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Author Archive | Naveed Hussain

  • The Return of the Baseball Cap and How To Wear It

    Miu Miu Baseball Cap

    If you were around during the original airings of ‘Seinfeld’ than you just might remember the kind of sartorial red flag seeing a woman around town wearing a baseball hat once conjured up-   being sporty in an almost entirely non-fashion sense. But one thing we’ve noticed amidst the now waining early 90’s resurgence is the surprising return of the baseball cap. Especially with Miu Miu’s must-have two-tone baseball caps from fall and Acne’s glossy ones for spring and all the editors being snapped up between…

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  • Balenciaga F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Balenciaga Fall 2012

    After more than a decade at the helm of one of fashion’s most influential labels, mastermind Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another winner of a collection with this time’s goal focusing on thoroughly modern updates to the working girl’s wardrobe. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Combined with slinky patch worked chiffon dresses, sculptural a-line ra-ra skirts and bi-color pants that were the coolest we’ve seen yet, Ghesquiere worked wonders with uniform dressing by mashing the ho-hum banality of smart separates with…

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  • Maison Martin Margiela F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Maison Martin Margiela

    Subverted & tweaked plays on tailored workwear made for a sober yet challenging outing from the atelier of Maison Martin Margiela. And while and a bulk of the collection was composed of tricky slashed & spliced separates that evoked a linear silhouette, there was also plenty of reworked, rethought basics to add a witty albeit overtly conceptual twist to your repertoire. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Among the mix were a winning selection of classic outerwear and some terrific skirts to…

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  • Christophe Lemaire F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Christophe Lemaire Fall 2012

    Fall 2012 saw Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire once again working his eastern tinged, minimalist, masculine minded hand with a welcome addition of knits interspersed with smart utility pieces that were far from basic. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Imagined in the best of deluxe fabrications in moody autumnal hues, this designer continues to offer essentials so divine, they tend to have you dreaming of a maxed out uniform in the best of high quality fabrications with an ample dose of quiet, good…

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  • Azzaro F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Azzaro Fall 2012

    Hailing from Lanvin, Mathilde Castello Branco’s debut collection at Azzaro may not have been a game changer when it comes to the label’s signature, refined party dresses, but she did manage to add a few subtle notions to the label’s precise direction. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Amidst the pretty, pitch perfect gala ready offerings were a few unexpected pieces that had Lanvin’s more relaxed, off-kilter take on dramatic elegance and a felicitous card print featuring jacks & spades. And while…

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  • Bouchra Jarrar F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2012

    Since leaving Balenciaga Bouchra Jarrar has made a name for herself amidst Paris mega labels with collections rife with chic tailoring and graphic cuts that stand on their own. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Fall 2012 saw the designer attempting to fill in the blanks of a working woman’s wardrobe with elegant suiting options with crisp, unadorned surfaces that make them sure to become closet constants for seasons to come. No tricks, no timely gimmicks, just straight forward, masterfully cut pieces…

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  • Jewelry Trend Report- Five Pieces of Jewelry You Should Own

    Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012

    The power of a signature piece of jewelry or a statement making add-on will never go undetected as they tend to work not only as an instant game-changing enhancement but as one of the easiest ways to add distinctive flair to just about any look. With that in mind we’ve considered the top five must-have pieces you should be on the look out for when looking for new jewels that aren’t only about decoration alone but also work as a…

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  • See by Chloe F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    See by Chloe Fall 2012

    Although See by Chloe has remained a quiet yet increasingly salable & lucrative secondary line to high-end French go-to label Chloe, it comes as somewhat of a welcome surprise to see the offshoot finally make it’s runway debut after ten years in business. And while other respective labels like Marc by Marc Jacobs have been garnering rave runway reviews over the last decade, it seems as though larger European houses have been reticent to shine a light on their often more…

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  • Milan Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Jil Sander Fall 2012

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen over the past few weeks with runway reviews, fashion show coverage & backstage beauty, we wanted to take a moment to consider the highlights & top trends to inspire an easy-chic wardrobe update from Milan F/W 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Jil Sander- Raf Simons swan song for Jil Sander was a testament not only to the kind of refined couture sportswear the likes of Geoffrey Been & Bill Blass championed throughout their careers, but…

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  • Guys, you can add edge to your men’s style with some printed glasses like Zac Efron

    Zac Efron

    Men’s Style Note:  Zac Efron Shows You How to Make Printed Sunglasses Work Ah, ha… he does look good. With bold, unexpected prints quite the rage as of late it was only a matter of time til we saw the trend work its way into the eyewear arena and surprisingly enough we look to Zac Efron on how to make it work for you. As is the case with options full of personality, Efron’s Prism unisex sunglasses‘ wild zebra print that gives…

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  • Roberto Cavalli F/W 2012- Milan Fashion Week

    Roberto Cavalli Autunno Inverno 12-13 (5)

    Runway Review: From Cavalli expect a heady dose of deluxe fabrications that are certain to set your night a sizzle come Fall. “An earthly paradise populated by creatures of fantasy… the Eden of femininity … my creativity is expressed through clothes which make the Cavalli woman a sensual and mysterious being.” –Roberto Cavalli >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words: The prints come from hand-painted canvas, exhibited backstage at the fashion show, representing animal skins. The ‘trompe l’œil’ effect is…

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  • Missoni F/W 2012 Full Collection- Milan Fashion Week

    Missoni Fall 2012

    Runway Review: A tour de force of masterful knits and pieces full of glorious texture with hints of leather in the mix made for a strong outing from Missoni for Fall 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words:  LIKE A HEROINE IN A CONCRETE JUNGLE Urban, but also pervaded with references to soil and moss, leaves and barks of trees, rocks and minerals, the woman of Missoni winter 2012 conceives fashion as an evocative adventurous fantasy, a dream in…

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