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

    Blumarine Fall 2012

    Runway Review: An unexpected dose of sexuality and ultra-glam streetsmart fashion made Blumarine a Fall 2012 standout amidst Milan’s moodier collections. In their words: ‘POSITIVELY SHINING’ Fluid lines and shapes deconstructed by cut-out details. Understated urbanwear in the cold tones of white, hazelnut and dove grey, with glints of silver and platinum. Textural consistency and plastic volumes, with couture finishes and high-tech layers, create a new daily luxury with three-dimensional effects. Rubber, Perspex, Plexiglass, PVC and nylon in measured layers or strictly minimalist. Extra-glossy…

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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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  • Giorgio Armani F/W 2012- Milan Fashion Week

    Giorgio Armani Fall 2012

    Runway Review: Shorts seem to be on Mr Armani’s mind come fall as they made a more sophisticated appearance on his namesake runway. Peppered with saturated color and deluxe tweaks here & there, confidently styled looks were both ‘modern eccentric’ and evocative of untouchable, yet approachablly easy glamor. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words: THE MODERN WOMAN LOVES TO DRESS IN ANDROGYNOUS AND MASCULINE CLOTHES, YET SHE DOESN’T WANT TO SACRIFICE FEMININE SUBTLETY AND LIGHTNESS. SHE APPRECIATES CLASSIC ELEMENTS LIKE TAILORING AND SEEKS…

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  • Emporio Armani F/W 2012- Milan Fashion Week

    Emporio Armani Fall 2012

    Runway Review: From Emporio Armani comes an assortment of wardrobe pieces perfect enough to update any wardrobe with, but the real story here were those directional Bermuda shorts that were the starting point for almost every look and were offset by a surprising girlishness. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words: ‘LITTLE WINTER FOLLIES’ A play on clothes, fun little touches of pure fantasy: the more the search for form is calibrated, the more the collection becomes a surprising interpretation…

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  • London Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways- McQ by Alexander McQueen, Acne, more

    Acne Fall 2012 Runway

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen so far this season with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, and home style inspiration too, we wanted to take a moment and look back at highlights from London’s top shows. As per usual, there was no shortage of statement making, thought-provoking, completely modern & individual outings from some of the city’s most talented -here’s some favorites to take note of.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS…

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  • Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear Collection

    Burberry fw12

    Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear Collection Runway Review: Burberry’s Christopher Bailey looked to the directional trend of contrasting elements and fabrications and the house’s history and combined  town & country elements with rigorous styling that gave off a personal, quirky vibe.  MORE: Burberry Brand Overall, the collection had a tight selection of silhouettes that all boasted a cinched, figure defining waist that was ladylike while at the same time universal in its age spectrum. Diagonal ruffled skirts were part of the mix while pencil skirts, sculptural…

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  • Mulberry Fall 2012 London Fashion Week Show Recap & Launch of Latest It Bag

    Mulberry fw 12

    Mulberry’s  Fall 2012 outing at London fashion week was a heady mix of textures, shimmer,glam and fur. On view was a typical fun ride from the luxe leather goods label with voluminous hairy fur skirts and coats echoed by the two giant monster-sized Yetti guards at the runway entrance along with the label’s traditional runway dog appearance featuring an adorable Puli dog in a Mulberry coat on the catwalk- he has his own Yeti fur, thank you. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS SHOPPING GUIDE: Best Bags If it’s…

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