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25 Apr

Fashion Week Mexico City Starts On a High Note With Kris Goyri’s El Ángel Show

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At a roundabout on Paseo de la Reforma, one of Mexico City’s main thoroughfares, stands a gilded angel erected in 1910 as a monument commemorating the centennial of Mexico’s War of Independence. It is famously recognizable and singularly beautiful; El Ángel, as it is commonly called, can be seen in various reinterpretations throughout the metropolis—from taxi cab doors to government advertising. Yesterday, as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico City, one of the city’s most promising young creatives, Kris Goyri, showed his Fall 2017 collection around El Ángel. A dozen-deep crowd gathered around its northern curve to watch Goyri’s models cautiously step down the site’s stone stairs, decked out in ‘70s-era glamwear, rich in hue and artfully accessorized with excellent artisanal...
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25 Apr

What’s Your Denim Identity?

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Denim may be a classic staple but the way we choose to wear it is hugely personal. Which denim diva will you be this season?
For Retro Queens
The seventies-style flare remains a favourite for its flattering cut and leg-lengthening properties. Keep your look on the right side of retro by avoiding embroidered or broderie anglaise tops. A simple silk shirt and metallic shoulder bag keep this outfit in the 21st century.

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Erin Fetherston SS17

For Quirky Classicists
You like sharp silhouettes and quintessential shapes but with a bit of a twist, so a classic trench reimagined in denim fits your style sensibilities. Keep the rest of your outfit understated and let your denim trench be the showpiece.

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25 Apr

Alien Invasion

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Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Gucci has been churning out more than a few newsworthy campaigns this year. However, their latest Pre-Fall campaign has ended up at the wrong end of some critical Instagram buzz. Central Saint Martins fashion student Pierre-Louis Auvray was unsurprisingly nonplussed with a new video series released on Instagram last week by the Italian Fashion house.  To the young designer, the clips in question looked a little too similar to Auvray’s intellectual property- namely his penchant for sci-fi creatures modeling his collections. In response the student posted some choice words for the mega-brand on his Instagram account, “I am just a student working hard on building my own stuff and the last thing we need as young creatives...
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25 Apr

It’s All About The Baker Boy Hat

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Whether you refer to it as the newsboy, baker boy, cabbie, or page boy—there's no denying this topper is taking over. It girls and supermodels alike have adopted this staple of the early 20th century 'working class' and news boys, and turned it into the ultimate cool-girl must have on or off the red carpet.

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1 The Icons

Leave it to the French, like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, to make anything chic, even a hat was once traditionally worn by men.

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2 The It Brits

The hat became synonymous with glamorous supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss in the '90s keeping an air of incognito.

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25 Apr

This 1 Necklace Is Replacing Your Favorite Choker

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Choker necklaces have been all the rage the past couple of seasons, and you can't look around without seeing at least one of these '90s-inspired necklaces wrapped around someone's neck. With music festival season on the horizon, you're probably wondering what hardware celebs will be rocking this year with their festival attire. Well, don't write off chokers just yet, because we have an inkling that it's an iteration of this tried-and-true style. Recently, we've spotted everyone from supermodel Kendall Jenner to blogger Aimee Song wearing link chain chokers. These necklaces are an edgy, more modern take on the velvet chokers we're used to seeing, and they're giving us major badass vibes. Have a look at how these style stars wore them,...
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25 Apr

See Pharrell’s New Chanel Gabrielle Bag Campaign

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Pharrell made big news in March when he was announced as the first man to model a Chanel bag in a campaign. Back in December, he walked the runway for the brand's Métiers d'Art show in Paris. Now, he's the star of a campaign film featuring the new Chanel Gabrielle bag.
In a short film released today, the musician approaches an empty concert hall and turns it into his playground. During one especially tense moment, he walks a very unsafe-looking beam hanging in mid-air and almost–ALMOST–drops his Chanel bag.

Terrifying.
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Terrifying. / CHANEL

See what happens next in the full film, below:

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25 Apr

Bella Hadid Shows You Don’t Need to be the Birthday Girl to Win Best Dressed

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Welcome to "Who Won Fashion Today," where we award the boldest, best dressed person of the day. Winning fashion doesn't necessarily mean you're wearing the most expensive, trendiest, or prettiest dress. Rather, we reward risk-takers—those that stay true to their personal style and make us go, "Now THAT is a LEWK.” It’s nearly impossible to wear an Adam Selman look and not be the coolest dressed person in the room. Selman, who’s devotees include Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, and Hari Nef, creates clothes with personality and humor that are (shocker!) actually wearable. His fall 2017 collection was inspired by one of our most favorite things: denim. Denim, which had fun appliqué roses as accents, a motif that was omnipresent throughout the collection. So who...
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25 Apr

Daytime Drama

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“Don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. The only rule is not to blend in,” is an oft-spotted quote by Paris Hilton – the symbol of Noughties navel-gazing has been enjoying a renaissance of late among the Tumblr crowd with her slyly witty observations. It’s a sentiment that designers struggle with today, as they try to navigate a digital landscape which allows for any photo or reference to be easily accessed with the swipe of a thumb and catwalk pieces to be reproduced across the world even before the clothes have landed in-store. The most continuously innovative designers, such as Christopher Kane and Paco Rabanne creative director Julien Dossena, counteract internet-fuelled jadedness with clever ways to jar the brain and...
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25 Apr

Laura Kim & Fernando Garcia Of Oscar De La Renta Know What Modern Brides Want

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Inheriting the heritage, history and signature style of a brand as well known on the American (and worldwide) fashion stage as Oscar de la Renta requires equal parts humility and confidence; and it appears that after launching their own line, Monse, together after a brief departure from the ODLR atelier, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia have those traits in spades. The two recognize the pressures of designing in the shadow of one of fashion's greats, but it doesn't seem to hinder their process. In fact, it seems that working with Oscar for years prior to his passing and with a different customer via Monse has given them a clear understanding of what women want. "Girls want different things than they...
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25 Apr

Vivienne Westwood on How to Beat the Rotten Financial System

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“I’ve always been an activist; I didn’t consider myself a fashion designer. When I was doing punk, I was just horrified by the way the world is run by such terrible people, people who torture other people, people who create wars. In those days, we didn’t really have a strategy. After meeting Dale Vince of Ecotricity the penny dropped as to what we can do to change things: we can switch to green energy. If we switched to a green economy, it would undermine the power of the rotten financial system. We would pull the carpet out from under the government, and it would have to cut its big business subsidies. Using Ecotricity is the first step forward, and it’s...
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