Balmain -

BATTLE HYMN Doling out another round of high-shoulders, epaulets and sequins, Christophe Decarnin is sure to have satisfied the Paris Voguettes (who are his best advertisement) and the women who emulate them. This season, the Balmain woman was an army brat at a bombed-out discotheque. In a palette of olive drab, black and metallics, Decarnin created thrashed tees, some overlaid ...
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Peachoo + Krejberg -

DARK OPTIMISM As the fashion industry attempts to dig itself out of the recession, Belgian-based designers Peachoo Datwani and Roy Krejberg, aimed to “create an optimistic fashion moment” at their spring show. Subtle signs of life appeared amidst a sea of mostly black — white sheers were draped in diaphanous layers and tiny beads on cutwork tanks added a bit of ...
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statue

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Knitted Denim Jacket

Only on their third collection, Sibling's knitwear continues to impress and this time they included a knitted denim jacket with distressed areas that were worked into the pattern.  Sibling is a bold and progressive knitwear label that was born out of a collaboration between Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery. Collectively, they've worked with names such as Alexander McQueen, ...
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nerdchic

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gauntlet

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The Drawing Room


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Rick Owens S/S '10 Women's

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Dévastée -

NEWS IN BLACK AND WHITE As the Junior-appropriate collections continue to roll in, its becoming evident that wearability is a common thread this season. That said, it doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had, and precocious French design duo Orphelie Klere and Francois Alary honed in on the sweet spot between innovative and saleable. The entirely black-and-white collection relied heavily ...
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I'm international

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Balenciaga -

URBANE JUNGLE Nicolas Ghesquière somehow manages to be experimental and to exemplify the elegance the house of Balenciaga stands for. For S/S 10 he seemed to pick up on the chic scavenger theme first introduced a few seasons back by Rodarte and their artisanal shreds, but Ghesquière's version is a bit more biker-meets-nomad.  Luxe yet sturdy materials like leather, coated cotton ...
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bus stop

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Style Rookie

In case you are not acquainted as of yet, please allow us to introduce you to Tavi Williams, one of the princess trendsetters currently ruling at the court of fashion.  Her blog Style Rookie is one of the most sought after street sites, especially since Tavi is only 13 years old! She attends major fashion shows along with the biggest ...
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Rochas -

INDOCHINE In his second season for Rochas after a brief stint at Halston, Marco Zanini seems to be finding his voice, presenting a strong spring collection with a bit more personality than last season’s solemn debut. In a marked departure from his predecessor Olivier Theyskens, the designer delivered what the label has asked for — extremely wearable clothes that still reflect the ...
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