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Paris Fashion Week Fav

Although, I must say some of the designers on the runway this year displayed absolutely amazing pieces… Saint Laurent was the Paris Fashion Week Fav!

SAINT LAURENT

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The lights went on and the stage went up, and Hedi Slimane put on yet another raucous, rocking collection, titled “Pretty Boy.” It was pure punk, edgy,  and we can’t wait for the Hedi haters and lovers to battle over this one. The runway was classic to what Paris Fashion Week is all about, Glamour and the Pretty Boy theme complimented this classic catwalk perfectly. He’s been accused of a lot of “Same-y” styles season to season, but this season none of these accusations would stand a chance. The clothes and the vibes change. Slimane just likes it skinny, short, and a little dirty whether its 80’s kids, 70’s disco, or this seasons edgy punk. Saint Laurent is well-known and respected for its thorough characteristics in black and also a point of reference for many other designers. Slimane should be applauding himself for this seasons “Pretty Boy” Punk Collection.

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Slimane’s girl’s displayed a personality of party and were dressed to kill in fit-flare party dresses that ran the from polka-dotted numbers with tulle underskirts for an extra bounce to skintight animal prinkt minis barely hiding under furs in electric hues. The girls fishnets were torn and eye make up caked on to complete the ready-to-go party girl vibe.

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But, these were not even our favorite styles of the collection. Yep, it gets better! For fall there were pretty girls dressed as boys in sinfully skinny cropped pants, white shirts, suspenders and slim ties- so good. To keep the pretty with the boy, Slimane added a hot fiery red lip. The double-breasted pea coats, done in leather and wool made the absolute perfect finish to this edgy pretty boy. These were mixed in with the party crew to balance sass with swag.

Slimane also showed us that he likes it rough, with zippers that unzip across a breast or way up the thigh. Clean up the makeup and men the tights and you’ve got some seriously sexy crafted clothes that sizzle with femme appeal, pretty boy or not. This is a context element. Take all of the attitude and naughty styling away and a leopard cape is opera-worthy, a stapless gown with chiffon peaks sticking straight is red carpet ready, and a binding leather mini unzipping itself to reveal contrasting fabrics beneath looks ready for a chic, exclusive after party.

The context is Slimane displayed was so simple, but if you analyze the styles and take away certain aspects the theme was crafted intelligently and intentionally. The “Pretty Boy” punk theme knocked Saint Laurent right out of the park. It was without a doubt one of our Paris Favs!

 

Our Fav’s from Marc Jacobs NYFW

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For showing the audience what a Fashion Show is truly about, the inspiring Marc Jacobs stood out with his plush pink shag carpet that took up the entire runway. If this pop of pink wasn’t enough for an entrance, Jacobs also had Beats by Dre Headphones plugged into the seats. As each model walked down the runway, each guest heard random everyday sounds as well as the models walking on different textures, with a thoroughly explanation of what was going on during the catwalks. The clothes were noted for their fun and theatrical styles with louche military. A complete opposite of the 50 & 60’s pink shag to make a perfect balance on the runway.

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Marc Jacobs also displayed some amazing color palettes at this year’s NYFW. Jacobs showed diversity from dove gray, nudes, camel tones, rich blues, and dark forest military greens. He showed over 50 ways to wear a field jacket though a number of different combinations such as: swing dresses, cinched satin minis, ball-beaded shirt dresses, day-time party dresses, pajama pants, tank dresses, and evening columns with peek-a-boo slits as well as cropped tops with long, silk skirts.

Not to mention just how AMAZING these field jackets actual looked. The jackets were designed in extra extra large proportions and with silk pockets. Jacobs carried the silk pocket inspiration to cute little sleeveless mini-dresses worn with cross-body bags, and magenta backpacks in silk nylon.

Marc Jacobs displayed modern, feminine utility, and while the stage and the models ‘ spare, homogenous beauty look. Every model had black, shaggy, and edgy bobs as well as ZERO make up! These beauty look’s suggest something severe, the clothes were very wearable. And that’s a pretty great way to end the New York season.

What was your favorite designer from NYFW?

Xx, B

 

NYFW with Sarah Owen

NYFW ALERT: From getting street style papped to sharing a cab with Karlie Kloss (sort of), Youth Editor Sarah Owen shares her experience of the Spring/Summer 2016 shows!

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Here’s what she had to say!

Fashion week in September always beats the February season – think slushy snow and Arctic temperatures versus summer heat and open-air venues – so I was naturally excited for the arrival of the spring/summer 2016 shows.

Weather aside, it was a relief knowing NYFW was venturing downtown and saying adieu to the Lincoln Center, which everyone from designers to editors had begun to disdain. Between attending shows, live-tweeting, trending collection images, juggling social media and guest-blogging for Collective Hub, this season delivered some memorable moments (and tips!). And here they are…

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DKNY x Public School: One of my top shows, perhaps because I gave in to some of the buzz (ICYMI: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell were recently appointed as the new creative directors). And it all made sense. The show felt very New York, but not so much DKNY. The guys elevated the line, bringing both downtown and uptown elements, and reworked them into a loosely tailored collection of deconstructed power suiting and school uniforms #success.

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Subway vs Taxis: Don’t let those heels fool you. To those sitting at home clicking through street style slideshows it may look like taxis are the only way to go. In reality, the vast number of backed-up black SVU’s waiting outside a show may just mean you’ll be late to your next. Many a time I’ve sat across from top models (think Julia Nobis and Hanne Gabe Odiele) on the subway, because they definitely can’t be late for their call time, and they’re real people too.

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Refinery29’s #29Rooms: I attended the press preview (thank god I did – apparently there were two hour queues when it opened over the weekend). The team at R29 really knocked this one out of the park and it was probably the best way to start NYFW. An immersive 29-room funhouse intended to be a social gift to viewers who come visit and participate in spaces created by artists such as Petra Collins and Shantell Martin. My favourite was probably Print All Over Me’s aMaze room, featuring a labyrinth of bold patterned rooms that I fittingly dubbed 29Shrooms.

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Frame Denim: I’m a sucker for American classics and this season’s presentation was exactly that – wearable, digestible, and polished. The team gifted all editors with a pair of Frame denim jeans, which is smart thinking given the success of the Adidas Stan Smith sneaker they gave out to editors a few seasons ago. Side note: after the show, I ended up jumping in the taxi Karlie Kloss was getting out of and my colleague began laughing after I sat in a pile of her sweat. I get it! The girl’s running around, it’s hot as can be, and those leather (probably pleather) seats aren’t so bare leg friendly.

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Art Happenings: I make the most of the shows being held over on the west side to pop into a few of my favourite galleries in Chelsea, because #Instagram and #ArtLover. I was lucky enough to catch Roy Lichtenstein’s Greene Street Mural recreation at Gagosian Gallery right before dashing to the Tibi show.

Xx, B