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Paris Fashion Week
Paris, Fall 2013. Photo by Roza Sinaysky

Street-style photographer Roza Sinaysky went wondering throughout the streets of Paris to document some of the outstanding moments in Fashion Week.


Historically the only rival to royal families in opulence could be the ecclesial world of yesteryear, which is what Burton used as inspiration for the Alexander McQueen ready-to-wear fall 2013 collection.

Givenchy, Fall 2013. Photo by Monica Feudi.

The fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection was no different and did not disappoint. Innovative stylings and designs create a sense of wonderment, desire, and even lust.

Soo Joo, Chanel, Fall 2013. Photo by Yannis Vlamos.

A massive illuminated globe, with the CC logos shining on all of the store locations across the world, sat in the center of the catwalk and visually highlighted the force that Chanel is.


Raf Simmons and Dior brought a touch of surrealism to the runway for its fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection.


The 2013 fall winter ready-to-wear collection melded the downtown style Wang is most commonly described as with the classic shapes of the Balenciaga house.


Sending us on a Turkish adventure, Armani styled and designed dresses to be worn over pants with prints and patterns that seemed perfect for perusing a market in Istanbul.


Versace Spring 2013 Couture Beauty Review; boldly boyish and futuristic details create a look that is bright and unapologetically sexy.


In typical Jean Paul Gaultier fashion, the designer went against the trend of the couture lines to have shown.


With the Spring season as his muse, Raf Simons delivers on his promise as a couturier at Dior and quiets his naysayers for good.


This exaggeration in design is probably the most visually noticeable, but look more closely and you’ll see the detail. And oh the detail Valli does.


Once upon a time, Ulyana Sergeenko sent a fairy tale themed collection down the runway. The time? Her Spring 2013 couture collection. And the place was none other than Paris.


Did someone order sugary sweet  couture? If so, Alexis Mabille delivered.As his first year showing with the haute couture appellate, Mabille celebrated like a kid in a candy store.


For her third haute couture show, Donatella Versace strikes an unprecedented chord: luxurious daywear – front and center.


Sometimes an inspiration takes a hold of one’s creativity and adds blinders to one’s vision. This inspiration can easily incept one’s mind.


Fashion can be fantastical and whimsical. These elements are some of the reasons why so many people are enthralled with it.


Cacharel cancelled their February runway show at Paris Fashion Week. Having announced a brand repositioning in November 2012, the news isn’t too shocking.


The hair and makeup was something resembling inspiration from his own collection in New York; a fresh twist on 60’s mod revealed ladylike beehive updos topped with delicate satin ribbon wrapped around the hair.


Long, electric white hair flowed down to bare knees, parted harshly down the middle with one cropped layer to frame cheekbones on both sides.


Eyes were focused and girlishly intense on the Miu Miu runway; a sense of a “girl about town” sauntered provocatively in dark denims and tie-dyed furs with an ease only Miuccia Prada can create.


The Resort and Pre-Fall collections are always very telling of what Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere has in store for his big ready-to-wear collections.

Armani Prive, Couture Fall 2012

The model jetted to the French capital to walk in the high end shows earlier this month and also found the time to sample some of the city’s shops.

Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2012 Collection 1

The first look was so telling. A fan-pleated navy blue sheer gown with a flute skirt and a blousy top, with see-through billowy sleeves, carried the spirit, the overriding silhouette, the wayward intention, and the sex of the collection to come – a perfect microcosm of the new ventures taken at the Valentino atelier.

Givenchy Fall 2012 Haute Couture Collection 1

Inspired by the clean lines of Hubert de Givenchy’s 60s dresses and the bohemes of modern-day southern Italy, aesthetically, this haute capsule asks for no leniency from its public – it’s severe, for sure, or in layman’s terms – a lot of look, but the craft has never looked more sublime. In truth, this is an Italian tree-hugger only Tisci could fashion into real world existence.

Giorgio Armani Prive Fall 2012 Couture

The designer showed off his high-end label Privé at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and showed he is still a force to be reckoned with.