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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 Hits and Misses: Part 1 (Forum Buzz)

The Misses: Rochas, Balenciaga, Balmain. Images via IMAXtree.

The Misses: Rochas, Balenciaga, Balmain. Images via IMAXtree.



“It's funny, if you hadn't told me that they hired a new designer I would've hardly noticed. I was really looking forward to [Alessandro Dell'Acqua's] debut but for some reason this isn't doing it for me.” [IsabelMarantBoy]

“This brand hasn't been relevant since Olivier Theyskens left.” [dior_couture1245]

“I am slightly disappointed. I hate those tent-like shapes. Totally unflattering.” [gossiping]

See all the looks and read our review of the Rochas collection.


“This is a travesty, what is he even trying to say? Dull, trite, a NOTHING collection, not even some pretense at playing with textures, shape and colors! And seriously, those colored zips? This is cheapening [Nicolas Ghesquière's] legacy.” [Zazie]

“I'm not really into the big rounded shoulder silhouette. And it kind of feels like [Alexander] Wang has been running out of ideas. While the collection is actually quite nice, there are still too many elements I've already seen in the past.” [yesitsdagny]

“Not a fan of exposed zippers or the brass logo plates, and that doesn't leave much left to love. He took some risks this season, he needed to, but it's just an 'okay' collection to me.” [HeatherAnne]

See all the looks and read our review of the Balenciaga collection.


“[Olivier Rousteing] is getting worst and worst [sic]. This is a top to bottom awful collection, the pants are the most dreadful thing I’ve seen in a long time.” [jmrmartinho]

“This was atrocious. So heavy, ugly, stale. I'm surprised Olivier has lasted this long at the brand. He's desperately been trying to recreate the success of his predecessor, and has nothing new to say. It would be one thing if he was at least good at trying to produce good copies collections, but he can't even do that. At first it seemed like he may have some promise, but subsequent collections show he's got nothing. This is probably his worst to date, and that's saying something.” [MyNameIs]

“The excessive styling and palette makes everything look so chunky.” [Cold]

See all the looks and read our review of the Balmain collection.


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