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April 19 2014

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Averyl Oates: Bare Legs Are Back

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Fashion week notes from the buying director of Harvey Nichols.

Background Photo: Kuo-Yu Slayer Chuang

Michel Gaubert On Cheesy Music and Dangerous Women

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Fashion week notes from the legendary Parisian sound designer.

 

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Jefferson Hack: It’s Carnival Time In Milan

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Fashion Week notes from the editorial director of Dazed & Confused.

Background Photo: Kuo-Yu Slayer Chuang

Tim Blanks: “Music Is My Mistress”

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Fashion Week notes from the Style.com and Men.Style.com contributing editor.

Background Photo: Sergio Calleja

Sergio Rossi Does The Wavy

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The future is looking seriously squiggly at Sergio Rossi. That’s the only way to describe their new gravity-defying heel, which looks more like a pencil-drawn line than something actually used for support. It’s inventor is Francesco Russo, Sergio Rossi’s new designer, who’s taking on the post fresh from a stint at YSL. “Today people want to make a statement and be spectacular with their shoes, but if you can’t walk in them properly, you just won’t pull it off,” Russo told us at his showroom. These spiral heels are supposed to be comfortable? Unconvinced, we gave them a test walk, and, to our surprise, the results were as promised. Another highlight was a python-skin effect made with leather, which looked exactly like the real thing. “Getting that was a breeze,” Russo revealed. “They are simply laser-cut squares which are then hand-rubbed, until the edges curl—just like you see on real python.”

Photo: Courtesy of Sergio Rossi