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15 Dec

Gucci To Off-White, Street To Sequins—And The Return Of The Fanny Pack: What Sold In 2017?

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When Vogue asked five online powerhouses about what sold in 2017, there was confirmation of what we expected—Alessandro Michele is still the King Midas of Gucci; everything he touches is retail gold, while the desire for Balenciaga knows no bounds—and more than a few surprises; who knew that the fanny pack would virtually obliterate the concept of the It bag? (Well, you, in all likelihood, since chances are you bought one.) And mazel tov to Virgil Abloh, because Off-White emerged as the label that really took off globally. Others, like Attico, Halpern, and a slew of quirky and less expensive bag labels, emerged as winners, too. In other words, it will go down as the year of the street, sequins, and sneakers—and...
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15 Dec

Why The $195 Balenciaga Scrunchie Is Peak 2017

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Is a $195 scrunchie worth it? Well, that’s how much the thick hair band from Balenciaga’s Resort 2018 collection costs—shipping not included. Its steep price tag is comparable to that of a Vetements hoodie, which comes at a whopping $885—a triple-digit number that could also get you a 1999 Lincoln Town Car with 300,000 miles on it, or nearly 90 “Blue Light Special” hoodies at $10 a pop. Lately, talking about ordinary items with extraordinary price tags has begun to feel a bit like Passover seder, where the first question at the table is: “Why is this night different than other nights?” In fashion terms that translates to: “Why is this item different from all other items?” In the case of this particular electric-blue...
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14 Dec

Analyzing 2017’s Top Fashion Trends

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It sounds cool and adult-like, but why diversify your actual stock portfolio when you can diversify your *2017 wardrobe?* Ahead, we weigh in on the buy-ability of 12 trends, just like those analysts who work for a certain "fake news" organization.

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Shop similar: Daisy, $425

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Did you know that the unofficial uniform of cool girls everywhere is a square-neck minidress, probably ruched around the shoulders and sleeves? (Tops too.) Now you do.

Buy-ability index: 9/10, as it's a flattering shape you might not already own lots of

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Staud, $250 BUY IT As one of the easier easy ways to dress better in 2018, the less practical but...
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14 Dec

Want To Succeed In Fashion? Take a Tip From Google’s Top 10 Most Trending Fashion Brands of 2017

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The days of fashion as an elitist and exclusive niche industry are done—just look at Google’s list of the most trending fashion brands of 2017 for proof. Every brand in the top 10 made headlines in 2017 for boundary-crossing collaborations, innovative ad and marketing campaigns, and projects with creative upstarts that reflected the pulse of the world at large. The number one spot on the list goes to Gucci, a brand that’s been on the rise since Alessandro Michele was named creative director in 2015. This year, though, Gucci has really been on fire. Not only has every one of its fashion shows outdone the last, but it’s also racked up new celebrity fans, from Rihanna to Harry Styles, and managed to...
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12 Dec

All The Cool Girls Are Wearing These Throwback Nikes​

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Take a quick walk around any metropolitan city and you'll notice one thing: all the coolest girls wear the same exact thing. They might wear their Miaou pants with a shearling jacket instead of a cable-knit sweater, or tilt their cabby hat in a different direction, but every once in a while they will simultaneously latch on to a singular trend—and right now it's this pair of classic kicks.

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Nike Air Max 97 OG, $160; nike.com SHOP Nike's Air Max 97s are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, marking two decades of street style dominance. The design (inspired by the original designer’s favorite mountain bike) feels fresh given the clean aesthetic of past it-sneakers (earlier this year we flocked to Vans' Old Skools, there...
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11 Dec

Now Casting Line Kjaergaard

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Line Kjaergaard had one of the best seasons a model could hope for this past fall. After premiering at Calvin Klein, she starred in the greats, including Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Givenchy, and Loewe, among many, many more. Her walk is immediately recognizable, complete with an emotional and intense stomp, and she has that unnamable it-girl thing that makes you want to be her best friend. CR sat down with the Danish beauty to ask about what Raf Simons is really like, the best places to visit in Copenhagen, and her love of penguins. How were you discovered? It was in Copenhagen (where I'm from), and I was 17 at the time, just shopping with my mom. I had never thought of modeling or...
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11 Dec

Dior Celebrates Its Mystical Past And Present With Tarot-Themed Pop-Up Stores

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No one knows what the future holds, but that hasn’t stopped us from trying to find out. From astrology to palm reading to fortune telling, we’re fascinated by the mystic arts that give us clarity about where we came from, and perhaps hint at where we’re going.
The fashion industry has been all about it, and the house of Christian Dior is particularly steeped in the history of the occult. Monsieur Dior himself was deeply interested in astrology—a theme current Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri has explored by incorporating mystical symbolism into her designs.

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Her recent Resort '18 collection was inspired by Motherpeace Tarot, a deck designed by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble in the 1970s. “The Tarots of...
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6 Dec

Gigi Hadid, Halima Aden And More Star In CR Fashion Book’s First Ever Calendar

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Helping us all stick to our inevitable New Years Resolution of working out more, CR Fashion Book is debuting its first ever calendar of all your favorite models hitting the gym for 2018. The ultra-sexy fitness-infused calendar, dubbed "CR GIRLS 2018," features Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Grace Elizabeth, Hailey Clauson, Paris Jackson, Hoyeon Jung, Binx Walton, Eniko Mihalik, Hannah Ferguson, Joelle Lombardi, Danielle Herrington, Halima Aden and Candice Swanepoel working out at Technogym. Photographed by Steven Klein, each month's photo celebrates strong and sexy women hitting the gym in lingerie and high fashion, as one does. "Throughout my career, I have championed diversity of both race and body type. This casting includes both iconic supermodels and fresh faces in a modern representation of beauty...
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6 Dec

Tommy Hilfiger And Gigi Hadid Announce The Location Of Their Next Runway Show

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Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger have taken their ongoing design collaboration to New York, Los Angeles, and London so far. Next stop on the duo's globe-trotting runway show? Milan.
The designer announced his fourth consecutive collection with the supermodel will hit the runway at Milan Fashion Week on February 25th. The Spring 2018 see-now, buy-now collection will follow the duo's most recent TommyNow show, which debuted at London Fashion Week back in September. Like last season, the Milan show will include both menswear and womenswear available to shop straight from the runway.

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“My vision for TOMMYNOW was to create a global platform that we could take on tour to...
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6 Dec

Meet Casey Cadwallader, Mugler’s New Artistic Director

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Today, Mugler joins the fold of brands that are switching up their lead creative teams. The French label just announced that American designer Casey Cadwallader has officially taken the reigns as artistic director of the house, while David Koma, who has held the position since 2013, has left to pursue his own label in London.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: A model walks the runway during the Acne Studios Ready to Wear fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Cadwallader is an interesting, if unexpected, choice to lead the house. The designer originally studied architecture (just like founder Thierry Mugler) before an internship at Marc Jacobs prompted him to make a career switch to fashion. In the 17 years since, he has held positions at Loewe, Narciso Rodriguez, and Acne Studios, proving that he is quite flexible when it comes to...
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