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Fashion Shows – Main. Runway reviews and catwalk photos from Fashion Week New York, Paris, Milan

  • The Black Dress- Black Fashion Designers in celebration of Black History Month + New York Fashion Week

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    When we think of the black dress, an L.B.D. typically comes to mind. Well, not so fast. Kicking off New York Fashion Week, I made at very worthwhile stop at the opening of The Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers which celebrates the singular vision of featured black fashion designers: Jeffrey Banks, Samantha Black, Stephen Burrows, Donna Dove, Epperson, Michael Jerome Francis, Byron Lars, Tracy Reese, Omar Salam and LaQuan Smith who have found success in an industry that historically downplays their achievements. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS The exhibition’s fashion consultant…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Rich Red & Meticulous Draping at Prabal Gurung Fall 14

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      Simply stunning! The rich reds & meticulous draping from Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 are stellar standouts in our New York Fashion Week trend spotlight.  From what we’ve seen from the past two days, red is the accent color of the season so from #NYFW. What makes these Prabal Gurung pieces so exceptional (well, becuase they are!) is the combination of textures and draping that move the eye around the body so the color isn’t so overpowering. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Gray Matters at Jason Wu Fall 14


      In a word, classy! The timless elegance of gray paired with the slouchier silhouette make this textured sweater and pants a stellar New York Fashion Week trend spotlight from Jason Wu fall 2014. Start to look for the filler, fluid pant now as it will be a keeper into next season. Fit Tip: Be sure there  is some room in the thigh for a slenderizing effect. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS As for these draped, midriff baring number below,…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Buffalo Plaid + Red at Rag & Bone Fall 2014


      Yup, we’re getting the red accent memo loud and clear… that’s clear & vivid RED. This time, it’s grown up buffalo plaid by way of a chic 3/4 sleeve topper and THOSE fab red slouch boots at Rag & Bone Fall 2014. It’s a safe bet that you will want red on your fashion roster come next fall, but why not add it now? It’s a keeper. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS >>> CLICK: Rag & Bone in store…

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  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Clean Camel + Vibrant Red at Helmut Lang Fall 14


      It’s hard not to love the clarity of clean camel mixed with vibrant red, our trend spot from Helmut Lang Fall 2014. What makes this bold pairing work? The simplicity and elegance of the cut’s disctinctive classic + modern vibe. Not a fussy element in sight, just the perfection of color and cut. I loved the volume of this pairing at Paris Fashion Week street style last season, and love the streamline of this even more. Try it yourself! >>…

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  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Slouchy Menswear at Nicholas K Fall 2014

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    Straight from New York Fashion week comes another Trend Spotlight, this time from outerwear go-to label Nicholas K. Much like Cate Blanchett’s recent winning outing in a relaxed menswear inspired gray winter suit, this exit from Nicholas K had us aching to borrow from the boys. Louche layers topped with a knit hat never looked so stylish until now. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >>CLICK for Nicholas K online now…   Photos: Nicholas K

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  • NYFW Trend Spotlight: Cropped Pants at Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014

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       You ask, we deliver!  For this season of New York Fashion Week FocusOnStyle will adding trendsetting highlights for you to add to your styling repertoire. Let’s start our NYFW Trend Spotlight with cropped pants seen at at Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014. A hybrid between tailored culottes and flared crops, the silhouette is a sleek and modern addition to your wardrobe. Want them now: Try taking up the hem on your wide leg trousers. Fit Tip: A mid heel is best unless…

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  • Spring Fashion Trends Guide: How to wear what was on the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways

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    Spring Trend Report Resource Guide: We curated the best 2014 Spring Fashion Trends from the fashion week runways in New York, London, Milan + street style inspiration to be seen on real-world ladies, like you! Straight from the catwalk and onto your mood boards– with a bountiful array of styles from the runway & the on trend fashion week street style ladies to make a mark on your sartorial spirit for seasons to come. Where do you plan on taking your style this season? We invite you to enjoy curated highlights…

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  • Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2014


    Thought you would like some ethereal & lyrical inspiration by way of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. In their words… Fragile, graceful creatures, ethereal and primordial, inhabit a dreamlike world. Sublime creations that define characters in a fairytale-like study of pure individuality. Lyrical and uninhibited, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created an opus of pure imagination for Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture Collection: a harmonious and unexpected work, it is interpreted by a kaleidoscope of figures…

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  • Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014: A case for the classics in the audience

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    Ok, you may not be able to afford this (nor I), but you can certainly afford to understand the power of elegantly tailored pieces… haute couture or mass market, there’s some fab styling inspiration there! I’ll Have What She’s Having: Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014 attendees had us mesmerized on How to make a case for classics with celebrities Kate Bosworth and more in ultra glam, daytime friendly Dior We love to people watch almost more than see what’s on…

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  • Color Inspiration: Grown up ways of mixing plums & pinks at Veronique Branquinho pre-fall 2014


    Veronique Branquinho Pre-fall 2014 was a modern line-up featuring grown up ways to wear pink with oxblood (the new classic color) via architectural color blocking… Why not steal the look NOW? And with pink popping up on other runways and the street style set, maybe its time to reconsider the fresh feel of pastels during colder months. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS What make’s highlights from Veronique Branquinho’s Pre-Fall line stand out (above) is the almost mannish, simplistic use of otherwise pretty hues….

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