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NEW YORK: The New Whitney

Open to the public May 1st is the much-anticipated new Whitney Museum of American Art. Having relocated from the Upper East Side’s Madison Avenue to Downtown’s Meatpacking District, the move marks one of the most significant cultural projects in Manhattan in the last decade.
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NEW YORK: LA-based Beckley Pops Up In SoHo

Emerging LA-based label Beckley has popped up on Mercer Street for a brief SoHo stint. 
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Sun shines across Hudson’s Bay, outlook strong, work on Saks’ Manhattan flagship upgrade to start summer

All appears calm in a sunny Hudson’s Bay despite turbulent times for Canadian retail. The venerable retail giant had plenty of good news to deliver Tuesday with its businesses across the North America divide performing strongly in both Q4 and fiscal 2014, boosted further by an outlook that predicts an even sunnier 2015. Stealing the main headline had to be its ...
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Trend Alert – Metal Grommets

Grommets are an important trim and detail for A/W 15/16, evolving from Pre-Fall 15. The metal eyelet makes a strong statement as a design detail or as a functional element in a variety of silhouettes, creating an edgy, youthful vibe on the catwalk.
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Trend Alert – Cape Sleeves

Tailoring evolves this season with precise cuts and slits on sleeves that mimic cape silhouettes, updating tailored separates such as overcoats and blazers. This off-kilter approach transforms classic masculine shapes into sophisticated yet unexpected feminine staples.    
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Trend Alert – Midnight Grunge

Head-to-toe black gathers stream as key colour direction at numerous shows, resulting in a moody goth-grunge mélange. Designers play with textures and layers to elevate tonal ensembles, utilising lace, embellishment and considered juxtapositions of soft and hard fabrics to add depth and dimension.  
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80′s Revival at Milly

New York: Unlike the plethora of 70’s nostalgia we’ve seen of late – Michelle Smith took us on 80’s revival, referencing “postmodern graphic art and music”. Her inspirations came through loud and clear as the models stomped down the disco-esque catwalk, covered in neon scribble prints, crosshatch cloque cocoon jackets and vivid colour blocking. Smith played with technical fabrics, bonding melton ...
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Boy Meets Girl at Diesel Black Gold

New York: Diesel Black Gold is continually proving to be the go to brand for assessable urban cool.  This season, designer Andreas Melbostad looked to the photographs of Peter Lindbergh for inspiration, lending the collection a “tough girl” 90’s aesthetic. “I love Lindbergh’s kind of raw beauty, and the masculine-feminine aspect of it.” he explained. Androgynous references became immediately apparent; the ...
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Winter Cheer at J.Crew

New York: Peter Schlesinger’s book, “Checkered Past” was the motivation behind J. Crew’s latest collection; and it was every bit as stylish as the characters referenced in the 70’s based novel. Tom Mora elevated J. Crew classics with considered detail- denim was undone at the hems whilst a neoprene polo and classic suit jacket received a playful injection of sparkle. However, ...
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An exquisite and beautifully executed collection for Marc Jacobs

New York:Marc Jacobs’s presentation is a show that stops hearts beating or just for a moment, to forget breathe. As a frosty NYFW came to a close, the most anticipated collection of the season was all and more than we had been waiting for. Jacobs delivered a lineup that exuded both precision and perfection. Darkly Romantic, Victoriana silhouettes were modernized ...
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Indian opulence in its purest form at Narciso Rodriguez

New York: The inspiration for Narciso Rodriguez A/W 15 show ‘Indian maharajas’ wasn’t luculent. The colours, the embroideries and a certain layering were indication for its point of origin. The silhouettes became long and lean, nearly floor grazing, waistlines were high, all in Rodriguez’s minimal nature. Inside belted vests, sheer bodysuits and bandeau tops covering the bust emphasised a streamlined ...
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Marc Jacobs show triumph rounds off New York Fashion Week in style

The New York shows ended Thursday with a bang as Marc Jacobs confounded his detractors and showed a collection that looked like he’d poured all the creativity he used to spread across his own two labels and Louis Vuitton into it. Until recently, some had said he was spreading himself too thin. But, like Michael Kors a day earlier, a heavy ...
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Nostalgic Americana at Trademark

New York: Pookie and Louisa Burch usually find the inspiration for their collections in American minimalist art of the 1960s and 1970s and for A/W 15/16 they used photographer Garry Winogrand’s recent retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a main reference. A delightful and nostalgic sense of sportswear, functionality and mix-and-match utility dominated throughout the lineup – oversized ...
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Icons from bygone days at Derek Lam

New York: Derek Lam presented an individualistic simple collection with the right amount of diversity. This season Lam embodied actresses like Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest and Katharine Hepurn, “New York heroines”, he called it. His inspiration was abstractly executed rather than literal, a touch of the Seventies was noticeable. Trousers were flared in a play with proportions, either cropped ...
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Disco Birds at Rodarte

New York: Laura and Kate Mulleavy managed to marry successfully two completely different concepts, migrating birds and Disco. The first part of the show featured leather leggings – lots of them – satin and lace blouses and tweed tailored blazers and anoraks. Skin-tight leggings were made of stretchy leather and some of them came with lace panels. They were combined with ...
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