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21 posts tagged "Tabitha Simmons"

Shop The Look: Not Your Average Camouflage

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Shop The Look: CamouflageCamouflage is oft associated with burly hunters or members of the armed forces, but after seeing the Fall ’13 collections, it’s become clear that the print is ripe for any occasion. Christopher Kane made our mouths water with his range of luxe camo wares, and thanks to designers like Michael Kors and Tabitha Simmons, the look has spiraled into a full-blown obsession. Don’t blend into the crowd—stand out with our picks from Proenza Schouler, Prism, and more, below.

1. Michael Kors camouflage jacquard and stretch crepe dress, $1,425, available at net-a-porter.com

2. Prism Capri sunglasses, $381, available at matchesfashion.com

3. Christopher Kane wool camo biker jacket, $5,441, available at matchesfashion.com

4. Tabitha Simmons Early camouflage-print suede ankle boots, $1,195, available at net-a-porter.com

5. Proenza Schouler PS11 classic satchel, $2,254, available at farfetch.com

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Shop The Look: Gleam On

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Shop the Look: Gleam On

After holographic shoes and accessories popped up at Stella McCartney’s Resort ’13 presentation, we were instantly hooked. Lucky for us, multihued mirror finishes still feel fun and fresh a full year later. By sticking with simple silhouettes, designers have managed to make these eye-catching pieces remarkably wearable, too. Go bold with a light-reflecting skirt or scintillating sweatshirt, or add just a touch of shimmer with an iridescent mani. Shop all our favorite flashy pieces by Milly, Tabitha Simmons, and more, below.

1. Stella McCartney metallic top, $645, available at www.mytheresa.com

2. Milly Edith hologram leather pencil skirt, $625, available at www.millyny.com

3. Essie Nail Polish in For the Twill of It, $8, available at www.nordstrom.com

4. Tabitha Simmons Bailey hologram high-heel sandals, $1,129, available at www.matchesfashion.com

5. Kotur Morley reflective iridescent lizard-effect clutch, $560, available at www.net-a-porter.com

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Shop The Look: The Digital Age

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Welcome to Generation HTML. Since the birth of the blogosphere and global e-commerce domination, we’ve been playing out our lives in cyberspace. And as all aspects of our lives become increasingly techcentric, it’s no surprise that our clothes would follow suit. From Mary Katrantzou’s pioneering prints to Proenza Schouler’s ode to our social-media-saturated times, shop our digitized picks below.

1. Peter Pilotto jacket, $1,689, available at www.net-a-porter.com

2. Maison Martin Margiela rings, $440, available at www.net-a-porter.com

3. Tabitha Simmons pump, $1,245, available at www.barneys.com

4. Proenza Schouler satchel, $2,550, available at www.barneys.com

5. Mary Katrantzou dress, $4,070, available at www.net-a-porter.com

Photo: Courtesy Photo 

Three’s a Trend: Rococo Riot

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Eschewing pins, plaids, and pugnaciousness, a few of last night’s Met Gala attendees opted for a different sort of ornamentation: all things baroque. Curious, you might think, since gilt and whorls don’t exactly fit with punk’s middle-fingers-up grittiness. But with parallel underlying airs of metallurgy and commoditized Gothicism, we’d say these ladies picked up on a bloodline between the zeitgeists.

Beyoncé’s hellfire custom-made Givenchy gown evoked monarchal muscle and flamboyant architectural tones. Katy Perry arrived in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana—florid gold-leafed crown included. Dolce & Gabbana also dressed Giovanna Battaglia and Tabitha Simmons. The former wore the label’s Alta Moda couture line, and both looks recalled a seaside Palermo church awash in halcyon daylight. Hilary Rhoda also walked the line between rococo and rebellion; her Wes Gordon top featured fine-lined Aurelian patterning on diaphanous black sheer—but her cropped leather pants were 100 percent King’s Road.

Photos: BFAnyc.com

Tabitha Simmons Fall 2013

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Label: Tabitha Simmons

Need to Know: CFDA Award winner Tabitha Simmons has made a habit of turning to her English roots or her family for inspiration. This season, it was a photograph of her grandmother’s cottage that got the creative juices flowing. The ivy that crept up the cottage’s walls became her emerald green Fall print, which appeared on killer lace-up-back sandals and sweet satin pumps, the round toes of which were garnished with little bows. Warm black, midnight, and red velvet heels and flats also had a certain English charm; however, the designers’ holographic snakeskin heels that changed color in the light looked like they came from some futuristic paradise, rather than old Britannia.

Simmons, who has also created Fall ’13 shoes for Creatures of the Wind, Peter Som, and Giles, has, like many of her peers, abandoned the platform completely. Boots, pumps, sandals, you name it, all came with flat soles. And many of her wares featured pointed toes. Other highlights included bejeweled sandals and ponyhair boots in leopard—a print that, according to Simmons, is as timeless and essential as black.

She says: “I’m feeling very point point point point flat flat point!”

Where to find it: Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter.com