Bora Aksu -

ROC 'N ROCO JOCK Bora Aksu's influences for his spring collection could be summed up by the shoes: two parts pastel-coated Rococo to one part tomboy “scrimmage chic” — with a shot of plasticized rock 'n roll futurism to tie it all together. Pieces of lace, chiffon, athletic mesh, PVC, taffeta and floral jacquards looked like they had all been ...
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Mesh is having a good day.

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Dazed and Jane – 35mm

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Eun Jeong Hong -

WHITER SHADE OF PALE Korean-born designer Eun Jeong Hong won last year’s Fashion Fringe competition in London with an all-white collection featuring elaborate draping and an abundance of ruffles. Not straying far from her winning formula, Hong’s collection for S/S 10 was predominately white with a few iridescent silver pieces in the mix. Playing with texture, she constructed looks using ...
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Danielle Scutt -

SHORT STORY London designer Danielle Scutt is known for combining prints and embellishments with a short, playful silhouette. S/S 10 was a departure from her ethnic-inspired work for F/F 09, bringing a much more sweet and girly look to the runway with a collection comprised of skater skirts, exaggerated pouf shoulders, flared bustiers and draped, fringed scarves. Scutt's creative motifs ...
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All about the shoes – London

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DIY rubber

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Gr-r-reat

 
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Matthew Ames -

A RETURN TO FORM A good deal of buzz surrounded Matthew Ames this week, and with his ethereal collection that placed substance over style, the young award-winning designer quietly impressed. There was barely a hint of superfluous decoration to be found in his clean silhouettes of Ellsworth Kelly-inspired color-blocked organza, cotton and linen.  The bare canvas allowed the designer to show ...
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Headonism -

HAT TRICK London Fashion Week kicked off in dramatic style today with Headonism, a showcase of emerging British milliners curated by mad hatter Stephen Jones.  Styles ranged from the functional, to the artfully beautiful, to the downright absurd.  Soren Bach invented a rabbit fur Princess Leia-style earmuff style to cure the winter blues.  A seemingly normal veiled pillbox hat was paired ...
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Tommy Hilfiger -

AMERICAN DREAM Officially closing out New York Fashion Week, Tommy Hilfiger returned to the runway with an unapologetic portrayal of the clean-cut, all-American aesthetic for which he's always been known. While there were certainly no directional styles on his S/S 10 runway, there were fun and youthful takes on the boy next door. All the looks, including suits and tuxedos, ...
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Dan Single of Ksubi

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Altuzarra -

TEXTURAL TALE Newcomer Joseph Altuzarra caused quite a stir with his debut collection last season, and all eyes were focused on him, anxious to see if he could live up to the buzz. His sophomore effort was a successful mash-up of texture, piecing and integrating materials as diverse as suede and swiss dot. Woven strips of leather decorated many ...
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United Bamboo -

POIRET MEETS PIERROT This week in New York, Paul Poiret met Pierrot and clashed with a bevy of modern art masters by way of United Bamboo’s spring collection.  Silhouettes bloomed from the empire waist, tapering down to a narrow fit around the knee or ankle to evoke images of vintage costumes from the circus and the Ballet Russes.  Prim sheaths were ...
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