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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Scarf It Up!

Scarves are a key winter accessory, and recently manufactures like Howlin, Eribé, Y3, ESK, and Ghostly International have stepped it up with fresh fabrics, colorings, and patterns that will have your neck in cozy-town in no time. These established knitwear brands, some with a long family legacy in the portfolio, bring standards like wool and cashmere to the table, but ...
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James Bond Meets Tom Ford in Latest Film

We’ve heard plenty about the fashion tie-ins featured in the latest James Bond film Skyfall, which debuts today in the United States. But perhaps the most interesting fashion piece to be featured in the film is Tom Ford’s Marko aviator frame. While Daniel Craig’s 007 sports the silver pair throughout the action, these unique frames are also available in a slew ...
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Made Collection Curates Curiosities

Made Collection has gained attention for integrating marketing and retail into one, Made-in-the-USA-only package, but the company's series of curated goods is also groundbreaking. Just in time for Halloween is the "American Gothic" collection, full of dark accessories and strange pieces all made in the United States.
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New Era Goes Rave With Jeremy Scott Collaboration

Jeremy Scott's adidas sneakers have been notoriously successful, so it makes sense that another street style icon like New Era would tap the designer to help out. Scott's outrageous ball caps debut at his S/S 13 show in New York, where they turned heads and made fans. Now the press shots are out and the hats look amazing with signature ...
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Press Preview: Delvaux S/S 13

Delvaux, one of the oldest fine leather luxury goods house in the world, recently invited us to preview their Spring/Summer ’13 collection at their historical Paris Atelier. Founded in 1829 by Charles Delvaux, the brand quickly expanded from a humble shop window in Delvaux’s studio to an internationally acclaimed presence in the fashion world. Recognized for their distinctly classic styles, the ...
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On Our Radar… Atelier de l’Armée

Atelier de l'Armée hand-makes totes, backpacks, and micro-totes in Amsterdam, where they also sell a curated selection of vintage Menswear at the company's retail space. They just dropped their F/W 12 look book, which perfectly shows off bags made from heavy canvas and other military fabrics.
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We Love… S/S 13 Eyewear from Kris Van Assche

One of Belgium’s best, Kris Van Assche, hits hard for S/S 13 with his multicolor, multi-piece eyewear collection. Van Assche juxtaposes clear acetate temples against marble or tortoise, while adding extras like flip up tinted lenses over eyeglass frames, for a collection that feels completely novel.
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