Author Archives: Shannon Davenport

Simonetta Ravizza -

FOREVER FUR Milan: Luxury fur label Simonetta Ravizza’s Fall girl was a romantic bohème, with a moody palette of blackened greens, browns and blues. Furs were mixed, matched, printed and patched and often paired with leather, showcasing the versatility and depth of a range of high-end hides. — Shannon Davenport   Key Items: Gathered midi skirts / Tailored sheaths / Collarless coats / ...
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Byblos -

FUTURISTIC NOSTALGIA Milan: Creative director Manuel Facchini’s Fall mood boards were filled with sweeping satellite imagery of the Earth, and the space-generated graphics were used as a focal point for the collection. Mixed with the futuristic feeling was a vintage sensibility inspired by Marie Antoinette, expressed through thick corsets and poufy skirts. — Shannon Davenport Key Items: Printed sweatshirts / Skater skirts / ...
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Joseph -

SOPHISTICATED SPORT London: To celebrate its 25th anniversary, British retailer Joseph presented their very first catwalk show at LFW. The collection stayed true to the brand’s lux, minimalist roots with tailored coats, sleek leather and a palette of somber neutrals, but there was still fun to be had with matched knit sets, swinging fringe and sporty track pants. — Shannon Davenport  Key Items: ...
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JW Anderson -

MODERN AUSTERITY London: Fall was a departure for heralded young designer JW Anderson. The palette cleansing collection was focused on volume, structure and texture, with a restrained use of color. It was a stark contrast to the color and print explosion that the London catwalks are known for, and sure to steer British fashion in a new direction. — Shannon Davenport   Key ...
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Antipodium -

TIMES NEW ROMAN London: Creative director Geoffrey J. Finch produces a consistent source of attitude, wit and whimsy with his pretty-young-thing approved label Antipodium. This season he took a tongue-in-cheek approach to digital culture with his “Times New Roman” inspired collection, infusing '90s sportswear separates with an ancient bust statue print, and playful pixelated font graphics. — Shannon Davenport Key Items: Boyfriend parkas ...
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Amanda Wakeley -

WARRIOR PRINCESS London: Amanda Wakeley is known for her red-carpet ready gowns, but with her tough-yet-sensual Fall collection, she proved she’s more than a one trick pony. A Japanese theme ran throughout the monochromatic-colored collection, emerging in kimono-shaped silhouettes with obi-inspired cinched waists. Black leather and sleek, minimalist details added a dangerous, mystical edge. — Shannon Davenport Key Items: Sheer kimono tops ...
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Daks -

BRIT GIRLS London: In honor of the fashion house’s 120th year, the classic British brand went full-on English heritage for Fall. All the classics were present, from brass buttoned military outerwear to trench coats and tailored wool suiting, although the collection did take a glam turn with metallic statement pants and patchwork mod jackets.—Shannon Davenport Key Items: Military coats / Man-tailored outerwear ...
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J. JS Lee -

THE CHIC OUTDOORS London: With her appealing blend of expression and restraint, Korean designer Jackie JS Lee is a rising star of the London fashion world. This season the LVMH Young Fashion Designer nominee was inspired by camping, but the references were thoughtful and discrete—a tire tread inspired stripe, a blanket-like long wool coat—providing a refreshingly modern twist on a familiar ...
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J.Crew -

MIX MASTER New York: Creative director Jenna Lyons takes an ultra-modern approach to dressing; this season she employed her mixing and matching mastery, juxtaposing the prints, textures and boy-meets-girl inspiration that J.Crew fans have come to expect. It’s only in Jenna’s world that a graphic hoodie hangs so perfectly alongside a tailored dress.— Shannon Davenport   Key Items: Bomber jackets / Fuzzy sweaters / ...
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Tory Burch -

MEDIEVAL MUSE New York: Tory Burch often finds inspiration in various places or moments in time, and this Fall she took us back to the Middle Ages. Armor-inspired gilded gold and bold bejeweling felt luxe but the flirty, feminine silhouettes kept the collection perfectly wearable, demonstrating Tory’s innate sense for creating inspirational yet approachable clothes. — Shannon Davenport Key Items: Pleated leather coats ...
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Band of Outsiders -

GREYSCALE GRACE New York: West Coast designer Scott Sternberg might be from Los Angeles, but his monochromatic Fall lineup was perfectly fit for a polar vortex. Shaggy coats, boyish french terry separates and roomy sweaters had a cozy appeal, while a section of femme floral printed pieces would feel more familiar to Sternberg’s vintage loving fanbase. — Shannon Davenport Key Items: Shaggy coats ...
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Thakoon -

IN BLOOM New York: Thakoon’s signature prints took center stage this season, with a graphic-friendly collection that was centered around bold digitized florals, striking stripes and vivid plaid. Layering was key, with many looks playfully juxtaposing electric hues, shots of pattern and mixed textures including ribbed furry knits, channel quilting and slinky silks. — Shannon Davenport Key Items: Cropped bomber jackets / Puffer ...
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Tracy Reese -

UTOPIAN UTILITY New York: Tracy Reese mixed two seemingly opposite inspirations—utilitarian and glam—in her Fall lineup. The result was altogether fresh, and the designer injected a dazzling display of glitz into no-nonsense items like anoraks and toggle coats. When it came to statement pieces, Reese pulled out all the stops with sequins, metallics, optic prints and feathers, but the result managed ...
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Tibi -

COUNTRY COOL New York: The Tibi girl this Fall is one part chic and one part cool, with a touch of Amish inspiration in the form of tall, brimmed hats. Boyfriend coats were particularly strong, appearing in shades of grey as well as a bright, friendly cornflower blue. Pleated apron skirts layered over trousers had an unmistakably modern appeal. — Shannon Davenport ...
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Monique Lhuillier -

ON THE DARK SIDE New York: Monique Lhuillier has built a name for herself with bridal gowns and show-stopping dresses that are a mainstay on the red carpet, but this season she showed the dark side of her typically feminine aesthetic. Gothic inspiration emerged through macabre skull prints, black textured lace and moody florals, while elaborate beading, baroque embroidery and fringe ...
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