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14 posts tagged "Preen"

From Beach To Street, Swimsuits Make the Ready-to-Wear Crossover

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Now TrendingThe lines between swim and ready-to-wear are blurrier than ever these days. This season, we’ve witnessed tastemakers replacing still-happening crop tops with functional yet stylish suits meant to be worn at the beach and off of it. Swapping out your underwear for your bikini isn’t necessarily new—particularly if you’ve ever been a few days behind on laundry—but designers are now emphasizing underpinnings as a key part of the total look. Resort found the likes of Rosetta Getty and Fendi’s Karl Lagerfeld layering triangle tops under silk shirtdresses and mesh vests, while high-waisted briefs turned up at Louis Vuitton, Mary Katrantzou, and Agnona. Sporty bandeaus, meanwhile, proved to be popular among the likes of Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, and Preen.

Here, a slideshow of swimsuits making the ready-to-wear crossover.

Designers Come Out Swinging—Just In Time For The U.S. Open

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Opening Ceremony The U.S. Open’s top-tier tennis matches are a chance for the fashion set to celebrate the last days of summer, as we prepare for the month-long marathon of runway shows ahead. Back in June at the Resort collections, we witnessed an uptick in kicky skirts and stretchy sheaths that would fit right in at the tournament. For our date courtside, we’d like to be wearing a deep green pleated leather mini from Alexander Wang or Viktor & Rolf’s flouncy thigh-grazer. As for the courts themselves, we could imagine trendsetting players like the Williams sisters, Ana Ivanovic, or Caroline Wozniacki (sadly, Maria Sharapova withdrew from the tournament last minute due to a shoulder injury) sporting Opening Ceremony’s sporty set or Preen’s fit-and-flare frock during a pre-match warm-up. Positively smashing.

Here, a slideshow roundup of Open-worthy looks.

Seeing a Pattern

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On February 15, Phaidon Press will release Pattern, a book that highlights one hundred compelling fashion designers on the rise. Phaidon handed over the book’s curatorial duties to a group of ten designers and industry insiders (including stylist Keegan Singh, Preen’s Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, the SHOWstudio team, and Business of Fashion‘s founder Imran Amed, just to name a few), each of whom chose ten talents to fill Pattern‘s pages.

The book (which is a follow-up to the 2005 fashion tome SAMPLE) features established designers (Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Sarah Burton), well-known emerging labels (Eddie Borgo, Thomas Tait, Creatures of the Wind, Mary Katrantzou, whose work is pictured above), and proper newbies (Simone Rocha, Marques’ Almeida, Phoebe English, Maarten van der Horst). The designers’ diverse aesthetics, techniques and outlooks are presented via detailed introductions, backstage, campaign and editorial photographs, and never-before-seen sketches, all of which serve to give readers an in-depth understanding of their work. “For me, seeing that the designers had a consistent point of view that’s true to their style was important,” said Singh, whose picks include Cushnie et Ochs (left), Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Tabitha Simmons, Dominic Jones, and Gianvito Rossi, among others. “You know, it’s like Azzedine Alaïa. He has his thing, and he always sticks to it,” he added. So does Singh think the next Alaïa is somewhere between Pattern‘s covers? “It’s a possibility!” he laughed. At the very least, he notes, “the book gives the young designers a chance to reach broader audiences; it exposes them to a whole new group of people.”

Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators will be available on February 15, on phaidon.com.

Photos: Both images feature in Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators. Mary Katrantzou—Nick Knight and Dinos Chapman originally for Garage Magazine; Cushnie et Ochs—Courtesy of Cushnie et Ochs.

Shop the Look: Halloween

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With the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy still being felt all up and down the East Coast, Halloween may not be top of mind for every reveler. If you ask us, an evening devoted to candy consumption can only help. Even if you’re not feeling costume-ready, there are plenty of chic ways to give a subtle (or slightly less subtle) nod to the holiday. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from Mulberry, McQ, and more. They won’t get here same-day, of course, but it’s never too early to start planning for All Hallow’s Eve 2013.


1. McQ Alexander McQueen sweater dress, $635, available at www.otteny.com
2. Preen pants, $1,040, available at www.netaporter.com
3. Mulberry sweater, $310, available at www.netaporter.com
4. Essie “Orange, It’s Obvious” nail polish, $8, available at www.zappos.com
5. Delfina Delettrez skull ring, $480, available at www.farfetch.com

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Shop The Look: Color-Blocking

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Color-blocking is one of those trends that never seems to go away. For Fall, designers like Narciso Rodriguez offered a refreshing take on the trend. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite new multi-hued separates from Rodriguez, Rag & Bone, Sandro, Preen, and more to pair with classic pieces in your closet.


1. Narciso Rodriguez top, $750, available at www.farfetch.com
2. Preen dress, $1,395, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Rag & Bone skinny jean, $200, available at www.net-a-porter.com
4. Equipment shirt, $325, available at www.farfetch.com
5. BCBG Max Azria envelope clutch, $118, available at www.bcbg.com

6. Sandro “Albatorock” sneakers, $600, available at www.us.sandro-paris.com


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Photos: Courtesy Photos