Our buying appointments during this runway season were busier than ever! In between running to and from shows all over Paris, Rebel and I had multiple buying appointments every day. Overall, it was a fantastic buying season and it was exciting to buy our first runway collections from new brands including Celine, Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney as well as our favourites such as Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Comme Des Garcons, Valentino and Saint Laurent.BALMAIN
The SS15 season will be Parlour X's first season carrying Balmain. After the hectic runway show, it was great to see the collection up-close and in the flesh. Bold and primary colours dominated jackets, tops, skirts, and dresses – I am excited for our selections to arrive early next year!
Parlour X Balmain selections…
In the showroom holding one of the t-shirt styles we will be receiving in-store!VICTORIA BECKHAM
Victoria Beckham delivered more of her fabulously structured dresses and separates this season. One of my favourite appointments this season!Rebel in the Victoria Beckham showroom. BALENCIAGA The Balenciaga buying appointment is another favourite of mine every season. This was the first collection that Alexander Wang put his definitive stamp on and you could see this in the neoprene and structural elements that he incorporated into the RTW and accessories.
Balenciaga’s signature Paper A4 Bags are now available in a textured grained leather.
Some of our Balenciaga RTW selections.The new IT bag from Balenciaga is the Cable Shopper.
So many fabulous Balenciaga shoes!COMME DES GARCONS
A snap of me inside the Comme des Garcons showroom with the runway collection.
ComCom selections from the showroom.
Inside the PLAY showroom…
The always popular Comme PLAY T-Shirt will be available in a large range of colours next season.
The Junya showroom this season was very bright! I loved Junya’s use of a bold and primary colour palette. As usual, Junya is setting and starting trends….
Expect bold knits, PVC skirts and nylon mesh tops next season!
Junya Watanabe looks from the runway show.
The Isabel Marant runway show was a huge hit this season and the selection in the showroom was fantastic. Even though you aren’t allowed to take photos, Rebel and I managed a few sneaky shots – here I am walking through the runway collection.
We loved these sandals - they will be available in bordeaux and black.
The Chloe showroom is always one of my favourite to visit every season. I loved the runway show and was excited to see Claire Waight Keller’s latest collection up-close. Classic Chloe silhouettes, mixed with silk and georgette fabrics and signature Chloe scalloping feature heavily throughout this Spring/Summer collection.
The Drew bag has become an international phenomenon and next season will be available in great colours including, navy, off-white and leopard.
Our Chloe selections from the showroom.
The latest bag from Chloe is the Fay – love the signature gold Chloe hardware.
I loved this Chloe dress!
Ek Thongprasert experimented with new shapes and textures this season – our favourites included thinner neckpieces with candy-coloured jewels.
Rebel wearing our EK selections this season.
Labelled as the ‘ultimate’ in high-fashion American sportswear, Proenza Schouler proved their cool status this season with chunky knits, snake skin prints and knitted tunics.
A shot from inside the Proenza showroom.
MSGM has fast become a new Parlour X favourite and we were excited to see this runway collection that featured lace slip-style dreses, palazzo pants and chic blouses.
Inside the showroom.
I am so excited for Stella McCartney to arrive at Parlour X next season and buying the runway collection was an absolute pleasure!
Some of our Stella McCartney style selections for next season.
This season, as well as fantastic Celine RTW selections, we have ordered the extremely popular Celine Trio Bags, Luggage, and Phantom Cabas Totes in a range of colours and different textures.
We will be receiving these runway heels in a variety of colours next season!
Inside the Valentino showroom during our appointment.
Our Valentino selections - the prints and knitwear this season were breath-taking.
Valentino shoes and bags in new colours and textures...
Saint Laurent is all things 70's this season and we will be receiving the iconic Rider Bucket Bag, runway platform sandals and iconic leather jackets in-store next year!