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Runway trends and reviews from New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week. Fashion show photos and highlights on how to wear the catwalk look in your wardrobe.

  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- The Peplum

    Giambattista Valli Fall 2011

    Body-defining, figure enhancing peplums have been working their way on quite a few runways over the past few seasons(including next spring) so we couldn’t think of a better time to take note on how to incorporate them into your repertoire for an unexpected dose of lady-like chic. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite uses of peplums for Fall 2011 and jotted a few quick notes down on how to pull them off and make them work for you. >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Isabel Toledo Spring 2012 Runway Collection In Miami

    Isabel Toledo

    Besides having Michelle Obama as one of her most ardent celebrity clients, Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo has been wowing critics and fashion fans including yours truly since she began her eponymous line in the mid-80’s with her artisinal-minded, avant-garde confections and her deliberately off-the-radar cult of personality. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Leave it to Toledo to debut her Spring 2012 collection just weeks after the fashion-show season has ended and all the way down in Miami…Miami? Well, it makes sense after…

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  • Leg Work- Spring 2012’s Best Footwear -Celine, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Yves Saint Laurent

    YSL Spring 2012

    After seasons of major statement making shoes with mind-boggling heel heights and preposterous ornamentation, we’re really feeling the simplicity of the footwear options we saw on the runways for next spring. That’s not to say that footwear has been reduced to the simplistic and merely functional, quite the contrary indeed. From YSL’s shielded heeled loafers to Rochas’ mirrored slides, there were plenty of options out there to lift your wardrobe’s potential and your spirits too.  Here’s a look at the…

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

    Rochas Spring 2012

    After a month+ of consecutive international fashion shows, it can be hard to not only remember what we’ve seen, but to get a second to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely. That being said, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Paris shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50’s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Alexander McQueen Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Alexander McQueen Spring - Summer 2012 look 2 by Michalis Christodoulou

      Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks. Featuring skirt suits, dresses with…

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  • Chloe – Spring 2012 Fashion Show Photos

    chloe spring 12

    CHLOE Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring  / Summer 2012 Paris Fashion Week MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS [nggallery id=28] Peek at CHLOE in store now: More Chloé… In their words… Chloé Spring/Summer 2012 In her first season for Chloé, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller considered the mood of the Chloé girl and discovered a multitude of feminine personalities that define the brand. “I looked at festival girls, girls on the street and David Bailey’s photos of Marie Helvin and Anjelica…

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  • Best of Milan Fashion Week- D&G, Jil Sander, Moschino, Prada – Spring 2012


    As per usual, from New York collections one can expect pragmatic sportswear(the kind that doesn’t often reinvent the wheel, maybe just spins it), from London one can expect out-of-this-world, well executed propositions and from Milan; riotous colors, bold adornments and brilliant uses of technological advancements in fabrications. And with that being said, Milanese designers did not disappoint. We saw a large variety of finessed, retro-inspired options full of energy, enticing plays on print and a generous dose of giddy sex…

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  • Emilio Pucci Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2012 by Michalis Christodoulou

    Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci, offered  an ultra modern gypsy-sexy catwalk look, with visible dentelle knit panties, lace embellished tops and slipdresses with embroidered beads, and breathtaking skirts and dresses with amazing detailed prints. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS My illustrated look from the catwalk was this  ethereal, ultra sexy, stylish and see through lace embellished black dress, which with the right dentelle panties, just can’t go wrong. The makeup was also exquisite. I just love this look! –Michalis Christodoulou Watch the…

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  • Gucci Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 look 1 by Michalis Christodoulou

    Please welcome new FocusOnStyle Contributor Michalis Christodoulou and his discerning eye that captures the nuances of the runway through fashion illustration. -S.H. Gucci and Emilio Pucci were among my favourite Spring/Summer 2012 collections from Milan Fashion Week. My three illustrated looks are the ones I loved the most from the Gucci catwalk show.  Frida Giannini for Gucci delivered a seriously glamorous, yet very wearable collection, a blend of twenties elegance and the strong feminine style of the Gucci woman. Dresses and tops…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Preview- Pierre Balmain, Spring-Summer 2012 Film Peek

    Pierre Balmain Femme, Spring Summer 2012

    Balmain is getting a less extravagantly priced sibling… Who can't resist Balmain, especially the cool French chic way Emmanuelle Alt can rock one of their jackets? But the prices?! Mon Dieu! Debuting this Sunday during Paris Fashion Week, Pierre Balmain, the new women’s and men’s collection with an "international, downtown cool style" created in partnership between Balmain Paris and Ittierre SpA. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Watch the first  first instalment of the teaser for the film by Inez and Vinoodh, featuring model model Abbey Lee…

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  • Best of London Fashion Week- Acne, Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchoff, Richard Nicoll- Spring 2012

    Christopher Kane spring 2012

    Leave it to London to really get the ball rolling when it comes to fantastical, covetable and overall completely original collections that are not only going to expand our must-have lists exponentially, but are also certain to inspire our sartorial wishes and desires for this upcoming season to come. Here’s a look at our favorite collections from London for Spring/Summer 2012. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Christopher Kane   Call it his most wearable collection to date if you may, but there…

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