Runway Trend Alert — Pouch Plays -

Whether worn on the back, slung crossbody or hand-held, soft pouches make appealing carriers on the men’s S/S 14 runways. Burberry showcased simple leather styles in an array of colors, while James Long’s interpretations were sportier — slouchy back-sacks in tech fabrics with swivel snap details.
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Runway Trend Alert — Flat Tops -

Eyewear uppers are flattening out for C/R 14, resulting in modern looks with strong browline emphasis. Shields continue to uptrend, while thick, straight upper rims update classic Wayfarer silhouettes.
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Runway Trend Alert — Optic White -

Accessories are eye-catching in bright whites on London’s S/S 14 men’s runways. A white belt is a statement when styled with navy garments, and bags with black bandings or compartments showcase modern optic palettes.
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Men’s Accessories Picks — Early Spring 14 Favorites -

"Love the Cobain-esque shades at Rag & Bone." — Whitney Kessler, Accessories Editor "I love Bobby Abley's elevated fast-food crowns because of their playful spirit and kitschy wearability." — Kathleen Tso, Assistant Editor, Young Men's "KTZ — a very experimental show with very wearable accessories!" — Andrew Luecke, Menswear Editor
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Runway Trend Alert — Wrap it Up -

Scarves are a key styling component this season, and many designers are playfully punctuating ensembles with designs shown on the head. Cynthia Rowley featured a series of standout looks — voluminous wraps, sometimes worn under hats or accented with pins.
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Runway Trend Alert — Case Study - ,

Some of the most charming bags to emerge for C/R 14 resemble cosmetic or travel cases — compact and structured with short handles. Carven featured a series of quirky rectangular box bags, while tiny metal feet update a more rounded silhouette from Marc by Marc Jacobs.
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Cute Hats and Hair Accessories for Cruise/Resort 2014

So far, several of the season's accessory highlights have been headwear.
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Press Preview: Title of Work -

Last week we had the opportunity to stop by the Title of Work showroom, where designer Jonathan Meizler offered us a sneak peak at his latest men's neckwear designs for F/W 13. Reflecting Meizler's background in art and high-end women's evening wear, Title of Work's trademark aesthetic is intellectual and meticulously executed. The line's unique materials and details appeal to ...
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Press Preview: New Era

New Era hosted their Fall 2013 Cabin Fever party earlier this week at the cozy Home Sweet Home, displaying their Fall '13 preview for apparel, caps, and accessories. A full house came out to view the collection that was scattered around the venue, juxtaposed with the lodge-y atmosphere including a canoe, haystacks, and even a giant bass used as fixtures ...
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Press Preview: Soulland x Adax

Earlier this week, Stylesight stopped by the Berns hotel in Stockholm for the press preview of a new collaborative collection between Danish menswear label Soulland and leather goods maker Adax. Offered in three colors — black, camel and cobalt, the collection features everything from wallets and ipad sleeves to backpacks and suitcases. Merchandise will become available for purchase in August at Soulland and Adax retailers; prices points ...
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Steven Alan Launches Optical

New York-based designer and multi-brand retailer Steven Alan's latest venture — an eyewear line comprised of 24 optical frames and 10 sunglass styles — launched this week, in conjunction with his impressive new optical website. Priced from $145  to $245, the collection boasts simple yet sophisticated silhouettes and colors for both men and women that speak to Alan's trademark "urban New York sensibilities." ...
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Trade Show Roundup: COEUR

Stylesight recently dropped by New York's edition of COEUR, and in addition to a pleasantly relaxed environment and friendly vendors, we found multiple callout-worthy products. Jewelry dominated the offerings, and many of the standout styles had a hand-crafted and/or exotic feel. Scroll down for highlights: Sequence's bracelets are created by Salvadorian artisans. Helveta Vyotlag's use of wood is interesting and new. Kristen Elspeth's designs feature porcupine ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Fold Hold

Soft, bendable materials and folded or rolled styling make new oversized clutches aesthetically fresh and easy to carry. Some styles shown for F/W 13 are simply bent in half, while openings for wrists to rest in and strapped scroll silhouettes thoughtfully update the item. – Whitney Kessler
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Trade Show Roundup: JA New York

Stylesight dropped by fine jewelry trade show JA New York last week, where we spotted new interpretations of ongoing trends, as well as some fresh standouts. Here's a roundup of what we saw: ◆ Burst silhouettes; star and sunburst looks continue to gain momentum: ◆ Often appearing on drop earrings:     ◆ Druzy surfaces are increasingly popular:   ◆ Collar shapes evolve: and incorporate cute novelty ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Make ‘Em Matte -

Emerging at key shows in multiple cities, matte black eyewear frames look new. Styles range from thick plastic cat eye or round sunglasses to Simone Rocha’s more directional, knitted nerd specs. – Whitney Kessler
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