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Nielsen goes back to the future at Paris Fashion Week

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Fashion from films like Blade Runner or the Fifth Element are believed to have inspired Corrie Nielsen’s futuristic collection on show at Paris Fashion Week.

There was also a 60s twist to the London-based US designer’s ready-to-wear show, which featured her trademark sculpted silhouettes and neatly tailored ensembles.

Guy Laroche designer Marcel Marongiu opted for modern, feminine looks with a collection featuring streamlined graphic shapes, plunging necklines and experimental materials.

The goal he claims was to create stylish but simple to wear items, in order he says to “liberate” women.

“The collection is based on freedom, freedom in all senses of the word: freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom to show oneself,” said Marongiu.

Marongiu, who has held the creative reins of the French fashion house since 2007, says he found inspiration by working on new materials.

Dark blues and yellows dominated — the very feminine collection featured blends of light and dark, soft and hard.

Jackets were worn with high-waist silk shorts for a modern and sexy look, while silk overalls were paired with bikini tops.

Paris Fashion Week continues until October 1.