Runway Trend Alert – Zebra Stripes -

Zebra patterns are among the freshest animal motifs to emerge on F/W 13 bags, with stripes created via piecing or printing. Black and white palettes are both classically zebra and of-the-moment, while unconventionally vibrant hues update. – Whitney Kessler
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Runway Trend Alert – Pocketbags -

In sync with looks shown on the Men's F/W 13 runways, bags constructed to showcase multiple compartments are now emerging for Women as well. Doubled gussets resembling pleats have appeared in several collections, while Alexander Wang’s carriers — with completely unconnected bottoms — took the concept a step further. – Whitney Kessler 
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Runway Trend Alert – Damsels in Dickies -

Reviving an old-timey item, designers are styling knit or leather dickies over tops and dresses for F/W 13. Most styles are turtlenecked, hinting that this might be a new neck-warmer silhouette. – Whitney Kessler
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Nanette Lepore Debuts New Accessories for Fall -

We visited the Nanette Lepore showroom on Tuesday and got a sneak peak at the label's new accessories produced in-house, which are launching for F/W 13. We loved this iridescent hologram leather.   We're all about The Camera Bag; these ones have interesting, unconventional hexagon screws as studs.   Belts were ultra-sleek and clean-lined. The teal and berry leathers were really rich; rose gold hardware is ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Coordinated Carriers -

It’s easy to miss many of the bags shown on the F/W 13 Men's runways, as garment-matched materials and motifs have a camouflaging effect. Backpacks, satchels and carryalls are perfectly coordinated with outerwear, suits or bottoms, giving new meaning to the concept of "twinset" for Men.
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Chanel Debuts Flask Bags -

Freshly unveiled for Pre-Fall 13, Chanel's Sporran Flask Bag emerged as one of the Scottish-inspired collection's standout accessories. It comes in two sizes and is equipped with a crossbody strap, for hands-free booze hauling.
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Runway Trend Alert – Cute Caps -

An array of sweet hats have emerged for Pre-Fall 13, from rain-hoods and fur-lined aviators to more diminutive berets, beanies and garrison caps. Many styles conjure the Mod 1960s — structured toques and molded equestrian looks, in particular.
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Runway Trend Alert – Flat Out -

Flattening out for Pre-Fall 13, bags feature minimal or no gussets in favor of pancake-like silhouettes. Oversized styles look sleek with razor-thin profiles, and bendable clutches are easy to grip. Expandable accordion-pleated gussets that can be styled open or closed make size adjustable.
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Runway Trend Alert – Small Caps -

  While hat offerings have been varied on London’s runways, some styles — most petite in proportion — are already proving to be key. Perhaps taking a cue from last summer’s festival set, designers are showcasing micro-size knit beanies, perched at the crown and rolled or folded away from the face. Additionally, small bucket hats and berets – soft or structured – ...
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Coming Soon: Stella McCartney Optical

Stella McCartney is on a roll. Following an extremely impressive 2012, in which her accomplishments included designing Olympic uniforms for team Great Britain and being named both Designer Brand and Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, McCartney announced this week that she'll be launching an optical line in February. Licensed with Luxottica, who also handles the designer's sunglasses, ...
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Courrèges Launches Sunglasses for Spring

French label Courrèges, a pioneer of the 60s Space Age aesthetic, has partnered with eyewear specialist Alain Mikli to debut a new line of sunglasses for Spring 13. The collection, which is part of the brand's overall redevelopment at the hands of new owners Jacques Bungert and Frédéric Torloting, will launch with select opticians, multi-brand stores and at the brand's Paris ...
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Headwear for the Holidays

While the festive topper is a timeless concept, a slew of new designs are showcased for Holiday this year. Options are vast and varied, from tiaras and decorative headphones to tartan yarmulkes. Scroll down for inspiration - new and old.                
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Pre-Fall 2013 Picks -

Some of the best accessories so far:
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For the Elegant Traveler

Just unveiled at the Design Miami Fair this week, Louis Vuitton's "Objets Nomades" collection features travel-inspired pieces created in collaboration with 11 designers and studios. Maarten Baas, Patricia Urqiola and Oki Sato of Nendo are among the project's participants. While the items in the "Objets Nomades" collection will likely excite the art enthusiast, here are some ideas for the less avant-garde...    
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Kenzo Kills In F/W 12 Accessories Campaign

Kenzo fitteds were all the rage at New York Fashion Week, so it makes sense that the brand continues to focus on accessories, but people were still pleasantly surprised to see the label to put out such a noteworthy F/W 12 campaign.  Here the label tapped photographer Frederik Heyman to shoot Xiao Wen Ju as she cozies up to fellow ...
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