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Vintage Redux / That Lingering 80s Fashion Vibe

Vintage Redux / That Lingering 80s Fashion Vibe

Welcome to the 1980s via the Fall 2015-Winter 2016 collections, where everything 80s is up for grabs. Just like the 1970s that are being mined, 80s fashion also offers great looks with extra bursts of colors and in-your-face pizzazz by way of strong shoulders.

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Trend Alert: INTARSIA Details For Fall 2015

Trend Alert: INTARSIA Details For Fall 2015

How can anyone resist the bold, textural fur fashion marvels that stole the runways for fall 2015 with all that color and visual fun, great style and swag? The rich colorations, complex patterns and intricate detail are difficult to identify from afar, at first glance appearing as merely a printed pattern or a reworked textile.

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Fall 2015 Handbag Trends
Metallic Fashion Touches: Fall 2015 and Resort 2016

Metallic Fashion Touches: Fall 2015 and Resort 2016

Glittery embroidery, sequins, beads and metallic were raging during the fall 2015 – Winter 2016 and Resort 2016 collections. Expect to find these metallic fashion touches on the backs, necks and feet of A-listers and fashion-forward consumers across the globe.

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New York Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Part 3
New York Men’s Fashion Week: Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Part 2
Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 4

Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 4

The term artistic expression takes on many different meanings in fashion and most prominently within the realm of the Fall 2015 Haute Couture Shows. The implementation of fur instantly heightens the dramatic flare and WOW factor of any collection, elevating it from mere high-end to luxe. Because fashion is definitely a form of artistic expression, it gives designers the latitude to explore their craft and tell their story in cathartic form.

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Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 3

Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 3

Nearing the end of the Fall 2015 Haute Couture Shows, even if you didn’t understand the concept or need for them previously, by now, you certainly appreciate the exquisite creativity and majesty of the collections. The pinnacle of the fashion totem acts as an inspirational design clinic for many ready to wear collections.

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Fendi Haute Fourrure Show – Fall 2015-Winter 2016

Fendi Haute Fourrure Show – Fall 2015-Winter 2016

Haute Couture Fall 2015-Winter 2016 came to a brilliant close with a finale like no others… an extravagant tour de force provided by the Roman company Fendi. World renowned as “The” inventive fur label, the one bridging traditions with innovations, the Fendi Haute Fourrure show celebrated by championing fur’s design magic while honoring Karl Lagerfeld’s 50 year tenure at its creative helm.

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Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 1

Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 1

A flood of taste makers descended on the Streets of Paris this weekend to view the Fall 2015 Haute Couture collections. A little more than a dozen Fashion Houses meet the strict requirements that must be met to present a Haute Couture – French for “High Sewing” collection.

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2016 Spring Menswear Collections Review Part 5

2016 Spring Menswear Collections Review Part 5

The overriding message that designers seem to be delivering to men this season is to have fun. Bold prints and patterns, easy, wearable styles and relaxed silhouettes offer plenty of comfortable, versatile wardrobe options with a touch of whimsy and daring. But make no mistake, there is a wealth of very sophisticated sportswear looks here too.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 4

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 4

It’s nice to see a bit of machismo creeping back into the Spring 2016 menswear collections. More designers seem to be reaching beyond the lowest hanging “trend of the season” and trying to add a splash of originality to the core of what makes menswear so appealing– the way it conforms and enhances the male form. Bold prints with rich colors are being used liberally.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 3

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 3

Far East cultural influences ruled the runways for this next grouping of shows within the Spring 2016 Menswear collections. The use of luxurious silks, and more relaxed herringbone and check prints were pleasant and refreshing elements that set the collections apart. Heavy usage of Batik and Asian references, mixed soft pastel shades of salmon pink and powder blue, converged with sartorial tailored nuances to create a commanding presence in many of the more relaxed pieces.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 2

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 2

Men’s fashion is in a clinical trial phase. Gender lines in fashion are seriously being pushed and blurred with the Spring 2016 Menswear Collections. Gone is the strict adherence to certain color stories and an avoidance of softer more traditionally feminine prints.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 1

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 1

Bermuda shorts, sporty attire, oversized tops, rompers and jumpsuits were trending in the Spring and Fall 2015 menswear collections. Floral prints and sandals that were on also on display in the last two menswear collections could also find their way into the current Spring 2016 Menswear collections that got underway in London this past week.

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2016 Resort Collections Review Part 6

2016 Resort Collections Review Part 6

No matter what your style barometer, the 2016 Resort Collections have something for you! Refined and relaxed tailored elements collide to create beautiful wearable pieces of art. Not unlike a painter’s canvas, we found that the Resort lineup exuded confident style and committed to the designers’ sartorial vision.

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2016 Resort Collections Review Part 5

2016 Resort Collections Review Part 5

Perhaps the one unifying element we love about the 2016 Resort collections is that they highlight and celebrate the femininity of being a woman! Flirty, light, colorful, polished and sexy brought together with exquisite attention to sartorial editing and lines that make being a woman, and womanly dressing, fun.

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