A New Palette for Paula Hian

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Spring! What a glorious time of year. You can already feel it in the air- a warm breeze bringing with it the promise of sunny, happy days. Paula Hian has truly outdone herself with this stunning collection inspired by her passion for art, architecture, design, and color. You will be drawn to the soft sorbet shades of Coral, Amalfi, Lilac, Ruby and mesmerizing geometric shapes including spirals, zig-zags and rectangles.

(Belda Dress, Lacee Jacket & Daisi Skirt, pictured above)

The majestic Clarita takes you from day to night! Clarita’s unexpected and intricate patterning makes a bold statement at the office or afternoon event under the Nadeen jacket. Remove the jacket, and voilà, it doubles as a strapless evening dress.

While the new spring collection includes fantastical colorful designs, more conservative styles appear in the lineup for your more serious days. Hian also reintroduces some of her celebrated styles such as the Louvre dress, this season in contemporary shades of Crème and Ruby. Also making a comeback, is the glorious Vedette jacket, a standout in these new soft pastels such as seafoam.

(Louvre Suit, Vedette Jacket & Brienne Skirt, pictured below)

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Stay tuned for our next blog where we will showcase our amazing selection of dresses and gowns.

SHOP THE SPRING-SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION

Paula Hian’s Artistic Twist on the French Scarf

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What fashion accessory could be more French than a scarf? French women have mastered the art of wearing a scarf with that je ne sais pas quoi. “When in Paris, my eye is often drawn to the elegant way a scarf defines a person’s sense of self and style,” shares Paula Hian.

 

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Paula Hian now designs scarves. This quintessential accessory is a great way to introduce you to the Paula Hian Collection or complete your wardrobe. The vibrant colors and geometric designs in this new and exclusive collection of scarves are the perfect complement to our timeless French knits the stylish woman wears with confidence and flair.

 

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Paula Hian’s scarves are artwork on their own. A combination of architectural prints and modernist florals come to life in shades of coral, amethyst, citrine and azure. Avant-garde ombré and whimsical motifs are highlights of fashion designer Paula Hian’s newest additions now available as part of her renowned collection of women’s knitwear.

 

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Make your own fashion statement with one of our crepe de chine scarves that add your favorite pop of color. Our designs offer on-trend patterns of animal print and polka dots to contemporary brush strokes and subtle pebbles. We also celebrate classic navy and sheer black designs with subtle bursts of contrasting velvet adding a new twist on a perennial favorite. Our hand painted silk and cashmere scarves exemplify Hian’s well-honed vision for fashion and style.

Shop Paula Hian Scarves

Style Spotlight: A Glimmering Preview of Paula Hian’s 2019 Resort/Spring Collection

Paula Hian, international knitwear designer, ushers in a New Year with a New Collection of luxury, special occasion and daytime dresses for Resort/Spring 2019. The feminine designs of this exclusive line express their beauty through Hian’s signature hand-knit details including customized geometric patterns, metallic finishes, gentle pleating and feminine hemlines.

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In an effort to transition seamlessly between seasons, Hian’s new designs embrace soft pastels of blush and powder blue to classic hues of navy and gold. Known for her luxurious Italian yarns, this collection of dresses weaves in shimmering touches of gold and platinum to each style.

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Philadelphia Style Magazine lauded Paula Hian’s Resort/Spring 2019 Collection in their January issue as, “a cult favorite of women looking to meld high fashion and the perfect fit.” Read more here.

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Hian, who works with the same factory in France as the one selected by legendary fashion houses Chanel and Hermes, conceives her designs through inspiration from art and architecture, plus a keen eye for prestigious yarns sourced in Milan, Italy. Her Spring/Resort 2019 Collection is available in-store at her flagship store in the world-renowned King of Prussia Mall outside of Philadelphia and in posh, designer boutiques, Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains, NY and Hugo Nicholson in Toronto, Canada.

Coming soon to PAULAHIAN.COM.

Fashion & Fundraising with Susan G. Komen Philadelphia

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The decorated storefront enticing women to experience Paula Hian’s fall collection and support Susan G. Komen. Photos ©2018 Dan Z. Johnson

 

On Saturday September 22, 2018, the Paula Hian boutique was aglow with bright pink balloons, banners, and impeccably dressed women socializing and shopping.

Racks filled with meticulously designed European knits and geometric prints, an aura of goodwill and laughter was in the air as our special guests gathered for fashion and fundraising.

 

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Designer Paula Hian and her talented personal shopper share smiles and styles while fundraising. Photos ©2018 Dan Z. Johnson

 

Paula Hian is a unique and bold standout in the luxury designer section of the King of Prussia Mall.

Aside from her visionary designs, Paula Hian is a philanthropic soul who generously gives back to the community, which includes being a long time partner with Susan G. Komen – Philadelphia, a non-profit organization devoted to fighting breast cancer.

Komen’s renowned board members were circulating the fundraiser, spreading awareness about the importance of early detection and research funding. Among them were Natasha Brown, reporter for CBS/The CW Philly and a member of the Komen Philadelphia family, and experts Dr. Monique Gary, DO, FACS from Grand View Health and Dr. Jamie Wells, MD, FAAP from the American Council on Science and Health.

