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Top Ralph & Russo knows how to impress. Above Lovely, layered detailing for Bowie Wong’s couture collection

Paris’s time to dazzle

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Piaget invited guests to explore their new collection entitled Secrets and Lights: a Mythical Journey, at its new flagship boutique in Paris. The Swiss-based luxury brand was founded in the 19th century by Georges-Edouard Piaget. Centuries later, it continues to produce incredible pieces, with its latest collection accentuating the romantic and exotic tones found in the cities of Venezia and Samarkand. Diamonds, turquoise beads, rubies, sapphires and feathers début in a realm of extravagance. Comprised of 93 jewellery pieces and 38 watches, the extensive collection embraces elements from the two cities.

Charlie le Mindu
From haute couture to haute coiffure, hairstylist Charlie le Mindu stole the show at Crazy Horse. The cabaret-like spectacle was based solely on the designer’s creations, made from human hair. The designer transformed his models into winged and feathered creatures, crossing the border into the unexpected. His work takes us into unchartered waters, which is what the greatest Parisian hairstyling should do.

Bowie Wong
At the Peninsula Hotel in Paris, Bowie Wong presented his autumn–winter 2015–16 collection with original, stylish details. The Australian-based designer’s Metamorphosis collection included hair accessories, such as veils and bonnets, petticoats and layering. Tulle and lace were arranged and manipulated magnificently, providing volume and texture.


Ralph & Russo
Australian designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo typify eye-catching beauty and enchanting lavishness. This season, the Ralph & Russo ensembles make an extravagant fashion statement with their beaded embroidery, lavish voluminous gowns and elaborate aspects, intended to highlight the wearer’s allure. It’ll be hard not to feel like a princess when this range goes on sale, one who’s ready to party, thanks to a hint of 1970s style with plunging necklines and a few jumpsuits.

Wacoal’s comfortable lingerie ensembles are individually designed. The brand stays true to the concept of elegance, carefully choosing soft textured materials and applying methods to incorporate graceful silhouettes. The season’s theme of imagination and freedom saw more audacious, bolder colours, with pinks, yellows and blues alongside the subtle, nude shades. •







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