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Brazilian beauty Martha Streck is one of those models who make stellar street-style look effortless, and her off-duty leather-shorts-with-heels getup during the Couture shows is just another sartorial hit to add to her roster. Streck paired a loose-fitting striped sweatshirt with a quilted Chanel bag and nude heels, along with post-show smoky eyes and a gorgeous smile. The smile may be all hers, but you can replicate the outfit with the essentials below.
From top left to right: J.Crew Collection cashmere sweatshirt, $228, available at www.jcrew.com; Chanel Vintage bag, $3,298, available at www.farfetch.com; Theyskens’ Theory leather shorts, $295, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Balenciaga sandal. $795, available at www.barneys.com.
What’s not to like about model Lea T‘s off-duty get-up? Lea’s street-style look serves as a reminder that a basic leather miniskirt can be the perfect transition piece. And with New York fashion week just a little over a month away, you can never have too many of those in your wardrobe. The catwalker paired her easy-to-wear leather skirt with an iconic Givenchy Rottweiler T-shirt from the Fall 2011 menswear collection and knee-high boots from the pre-Fall range (which are almost completely sold out at Barneys and Net-a-Porter). Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite leather numbers to get her look now.
From top left to right: T by Alexander Wang miniskirt, $425, available at www.shopbop.com; Milly “Delphine” skirt, $495, available at www.bloomindales.com; Theyskens’ Theory textured-leather skirt, $635, available at www.net-a-porter.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim zip skirt, $695, available at www.lagarconne.com.
In the leadup to New York fashion week/em>
“We are the day before the show…collection boards with pin symbols: The moon means ‘style only for the show,’ the green hearts mean ‘good style for sales,’ and the orange sun means ‘good for both!’”
“This dress is beautiful but I didn’t keep it for the show because I thought this black velvet was too dramatic. I love that there is access to deep pockets behind zippers.”
“My finale dress doesn’t need a hanger to stand on its own. It’s made out of an outrageously thick polyester satin that is so modern.”
“I had a crush for the first time of my life on fox fur. I promise I will not do it again for a while…”
“Olivia came from Sweden to help me prepare the looks of the show. She’s the sweetest girl in the world.”
The Fall collections, believe it or not, start five weeks from today. Re-acclimating to the office after a long holiday break, we took a closer look at the pre-fall presentations in order to make some educated guesses about what we’ll be seeing on next month’s runways. First up is green for evening. If influencers like Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler have their way, the upcoming shows—not to mention the Oscars—will be emerald city. Another major story is the revived focus on the waist. Everyone from Michael Kors and Donna Karan to newcomer Sofia Sizzi of Giulietta cinched looks with wide belts to create hourglass silhouettes—typically strong sellers for retailers. On the more relaxed side, downtown labels including Rag & Bone and Theyskens’ Theory are making a case for ultra-wide-leg trousers. Fall’s answer to the maxi skirt? Could be. And let’s not forget about outerwear. Given all the toggle coats we’ve seen from Burberry Prorsum, Narciso Rodriguez, and Versace, we predict the duffel will replace the parka as the fashion troops’ must-have jacket.
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The leather pants, embellished jackets, and drop-waist dresses that Olivier Theyskens sent down the runway for Spring 2012 at Theyskens Theory were more than enough to catch our attention. But after re-seeing the collection, it’s a smaller detail that sticks with us: the double-waisted trousers.
Those familiar with the new-to–New York designer’s past collections will remember that Theyskens has often bounced between high-rise, fitted trousers and low-slung pants that reveal swaths of skin. This time around, he went for broke with both at once. The new style allows the coverage of a higher-waisted pant with the fluid drape of a much lower one. “I mainly designed the pants this way because it looks great on girls,” Theyskens explained. “It’s exactly how I like to see pants fall. The construction above the lower waistband allows the girl to feel the pants actually fit right.” The designer, it turns out, errs on the side of modesty, even if he may occasionally bare flesh on the runway. “It’s also useful to avoid showing too much underwear,” he added.