March 12, 2014

Runway Recap: Zadig et Voltaire

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I’m a huge fan of Zadig & Voltaire.  The French brand is a relatively new fashion house, but they’ve made their mark on the industry in the past few years and recently expanded stateside- thank god!  My favorite pair of black leather overalls is from Zadig & Voltaire, so I was really excited to see what they offered for Fall 2014.  Their runway show did not disappoint- it’s full of fresh styling tricks and more must-have overalls!

 

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The usually toned-down designer added some sparkle to this season, in the form of slouchy pants and- my favorite- overalls! I love how the sequined pants are styled with an unassuming sweater; that mix of bold and basic just works.  These overalls are everything, though. I’d wear them with heels for a night out.  They WILL be mine!

 

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There were some really great ideas for mixing black and white in these looks.  I don’t normally reach for white, but these pictures are inspiring me to break out the color more often.  Mixed with black leather separates, white can actually look edgy!  I’m dying over the fringe-sleeved sweater on the right.

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Stripes are a French girl essential, and I love how Zadig & Voltaire styled black and white stripes.  A striped tee shirt dress (every girl should have one!) gets a badass update from an oversized blazer and black boots, while a zippered leather pencil skirt and casually-thrown-over-the-shoulders overcoat lend a ’60s rock vibe to a basic tee.

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The show wasn’t all black and white though.  I particularly like this army green/orange combination!  I’m still not over wearing a shirt or coat around my waist- so chic- and I love Zadig & Voltaire’s idea to layer overcoats.  Next time I’m in cold NYC I plan on using this layering technique: colorful coat around my waist, peacoat around my shoulders.  What a fashionable way to beat the cold!

The essence of Parisian chic, n’est pas?

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