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Burberry Prorsum‘s S/S ’11 Exotics
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photos courtesy of burberry

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Iris Van Herpen
/ Escapism Couture / 2011





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Iris Van Herpen x United Nude / 2011

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Iris Van Herpen / Synesthesia Couture / 2010



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Iris Van Herpen / Crystallization Couture / 2010



photos courtesy of iris van herpen

 

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Haider Ackermann / Fall 2011 / Paris Fashion Week

Haider Ackermann is on a roll. Much like last season, his fan base is growing by the minute, especially due to current rumors of his move to Dior or Givenchy. Whether or not this is true, he showed what will go down as his most divine collection yet. His latest outing proved to be another magnum opus, brimming with his signature aesthetics and edged-up glamour. Beginning with darks and jewel tones, the palette progressed into new territory – ivory. Vibrant, luxurious silks reflected light up and down the female body to create an ultra-slimming effect undoubtedly a ‘pro’ in most women’s minds. Leather jackets offset by exuberant velvet and silk wide leg pants and scarf collar tops felt perfectly edited, refined-yet-edgy. [Read the rest of my review on TheFashionSpot here.]

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photo courtesy of jpg archive

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photos courtesy of vogue nippon

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Vintage YSL Rive Gauche silk striped buttondown

Givenchy Couture ’11 kimono

Vintage Cross Colours tee

Challah Bread ring


Barbara Bui F/W ’11 patent wedge point bootie

Christopher Kane F/W ’11 jelly bag

“Scary Spice” doll

Reed Krakoff F/W ’11 croc wedge boot

Alexander McQueen ‘Savage Beauty’ retrospective book

Holly Fulton F/W ’11 “Lips” mongolian fur clutch

Vintage Comme des Garcons button-back shirt

Chicks with Super Soakers

Full Haider Ackermann S/S ’11 gittup

Emilio Pucci S/S ’11 electric blue bells

Roberto Cavalli‘s own baubles

ThreeASFour “Kidney” bag
(available exclusively at planetofstyle)

Vintage Alaia fold-over belt
Vintage Halston tie-dye chiffon pants

Chloe F/W ’11 snake wrap-a-round bracelets

LD Tuttle S/S ’11 wedge bootie

Boob clogs

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Russian Vogue‘s 10th Anniversary
Limited Commemorative Edition Designer Russian Dolls are killer.
Can you tell who’s who? See if you were right after the jump. Continue reading

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Thanks to my girl, Julia over at Modelizing for these incredible LV window pics.







photos courtesy of modelizing

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One of my favorites, Francesco Scognamiglio, debuts his latest adverts.




photos courtesy of francesco scognamiglio

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Bande Des Quatres is the latest in ringometry – a science providing fingers with the happiness they deserve. By turning ring’s structure on its backside, Erin Wahed has created the “flying” adornment. Rings that appear to be hovering beneath your knuckles? Gimme dat!


photos courtesy of bande des quatres x hugo arturi

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Celine / Fall 2011 / Paris Fashion Week

Let Phoebe Philo teach you a lesson or two about creating a global lifestyle brand. She’s done so in only a few collections at Celine and this season is no different. If anything, she’s signaling a broadening of the brand; adding to her color scheme, increasing the amount of buyable coats, and styling the collection as if it were for herself. (Philo knows best.)

Philo’s Celine is a packaged look – this season, its backbone is a tight turtleneck that appears under car-door-inspired coats, lush pieced furs, and latch-strap jackets. Pants came relaxed and wide-legged. Skinny versions were slit at the bottom to appear petalled above the ankle and came replete with leather paneling made to look like luxury automobile interiors. Beautifully colored sweaters harkened back to Philo’s classic personal style, while woodgrain-printed dresses and tops debuted a new sense of modernity.

[Read the rest of my review on TheFashionSpot here.]

