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The Next Big Thing: Alon Livné, Spring ’14

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Everyone knows their Marcs from their Calvins. But as fashion month kicks into gear, we’ll be spotlighting the up-and-coming designers and indie brands whose names you’ll want to remember.

Alon Livne Spring '14

Label: Alon Livné

Need to Know: Israeli designer Alon Livné’s career was kick-started in part thanks to a much-publicized turn designing costumes for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour. With that momentum behind him, he’s returned to New York for a sophomore season. A front row that included Paris Hilton and Rose McGowan was a testament to the fact that Livné does not design for the faint of heart. His Spring ’14 collection was a 1980s vision of the future—albeit significantly softer than, say, Blade Runner. White tops bore slashes of saturated pastel color to evoke lasers, and metallic gold accents abounded. The looks were futuristic, but not bloodless: Layers and spiraling accents seen on sleeves managed to feel organic, almost like the folds of a flower. These are clothes that occupy space, show skin, and generally assert Livné’s considerable ambition. Many of the pieces would be most at home on Queen Bey, onstage in all of her glory. But despite any initial doubts about wearability, the collection isn’t without pieces that are, indeed, ready to wear. A boxy white minidress managed to be both architectural and flattering enough for those of us with less willowy frames. Elsewhere, a square space-age top was paired with black chiffon high-waisted trousers that were more Katharine Hepburn than Grace Jones, one of Livné’s spring muses.

He Says: “My last collection here in New York was all black, black on black, so in this collection, I tried to make something fun and happy but also stay within my signature look. I could say strong, feminine, self-confident—many things like this, but the most important thing to me is an intelligent woman who actually can appreciate the art behind the dresses.”

Where to Find It: Neiman Marcus, Barney’s New York, and Net-a-Porter, among others.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

What The Kids Chose

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This weekend, the Kids’ Choice Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards offered two takes on event dressing: young, short, and bright for the kids, glammed-out for the twang set.

At Friday’s Kids’ Choice Awards, the length of choice was mini. Miranda Cosgrove (above left) was the latest young Hollywood coup for Miu Miu; the iCarly starlet, whose show won for Favorite TV Show, wore a shocking pink, strapless gown by the label. Paris Hilton (above center) chose a macramé-inspired, high-necked option from Opening Ceremony. And Heidi Klum (above right), not to let a few youngsters show her up, went short in glittering Gucci.

At last night’s ACM Awards, the vibe was glitzier (the show was in Vegas, after all). There were plenty of people who could’ve toned down the spangle, but also several who did glamour right: Nicole Kidman (below right) in fur-accented L’Wren Scott, for one, and the evening’s big winner, Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift (below left), in butter yellow Elie Saab Couture.

Photos: Kids’ Choice Awards: Christopher Polk (Cosgrove), Steve Granitz (Klum), Jeffrey Mayer (Hilton); Country Music Awards: Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic/ Gettyimages

Designers, Editors Split On Damrosch V. Bryant

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Fashion week’s 19-month imminent move to Lincoln Center has, unsurprisingly, proved polarizing. Zac Posen? For. Anna Sui? Against. What say you, Style Filers? Is the cultural cachet worth the schlep? [WWD]

Do you need to “restore your faith in capitalism’s simpler pleasures,” i.e., buy something? The Brooklyn Flea, in its new cold-weather location, may just charm you into it. [NYT]

Ricky Gervais’ plan to return Paris Hilton to the United States in exchange for Victoria Beckham is brilliant. And it must be stopped. [The Superficial]

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a fashion line? And it will be at the tents? The mind reels. [WWD]

Photo: clockwise from left: Marcio Madeira, Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMullan.com, Maria Valentino

Tom Binns Gives Us A Reason To Shop

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From the Too Good to Be True Dept.: Recent activity points to a precipitous decline in Paris Hilton‘s approval ratings. Fingers crossed.

On the off chance you won’t be debuting at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris this Saturday, here are six of the filthy-rich-and-under-25 set who will be.

Just when we’d convinced ourselves to give up shopping, jewelry genius Tom Binns is set to open shop on Perry Street. Thanks a lot.

Photo: Denko Ivanisevic

Ike Ude Sees Spirituality in the Sartorial, Lady Diana in Paris Hilton

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Style File [Editor's note: Great name!] is the well-deserved title for the collection of 55 stylemakers compiled by aRUDE magazine editor and consummate art-world dandy Iké Udé. “When you look at an urban landscape, it is a pleasure to see someone dressed as immaculately as Iké Udé,” proclaims Diane Pernet, whose own iconic, romantic style is featured in Udé’s fashion tome. The handsome Collins Design volume includes profiles of such aesthetic pioneers as John Galliano, Carolina Herrera, Victoire de Castellane, André Leon Talley, Francesco Clemente, and Diane von Furstenberg, along with portraits by Francesco Scavullo, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Seydou Keïta, and Maripol. (There’s also an essay by Style.com blogger Nicholas Boston about Style.com contributor Scott Schuman.) Also included is an exegesis of the layers of influence comprising Udé’s own striking look. In striking contrast to this ode to timeless style, Udé will show a series of paintings, sculptures, and photographs in December and January that deconstruct the allure of Zeitgeist kitty Paris Hilton at Chelsea’s Stux Gallery. Tonight, Diane von Furstenberg hosts a launch for the book, but here Udé takes a moment to chat with Style.com about the unique ingredients for true sartorial greatness.

How did you decide whom to include or exclude in your book?
Each person in my book is, relatively speaking, an arbiter of style that I’ve known and studied for a while. This book is not for those who make an effort to dress up fashionably on special occasions. Rather, it is a collection of men and women with an innate, effortless gift of style and who make it a constant practice.

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