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Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Collection Heads to Salzburg

Every year, Chanel puts together a Métiers d’Art collection that celebrates the expertise of its specialist ateliers in grand style, and following last year’s exhibition in Dallas Karl Lagerfeld is now turning to Salzburg, an Austrian city renowned for its appreciation of history and fine traditions.

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Versus Versace x Anthony Vaccarello’s “Shoppable Catwalk”

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Fashionable Salute Will Open NYFW

Air Force Staff Sergeant Kayla Manthey at the joint base Lewis-McChord fashion show in Tacoma

New York Fashion Week will open next month with a fashionable military twist, when 15 female servicewomen will participate in “Salute the Runway”, a fashion show slated for September 3 in the tents of Lincoln Center. (more…)

New Additions to Couture Fashion Week Announced

A look from Serkan Cura SS12

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Accessories of the Week: Givenchy, Miu Miu and Stella McCartney

Of all the visually arresting accessories to emerge from the Spring 2014 collections at Paris Fashion Week, special mention must go to the following three.

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Runway Trend Alert: the Motorcycle Jacket, Reinterpreted

Nothing could be more quintessentially autumn-friendly than a biker jacket. And from what we’ve seen at New York Fashion Week, fall ‘13 will offer up plenty of quirky and modified new versions of the tried-and-true wardrobe staple. Here’s a kickstart to get you revving.

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Runway Trend Alert: 50+ Shades of Gray


As New York Fashion Week barrels on (are we there yet?), gray, in its umpteenth tones, has emerged as the color of choice—or rather, anti-color. From textured dresses to tech-wear befitting the slopes of Bormio, heather, dove, charcoal, and more will play a key role in many a fall wardrobe, for men and women alike. (more…)

Eye on the Runway: Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier’s woman for spring ‘13 couture is, apparently, the sort of client who favors the conscious celebration of bad taste — think western fringed jackets, bra-revealing bombers, and gilded snakeskin trenches. Where Gaultier has so often taken the louche and the decadent and spun them with elegant, eccentric, only-in-Paris effect, this time his effort fell flat — its joie de vivre eviscerated by its aimlessness.

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Eye on the Runway: Valentino Couture Spring 2013

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo have, by now, firmly established themselves as worthy and innovative successors at Valentino. Their couture presentation this week was awe-inspiring, not merely for the grandiose beauty of the gowns, but for the sheer amount of time dedicated to the craft —nay, art.

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Eye on the Runway: Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2013

Giambattista Valli is a master at churning out buzz-worthy designs while remaining largely out of the public eye, which isn’t to say he doesn’t dress his share of attention-grabbing celebrities. Yet where Valli is less a visible personality in the media, he may in fact be more talented than many of his couturier peers. His spring ‘13 collection was an exercise in true, original beauty.

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