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Givenchy / Fall 2011 / Paris Fashion Week

Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy has always been influenced heavily by symbolism, love, religion, music, and animals. This collection boasted pieces of it all – both in literal and conceptual depictions – to foster what could be his most marketable season to date. And to think it may be his last at the legacy-laden house: he’s been buzzed about leaving Givenchy for Dior since the Galliano controversy erupted before Paris Fashion Week.

For Fall 2011, Tisci took Givenchy to the streets of East Los Angeles, where Cholo (and Chola) street gangs hold fort. Influenced heavily by hip hop (Tisci was just recently commissioned to design Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaborative album cover, which looks strikingly similar to the collection at hand), this season was a beautifully executed, at times quirky, take on street aesthetics gone luxurious. See, for example, the gaudy symmetrical silk-print baseball jackets (to which he’s been developing for seasons now – see his Pre-Fall collection) that looked straight from Gianni Versace’s 1990s baroque print archive, to which The Notorious B.I.G. wore famously.

[Read the rest of my review at TheFashionSpot here.]

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Alexander McQueen / Fall 2011 / Paris Fashion Week

Is there anything better?






photos courtesy of globalvu, tFS, & style.com

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Maison Martin Margiela / Fall 2011 / Paris Fashion Week

Dresses that peel away like pages of a book to reveal a mismatched under layer and became something of a dress suit? You’ll only find it at Margiela. Conceptually intriguing, this clothing experiment garnered some rather outstanding results. It was all in the details, it seemed, since what looked from afar like a simple sweater set peeled like paint from a wall when eyed up close.
[Read the rest of my runway review on TheFashionSpot here.]

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Ever wonder why Robyn’s looked so FIRE lately?
Peep my interview with Robyn’s stylist/creative director, Decida, on V here.
Be sure to check out Decida’s personal blog here.



photos courtesy of (top) shaon chakraborty & (bottom) 2faced1

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(top) photo courtesy of style.com x balenciaga f/w ’11

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Song of the Day: “Beautiful Lie” – Ryan Leslie

The perfect song to phase out Paris Fashion Week …

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Marani / Fall 2011 / Milan Fashion Week






photos courtesy of marani x mel bless

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Emilio Pucci / Fall 2011 / Milan Fashion Week

For Fall ’11, Peter Dundas saw his woman as a taut, top-heavy, European bombshell. One whose more apt to dress up than down and looks to be more than comfortable within her own skin. So much so, in fact, she’s amped up her most erogenous feature – le bust. Examine the low-cuts and cinched waists meant to accentuate her hourglass shape, symmetrical Rococo-like treatments used to center the eye, lace peek-a-boos set to frame the breasts, even the positioning of certain sequins – they’re all adept plays on morphing the bustline. Even in his signature asymmetrical backless gowns with Ibizan palettes, Dundas still kept focus on the bosom. Suiting, which appeared slick and ultra-fitted, played upon the theme in a more literal way, flashing cleavage in unbuttoned blazers to purposely reveal the common denominator.

[Read my full review along with more collection pics at TheFashionSpot here.]

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Francesco Scognamiglio / Fall 2011 / Milan Fashion Week

In his ninth season showing, Francesco Scognamiglio speaks glamour fluently. But, he’s perhaps at his best when he’s most flagrantly sexual. We are speaking of a man who made his name dressing the queen of all kink (much like Jean Paul Gaultier) – Ms. Madonna Ciccone, during her Hard Candy promo’s. This outing proved to be a lighter, subtler affair from the start with muted gray and light taupes leading into bright white’s and cream’s…

[Read my full review and view more collection pics on TheFashionSpot here.]

