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  • White Drama Paris: Comme des Garcons Spring Favors Blow-Up Domes Over A Fashion Show

    Comme des Garçons White Drama

    Always a designer to go against the grain of traditional fashion and fashion shows, Rei Kawakubo has done it once again with her new Comme des Garcons spring 2012 collection, White Drama. Instead of having a runway show, she has decided to present her spring/summer collection as an installation in clear plastic blowup domes with quasi-monochrome mannequins in which she dramatizes life’s important events: birth, marriage, death, and transcendence. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS White Drama is about pure, ceremonial whiteness in every hue. Some of Kawakubo’s influences for this season…

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  • Revisit In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at Milan Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Prada Spring 2012

    With rich colors and prints a plenty, some of the more subtle and best ideas in Milan for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss, so we thought it would be a good time to take a moment and look back before the crush of Paris takes over. Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Prada (and above) Vintage ladylike bags got revved up with ingenious graphic appliqué automobiles complete…

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  • Revisit Best of Paris Fashion Week- Balenciaga, Carven, Celine, Limi Feu, Rochas – Spring 2012

    Balenciaga Spring 2012

    Now that the month-long block of consecutive international fashion show’s has come to an end, here’s a look at our favorites from Paris, the city of light and superior design(in our minds). From Balenciaga’s thoroughly modern take on 60’s futurism to Limi Feu’s wearable avant-garde goods, there was plenty of high-style propositions for everyone. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Balenciaga (and above) After 10 years of riveting, out-of-this-world collections season in & season out, Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another astounding sci-fi take…

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  • Revisit In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at London Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Christopher Kane Spring 2012

    Since some of the best eye-catching ideas we saw at London Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance, we wanted to look back and focus on the most surprising, clever and inspiring details that caught our attention. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Christopher Kane(and above) In a season full of flower power, Christopher Kane’s playful alternative featuring printed cut-out collage patches makes for one of the wittiest takes we’ve seen for such a femme motif….

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  • British Invasion 2012- Jimmy Choo’s New ‘Union Jack’ Collection

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    Call it a case of Olympic & Middleton Mania as Jimmy Choo’s latest range features bold Britannia symbology just in time for Kate & Will’s first anniversary. Regardless of the timing, the Jimmy Choo ‘Union Jack’ collection boasts must-have updates to signature shapes emblazoned with a rendering of the British flag with a favorite of ours being the playful take on a classic loafer (below). In thier words: With the eyes of the world squarely on London this season, and…

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  • Revisit In the Details: Fresh Spring Ideas at New York Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

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    From Michael Kors graphic contrasting animalier patchworks to a witty anchor inspired update to the house logo at Bill Blass, some of our favorite ideas from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance. Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Anna Sui (and above) Sui took the season’s fascination with prints to a new level with this Beardsley inspired hard suitcase cleverly…

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  • Revisit: The Best of Haute Couture Spring 2012 to Keep You Dreaming

    Dior Couture Spring 2012

    While the number of shows continues to shrink from season to season, the recent Haute Couture shows for Spring 2012 rigorously continued on with the regal, other-worldly appeal that couture has always made feel so ultimately exclusive. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And although a new guard is slowly joining the ranks with collections that veer a tad bit too much towards the unnecessarily dramatic, there were a handful of top shows that offered thoroughly modern and gloriously conceived options for the elite…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: A well-cut trench coat a la Patricia Kaas

    Patricia Kaas

    Let’s be frank: There comes a time when fussy becomes unfashionably fatiguing and plain is boringly aging. >> Day Two of the three-part FoS series Age-Approriate French Chic At A Certain Age But, pairing a well-cut trench coat and sultry smokey lined eyes, is a time-tested fashion recipe that never spoils! Take, for instance, French actress and chanteuse Patricia Kaas who understands the understated elegance of a lightweight, well-cut trench coat- a hallmark in dressing with French chic style. It’s not any ordinary…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: The power of black a la Juliette Binoche… not so basic!

    Malgorzarta Szumowska and Juliette Binoche at the "Elles" Paris Premiere

    Basic black becomes beautiful black when it’s worn in the right French Chic way… It’s funny how there are photos of us that almost instantly look dated and others that have timeless perfection. What we are wearing plays a huge part in what sustains looking chic and vital rather than overdone and garish. Take for instance, the style power and endurance of perennially black clad Juliette Binoche and Malgorzarta Szumowska pictured here. >> Day One of the three-part FoS series Ageless & Age-Appropriate French…

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  • LONDON Show ROOMS in New York – Fall 2012

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    From London Fashion Week to Industria Super Studio in New York, The British Fashion Council was back in town to champion the latest collections of its talented roster of young designers to watch. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Among the group Holly Fulton, J.W Anderson and Simone Rocha’s collections stood out as they each retain a vision that’s completely modern & original. Fulton always gets our attention with her deco inspired prints, this time around in unexpected bold pink hues and…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Up and Comer Glenn Martens is the Next Generation in Antwerp style

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    Ah, the Antwerp fashion legends Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, and Ann Demeulemeester -once you’ve a convert to their fine-crafted avant-garde, architectural minimalism, you become a devoted fan for life! Richard Nahem, has his nose to the catwalk and has the quatre-un-un on the latest next big thing out of Antwerp in Paris.– S.H. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Glenn Martens, a graduate of the prestigious Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts,  launched his debut collection last week. He is a next generation talent coming on the…

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  • Paris Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Celine 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 Paris F/W 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And though there were over a dozen remarkable outings from designers of all types, there were a select handful of outings that caught our eye and are sure to catch your’s too. Balenciaga- After more…

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