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Spring 2016

Just when you’ve had enough of winter…spring is right around the corner and Paula Hian has released her exciting 2016 Spring/Summer knitwear collection. It is available NOW, online. Exquisitely made, extremely wearable, something for everyone. All made in France. Paula designs all the styles and materials herself often featuring her artwork. Several dynamic themes run through the 2016 Spring/Summer collection and Paula uses yarn and fabric in unique ways that translate into distinct yet classic beauty.

While highlights of the collection include raffia cardigans and basket weave linen dresses, you will find a dazzling array of dresses, skirts and cardigans knitted in different colors and lengths that can be easily mixed and matched to expand your wardrobe. Many are in neutral tones and distinctive color blocking. And if you are interested in other colors or color combinations, check the website to uncover the many options. the The linen fabric comes in different textures, with a touch of stretch, adding more dimension and comfort. The beautiful dresses, skirts and cardigans are accented with geometric shapes to add interest and detailed cross-stitching you won’t find anywhere else-  lined in a soft stretch lightweight silky knit.

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Basket weave linen knit is found in the Antoinette skirt and Karine dress. Imagine wearing the Esme cardigan with the Karine dress here below.

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This combination can take you from the Board room to a night on the town. There are skirts in all lengths, knee, midi, and mini.

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For that hot summer party, you can’t go wrong with the Yasmine dress fashioned out of linen knit with raffia cross-stitching and accented with faux-patent fringe.

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Another part of the Paula Hian collection is a dynamic set of skirts, jackets and dresses fashioned out of summer-weight viscose. Dominated with dynamic geometric retro designs. The Chantal jacket synthesizes the 80’s with a touch of Paris.

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The geometric design is avant guard, yet incredibly classic at the same time, sporting a diagonal zipper. This jacket also comes in solid colors with contrasting piping and same diagonal zipper. Pair it with the matching Jeannine skirt of the same incredible design- in geometric or two-toned material. For those who would prefer this retro geometric design in a dress, there is the Laurence, a halter dress perfect for those summer occasions.

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Also discover Paula Hian knit dresses in subtle shades with delicate geometric detailing and matching cardigans.

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The Zoe skirt is Paula’s refashioned Jolie skirt, available in black and white.

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Rounding out the collection is a theme straight from Paula’s childhood sketchbook. Designs highlighted by delicious, pastel colors. The backdrop is a neutral violet with its geometric design in yummy pastel swirls. Modern design meets refined creativity. The Naomi cardigan and Margaux midi length skirt make a delightful spring or summer outfit.

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The collection also includes basics refashioned in a modern way. Dynamic slacks in different styles (straight and wide) and different materials (woven linen and  knitted viscose). There are shorts, both casual and more sophisticated. Finally, there are other tops including stunning lightweight knit tank like tops that can be dressed up or down.

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Fashion Tip of the Week: Leather Jackets

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Jetsetting can be exhausting & especially if you are designer, Paula Hian. Between designing new collections, production in France, meetings in NYC, & the showroom in Philadelphia, Paula is always on the go.  One fashion move you can count on from her – never leaving home without one of her very own leather jackets. 

Leather Jackets are one of the most essential pieces you can have in your closet. The right leather jacket can go a long way, turning a simple outfit into a luxurious chic look.
Designing a new jacket every season, Paula ‘keeps-the-chic’ with clean cuts and flawless lines. Each jacket made to perfection, the Italian-lambskin never ceases to disappoint.
Paula’s designs are architectural and she limelights on the detail. Targeting the cuts and the lines makes each jacket to be her own masterpiece. Changing styles up with patent leather & unique colors is how Paula keeps things interesting. Now they are knitted together with stretch viscose inserts keeping them inviting, a bit edgy and classic at the same time.
Whether its another day at work or a night out on the town, a leather jacket can spice up any outfit or any occasion.
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Paula Hian Mood Board Fall:Winter 2015

2015 Fall/Winter Talks with Marie Claire, Hearst International, Women’s Health and Town & Country.

Last week, Paula Hian met with New York City’s top fashion editors to share her 2015 Fall/Winter Collection and mood board with each one.

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Starting her day with just a decaf coffee, Paula first met with Vladimyr Pierre-Louis, Fashion Editor at Women’s Health. ()

Paula and Vlad chatted a little in French when they discovered one of many common bonds- Paula speaks & writes in French daily since she makes all collections in France and Vlad being of French Creole descent!
Vlad loved her body conscious styles such as the matelasse shorts, jumpsuit and bold color combinations found in all the cinderblock styles.

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Next, Paula met with Craig Montague, Editorial Assistant at Town & Country where he picked his favorite pieces out of Paula’s 2015 Fall/Winter Collection. (@TandCmag)

Loving the elegant Elaina fit and flair matelesse dress in fuchsia, the understated but sexiness of the georgette Apollina dress and Carina blouse and again the bold cinderblock pieces- all appealing to the Town & Country reader.

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Later in the afternoon Paula met with Michelle Guerrere, the Fashion Features Associate at Marie Claire Magazine. (@mguerrere / )

Here again the cinder-blocking was a hit as Michelle loved Paula’s graphic designs and sense of color, shape and style. Michelle instagrams the mood board making Paula’s day!

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Keeping on schedule, the last meeting of the day was with Jessie Ajluni, Fashion Editor at Hearst International. (@HearstCorp) Jessie loved Paula’s ideas and inspirations for her 2015 Fall/Winter Collection along with all the other editors… the cinder-blocking concept seemed to be the editor-pick of the day!

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Behind The Scenes for Paula Hian’s Fall 2015 Collection Shoot

Paula Hian shot her Fall 2015 Collection in NYC with photographer Julian Le Ballister. For the shoot, a set was designed to be completely covered by plexiglass mirrors.

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Model Egle Tvirbutaite from Next Models spent all day wearing various looks from the new collection. The plexiglass mirrors allowed the photographer to get multiple angles of the pieces in one single shot & allowed him to play with the light from the flash to create unique images. See polaroids of Egle below!

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On the set with Paula Hian were two interns Gavin Lindemuth and Becca Applegate. Both interns have been with Paula since the beginning of the year. Read more below to get a glimpse of their experience.

Becca:

When we were asked to help at Paula’s Fall 2015 photoshoot in New York I was ecstatic. I knew I wanted to be there an help in anyway that I could. When we walked into the studio and saw the set I was in shock! It was this amazing fixture made up of mirrors. We were quickly introduced to everyone and than they started on the shoot. It was so much fun to see it all come together. From the styling to the hair and makeup- everything was on point. Getting to be apart of such a fun day was one of the best experiences of my internship. Seeing it all come together and knowing that I was there to help with the process made my whole time at Paula Hian Designs worthwhile.

Gavin:

I was so excited as I entered the studio for Paula Hian’s Fall 2015 shoot. For many weeks, the shoot had been being planned and discussions of the fun ideas. It was amazing to see what Paula’s team had built themselves. A massive wooden stage had been transformed into one huge mirror that you could see yourself at every angle. On set, we got to watch all the hair, makeup, and styling take place. It was great to see all the hard work pay off and the incredible photos in the end.