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Fashion Week / Fall 2011

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Highlighted Collections
Francesco Scognamiglio
Emilio Pucci
Marani
D&G

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Julien Macdonald / Fall 2011 / London Fashion Week

Julien Macdonald flexes with his latest collection. With McQueen gone, it’s easier for Macdonald to get recognized for his spectacular clothes…and for good reason: he’s the best at what does. Play on playa.






photos courtesy of fashiongonerogue

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Jaeger London / Fall 2011 / London Fashion Week

The historical wool house known as Jaeger makes some of the best coats imaginable. Their latest collection’s color scheme ain’t too bad either.
View highlights below.


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photos courtesy of fashiongonerogue

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Christopher Kane / Fall 2011 / London Fashion Week

One of my favorite contemporary designers, Christopher Kane, debuted his latest collection during LFW which included his most surprisingly trippy 90’s-tinged looks to date. Start heating your lava lamp up now because Kane’s officially brought the 70’s-by-way-of-90’s steez back to the forefront. View highlights below.










(top/hi-res) photos courtesy of fashiongonerogue
(bottom/details) photos courtesy of tFS & shoeblog

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Basso & Brooke / Fall 2011 / London Fashion Week

This season’s prints GO IN











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Fall 2011 Collections

Best Collections
Julien Macdonald
Christopher Kane
Jaeger London

Best Shoes


Charles Anastase

Jean-Pierre Braganza

Peter Pilotto

Acne

Best Separates

Mark Fast

Best Texture

Michael Van Der Ham

Best Prints

Holly Fulton

Basso & Brooke

Best Palette
Peter Pilotto

Best Fur
John Rocha

Roksanda Ilincic

Best Pants

Burberry Prorsum

photos courtesy of tFS and vogue.com


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If you’re a fan of Rein Vollenga‘s sculptures and custom headpieces, be sure to check out his collaboration with Nicola Formichetti for the debut of the new Mugler womenswear this Paris Fashion Week.







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Herve Leger / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week






photos courtesy of tFS

 

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New York Fashion Week / Fall 2011 / Snapshots

David Blaine & I @ littledoe.

Eri & I @ Jeremy Laing

NAHM debut presentation @ MILK (by Amanda Brooks)

J.Z. reppin’ Zarin Fabrics @ Herve Leger

Finale @ Narciso Rodriguez


Jonathan Cohen cookie

Plaque’d Tim Hamilton creepers


My neighbor @ ThreeAsFour wasn’t feeling it…

Lindsey Thornburg and I cuddlin’ close


Wouldn’t want to look too interested, would we?


E-V-E @ The Blonds


With some snakeskin’d beauty @ The Blonds

My girls, Eve and Ms. Keri holding shit down @ The Blonds


Good face O’Day

Pro-nailsJen Kao (image via The Cut)

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photo courtesy of tFS

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The Blonds / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Always my favorite show in New York, The Blonds always do it real big for the close of fashion week stateside and this collection proved to be the costume-y couturiers magnum opus.


This time, it looked as though Nicki Minaj will have one hell of a wardrobe. Each piece was without a doubt stitch-by-stitch inspired by her kooky, cartoon-y persona and aesthetic. And though she wasn’t in attendance for the sparkly spectacle, she was there in spirit… just look at the wigs! [Keep it locked for exclusive backstage pics]







(bottom two) photos courtesy of stylelist/getty images

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Jonathan Cohen / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Below find exclusive lookbook images from Jonathan Cohen‘s latest collection.




photos courtesy of peggy ann x jonathan cohen

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RAD by Rad Hourani / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Definitely my favorite Rad outing to date. Loved every bit, especially the styling by my boy, William Graper; which featured crazy variations of black fleece zip-up’s worn in every which way except the usual, along with what looked like a black waxed garment bag strapped and folded to fit certain model’s figures. Big ups to Patti Wilson on consulting duties, too. Below, find a selection of highlights from the collection. [Click thumbnails to enlarge]

 

photos courtesy of elle.com / tFS

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Behind the scenes @ Carlos Campos
F/W 2011

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InAisce / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

I want it all…
A little bit Trent Reznor,
a little bit Oliver Twist.
I’m ON it.





photos courtesy of inaisce

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Daniella Kallmeyer / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

You may recognize her name from Bravo’s Fashion Show, but, this designer’s much more than just another reality show contestant. Her clothes speak for themselves… and they’re utter poetry. This season, she took it all the way to the dark side and back. Poe would be proud. (Kallmeyer also makes the sickest jewelry imaginable… see below for her bronze knuckle-crusher.)


