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27 Feb

The Morning After

Menswear inspiration at Dries Van Noten. Dries Van Noten’s Fall 2013 menswear collection was all about the clothes guys throw on when they’re making a quick exit doing the walk of shame. By mistake, they may have picked up the girl’s blouse, trousers, bathrobe, etc. For his women’s wear collection it’s the girl’s turn to borrow some pieces from the guy’s bedroom floor. Mixing boyfriend’s baggy pants and coats with feminine pieces one might have worn on a night out at the bar. Oversized coats were belted to give more shape and baggy grey flannel trousers are paired back to feminine blouses or a white men’s shirt worn with embellished skirts....
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24 Feb

Best of Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2013

  The Oscar red carpet is no doubt the most highly anticipated part of tonight festivities and the stars definitely brought out the couture. Some of the stand out tonight has to be Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence, both wear Dior Haute Couture. Jennifer opted for a white strapless brocade dress with a large dropped waist skirt, but the best part of her outfit may have to be the long strand diamond necklace that drapes over her back. Charlize Theron also went with a white strapless dress with a peplum bodice, the dress highlight her tall statuesque figure.   While Charlize and Jennifer choose to wear the color white, Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain choose Armani Prive embellished dresses for the walk down...
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24 Feb

Jil Sander , Standing at the CROSSROADS

Jil Sander Fall 2013 Jil Sander has dusted off herself and is back. She has reversed the aging process and has gone back to doing what she does best. The collection, presented on a runway set with a metallic geometric sculpture, installed into the floor, was indeed all about shape. Miss Sander, an uber modernist, presented coats and jackets, nipped at the waist and below the bust. Hemlines fell dramatically to just below the knees. Trousers were slim and reached the ankle. Colors were predominantly black with blues, greys, oranges, yellow, eggplant, and a hint of metallic gold foil attached just right where its needed most. Fabrics were wool, cashmere, leather, pony hair and fur. Miss Sander gave her...
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22 Feb

Prada’s Great Hits

There's a lot to be said about individuality. Miucccia Prada has proven that. The collection that was presented in Milan seems to incorporate Prada's greatest hits , as I remember these silhouettes quite well. She presented the wasp waisted Sicilian artists ingenue. One glimpse of the first exit brings to mind a young Sofia Loren complete with greasy coif and in a state of undress. Skirts were full in wool and in glazed leather or straight with a hint of asymmetry in striped tweed. Coats were in rich muted colors trimmed in fur. The belt is the key accessory in gold worn with peep toe pumps or loafers and 1940's doctors' bags or train cases, making the Prada woman oblivious to the...
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21 Feb

Year of the Python

Frida Gianini has return to the dark side, it's a stark contrast to the bright colors she sent down the runway for spring. She may be two weeks away from giving birth to her first child, but form-fitting, sexy dressing is still very much on her mind. For fall 2013, the strongest body hugging attires were done in black python, weather in the form of body conscious dresses or fitted skirt suits with beyond thigh high slits. The look is a fashionable cross between a sexy secretary and a character from The Matrix. ...
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