August 21 2014

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Designers Flock to Daytime Feathers


“There are boys and girls, there is night and day, but above all there is love,” Dries Van Noten told’s Tim Blanks backstage before a Fall show that balanced the masculinity of Fred Astaire with the overt femininity of Ginger Rogers in Top Hat. The Belgian designer (who might want to consider a second career as a poet) mixed menswear fabrics in tailored silhouettes with frothy feathers for a result that was surprisingly realistic for daytime. Although plumage is typically reserved for special occasions, we couldn’t help but notice that many of this season’s collections were filled with afternoon-appropriate quills. The Proenza Schouler boys paired a tiered ostrich skirt with a degradé novelty sweatshirt, while Christopher Kane trimmed biker jackets and kicky kilt skirts with the downy stuff. Used sparingly—as seen at Erdem, Pringle of Scotland, and Louis Vuitton—feathers offered an unexpected alternative to fur accents. We have a feeling the peacocking street-style set, in particular, will take to this trend.

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Modelizing Fall ’13 Thus Far


With the London shows wrapping today, and editors and models jetting off to Milan, it’s time to reflect on the catwalking highlights from the past two weeks. More so than any in recent memory, this season has been dominated by fresh faces. Nearly every new girl on our top-ten list from Spring, like Marine Deleeuw, Irina Kravchenko, Manon Leloup, and Esther Heesch, had majorly successful sophomore outings. But the Fall shows have brought in an additional crop of noteworthy rookies in demand.

Let’s begin with the handful of former Balenciaga exclusives, whose takeoffs were all but inevitable. Sam Rollinson (above, top left), who starred in a Burberry ad back in 2010 and was handpicked by Nicolas Ghesquière last season, had a strong NYFW. (She opened Reed Krakoff and walked Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, and Narciso Rodriguez, among others.) With a hometown advantage, the British brunette—whose cheekbones could cut glass—kept it up across the pond, scoring spots at Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, and Giles. Two other Balenciaga favorites—Kremi Otashliyska and Chiharu Okunugi (above, lower right)—are also becoming runway regulars. The former hit catwalks at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, and Marc Jacobs, while the Japanese stunner took turns at Rag & Bone, Rodarte, and Marc Jacobs in New York, and Erdem and Giles in London.

Opening the Alexander Wang show is usually a surefire way to go straight to the top, but this season, the second girl out—Tess Hellfeuer (above, top right)—is getting all the buzz. The model finished New York by closing Marc Jacobs, then emerged as a clear favorite of Michelle Lee in London, where she opened Jonathan Saunders and walked in Christopher Kane. Mijo Mihaljcic has also been making all the right appearances in London. Her tomboy appeal landed her spots at Burberry Prorsum, Jonathan Saunders, and Richard Nicoll. Continue Reading “Modelizing Fall ’13 Thus Far” »

Shop The Look: Pretty in Pastel


Following what seemed like a blinding (albeit enjoyable) barrage of neons and brights, designers have toned down their color palettes for Spring. Light and airy pastels were shown on the runway at Dries Van Noten, Erdem, and Christopher Kane, to name a few. From ready-to-wear to accessories, pale pink and blue will be the right choices when updating your wardrobe for warmer weather. We rounded up some of our favorite pastel pieces below—from Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, Tabitha Simmons, and more.

1. Dannijo earrings, $245, available at

2. Stella McCartney sweater, $860, available at

3. Diane von Furstenberg clutch, $345, available at

4. Tabitha Simmons boots, $1,195, available at

5. J Brand / Christopher Kane, $736, available at

6. Chanel Sky Line nail polish, $30, available at

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BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Shortlist Announced


Now in its fourth year, the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund announced its shortlist of nominees today. Roksanda Ilincic, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, and Emillia Wickstead are all up for the £200,000 prize, which was won in previous years by Erdem, Christopher Kane, and Jonathan Saunders. The winner will be named on January 29 after the designers present their collections to a panel of industry professionals that includes British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, the BFC’s Caroline Rush, Lisa Armstrong, Browns’ Joan Burnstein, and more. An intimidating bunch? Sure. But with a career-boosting 200 grand on the line, we wouldn’t expect anything less.

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Shop The Look: Embroidery


Embroidery was all over the Fall 2012 runways, from Proenza Schouler in New York to Erdem in London and Stella McCartney and Balmain in Paris. No need to reach for your own embroidery hoop—we’ve rounded up five of our favorite wearable embroidered pieces from The Kooples, Nicholas Kirkwood, and more, for this season and beyond.

1. Vanessa Bruno jacket, $1,065, available at
2. Alice by Temperley shirt, $435, available at
3. The Kooples embroidered jeans, $230, available at
4. Alexander McQueen bag, $,2455, available at
5. Nicholas Kirkwood heels, $1,695, available at
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