Ter Et Bantine -

STARK SENSUALITY Manuela Arcari’s goal as a designer is to “turn wearability into creativity”, and with a collection that did not compromise accessibility for the sake of modernist ideas, she succeeded in style. The designer applied origami techniques to achieve three-dimensional forms that molded around the body but seemed to stand away from it — even body-conscious styles seemed to leave ...
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Marco de Vincenzo -

PAST MEETS FUTURE This innovative and focused spring collection demonstrates why Marco de Vincenzo recently won Alta Roma's Who Is on Next? award. In his first foray into ready-to-wear after debuting with a Spring 09 Couture show, the former accessories assistant for Fendi carved out a clearly realized design aesthetic that marries historic art movements with with high technology. Laser-cut neoprene ...
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It's the year of the shoulder pad.

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Fashion East

The men's market has continued to take hold of London Fashion Week for the last two seasons, with an entire day devoted to menswear. Fashion East is one of the most directional events of the week, featuring a collection of 14 emerging designers based in London. Standouts included father and son design team Casely Hayford's sports-influenced collection with interesting African-inspired ...
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Madewell 1937’s Fall Denim Tour

Everything is about styling these days, so it's no surprise that brands create events that include the chance for everyone to get styling tips from pros. The Madewell Denim Tour is such an event, where you can shop, hang out and get one-on-one denim styling tips by a Lucky magazine editor. Madewell 1937’s Fall Denim Tour is coming to Los ...
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puff up

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Frankie Morello -

EASY RIDER Like many other Italian designers, Milanese brand Frankie Morello was unapologetically theme-based this spring, with a collection built around sexy equestrians. The Frankie Morello girl isn't a prim jodphur-clad English rider, but more of a bareback warrior princess. Morello mixed long flowing silhouettes with structured, fitted pieces, sometimes even in the same item, while brown leather corsets and buckled ...
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Black Tuesday

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Dsquared² -

GREAT OUTDOORS As usual, theatrics ruled the runway at Dsquared², with beer-toting band-aid baring models clad in a head-to-toe outdoorsy "gone-fishin'" theme. Canadian brothers Dean and Dan Caten seemed to be inspired by the renewed interest in heritage brand workwear and outerwear, accessorizing their looks with thick hiking socks worn with heavy platform sandals and patch-emblazoned trucker hats. The clothes ranged ...
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those Ann Demeulemeester boots

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Maurizio Pecoraro -

SIMPLY SPRING Maurizio Pecoraro took a lighter approach with his spring collection — both in palette and in the pieces themselves. Pecoraro worked with pastels and neutrals for the simple silhouettes, giving them an easy, breezy feeling. Items seemed to be stripped down to their essential parts; trench coats, shorts, woven tees and cropped jackets felt uncomplicated and sincere. Following the ...
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knot & tie

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Aquilano.Rimondi -

  COUTURE COMEBACK In their third season, the design duo Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi paid tribute to the mid-century glory days of Roman couture, with an homage to Italian designers like Roberto Capucci (who was called "the Givenchy of Rome"), Pino Lancetti and Andrea Odicini. The collection borrowed couture elements like big ruffles, bubble silhouettes, rich floral brocades, gold lamé and ...
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no smoking

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Salvatore Ferragamo -

SIMPLE SOPHISTICATES This was Cristina Ortiz’s last collection for Salvatore Ferragamo, and she played it rather safe with mostly wearable separates in a palette of dark neutrals, aubergine, bright yellow and red. Ortiz got a bit creative with volume for exaggerated jodhpurs, full-hipped skirts and dresses that ballooned at the elbow. Although some of the experimentation led to awkward shapes, the ...
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