Rich, Luxe and Elegant Woman. Gilles Mendel behind J. Mendel fashion brand worked mostly with luxe furs and trapunto-stitched leathers and liquid satin in his latest Autumn-Winter collection. New season is inspired by German artist Gerhard Richter. New collection comes with earthy palette of red, royal blue, burgundy, white, black. Models appeared in great variety of looks, trim black coats, turtleneck dresses, cozy mink intarsia pullovers, mink coats, quilted, zip-off motorcycle coats, tweed biker jackets. I simply adore his evening looks, which consisted of beaded chiffon gowns, simple satin columns, slinky gowns, floral cloque organza dresses and velvet panne gowns.