 

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Paula Hian sharing her design process: from the handpicked Italian yarn and mock-up patterns to the final production and unveiling of the collection. Photos ©2018 Dan Z. Johnson

 

The event donated a percentage of sales to Komen Philadelphia and awarded a Paula Hian design to one special guest.

Paula Hian, who believes “giving back is always in style,” will host more charitable events to support the causes important to her bespoke clientele. Meanwhile, Paula continues to travel in search of inspiration for her next collection of innovative designs to be knitted to perfection.

 

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Modeling Paula Hian’s Jacqui harvest gold gown with black and white raffia stripes. Photos ©2018 Dan Z. Johnson

High Season, High Fashion

 

Fall 2018 must-have wardrobe essentials curated by internationally acclaimed luxury knitwear designer, Paula Hian, creating European fashions that last a lifetime.

 

 

1) The Jacket – This season Hian weaves geometric detailing into her feminine cinched peplum blazers and floor-length fitted toppers. These exclusive designs combine regal colors, specially dyed Italian yarns and diamond-on-diamond patterns meticulously crafted. Another bold element is Hian’s use of wide stripes in woven raffia that draws the eye to the waistline for an edgier look to the standard woman’s jacket.

 

 

 

2) The Basics – Bring new life to your everyday skirt or pant with suiting staples in fine Milano knit that flatter and fit to perfection. Subtle shimmer and a simple back silver zipper are modern updates to this season’s Celeste high waist pencil skirt (above) or our elegant, straight leg Lorraine pull on pant (below).

 

 

3) The Dress – Invest in a dress that flatters and transitions seamlessly whether attending a cocktail party or formal affair. Our Blanche black striped raffia dress with long sleeves (below) available in classic black, shamrock green, pinot noir or harvest gold is the perfect design for every special occasion.

 

 

 

4) The Top – Find the perfect top that works with every style from weekend casual to workplace appropriate. Whether simple and fitted like the Astrid cropped ¾ length sleeve turtleneck (above) in black or our more feminine Pierretta metallic pleated point top with high neck (below) in pine green or plum, our Fall collection offers an ideal knit underpinning or statement piece that pairs beautifully with denim jeans to classic suiting.

 

 

See more of what’s en vogue for Fall 2018 by visiting our boutique in the renowned King of Prussia Mall or online at PAULAHIAN.COM. Our talented stylists will help you select the most coveted designs for enhancing your personal style this season.

 

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Artistic Musings for Fall 2018 Collection


For me, Fashion is Art. What inspires me? Architects and artists such as Rem Koolhaas, Jean Dubuffet and Mark Rothko. Plus the combined use of materials, shapes and colors.

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Rem Koolhaas – Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach


These genius artists are the muse of my Fall 2018 Collection. I created exclusive knit materials in France in various gauges from specially-dyed Italian yarns in jewel tones. I also sourced contrasting textures such as glossy raffia. This treasure trove of materials is the secret to my luxurious knits that serve as the canvas of my creations.

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Just a tease of what’s ahead…envision intricately-woven geometric diamonds with a touch of lurex and bold, black and white diagonal stripes. The color palettes of these unexpected patterns feature rich hues of Cabernet, Cobalt Blue, Evergreen and Marigold. The Royal color families create statement pieces that define a woman with European style and artistic sensibility.

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So much more is in-store and I hope you will join me for the unveiling of my newest collection made in France at the same factories selected by the Houses of Chanel and Hermes.

Spring Rises and Sets in Desert Hues

I am celebrating Spring 2018 with a Modern Desert color palette. As always, I hand select exclusive yarns from Italy and then create luxurious original materials, all from France, to create each season’s unique collection. My designs come to life thanks to the talented French craftsmen used by legendary fashion houses such as Chanel and Hermes.

 

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Morocco Dunes – Shot by Rubén Bagüés

My Modern Desert colors feature subtle shades of the Sahara and Moroccan Dunes offset by a touch of metallic. Desert Rose, Soft Gold and Warm Cocoa express their beauty through hand-knit details that bring these shades to life.

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Malerie Dress, Spring 2018

If looking to shine for an evening out, the Malerie dress is the perfect pick. Its metallic wave texture combined with feminine V-neck ruffles and bodycon fit is a couture design with French flair created specifically for a spring soiree.

 

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah – Shot by Heather Shevlin

 

 The soft sands of the desert are also reminiscent of the textures you will feel in my fabrics and knits this season. The Mychelle skirt embodies the warm, sueded tactile beauty of sand sifting through your fingers. This is one of many unique qualities of knitwear as the various yarns allow me to customize texture and patterns to create a feeling that embodies what inspires me as a design a new collection.

 

Our Cadence fitted jacket is another wardrobe essential this Spring – ideal for any event, travel or special occasion when an elegant blazer makes a statement. Its shimmering gold textured stripe, paired with the feminine Mychelle high waist pleated skirt shares a metallic edge hem that is another signature detail of my hand-designed knitwear for this season.