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9 Jun

Five Fantasy Fashion Holidays

The fashion calendar dictates that Autumn/Winter collections hit stores in the deep summer months, leaving plenty of opportunity for those coveted new styles to work their way into your suitcase this holiday season. With July just around the corner, that time has almost come, and whilst chunky knitwear and heavyweight fabrications aren’t necessarily suitable for that beach break in Alicante, there will always be pieces that are – look no further than Balenciaga’s skimpy floral A/W17 dresses as a case in point. With this in mind, we turned to this season’s runways to picture where the muses behind the collections might have travelled for their own holidays. From Raf Simons’ debut at Calvin Klein, where the Belgian designer paid homage to the...
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10 May

Six Things To Note From The Prada Resort Show

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MIUCCIA PRADA doesn’t do things by accident and the Spring/Summer 2018 Resort Collection was no exception; guests dined on saffron risotto at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II before satiating their sweet tooth on cakes at the Marchesi pastry shop; models walked to the tone of Bilitis music; and pink-hued lighting (the front row’s very own real-life Instagram filter) was a pathetic fallacy for the nymph-like looks that followed. It was slow fashion delivered in a fast way, remaining loyal to Prada's past whilst quenching the continuous consumer need for new offerings.

The Setting Was Everything   Located five floors above the 19th Century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade, the show was held for the first time at the...
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19 Apr

New Workwear Essentials You Need For Spring


From crisp pantsuits in ivory white to a new take on the trench, spring's latest in workwear is nothing short of stylish.

The Deconstructed Suit


Keep the look clean, opting for a sleek high-neck blouse.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $2,690, blouse, $595, jacket, $1,190, skirt, $475, 312-475-9500.

How to Wear It


Finish the look with white boots in geometric lines and modern gold earrings.

From left: Louis Vuitton tote, $3,850, 866-VUITTON; Fossil smartwatch $255,; Pomellato earrings, $5,100, 800-254-6020. 

The Ivory Pantsuit


Choose a tailored white blazer with a notched-lapel collar.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $1,450, 617-267-9775; Polo Ralph Lauren shirt, $198,; Monica Rich Kosann necklace, $1,450, Escada pants, $995, 

How to Wear It

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18 Apr

When Mid-90s Prada Made Ugly Chic

“It is oft-quoted folklore that Miuccia Prada is the designer who made ‘ugly’ chic: the term belle laide could, at that point in her career, have been invented for her,” writes Susannah Frankel in the cover story for AnOther Magazine S/S17. This change has been defined as the moment that 70s-inspired avocado and ochre hues hit the Prada S/S96 runway to the 'Rio Boogie' beats of Marcos Valle. Veering away from her own gauzy and minimalist cleanliness and the sexiness that characterized Tom Ford’s Gucci of the same decade, Mrs Prada offered a collection titled Banal Eccentricity: a retro-inspired brand of geek chic which was reviled and adored in equal measure. Little did we know at the time how this new...
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24 Feb

Prada Recreated Your Teenage Dream Bedroom For Its Fall 2017 Show


Skipping the standard fashion show benches, Prada instead had guests sit on furry beds for its Fall 2017 show today.
The set looked a lot like your dream bedroom in high school: pink furry beds, poster-filled walls, Polaroids everywhere and of course, green cactuses as additional decor (for today's cool Instagram teens, of course).

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As a whole, the set featured multiple bedrooms separated by wooden walls that served as a winding runway for the models. From magazine cut-outs to Polaroids of friends and posters of Prada's Fall 2017 ads, the fashion house really nailed the whole cool teen aesthetic perfectly.

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19 Jan

Prada’s Latest Collection Has All the Work-Outfit Ideas You Need


Just call Miuccia Prada William Morris, because judging by her 2017 menswear collection (don't worry—ladies' clothes were present), she's deep in her Arts and Crafts stage. Though the mood might be described as "Don Draper and friends when they were obsessed with sideburns and earth tones," there are fresh ideas about office wear to be distilled from the 54-look effort, the seven most pertinent of which we analyze here.

Instead of a canvas bag, or worse, a paper one, double up on your carry-almost-alls: your regular "show" purse, and a squishy portfolio, playing the role of trash tanker for all your documents, computer, etc. Stash the small in the big on your commute, then leave...
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22 Dec

Wellness Powder Is a Thing Thanks to Elle Macpherson

Instagram DMs work for private jokes, potential brunch plans, and many botched flirting attempts. Turns out, they can also work for business. Example: When supermodel Elle Macpherson just had to collaborate with Aerin Lauder, she didn't call a publicist or email a business manager. Instead, she hit the DM button. "I didn't know Aerin at all," Macpherson explains, "Like, at all. But I was obsessed with her Instagram. One weekend, I saw that we were both in the same city. I wanted to text her, but how would I get her number? So instead, I DM'ed." The result of this byte-size gesture is Aerin x The Super Elixir, a collaboration between the two fashion fixtures that combines Lauder's home décor expertise with Macpherson's...
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9 Dec

The Multifaceted Fashion Heritage of the Swimming Cap

The leisurely activity of swimming garnered popularity during the 1830s, but it wasn’t until the arrival of the roaring 20s when ‘the permanent wave’ became a fashionable coiffure – and one that was utterly destroyed upon any contact with water – that there was an urgent requirement for women to cover their heads with a sheath of latex whilst taking a dip, lest their hair become a discredit to flappers the world over. The practicalities of the swimming cap made way for a plethora of playful designs; eccentric styles became the norm, with some even mimicking of the moment hairstyles, including wig-like inserts. The froufrou florals of vintage caps are synonymous with images of 1950s beach holidays, and the pinched...
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26 Sep

4 Things You Need to Know About the Prada Spring 2017 Show


Inside Prada's show space at Via Fogazzaro, Muiccia Prada showed her Spring 2017 collection that, in short, could be described as a series of spectacularly fine, feathered moments. Here's what you need to know about the '70s-inspired collection.

Many familiar faces walked the runway, but they weren't who you'd expect.
Instead of stacking the catwalk with a bunch of Insta-models, Prada went with who she knew: truly iconic Prada models likes Liya Kebede, Raquel Zimmermann, Fei Fei Sun, and Arizona Muse.

Arizona Muse The '70s shaped the collection. Yellow and brown plaids! Hot pants! Feather trimmed...
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26 Sep

Would You Cut Your Hair for Prada?


Would you rather cut your hair super short or risk losing your place in the Prada lineup?
That's the dilemma we pondered backstage in Milan as six brave models put their hair on the chopping block for Redken's Guido Palau. "The look is a very clean, very simple bob for some of the girls," Palau says. "It calls back to Prada's early days, when girls would have that freshly cut hair in the '90s, but it's also a bit new and futuristic in its simplicity."

How did the Tributes of District Prada (mostly teens) feel about the cut? "Some girls are quite attached to their hair," he admitted, "but the ones we chose for the cut really wanted...
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