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After just one year at the helm, the hard work of designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim has paid off: They’ve managed to re-stamp the brand with a cool, populist edge.

But they’re serious about their work in other ways too: Fashion insiders had to live the catwalk theme _ literally _ by trekking to the far-flung venue, the Maison de Judo, on the Paris city limits.

In bold _ sometimes purposefully garish _ orange vermilions and greens, the collection threw up some great wide pants and boxy-shaped jackets as well as a lot of safari-style street wear.

Though some of the jungle printed ensembles looked overly busy _ a beautiful camouflage print made up for it with images of flowers that looked like leopard.

But there was art in the detail too, with the designers showing a flair for tailoring in great utilitarian features.

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