Visvim S/S 2010

Japanese brand Visvim's Spring/Summer 2010 collection looked at 50s and 60s motorsport for inspiration. Fascinated by the speed and sense of freedom found on the race track, Designer Hiroki Nakamura took from the racing culture to create his new collection. As usual, authenticity with a modern twist remains at the core of Visvim’s products.
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Alexa Chung for Madewell -

UNINTENTIONAL CHIC New York: Perhaps influenced by sister store J. Crew’s recent successful collaborations, Madewell designers participated in FW2010 fashion week by having it-girl Alexa Chung design and debut a special fall collection. Chung is a well-suited collaborator for Madewell because she has the same taste as the store’s target customer — her sought-after style is part tomboy, part lady-like Brit, ...
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Thakoon -

BLACK SHEEP New York: With a decidedly dark and downtown fall collection, it looked like fashion darling Thakoon Panichgul was undergoing a rebellious phase. The romantic floral dresses that have made Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour fans were kept to a minimum and in their place were slouchy sweatpants, rugged union suits and fur jackets a-plenty. Inspired by the image of ...
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Narciso Rodriguez -

SHADOWS + FIRE New York: Consummate minimalist Narciso Rodriguez kept to his signature aesthetic for his F/W 10 collection. The clean lines and simple shapes that his followers have come to expect were all there, but this season Rodriguez called out curvilinear forms and shadows as his inspirations. Asymmetrically pieced blouses and curving seams on dresses and coats created the undulating ...
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Vera Wang -

PERFECTLY SUITED New York: Vera Wang charted new territory this season with a collection based on tailoring. Pant- and shortsuits and slim blazers demonstrated Wang’s ever-expanding offerings for ready-to-wear, extending beyond the delicate dresses for which she is known. But the suiting pieces were anything but traditional and structured. Wang brought a sense of airiness with lightweight materials, and a crossover ...
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Marc by Marc Jacobs -

MARC + MILITARY New York: Straightforward and in-tune with current tastes, the latest Marc by Marc Jacobs show featured practical yet attractive clothing that women will want to live in. Heavy woven cottons, utility pockets, cross-body bags, and easy-to-move-in dresses were the key components of what appeared to be a “Marc does army-navy” collection. Compared to last season’s unrestrained ...
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Moncler Grenoble

We continue our profiles of the most creative presenations of New York Fashion Week with Moncler's new Grenoble collection. The scene for the new line from the luxe outerwear label was an otherworldly setting at Chelsea Piers' Pier 59, which is usually a golf driving range. The multi-tiered fixture was transformed into an outdoor performance space that resembled the set ...
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Commonwealth Utilities -

TWO TRIBES New York: Inspired by the kinds of uniforms worn by both a Wall Street titan and a naval officer, designer Anthony Keegan held his second runway show at the still-under construction Nomad Hotel. The uneven floor, exposed beams and peeling paint on the walls perfectly complemented the raw sensibility of the collection, and with military flashing flood lights at ...
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Billy Reid -

SOUTHERN DANDY New York: Fresh off of winning the GQ & CFDA "Designer of the Year" award, Alabama-native Billy Reid showed his first proper collection at Milk Studios. With a room set up with piles of leaves flown in from his home in the South, as well as an authentic tool shed, attendees were in for some of the most wearable, ...
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Marc by Marc Jacobs -

STANDARD ISSUE New York:  It's never seemed more appropriate to show a collection at an armory than the F/W 10 Marc by Marc Jacobs show. While the secondary line's targeted customer has admittedly grown up a bit over the last two seasons, this showing was by far the most mature and chic yet. The clothes were almost all inspired by the ...
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Thom Browne -

SKI BUNNY New York: After taking a two-season break from the opulent runway presentations for which he is known, Thom Browne was up to his usual theatrical tricks for F/W 10, reflecting a recent investment from the Cross Company of Japan. The show was held in several salons at the Park Avenue Armory, and the grand setting contributed to the ...
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Rodarte -

BORDERTOWN BLISS New York: On a drive through the desert from El Paso to Marfa, Texas, the Mulleavy sisters were inspired by the haunting landscapes and began thinking about Ciudad Juárez, just across the Mexican border. The sisters imagined the maquiladora workers waking up in the wee hours, and then they thought about sleepwalking. Their stream-of-consciousness thought process helps to decode ...
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Y-3 -

LOVE VIGILANTES New York: Perfectly-timed for Valentine’s Day, the theme of Yohji Yamamoto’s latest collaboration with Adidas was love, or rather, the lack thereof. Appropriately set to a melancholy Paul Simon soundtrack and amidst a dark and drizzly New York day, the collection depicted the shackling aspect of the L-word with sayings on sweatshirts such as, “Marriage - Love = Run” ...
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Jill Stuart -

CLEVERLY MISMATCHED New York: Mixing was the constant in Jill Stuart’s show. The designer combined masculine with feminine, dressy with casual, and youthful with sophisticated. Strong and mature accessories and outerwear pieces were paired with playful frocks to result in ensembles that looked like what might be worn out on the town by an adventurous teenage socialite who borrows from ...
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