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  • The Daily Front Row | September 8, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: Lacoste, Jill Stuart, Katya Leonovich, Louise Goldin, Porsche Design

    Lacoste It was 80 years ago this year that René Lacoste invented the polo shirt for the tennis courts with its now-iconic crocodile logo. So it's no wonder that creative director Philippe Oliviera Baptista took to the courts for his inspiration. More specifically, he was thinking of the clean, straight lines that set the boundaries on green asphalt. While all-white looks certainly made their way into this collection, like...

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  • The Daily Front Row | September 8, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: Prabal Gurung, Ruffian, Kenneth Cole, Rebecca Taylor

    Prabal Gurung: With his Spring '14 showing, Gurung proved once again that all eyes are on him for good reason. The designer showed his colorful Spring collection at Moynihan Station and turned to Bert Stern's last sitting with Marilyn Monroe as his inspiration. Spring will look as spring should, with an emphasis on pastels in pink and mint. Standouts included a vermillion graphic rose digital printed rayon muscle tee...

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  • The Daily Front Row | September 8, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: Rag & Bone, Billy Reid, Sally LaPointe, Houghton

    Rag & Bone: The Spring '14 collection was a “bit of a risk” for Brit ex-pat design duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville. When the models took to the runway in their slicked-down coifs, bright coral lips said to be inspired by the 2014 Brazil World Cup, boxy jackets, and low-slung midi-skirts, we felt a throwback moment coming on. When the hip hop, basketball-themed soundtrack played for the collection’s...

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  • The Daily Front Row | September 7, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: Jason Wu, Tess Giberson, Cushnie et Ochs, Nicole Miller, Chadwick Bell

    Jason Wu One of the most coveted shows to score an invite to on the NYFW sched remains Jason Wu; the designer has eclipsed golden boy status to just be one of the designers you can count on to deliver season after season. Just ask Mrs. Obama. Spring '14 is no exception, thanks to his latest show, entitled “A Dialogue Between Construction and Ease." In sum? Another winner. For a...

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  • The Daily Front Row | September 6, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: Creatures of The Wind, Tadashi Shoji, Richard Chai, Tocca

    Creatures Of The Wind: "Hail Hyperborea" was the theme of Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters' Spring show this season. What on earth does that mean? Something otherworldly—mythological, to be exact. "It's a place in ancient Greek mythology where the sun shined 24 hours and everyone lived forever," said Peters. Sounds (and looked) good to us. The resulting collection included several gold and silver lame below-the-knee skirts and short sleeved...

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  • The Daily Front Row | September 6, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: BCBG, Honor, Marissa Webb, Costello Tagliapietra

    BCBG: Always the first major player to kick off NYFW, BCBG took a look back to make a leap forward. “Next year it’s going to be 25 years of BCBG, so we went back to our archives and pulled out the pieces that really made a statement,” Lubov Azria told us backstage before the show. “When we looked at the pieces, we realized it’s about the process of deconstructing....

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  • The Daily Front Row | September 5, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: Michael Bastian, Erin Fetherston, WHIT, Tia Cibani

    Michael Bastian: A study in contrasts of sorts, Michael Bastian’s laid-back was shown amid the opulence of The Pierre. A circular runway, where models crisscrossed between rows of edtrices and well-dressed dudes, held crooner Alice Smith and a live pianist in its center. The inspiration was Bastian's take on the French homme, “with a lot of humor and emotion," which came through loud and clear in the collection's plethora...

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  • The Daily Front Row | September 5, 2013

    NYFW Spring 2014: Veronica Beard, Lisa Perry, Harbison, Josie Natori

    Veronica Beard: One story above Bleecker Street, a crowd of heeled and coifed fashion folk time-traveled back to the Eighties with Veronica Beard. Luckily for all, not a shoulder pad was in sight. Rather, the collection from the sister-in-law design team focused on the energy of the time and staying true to the silhouettes of the current era, although the slicked back hair was certainly a ode to past...

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  • The Daily Front Row | July 3, 2013

    Paris Couture Fall 2013: Giorgio Armani Prive

    Giorgio Armani Prive: A relative newcomer to the couture scene, Giorgio Armani seems to be settling in just fine. In a trés romantique collection, the designer presented an exceedingly elegant Art Deco-inflected, lavish assortment of champagne-hued separates and gowns in simple silhouettes with pops of fur and feathers. Armani started on a strong foot, partnering a creamy blazer with a timeless A-line skirt, all tied off with dark ankle...

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  • The Daily Front Row | July 3, 2013

    Paris Fall Couture 2013: Maison Martin Margiela

    Maison Martin Margiela: Anonymity was the word at Maison Martin Margiela’s runway, as each of the 19 models was ornamented with fancy face-obscuring masks. With tiny floral accoutrements, incredible beading, and a fashion-forward mosaic, these are easily the chicest face masks out there. Another unexpected hit from the couturier? Jeans...and not just a single pair!

