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9 Jul

Maison Margiela Fall 2015 Couture Fashion Show: Runway Review

Margiela's essence has always been transformation. That's why the house is so simpatico for John Galliano. Nowhere else could so instinctively provide the fire from which the Galliano phoenix will rise reborn. And today's Artisanal collection was one more testament to that fact. The clothes were an elaboration on the Janus-like capacity of human beings to embrace contradictions: ugly/beautiful, caring/cruel, together/apart, chic/scruffy, and, naturally, masculine/feminine. Galliano knows all of that only too well. It meant that these were looks that harbored secrets. Twists and folds created hidden places in the fabric. One striking outfit featured Oriental silks beautifully bunched in the front, but as the model billowed back down the catwalk, we could see there was a substantial coat suspended from...
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7 Jul

Trend At Henley Royal Regatta

On the banks of the Thames River at the Henley Royal Regatta.
One of the quintessential British events of the summer season, the Henley Royal Regatta, took place this past weekend on the banks of the Thames River in Oxfordshire. Rowing fans soaked up the sunshine, enjoying picnics and sipping Champagne and Pimm’s as they watched teams race down the river. As is the tradition, men wore lounge suits and blazers with striped ties, cravats and Panama hats — some making bold color choices — while women donned summery frocks topped with fascinators and statement millinery.   Written by Lorelei Marfil, writer for Source -
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4 Jul

The Spring 2016 Men’s Trend Report

Less hotly anticipated than the women’s shows? Perhaps. But every bit as influential when it comes to what one can expect to see on the streets in the coming months? Without a doubt. We’ve rounded up 10 key trends from the Spring ’16 menswear collections. Click through the slideshow above to see them all.   (view more style - written & Source -
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4 Jul

This Is the Jacket You’ll Be Wearing Next Spring ; As spotted on the Resort and menswear runways.

The bomber, long a staple of Jonathan Saunders' vernacular, came tricked out in vivid flora for Resort.
Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Saunders
You’ve come a long way, baby. From humble souvenir to runway sensation, the sukajan has enjoyed quite the ascent. This letterman-style embroidered bomber, often sumptuously decked out in tigers, koi, dragons, and cherry blossoms, has its origins in WWII, when troops who had served in Asia wanted a memento of their time overseas. They’ve since become something of a staple tourist buy, the province of countless thrift shops stateside when their novelty wears out. (Some may also remember the sukajan Katy Perry wore on the cover of her “Roar” single.) But with the Resort and men’s Spring ’16 collections, designers proposed lavish versions without a hint of chintz. Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller spun a quilted take with blooms and prowling...
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26 Jun

Lady Di or Lisa Taylor? A Closer Look at Resort’s Two Very Different Icons

Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn? That age-old question is downright passé these days. In Resort lookbooks and on the runways, a new dichotomy was clear: Are you a Diana or a Lisa? In one corner, the former: Princess Diana, whose ’80s wardrobe of pussy-bow blouses, frothy high necklines, and pinafores with ruffled yokes was name-checked by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi at Preen. In the other: Lisa Taylor as famously lensed by Helmut Newton in 1975, Calvin Klein dress untied, legs splayed, coolly regarding a shirtless Adonis. Michael Kors cited that image as the inspiration for his louche blouse and slit-to-there skirt combo. From there, designers split off into two camps, embracing either the sweetly prim or the steamy and undone—except,...
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25 Jun

The Perfect Outfit That’s Already Sitting In Your Wardrobe

Next time you’re standing in front of a closet stuffed with clothes but absolutely nothing to wear, the solution is easier than you’d think: jeans and a white T-shirt. Classic and understated, it’s a pairing you can take anywhere from polished (throw on heels and a blazer) to tomboyish (Stan Smiths, anyone?) to a quirky-cool blend of both (see: 95 percent of Jenna Lyons’ outfits) with just a few extra pieces. In short, it’s a blank canvas, and you can paint it a million ways.   Written by ALISON SYRETT, writer for Source -
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23 Jun

Trends to Retire in 2015

We, too, loved them dearly, until we realized we are neither 1) warriors, nor 2) princesses.
We never thought we'd see the day when grilles seemed almost quaint in their ridiculousness. So thank you, 2014, for bringing us socks with slip-ons, naked abs, and a hat that you could hide a small child in. Written by DANIELLE PERGAMENT, writer for Source - ...
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23 Jun

The Best New Crop Of Boyfriend Jeans

Remember when jeans were relegated to weekend wear? When you wouldn’t dream of slotting them in to your weekly office wardrobe? Now, it’s difficult to imagine not wearing your blues for just about every occasion…or at least having the option to. And to think it all began with a “going out top”(remember?!) and pair of heels. Dressing up your denim was the fashion revelation of the century. Even now that we’ve moved well past the bootcut-jeans-and-strappy-sandal combo to endless denim silhouettes and washes and shoe iterations, the heel-and-jean formula is just as foolproof as it was fifteen years ago. Whether it’s ankle-strap pumps paired with slouchy boyfriends, open-toe mules with high-waisted blues or even cropped tailored trousers with heeled booties (it...
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