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Lacoste: The Element of Style

Assouline books has announced their publication of LACOSTE: The Element of Style, a book celebrating French tennis legend René Lacoste’s enduring brand and its contributions to fashion, lifestyle, and sport. LACOSTE promises to be both a comprehensive historical catalogue and philosophy of aesthetics, explaining the materials, legacy, style, and je ne sais quoi of the brand’s classic pieces, including the first-its-kind ...
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Louise Goldin -

INTERGALACTIC GODDESS London: Louise Goldin’s starting point for the season was Pierre Cardin’s space age designs from the 60s, as well as traditional military garb. The collection threw Goldin into the group of young London designers who are fixated on the image of the sci-fi goddess/urban warrior, but Goldin differentiated herself from the pack by achieving the hard-edged shapes with engineered ...
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Aquascutum -

LONG + LEAN London: Michael Herz’s latest collection for the British heritage brand Aquascutum felt confident and cohesive. The designer continued with the floor-length skirts and dresses that he introduced in Spring, but whittled the proportions down, so the pieces fell closer to the body. The long and lean shape felt right, and Herz displayed self-assurance and maturity by moving forward ...
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HOUSE OF HOLLAND -

DIGITAL UNDERGROUND London: There's no denying that Henry Holland has accomplished quite a bit in his short yet prolific career, so much that its hard to remember he's only 26 years old — until you take a look at the clothes, that is. His graphic tees in particular (which have boasted creative LOL-speak anagram messages such as DFW, short for "down ...
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Margaret Howell -

  COASTAL COOL London: Margaret Howell’s clothes always conjure nostalgic scenes – remote coastal towns, charming cottages, cozy fires – and this season the designer served up her classic brand of British bucolic with on-trend influences from menswear and the great outdoors. Workman aprons and hunting vests were turned into chic separates, and utilitarian toggles, tabs and flap pockets detailed her signature ...
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Richard Nicoll -

SOFT POWER DRESSING London: As demonstrated in his past collections, Richard Nicoll has a knack for crafting strong images out of characteristically-feminine components: pastel colors, delicate fabrics and lingerie-influenced pieces. This season, Nicoll did not look far for inspiration, translating his own menswear wardrobe staples into easy-to-wear separates and dresses that possessed a fluid elegance while cutting a sharp, powerful figure. ...
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Eley Kishimoto -

SCHOOLGIRL POP London: Eley Kishimoto enjoys a cult-like following, especially in Japan, where fans go mad for their appealing prints and girlish, softly draped silhouettes. For F/W 10 this husband and wife team employed a darker palette, adding 70s-inspired tones of red and brown to their usual pastel rainbow, and mixing these disparate elements for a fresh take on schoolgirl pop. ...
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Spanx for All

Last week, Spanx unveiled their exciting new product lines in a pop-up showroom at the Bryant Park Hotel amidst the hustle and bustle of New York Fashion Week. Their sleek, gravity-defying shapewear has become an essential in every woman’s wardrobe and now they’re hoping to conquer the swimwear and men’s markets. Launched just last week, the swimwear line reflects the ...
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Vivienne Westwood Red Label -

GRAFFITI NATION London: Vivienne Westwood's eclectic style is a reliable staple on the London runways, a perfect mash-up of prints, layered proportions and varied textures. In addition to these perennial Westwood touches, her Red Label collection for F/W 10 interpreted larger Junior trends like the graffiti prints seen on New York runways, holographic effects, high-shine black, slouchy trousers and schoolgirl looks. ...
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Olympic Denim

Designed by Burton, the US Snowboard Team Uniforms for the 2010 Olympics feature pants that replicate a well-worn pair of jeans with hand sanding, whiskering and rips, as seen on Seth Wescott after winning gold last week. The pants are worn by all team members (including coaches) during practice as well as during actual competition. The highly technical photo-print denim ...
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Torah Shines Bright

Congrats Torah!!!! It comes as no surprise to see Miss Torah Bright – Olympic Snowboard Team member from Australia – take home the Gold medal late last week due to her highly streamlined moves within the 22-foot Superpipe at Cypress -- Just a “little trick” called a switch backside 720-- It’s quite exciting to watch this powerful woman push snowboarding to ...
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After Ralph Lauren

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