Claire Stemen
Claire Stemen
Claire Stemen likes to think and write about fashion as a vital form of communication. She loves clothing and the way we style ourselves, despite always buying the same black turtleneck over and over again. You can find her on Instagram @claire_stemen, or or at

High Necks, Thigh Highs At Wanda Nylon Paris Spring ’16 Show

Wanda Nylon Fall 2016, Paris Fashion Week

(Images: Gio Staiano / NOWFASHION)

wanda-nylon-Gio-Staiano-NowFashion-4-mainOne dives into Wanda Nylon’s FW16 collection feet-first. The stunning vinyl knee-highs draw the eye immediately; a more muted yet still assertive ensemble follows.

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Besides turning a cliché on its head, Wanda Nylon’s FW prêt-à-porter packs a punch, taking sophisticated pieces from their basic status to whole new levels. A stunning vinyl coat, see-through overalls, leather scarves, and the knee-highs … always the knee-highs.

A stunning vinyl coat, see-through overalls, leather scarves, and the knee-highs.

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(Images: Gio Staiano / NOWFASHION via FashionGPS)

What’s mundane is interesting again, as Wanda Nylon plays with material in unexpected ways; ways that have me digging through couch cushions for extra cash.

Or at the very least, I can be inspired by the collection’s determination to take what’s commonplace to catwalk levels.

A rainy day doesn’t have to be so horrid for one’s look after all. I certainly could have used a pair of those boots and perhaps one of the vinyl baseball caps later in the rainy Parisian day, though I can hardly expect much else this time of year.

A rainy day doesn’t have to be so horrid for one’s look after all.

The mouth-obscuring turtlenecks alone are worth their weight in gold for those wind-blasted winter months.

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Wanda Nylon just made winter much, much easier and much, much more appealing (if that’s even possible to begin with).


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