looking back

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Gottex -

GLAMAZONS Under the helm of new creative director Molly Grad, the latest collection from Gottex aimed for a more sophisticated glamour rather than the young and vibrant direction of recent seasons.  There was still excitement to be found in the use of iridescent liquid lamés, sequins, spikes and hammered gold plates, but Grad also brought a natural element to the decoration.  ...
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Julian Louie -

SUNSET FLIGHT Julian Louie’s deep-sea divers from seasons past found themselves on land for spring, caught in the midst of a desert storm and finding their way towards a cool oasis.  Inspired by sunset as seen from an airplane window, Louie made a bold statement in his first look with a stunning combination of to-die-for ultrasuede trousers and a bright apricot ...
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Tony Cohen -

ETHEREAL ROCKER For S/S 10, Dutch designer Tony Cohen took tough-edged elements from rock-and-roll chic and made them soft with translucent fabrics and large scale photo-prints depicting blurred flowers. Asymmetrical draped tops danced down the runway in black silk chiffon that floated over sheer trousers with a laser-cut Amazon-inspired appliqué. A one-legged version of this pant was worn under a see-through ...
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Rad Hourani -

SLEEK ANDROIDS The design aesthetic for Canadian designer Rad Hourani’s S/S 10 collection was based on clean lines, hardware details and non-gender specific silhouettes. These androgynous looks, which the designer says are derived from no particular place, time or tradition, were all about a big-over-slim proportion. In a palette of black, white and silver, loose sleeveless tops were adorned with liquid ...
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Willow -

  TOUCHY FEELY The Australian label Willow has a reputation for creating bohemian looks in materials that are sourced from around the world. For S/S 10, new innovative tactile surfaces like beaded rope and “reptilian skin” made out of buttons was used for a collection of body-conscious dresses and whimsical tops. Tiny gunmetal beads were strung into heavy strands that were then ...
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Chris Benz -

COLOR BLAST Ever the advocate of color, Chris Benz pulled out all the stops for a collection fullof saturated brights and exuberant prints. From multicolor polka dots for a palazzo pant ensemble to a vivid striped sweater set, the mood Benz set was decidedly upbeat. Utilitarian details like D-rings and snapped pockets add style and functionality to skirts and jackets, ...
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Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship

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Temperley -

THREE RING CIRCUS With its exaggerated top hats, heavy makeup and high-tech projection presentation, one might think Alice Temperley's collection was all about a show.  When dissected, however, its pieces hit just the right note for the Junior or Contemporary customer looking for a forward take on fall's edgy menswear and body-con looks. The British designer was inspired by the circus ...
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G-Star Raw -

RHAPSODY IN BLUE Dutch brand G-Star Raw turned out another innovative denim-based New York collection in their third-ever stateside runway show. Held at the elegant Hammerstein Ballroom, the heavily produced presentation showcased a wearable assortment of moody blue looks. The staples were all there — slouchy boyfriend jeans, selvage-edged dresses and tailored jackets — but fresh styles included a deep-v double ...
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Damien Nunes – GQ

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Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti -

LIP SMACKERS Alberta Ferretti’s Philosophy collection was sugary and fun. With lip motifs shown throughout in iridescent printed chiffon and appliqué shapes, the garments had pop and femininity. Sheer trims at hems, contrast plackets and chiffon set with colored panels were eye-catching details, and this season's key racer-back tops brought attention to the shoulders. Boyish athletic pieces like silk running shorts ...
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Mulberry -

WORLD OF WHIMSY Teen angst is usually expressed in a dark manner, but Mulberry creative director Emma Hill put her own bittersweet spin on her Junior-friendly Spring collection, citing Sofia Coppola's lovely yet haunting film "The Virgin Suicides", about beautiful suburban sisters in 1970s, as this season's source of inspiration. A touch of fantasy permeated the collection, as models strutted around ...
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The SartoriaLUST

Last night, we caught up with The Sartorialist (aka Scott Schuman) at his official coming out party at Barneys. The event and book signing was to celebrate his new self-named book of favorite street images, as well as the pop-up shop on the men's designer floor celebrating the chic style he's so famous for capturing. Called "The SartoriaLUST," the temporary ...
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