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August 23 2014

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Is One Sleeve Better Than Two?

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Designers found lots of ways to work cost-effectively this season, but none was more eye-catching than the single-sleeve look. “It’s a bit playful,” Henry Holland said of the style. “A strong shoulder on the other side balances it out.” The silhouette, which also showed up at Akris, Givenchy, and Michael Kors, among other runways, is an evolution of trendy off-the-shoulder dressing. Depending on your point of view, it either plays on the notion of reveal/conceal or makes the wearer look like she forgot an important part of her ensemble on her way out the door. What’s your take on the trend? Click for a slideshow and tell us.

 

 

 

Photo: Marcio Madeira

 

Pearls and Beads Make the Rounds for Fall

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Karl Lagerfeld may have swapped Chanel’s traditional pearls for jade this season, but the lustrous gem showed up on plenty of other runways. Pearls were outsized at Moschino Cheap & Chic, strung onto ribbon at 3.1 Phillip Lim, and embroidered and buried in tulle at Comme des Garçons. Hidden treasures also popped up at Givenchy, where Riccardo Tisci hung strands of fabric-encased beads from draped tops, and at Sinha-Stanic, where twinkly buttons were applied to rock-chick dresses after the style of the Cockney Pearlies. At Louis Vuitton, meanwhile, ankle-strap party shoes featured pearl-pierced hourglass-shaped heels. Click for a slideshow, then tell us if you’ve taken a shine to this trend. Tell us below.

 

 

 

Photo: Marcio Madeira

 

Designers Pile On The Bangles For Spring

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Somewhere Nancy Cunard, the rebellious Jazz Age heiress famous for wearing armfuls of African bracelets, is smiling. “Bangles are making a comeback,” stylist Edward Enninful, who used them at Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s Spring show for Malo, told us. “The clothes were so urban, clean, and refined, we decided to pile bracelets on to give the collection a tribal edge.” Wilder still were the ornate leopard versions at Louis Vuitton, while pieced glass numbers added Arabian Nights sparkle to the Moorish lineup at 3.1 Phillip Lim. In her Christian Lacroix Couture review, Style.com’s Sarah Mower cited “chichi soubrettes, Belle Époque madames, [and] southern Mediterranean exotics” as inspirations, but the show’s colorful bangles are giving us Carmen Miranda. One thing’s for certain: These days accessorizing is all in the wrist. Click for a slideshow, then let us know if you’ll be adopting this trend.

Photo: Man Ray Trust / ADAGP—ARS / Telimage

The Fur Vest Takes Top Billing This Fall

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You can sing about autumn in New York and you can shop for it, but with temps topping 80 in Manhattan these days, it’s going to be difficult to work Fall’s heritage tweeds and midi lengths in Bryant Park. (We’re actually hoping the tents have AC—and plenty of it.) Nevertheless, the Fall item that’s giving us that warm and fuzzy feeling right now is the fur vest—worn neatly cinched at the waist (as at Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton) or nonchalantly open and long (as at Marni and Roksanda Ilincic). However you style it, you’re sure to come out on top.

Photo: Marcio Madeira