Nicole Farhi -

MODERN CLASSICS Nicole Farhi once again showed off her knack for breathing new life into sportswear classics.  A ruffled collar and contrast roll-up sleeves updated this season's omnipresent trench coat.  Leisurely jumpsuits had a slightly blouson shape and youthful cutouts in the back.  Baggy shorts featured a double-tabbed waist with seamless slash pockets that made them instantly appealing.  Inspired by German ...
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Pringle of Scotland -

KNIT WIT Pringle of Scotland transported their show from Milan to London in honor of the 25th anniversary of fashion week.  Building on the knits the company is founded upon, designer Clare Waight put a fresh spin on the homespun art form, constructing a line befitting of their thoroughly-modern muse, actress Tilda Swinton.  The color palette of muted neutrals with pops ...
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Whereabouts X Wrangler

In their quest for anything authentic American, the Japanese are making Wrangler very cool again. Their interesting collaboration with Whereabouts, the up-and-coming Japanese brand, popped up on the Japan market. Whereabouts has worked with Wrangler on a small collection of Western-inspired shirts in denim and fine ribbed corduroy. A standout is their corduroy shirt in brown or green, which is ...
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Colorful Athletix

Roxy recently launched ATHLETIX, its new fitness wear line devoted to in-shape fashionistas everywhere. The debut collection currently hitting stores prides itself on highly advanced technical features like moisture-wicking fabrics and bonded seams all throughout the clothing. Since it is indeed Roxy, it goes without saying that the shorts, tanks, sport bras, warm-up jackets and yoga pants maintain a fashion ...
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crowe's nest

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gilded age

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hello

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Denim

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Fashion Fringe -

BEST IN SHOW A design collective of sorts, Fashion Fringe was created to highlight the best of the best up-and-comers in the UK, and has had decidedly fruitful results, producing new notables like Basso & Brooke and Erdem. Participants were selected from a massive pool of applicants and who then showed select looks before judges for a final winner. Jena Theo ...
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Hannah Marshall -

EIGHTIES ESPIONAGE For her London runway debut, Hannah Marshall explored the theme of espionage in the future as seen through the lens of the 1980s.  The inspiration translated into sleek and sculpted power shoulders and hips extended with curving talons — the weapon of choice for our international spy.  Spring found the much-buzzed-about designer playing with sheerness and opacity, mixing panels ...
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Biker Influence

We've been seeing biker looks on runways recently and they've already translated into denim motorcycle-inspired details at retail. For more inspiration, take a look at the latest Vogue Hommes International with partners-in-crime Eniko Mihalik and Patrick Petitjean's on a motorcycle road trip for the "On the Road" editorial that features dirty-looking denim from G-Star, Levi's, Pepe London and others.
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Future Classics -

UNDER THE HOOD Designer Julie Wilkins is a rising star in the UK fashion scene. For her aptly named label, Future Classics, she played with the tension between revealing and concealing the body, with interesting looks like full-coverage hooded tops worn with garter-cutout leggings, and ladylike dresses with subtle slits at the arms and peekaboo open backs. Even with seemingly conceptual ...
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Mulberry Carnivàle

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Peter Jensen -

FORTIES INFUSION Designer Peter Jensen is Danish but shows in London, an apt home for his slightly twisted take on tradition, a style he cites as “wearable, naïve and childish.” For S/S 10 Jensen found his inspiration in 40s murder mysteries, deconstructing prim parlor looks into ensembles more appropriate for weekend thrifting along Brick Lane. This season's important gingham showed up ...
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Antonio Berardi -

LUXE SENSUALITY Back home after showing for a few years in Paris, Antonio Berardi introduced a French-influenced sense of luxury and drama to the sensuality he attributes to his Sicilian heritage.  Body-con minidresses were rigorously structured from the shoulders to the exaggerated hips.  Precision-paneled New Look-inspired corsets cinched the midsection, and at times, recalled the early work of Proenza Schouler.  Black-on-black ...
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