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DKNY sporting their 90′s roots

New York: DKNY's latest Pre-Summer collection was energised with a minimal 90s aesthetic, drawing inspiration from Peter Lindbergh’s iconic black and white photography – the lineup was rendered in black and white looks with a hint of midnight blue and oxblood. While the juxtaposition of glossy and matte, soft and tense materials added a sophisticated surface interest to essential pieces. ...
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Eighties graphics mix with retrospective femininity at Preen

London: Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, designers for Preen, looked to the late Ray Petri’s work at the Buffalo label and his images of the early eighties for inspiration. The endemic bold graphic elements were worked in to the brand’s signature floaty drop waist dresses, while striking panels of black and white in slim skirts were paired with crisp white ...
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Freedom, playfulness and individuality at Dior

Cannes: Held at Le Palais Bulles, situated on the cliffs of Theole Sur Mer, Raf Simons presented a youthful 'Collection Croisiere' encompassing ‘an idea of freedom, playfulness and individuality’. For this season, Simons drew inspiration from the landscape and memories of the South of France, the colours, and the style of the people and blended them with a nod to the ...
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Six learnings from Rent the Runway’s Jennifer Hyman at SXSW

Jennifer Hyman is one of just a handful of female founders that has received over $50m in funding for her business, Rent the Runway. She took to the SXSW stage to discuss female entrepreneurship, seeking champions over mentors and what other industries she’d like to see disrupted. 1. Rent the Runway is the largest dry cleaning business in the country ...
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Parisian grunge at Paul & Joe

Paris: For autumn/winter 15, Paul & Joe fused feminine preppy with grunge creating an overall youthful vibe. Knee-high grunge boots juxtaposed delicate peter-pan collar shirtdresses, berets were worn with velvet choker necklaces and single earrings, and silk bow blouses were paired with boyfriend pants, continuing the contradiction throughout. The colour palette ranged from muted neutrals to bold primary colors, based ...
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Guillaume Henry does minimal military for his first Nina Ricci collection

Paris: Guillaume Henry’s first collection for Nina Ricci took the label in a slightly less feminine direction with straight and boxy silhouettes and minimal design details. The hints of military influences were elevated through elongated fringe details on jackets, tops, and cuff bracelets. Heavy pea coats and cropped utility jackets were softened by delicate lace under layers. Show-stopping allover lace ...
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70′s college girl at Sonia Rykiel

Paris: The catwalk was set with 50,000 books lining the shelves surrounding the runway as models walked out in head-to-toe velvet, striped furs, and over-the-knee socks. Collegiate 70’s girl with a modern flare captured the theme at Sonia Rykiel. Retro colour stories of cognac, black, and neutrals were offset by modern metallic silver leather and navy blue brushed mohair in ...
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Art deco pop at John Galliano

Paris: Bill Gayten’s collection for John Galliano infuses classic art deco black and gold patterns with youthful pops of orange, purple, and fish underwater graphics. Outerwear makes a strong statement with floor dusting coats in bold colors and textured fabrics such as jacquard, fur, and astrakhan. Contrasting the floor length coats are mini dresses and skirts, which are outlined by ...
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Masculine Monk at Yohji Yamamoto

Paris: Models walked out to quiet and serene music creating an overall sense of peace at the Yohji Yamamoto show. Monk like wrapped dresses were draped against the body revealing Sak Yant tattoos at the neckline and face. Masculine tailoring was minimalist and understated with blazer, maxi skirt sets and oversized button-up shirts. Hip-hop high tops juxtaposed the feminine velvet ...
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Nautical military at Isabel Marant

Paris: For autumn/winter 15/16, Isabel Marant continues to dress the chic city woman in flirty mini skirts and dresses paired with more substantial sweaters and jackets. This collection carries an overall nautical and utility influence combining sailor shank button details and nautical stripes, with utility jackets, gold bouillon cord frogging, and epaulettes. Patterns are a mixture of ethnic influenced ikats ...
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A fairytale woodland scene at Markus Lupfer

London: Markus Lupfer presented his whimsical new autumn collection, and took you on a walk into a secret garden, albeit off Pall Mall, with models holding real fluffy baby bunny-rabbits, set amongst wild flowers and a fairytale woodland scene.  As is true with fairytales the sugary sweet mixed with darker undercurrents in luxe materials and opulent tones.  This was a girl dressed ...
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Sexy, Glamourous Goth at Julien Macdonald

London: Black. Sexy. Slashed. Zipped. Unzipped. Julien Macdonald skipped daywear and game out after hours, for VIPs only, with seductive form fitting sheaths of silk and sequins to be worn with attitude, strappy Gina stilettos coiling up the ankles, long gloves and berry stained lips.  Lace motifs were outlined in texture, sequins and fur, silhouettes skillfully slashed to the navel and ...
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Soft, elegant and regal at Emilia Wickstead

London: The chime from a music box was the cue for Emila Wickstead’s ladies to glide down the marble staircase and into view. Imagine a modern day ‘My Fair Lady’ making her debut in society with looks perfectly poised to take the new society belles from day to eveningwear. Demure ankle lengths, softly gathered bustles and cinched waists all gently ...
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Masculine undertones infused with childhood memories at J. JS LEE

London: The Korean Designer J. JS LEE paid tribute to her childhood this season with a collection imbued with personal memories. ‘Different and eccentric, a playful sports enthusiast yet delicately feminine, slightly awkward and introverted whilst sensitive and soft natured with boyish, short unkempt hair’ describes Lee in her early years. Androgynous tailored essentials such as oversized coats, chic blazers ...
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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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