After jumping across numerous different time zones from Sydney, Australia, we’re back in Paris for Pre-AW17 showrooms! We head straight to our hotel ready for an early morning start at Chloe. As soon as we walk into the building, we see the Chloe aesthetic trickling down from the grand staircase, flowing into the waiting room and finally into the huge showroom. Chloe’s ode to luxury bohemia will never tire. The always whimsical aesthetic belongs in it’s own realm where Chloe girls are forever on the move with perfect hair, and a dream wardrobe. Chloe’s Pre-Fall17 collection is all about a warming colour pallet, focusing on autumnal rust in particular. A season for teaming co-ordinates, tailored pants and of course the essential blouses that Chloe is really known for. As always, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller enthuses touches of feminine 70s and nostalgia to the mix. A favourite of Parlour X is a Chloe check. This print is not used every season, although when it is, it’s always a standout piece like this multilayered woolen skirt that has gone to the top of our winter wishlist. In need of a winter hero? Try this on for size: an extremely warm yet softly fluid swing coat in double facing wool boucle. Easy to travel with and the one coat that you can turn to all season long. Last but certainly not least is the ultimate bohemian wedding dress. A type of dress you can only dream of, although when you see it in the flesh, it’s whimsical charm will forever be on your mind. If anyone knows how to do ‘IT’, coveted and must-have accessories, it is definitely Chloe. Introducing the newest of it’s kind: the Owen bucket bag. We’re more than certain that this is the bag that you will be seeing in street-style next season in Autumnal colours such as rust, yellows and deep greys in beautiful suede and smooth and grained leather. Expect to also see a lot more of the highly coveted Faye’s and mini Drew’s in beautiful classic and of course popular colour selections. A re-ordered classic is the Marcie, a bag that truly represents the effortless and perennially chic with a bohemian twist. Receiving our delivery in May, we will receive these wintery pieces just in time for the cooler season ahead, unlike the European market that will have to wait to wear these beautiful pieces until October. Be ahead of the times with Parlour X. JW Anderson A designer who also holds Spanish Luxury goods house Loewe under his belt, Jonathan Anderson’s label ‘JW Anderson’ is a new designer to Parlour X. A young and impactful designer who has taken the fashion-sphere by storm, generating one ‘IT’ piece after the other. We enter the showroom to find Anderson’s colourful accessories display. The lust-worthy accessories were presented in front of a Parisian walls coated in candy-colours and cutouts of ‘Tadzio’ from the 1971 Italian-French drama film directed by Luchino Visconti: Death in Venice. Tadzio represented a charm of stunning adolescent beauty, which can be drawn back to Anderson’s obsession with youth and beauty. Adolesence and innocent was strongly juxtaposed with the designer’s cult bag with attitude: the Pierce bag of which we have re-ordered in scarlet, black and ash. An obvious re-order for Parlour X is the ruffle boots, a high point for fashion forward clients globally. Then it was onto Anderson’s designs, sprawled out on numorous racks – seemingly what the inside a British ‘IT’ girl’s wardrobe would look like. We are immediately drawn to the primary colours, which represent the designer’s confidence perfectly. A strong point of Anderson’s is combining elements that one wouldn’t usually think of mixing together. Reflecting back to his roots in the Northern countries of the United Kingdom, Anderson utilised an elegantly designed tartan, which appeared on asymmetrical shirts and dresses in a draped like form. Another distinctive feature was mixing knitted pieces with silks. A silk shirt inbuilt into a dress or jumpsuit, sitting below the bust with arms aligned. Stay tuned to see the piece every buyer has on their order form! All in all, it’s obvious that JW Anderson is nowhere near short of is his vibrant energy and uniquely original approach to even the smallest ruffle. ACNE Studios We’re happy to be back with the all-familiar ACNE Studio’s showroom and to view the benchmark for the modern master of luxe contemporary wear. This season ACNE Studios combines the best of the past and progresses it’s designs to a contemporary future. Every season, ACNE works with the same florist to create beautifully unique clusters. Mismatched separates in the studios iconic icy blue flourishes against a warm array of sunset hues that ooze a cool confidence, with bold floral prints - a nod at the flower power era creative director Johnny Johansson was born into. We are looking forward to welcoming long lean silhouettes which direct the eye to definitive luxe shirting – this season reimagined in silky satins and muted pastels. A colour that is familiar to the ACNE fold is an electric blue, which we can expect to see a lot of this season: through tactical knits that every ‘IT’ girl will be wearing day in, day out, and dreamy silk, making a flowing skirt into a statement piece. For optimum impact, pair any of the above looks with the studios classically kitsch mules in dual tone prints and textures or keep it sleek with a leather boot featuring an accent heel. We look forward to welcoming ACNE studios back for another highly anticipated season! LOEWE Being a new brand to the Parlour X family, this is our second Loewe showroom visit, one that we most definitely look forward to because of it’s sheer uniqueness in display, aesthetic and of course product. This season saw Creative Director Jonathan Anderson maintain luxury with specific inspiration from interiors that Loewe are so greatly known to be across. Accompanying the current season’s Panda cross body bag, this season will see a luxuriously knitted jumper with our favourite Panda on the front. Not to mention the Elephant key-chains! Additionally, you can expect to see beautiful silk shirt printed with the Loewe logo, which we predict will be a huge success for street style stars everywhere. Through a chic cotton shirtdress you can see Anderson’s namesake label JW Anderson coming into play in terms of his eye and aesthetic, which we don’t mind at all! What draws Parlour X towards the Loewe house is the utter craftsmanship and quality of the garments. We will continue to house the Puzzle Bags and Panda kitches that Loewe are so well known for, sold out globally within weeks, is available now at Parlour X! SACAI Lead by Comme Des Garcons disciple and firm feminist Chitose Abe, Sacai this season saw a real craftsman’s manipulation of fabric. As you can see in boutique at Parlour X, her unique carry through designs focus on front/back differentiations, which have been slightly altered to a “cut up” and collage technique. This positively adds yet another level of depth to the mix at Sacai. As we enter the showroom, there was a more private vibe this season, giving us space to really delve into our buy of the cult Japanese label. This season we are delighted to see a reputation of key silhouettes including prominent pleating, high-necks and essential shirting with a twist. Asymmetric hemlines were also distinct with layered tulle and lace detailing. Patterns incorporated included a focus on bandanna in wintery hues such as black with navy. Sacai’s signature is to touch on trends with prints, and this season was no exception using florals combined with striping details for a real 70s feel. It is extremely easy to spot Sacai designs from a mile away, as she sticks to the beat of her own drum and we are delighted to have the designer back for another season. Stay tuned for your insider’s access to Buying appointments with the likes of: Celine, Isbael Marant, Proenza Schouler and more!
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