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.
Come explore my Modern Desert fashions for every event on your Spring calendar. My exclusive collection of ready-to-wear and custom knitwear offers luxurious additions for updating your wardrobe for the warm months ahead.
The Villette dress is a timeless classic. It’s drop waist is especially flattering making it an easy choice for holiday parties! The top is made of comfortable stretch velour and the skirt a beautiful double face knit in a textured pattern as shown in black and gold. The Villette is the “go to” dress.
The Parisa is knitted in a soft double face stretch viscose plaid design and can be worn as a jacket, dress or tunic. It features a Jackie O style collar with hand painted gold button, hidden front zipper, pleated skirt and scalloped hem.
The Riva Jacket is another elegant jacket with an off center single ruffle. Paired with the Adalicia skirt, this is another outfit that can take you from day to night in a flash. This combo can also be worn throughout the winter, again making your daily choices a breeze.
A simple, strapless gown edged with ruffle. Also available in a short version – the Mardi– both present chic party options.
Another dress sure to make you shine- the Tilda. This colorful, long sleeve cocktail dress with contoured neckline and v-shaped matching ruffle hem in silk taffeta makes a statement that you have “arrived”.
The Justyne top is a one-of-a-kind treasure that you can wear year round. An exquisite ruffle blouse with a bouncy jabot neck tie collar when paired with the Lynnette knit wide leg pull on ruffle front dress pant, offer a new option for chic tuxedo dressing.
This entrance-making gown needs no introduction. Sophisticated halter gown in a double faced jacquard knit with a side zipper. Stunning black and gold brocade design.
The Evelyn Jacket, with its long sleeves and peplum styling, flatters every figure. It features a smocked front and sleeves with hidden silver zipper. Also available in a sleeveless top, the Gallia, with zipper in back.
Definitely a statement piece, this decorative brocade jacket in double faced jacquard knit with dress hook closure and pleats adds flattering shape. The Nikki jacket will shine either with pants, skirts or leggings.
*All items available in different colors, please check PAULAHIAN.COM for selection.
PAULA HIAN DESIGNS
As we bid adieu to the last waves of summer, we look to the fall for exciting change. Paula Hall Designs Fall/Winter 2017 collection embraces the new season with feminine ruffles, bias plaids, asymmetrical hemlines and golden brocades. Bold colors lend an almost regal appearance and include geranium red, teal, violet, anthracite, olive, and metallic gold with black accents.
This diverse lineup, including suits, blazers, skirts, pants, dresses and evening gowns, is as beautiful as it is functional, and will take you from day to night.
The new styles are structured, yet maintain the fluidity of movement and are detailed in a clean, modern and flattering way. The Riva Jacket paired with the Adalicia skirt (above) is just one example of this new sophistication. Wear together as shown, or pair the jacket with black pants or leggings. You can also mix the black ruffle silk Justyne blouse with the Adalacia skirt.
As seen with the Rose skirt pictured above, asymmetrical hemlines create movement and drape to your form. This one was designed to enhance and never overwhelm. Paired with the Cerise jacket and you are immediately put together. Swap out for the new colored pant and you now have the 3-piece suit of the season. Pants and leggings in different colors, cuts, some even with ruffles, complement any top or jacket in the collection and are the must-have piece.
I am so excited to announce that we are less than one month away to opening the doors to our very first Paula Hian pop up shop! This has been in the works for quite some time now and I am thrilled to finally share this news with you!!
I wanted to make sure that the space we chose would be the perfect fit to what the Paula Hian brand has always been: daywear to evening wear for women with their own unique sense of style. That being said, it took looking at endless spaces to finally find the right one that best fit the aesthetic.
I also wanted it to feel personal and personalized to each customer; to make you feel like you are at home in your very own personal dressing room but at the same time feel like you are being pampered. I feel that this space will do exactly that in its unique design.
Inside the store, you will find a little bit of everything from each of my favorite collections… plus a few new surprises.
I feel like everything is coming together exactly as I imagined and even though there is still so much more work to do, I couldn’t be more pleased and sincerely hope that you will love it as much as I do!
Find us in the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA starting November 10th from 10am-9pm, Monday – Saturday and 11am-6pm Sundays. We will be easy to access in the former Hermès boutique on the ground floor next to the Neiman Marcus cosmetics department.
Ok, that is all for now! More updates to come as we get closer to opening.
UPDATE 11/10/17: WE ARE OPEN!
UPDATE 11/8/17: The pop up shop start date has moved to November 10th. Mark your calendars!
You’ve seen her collections, follow her social media accounts, and know that one of her most famous dresses resides in the permanent collection of the Louvre in Paris, but now is your chance to get to know Paula a little bit better!
Recently, we reached out to our social media followers and asked what questions that they had for Paula from being a fashion designer to what her favorite Starbucks drink is. We are so excited about the questions that you guys have left and Paula is ready to answer you! Enjoy!
Which has been your favorite collection to design ever?
I think Spring 2017 would have to be my favorite! As an entire collection. Certain pieces from Fall 2017 are my favorites.
What is your favorite piece from Spring/Summer 2017?
The Aubrey gown.
Is there a specific time of year and country/city/place that inspires your collections?
It seems to hit when it hits – but always in Paris!
How do you come up with themes and ideas for your designs?
They just come to me. It has always been like this and then evolves as what feels right for the season. As artists we don’t know where it arrives from!
Do you wear your own designs? Which is your favorite piece to wear?
What advice do you have for other aspiring designers?
Stay true to yourself. You have to fight every day!!
So what is your favorite drink at Starbucks??
Frappuccino light café vanilla (vanilla w/ coffee in it). I get it in Starbucks France. They even know me when they see me on the highway and just get my drink ready (en francais!)
Have another question for Paula? Feel free to leave additional questions in the comments and Paula will get back to you!
This spring/summer I wanted to put together a collection that had intricate details while retaining simplicity. The goal was to emphasize the core of what a knit really is by creating pieces to mix and match for any occasion. With summer now here, this is a good time to showcase some essentials for your wardrobe and how they can be paired together.
The abstract structure of this dress turned out to be completely flawless. When I envisioned this piece I was inspired by geometric shapes and endless lines to create a design that is everlasting. With the abstract print and the color, this is a piece that will not go unnoticed while you’re wearing it.
Intended to be worn as a classic fit and flare, this dress ultimately became dual function. While shooting this piece at the photoshoot, a spontaneous decision was made to photograph the dress with the collar up. Instantly it became a brand new look and blossoming one dress into the idea of two.
Subtle but designed with refined details, the cap sleeve structure is the perfect way to TOP it off. This Pinafore dress offers a black top and base but the skirt comes in a choice of several vibrant colors which you can see in other pieces of my Spring/Summer collection. Whether you’re on the way to work or ready for a night out on the town, this two toned polka dot “beaute” will become your next favorite.
Smooth lines transform this combo into the perfected geometric dream. Made with lightweight yarns, the framework makes the garment easy-to-breathe. Created as “sport couture” I wanted to keep these pieces easy to mix and match with other pieces of the collection. The scallop build of the skirt wears as a wrap, giving an asymmetrical look.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy wearing these four looks and the rest of the collection as much as I enjoyed designing it.