Another fashion season has begun! Once again, I arrived into a very chilly Paris to buy Pre-collections AW13! With buying appointments locked in at some of Parlour X's favourite collections including Balenciaga, Isabel Marant and Rick Owens, this trip was a whirlwind fashion tour of Paris.
I arrived in Paris to freezing cold temperatures and ready to head to my first buying appointment of the season - Carven.
Here are some behind the scenes pictures from my Carven buying appointment - great new season styles coming to Parlour X in July!
Day Two of my Paris trip was extremely busy with buying appointments at both Isabel Marant and Kenzo.
My buying appointment at Isabel Marant is always a large task as there are many great pieces to choose from every season and every collection. This season we will be recieving many amazing new styles from Isabel, along with some of the classic and highly desired pieces including the Leather Kady Biker Jacket and world-wide favourite, the Black Bekket Sneakers!
The second appointment of Day Two is Kenzo. Every season since the new design team of Kenzo, Opening Ceremony designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, was implemented, the agents of Kenzo have been eagerly trying to entice Parlour X to buy and stock the collection. At the time we had bigger fish to fry, however this season the time is right and Parlour X will stock a selection from Kenzo!
Here I am outside the Kenzo showroom.
Here is another shot of me getting hands on with the Kenzo pieces.
Here is a selection of the showroom looks that I saw at the Kenzo appointment.
Day Two was a BIG day. As a treat and to farewell Gabi, who was heading back to Amsterdam, I took her to Costes for dinner, a Fashion hub particularly during fashion week and pre collections – YUM!
My buying appointment for Day Three was Saint Laurent. It is always a wonderful experience to view the exclusive collection in the grandeur of the Grand Palais!
The buying appointment for Balenciaga's Pre-Collection was always going to be interesting - Nicholas has left and Alexander has not yet started. Produced by the Balenciaga design team, the collection was still both inspirational and beautiful.
Here is another very sneaky shot of a new style boot that Parlour X will be recieving in store in July!
The Rick Owens buying appointment. As usual I have bought their classic style jackets, leather leggings and dresses - they all fly out the door every season at Parlour X!
The Azzedine Alaia showroom - beautiful pieces as always at Alaia. Parlour X will be recieving great seperates from Alaia this July - in particular this amazing shirt as seen on style icon Giovanna Battaglia!
My final buying appointment was last but never least, Jerome Dreyfuss. Great shapes, new leathers and fabulous colours, as usual.
Here are some shots of the great Leopard print bags Parlour X will be recieving from Jerome Dreyfuss in July!
Another buying trip over, the Pre-collection selections were amazing and Parlour X will have some of the best pieces in Australia for our clients coming in July!