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Bird’s the Word

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Avian prints from Wes Gordon, Just Cavalli, and Barbara Bui

Freshly preened, avian motifs are taking flight across the Resort 2014 boards. Earlier in the season, we tapped on Fendi’s volary of abstract, Art Deco owls, and since, we’ve seen feathered violet and indigo creatures on sporty bombers and jumpers at Barbara Bui (above, right), as well as a print of golden wrens at Wes Gordon (above, left). “I call it the canopy print,” said Gordon of his textile, which he used for dresses and a blazer. “It reminds me of looking up through dense trees, with sunlight shining above and birds flying amongst the branches.”

A swan waddled its way onto the eveningwear in Just Cavalli‘s unexpectedly serene Resort lineup (above, center). However, Mr. Cavalli, who revealed today that he’ll be releasing a 300-page tell-all memoir in October, did hybridize the bird with one of his much-beloved signatures—instead of white plumage, the designer’s flashy fowl were splashed with leopard spots.

Cat Walking

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Fashion loves a good comeback, and Catherine McNeil is having just that. The twenty-three-year-old Australian model is arguably looking better than ever. (Perhaps that has something to do with love; she’s been in a relationship with fellow tatted catwalker Miles Langford for the past year or so.) And casting directors seem to be taking notice, as Fall ’13 has undoubtedly been McNeil’s biggest season, in terms of runway work, since her debut—count ’em—six years ago, in 2007. Over the past few weeks, the strong, feline beauty has been walking back-to-back major shows in all four cities, and she’s been particularly successful in Paris. Just yesterday, McNeil bookended Nina Ricci and Barbara Bui, and also did turns at Lanvin and Balmain. Additionally, she hit up Dior today, as well as Dries Van Noten and Anthony Vaccarello earlier in the week. Other A-list appearances this month include Prada, Giorgio Armani (where she was the opener), Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu. McNeil has enjoyed a resurgence in editorial work, too, recently covering the February issue of Vogue Turkey and turning up in the pages of V and Harper’s Bazaar. McNeil is like a confident supermodel in a sea of stringy teenagers, and that’s refreshing.

Photo :Getty Images

The Split-Second Preview: Barbara Bui

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The Fall ’13 womenswear collections draw to a close next week in Paris. Prior to the last shows, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.


WHO: Barbara Bui

WHERE: Paris

WHEN: Thursday, February 28

WHAT: “Light within black. I mixed 3 opposites—ruggedness, technicality & Baudelairean delicacy—all in black on black contrasting w/ brass & white.” —Barbara Bui. The designer sent us a Fall 2013 sketch, left.

Models In Demand: Pre-Fall’s Top New Faces

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New models’ careers are often made on the runways, but posing for pre-fall lookbooks can really build up a girl’s momentum. Several fresh faces in particular have been making waves this season. First up is Tilda Lindstam, whose star continues to rise. Casting directors’ favorite Swede-of-the-moment walked down the runway at Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein, and also appeared in lookbooks for A-list labels like Givenchy, Acne and Prabal Gurung. Meanwhile, pouty French beauty Marine Deleeuw, one of Spring’s top ten catwalk rookies, showed off her editorial chops at Cßline, Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez, Rag & Bone, Donna Karan, and Barbara Bui. Another up-and-comer who’s made an impact over the past several weeks is redhead Magdalena Jasek. She recently scored the Louis Vuitton Spring campaign, walked in Calvin Klein’s show, and turned up on the pages of lookbooks for Cßline, Thakoon Addition, and Escada. Finally, we can’t get enough of Valery Kaufman. The model debuted at Alexander Wang’s Spring ’12 show, logged an impressive number of Spring ’13 runways, and really hit her stride during pre-fall, posing for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Narciso Rodriguez, and Carven. Be sure to keep an eye out for these ladies on the Fall ’13 catwalks—the shows start February 7.

Get the Look: Quirky Cool

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We’ve had our eye on Chinese model Wang Xiao for some time now (and so has our resident street-style photographer, Tommy Ton). She has a feminine and playfully offbeat way of dressing that seems just right for the new year. The Wilhelmina catwalker was snapped by Vanessa Jackman in London wearing ripped denim with pink accessories and a blouse with colorful, sheer sleeves. Take a cue from Wang Xiao’s lighthearted off-duty style and refresh your look with essentials from Marc Jacobs, Barbara Bui, and more, below.


From top left:
Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans, $406, available at www.matchesfashion.com; Barbara Bui sweater, $1,310, available at www.thecorner.com; Marc Jacobs bag, $811, available at
www.mytheresa.com; Esquivel brogues, $750, available at www.netaporter.com

Photo:Vanessa Jackman