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.

 

Paula’s 2017 Holiday Fashion Guide

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The holiday season has officially arrived and I’m making it easier with the perfect collection of hand designed and personally curated outfits that work perfectly for business parties, family gatherings and festive soirées. My goal is to dress you in style so you stand out with confidence and flair to enjoy your time with friends and family and not stress over what to wear.
Have an amazing holiday season!
XOXO,
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The beauty of the Cerise jacket – dramatically placed ruffles with a banded waist; clean lined and elegant. The Rose skirt adds drama with its asymmetric hemline. Both the Cerise jacket and Rose skirt can be mixed and matched with anything in your current wardrobe, adding versatility. Available in teal or black.

 

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.

FALL/WINTER 2017 COLLECTION

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Parisa Jacket: A Fall 2017 Must Have

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.

Riva Jacket and Adalicia Skirt

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.

Cerise Jacket and Rose Skirt in Teal

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.

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  And dresses, oh la la, the selection is amazing. Scoop neck, square neck, halter, or sleeveless.  Dresses and gowns that come short, long; in brocade, solid colors, stretch velour, bias plaid.

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King of Prussia Mall Here We Come

Hello,

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.

 

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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.

XOXO

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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 asked, Paula has answered!

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!

 

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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!

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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?

Yes! Always. I think is either the Gallia top, Ophelia dress, or the Gemma leather jacket and Solange top – hard to decide which is my favorite to wear.

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Paula wearing the Ophelia dress (above) and Solange top (below)

 

 

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!