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  • The Daily Front Row | July 2, 2013

    Paris Couture Fall 2013: Chanel

    Chanel Couture: Karl Lagerfeld has never been one to shy away from drama, and staging his Fall 2013 couture show amidst some faux ruins in Paris’s Grand Palais was no ironic coincidence. In a mix of tweed and glitter, nearly each look in the collection was accessorized with extremely wide belts and modestly-heeled, buttery suede boots.

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  • The Daily Front Row | July 2, 2013

    Paris Couture Fall 2013: Giambattista Valli

    Giambattista Valli: What’s a stylish ice queen with a penchant for floral prints supposed to wear for the Fall 2013 season? Giambattista Valli’s latest collection, bien sûr! In a wash of (mostly) crisp whites, this catwalk was a clean sweep that left little room for color. Keep those delicate necks warm in chilly winter climes with a flora-covered blanc turtleneck, while a sheer lace skirt keeps things cooler below....

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  • The Daily Front Row | July 1, 2013

    Paris Couture Fall 2013: Christian Dior

    Christian Dior Couture: Raf Simons continues to prove his loyalty to the DNA of Christian Dior with today's Couture showing, paying homage to the staples of the legendary fashion house with his own stamp on the classics. The seemingly somber Fall 2013 Couture collection, which at times mimicked the perpetual dreary status of the Parisian climate, was shown on a backdrop of plush grey carpet in the Hôtel...

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  • The Daily Front Row | July 1, 2013

    Menswear 2014: Givenchy

    Givenchy: Hop on board and don’t forget your spacesuit, because Givenchy has an intergalactic adventure in store for the hommes. Riccardo Tisci went cosmic for his Spring 2014 Menswear collection, taking inspiration from the inner workings of a computer, resulting in a catwalk filled with extraterrestrial creatures. Kanye would be pleased with the ample selection of man skirts on show, but he will have to forgo his usual noir-filled...

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  • The Daily Front Row | June 28, 2013

    Ann Taylor's Lisa Axelson On Holiday 2013 And Juggling It All

    Hard as it may be to imagine snowy climes and holiday cheer just yet, Lisa Axelson, creative director at Ann Taylor, debuted her Holiday 2013 collection for the brand yesterday, filled with plenty of festive looks for ringing in the season in style. Touching on all the trends du jour, the collection mixed in lace, fringe, color blocking, stripes, and animal prints. A snow white coat with black lace...

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  • The Daily Front Row | June 28, 2013

    Menswear 2014: Dries Van Noten

    nails it once again, this time turning to a garden for literal inspiration. The designer, who has been on fashion’s good side for the past few seasons, has the obvious ability to make silky fabrics imprinted with cheery botany into masculine staples. Van Noten sourced his blossoms from different eras and locales, creating effortless combos.

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  • The Daily Front Row | June 27, 2013

    Menswear 2014: Raf Simons

    Raf Simons: By taking his collection 30 minutes outside of Paris, Raf Simons' latest looks for men was a bit lighter and airier than typical, sometimes very serious City of Lights showings. An apropos shelter for this youthful production? Larry Gagosian's Le Bourget gallery, where works of art by Alexander Calder and Jean Prouvé provided the background for Simons' Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Taking cues from his past as...

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  • The Daily Front Row | June 26, 2013

    Menswear Spring 2014: Gucci

    Gucci: If you’ve ever questioned that man leggings could be a viable trend, Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2014 presentation will persuade you to cast those doubts aside. The tapered equestrian-style pants were used by creative director Frida Giannini to create a clean silhouette, allowing voluminous knit sweaters and large leather tees to provide a sense of balance. The muted color palette that has washed over the past few Gucci collections was...

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  • The Daily Front Row | June 25, 2013

    Menswear Spring 2014: Prada

    Prada: Leave it up to Miuccia Prada to remind the world, once again, that she doesn’t only break the rules, but she also has the power to redefine them. Case in point: her Spring/Summer 2014 Men’s runway collection included a roster of steamy hot male models interrupted by a handful of female seductresses. Having some women in the mix was anything but accidental, given the theme of old fashioned...

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  • The Daily Front Row | June 24, 2013

    Menswear Spring 2014: Calvin Klein

    Calvin Klein: Calvin Klein Collection's Italo Zucchelli looked no further than his Fire Island summer home for the inspiration that guided his Men’s Spring/Summer 2014 presentation out to sea. Focusing on a color palette of blue, blue, and more blue, this collection proved that a monotonous wardrobe can look quite chic. Zucchelli’s use of luxe fabrics, combined with his impeccable tailoring skills and streamlined simplicity stayed true to the...

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