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Frank Tell / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Another stellar collection from my boy Frank!
This time, Tell took it all dystopic on us…
but I’m still smiling.



Looks like me!
(A silhouette I’m very used to.)

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Jen Kao / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

J. Kao presents… a wardrobe fit for Ms. Minanana.
Happy to see someone’s been listening to the forecast.
It’s raining pink’s, yellow’s, teal’s, and fuschia’s!


View select detail shots below.








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Odilon / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Congrats to Harold Kuhn and Stacey Clark of Odilon on their first-ever NYFW presentation! I must say – their use of antique bronze fringe and pony hair – had me s’riously TURNT OUT. View my favorite looks from the collection below [click thumbnails to enlarge].



photos courtesy of ryan koopmans x odilon

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The Row / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

To say I’m floored would be an understatement. This fashion week, The Row debuted looks heralding a new sense of American glamour. From ultra-refined and minimal to mature, aristocratic and divine – the luxury line, now in its fifth season presenting, has developed before our eyes into a redefined yet traditional house (see: from their launch with a singular t-shirt to their current onslaught of elegant LBD’s, handbags, and extravagantly dyed furs) and seems only to get better with time. And the best part is being able to say it was all
‘Made in the U.S.A.’


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photos courtesy of vogue.com

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(top) photo courtesy of jonas akerlund & (bottom) courtesy of alexander mcqueen archives (tFS)

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littledoe. & Aurora Lopez Meija / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

It’s not often handmade jewelry or headdresses (better yet – bespoke lingerie) draws such an eclectic crowd. But, late Sunday night, in a dimly lit SoHo apartment, littledoe. designer Chase Cohl and custom jeweler Aurora Lopez Meija showcased their latest baubles to some unsuspecting guests and close friends – Adrien Grenier and Theodora Richards watched a special acoustic performance in the living room (by Spider-Man’s Carney) while magician David Blaine pleased partygoers, packed into the dining room, with card and coin tricks.
“Anyone got a quarter?” the illusionist was caught asking throughout
the night. Read my full post on littledoe. for V here.

Yes, it’s underwear.


Whatta trixster!


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Carlos Campos / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

I’m proud to announce my involvement in New York [by way of Honduras] designer, Carlos Campos’ latest menswear collection. Above find the invite I designed for the presentation and below read my description of the new collection… and stai toon’d for a separate behind-the-scenes post.

Fall is a season for change, for reflection, for realization. A season that enabled Carlos Campos’ introspective return to his Latin roots. Traveling back in time and across continents, Campos found inspiration in South America’s most beloved poet; the romantic, Mr. Pablo Neruda. From the tip of his newsboy cap and tap of his cigar, Neruda’s stylistic mark is revitalized through Campos’ signature synthesis of old-world craftsmanship and modern male sensibilities. Using the highest quality Italian wool and pima cotton, Campos’ details come alive in relaxed fits cued by Neruda’s cinematically laid back aesthetic. The palette is treated as though its been burnt or left to age, with deep, rich colors such as rust, cognac, midnight blue and hunter green. Many of the wools come speckled, adding a variety of texture and richness to the garments. Shirting comes in solid varieties, ginghams, stripes, and other patterned combinations that when paired together create subtle yet interesting looks. Full length and cropped trench coats  exude a sense of modernity whilst remaining true to Neruda’s romantic nostalgia. This is Campos’ ode to common things – bicycles, handwritten letters, and afternoons without plans.


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photos courtesy of christopher heydon x carlos campos