $650 at Mulberry (mulberry.com). Trousers, $8,575 at Chanel (chanel.com). Boots, $1,675 at Hermès (hermes.com). Sophie Bille Brahe earrings, US$550 through net-a-porter.com. Photographed at Le Jardin Blossom restaurant at the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg (sofitel-paris-lefaubourg.com).
Tangled tendrils of delicate chain hang from the detachable collar of a Louis Vuitton dress, while its knit cuffs channel the casual spirit of an athletic jumper.
Dress, price on request at Louis Vuitton (louisvuitton.com). Vintage earrings, price on request through caroletanenbaum.com. Photographed in the lobby of Bar du Faubourg at the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg (sofitel-paris-lefaubourg.com).
For a more whimsical version of autumn glitz, an Anna Sui shift is covered in glittering greenery accented with a studded collar.
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
Christopher Kane’s oversized sweater is elevated with the addition of crystal fringe – and a pair of thigh-high Hermès boots.
Christopher Kane sweater, price on request through christopherkane.com. Boots, $3,175 at Hermès (hermes.com). Hat, $175 at Lilliput (lilliputhats.com). Vintage earrings, price on request through caroletanenbaum.com.
À LA MODE
The uniquely Parisian fashion pairing of grit and glitter is exemplified by a patent coat worn nonchalantly over a knit sequin tank dress.
Makeup and hair by Alan Milroy. Model: Sammy at Oui Management. Photo assistant: Maud Caillet.
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