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19 Feb

Marc Jacobs Probes The Darker Side of ’80s Glam

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It started at Tom Ford, the first big Show of New York fashion week: wild colored animal print, over-the-top sequins, hot hot pink and a Pointer Sister’s soundtrack. It continued in fits and starts throughout the week—banana clips and mini skirts at Alexander Wang, pleather dresses at Christian Siriano. And by the time Marc Jacobs closed out fashion week it became crystal clear: The '80s, in all their brightly-colored, shoulder-padded, tacky glory, are back. In the same spare set he has used the past few seasons—just two rows of chairs flanking a narrow runway inside the cavernous Park Avenue armory—Marc Jacobs sent out a dramatic, voluminous, and richly textured fall 2018 collection. There was cashmere and taffeta and velvet and tweed. There were...
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19 Feb

A Fashion Show Theme For ‘These Times’: Anxiety

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It's fuzzy. It's funny. It's what we're all feeling.
Enter the Anxiety Slipper, a London Fashion Week discovery that's both prescient and Kira Kira friendly. As seen on Ashley Williams' Fall 2018 catwalk, it's a junior high sleepover slipper but obviously better. Besides the denser sole and Adwoa Aboah-imbued runway cred, it's reflecting our collective societal angst in all-caps diamante letters.

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It's not a secret that the slip-on is a reaction to the world's bleak headlines. Williams dedicated her show to "ditching technology" and connecting IRL with other humans. She made hoodies and track pants that blared Don't know, don't care to would-be staring dudes.

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She built a mini-Stonehenge fortress on the runway and—like the Olsens at The...
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16 Feb

A Guide To The Biggest Trends Of Fall 2018 (So Far)

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Between the return of this Blair Waldorf-approved accessory and pieces that give purpose to the Kira Kira app, we're rounding up the hottest trends of 2018 (plus a few that just might surprise you.) Check back as we update our trend guide with more from London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks throughout the month.

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There's sparkle and shine all over the runways this season, making us want to whip out our phones to use our favorite app. The disco ball look is given the universal treatment, crafted as cocktail dresses, handbags, and even a two-piece suit.

Left to right: Prabal Gurung, Tibi, Christian Cowan, Prabal Gurung, Creatures of Comfort, Cushnie et Ochs

Technicolor Animal Print

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14 Feb

Christopher Bailey’s Final Burberry Show To Honor LGBTQ Youth

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In October, Burberry announced its president and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey would be stepping down from the British fashion label after 17 years. And as a final send-off, he’s putting the label's signature plaid where its figurative mouth is when it comes to diversity. To prove the British fashion house isn’t all lip service, on Monday, the company announced two cool ways it's promoting diversity around the world. “My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to — and in support of — some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world," Bailey said in a press release. "There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.” When...
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14 Feb

This Downtown Label Cast Actual Dogs In Its New York Fashion Week Show

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New York label Gauntlett Cheng’s designs have always encapsulated a certain homespun unconventionality. Esther Gauntlett and Jenny Cheng’s brand, one of the shining lights of the city’s fashion underground, consistently employs friends and relatives in various ways, from showing in a friend’s RV to enlisting Gauntlett’s mom to aid in all of the technical handiwork. And this season, they’ve extended their world to include man’s best friend as well: At their runway show at St. Mark’s Church this past weekend, they sent eight dogs down the runway in pint-size Gauntlett Cheng creations alongside their owners, all of whom are friends of the two designers. The idea to create canine clothes came, naturally, from a member of Cheng’s family. “My sister has an Italian greyhound...
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13 Feb

The Hottest Shoes Spotted At New York Fashion Week So Far

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Are you ready to look ahead to fall's biggest footwear trends? From statement-making boots to sparkling kitten heel pumps, we're tracking all the hottest shoes as they hit the Fall 2018 runways at New York Fashion Week. Click through to see our favorites spotted so far.

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Ulla Johnson

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13 Feb

Beckhams And Bucket Bag Fanny Packs

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All hail Harper Beckham! She is six years old, and pairing a burgundy Burberry coat with pink loafers, thereby mastering 2018’s biggest color trend.

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Meanwhile, I'm 35 and still make “L” with my hands to know which way is left. I do know a bit about Fashion Week, though, including its latest and greatest catwalk hits. Scroll down (not left, phew) for today’s runway recap.

#AllPinkEverything

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Sies Marjan showed lots of kill-for-it clothes, including a holographic trench coat that seems destined for Hollywood’s cool kids. But maybe the brand's most arresting look (in a good way) was when Korean model EZ came through with pink hair, a pink coat, a pink skirt, a pink bag,...
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12 Feb

Clueless Inspo, Whoopi’s Vagina Jacket And Everything Else That Happened On Day 2 Of NYFW

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On Day Two of New York Fashion Week, the cult of puffy coats is taking shape. (We’ve spotted them on twelve runways, and it’s only Friday.) Outside, models huddle together and light cigarettes. And packed tight in our DMs, a series of serious questions began to appear. Super serious. Let’s explore.

Are Coats Now Dresses?

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If Bella Hadid wears something, the world follows. So let’s see what happens after her turn on Friday’s Jason Wu catwalk, where the bombshell wore an embellished navy blue cocoon coat as if it were a red carpet look. For those who are always freezing at parties, it’s a rather genius idea…

Are Carnations Cool Now?

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This morning, Tory Burch planted...
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