Runway

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  • Dena Silver | July 10, 2014

    Maison Martin Margiela Couture Fall 2014

    Continuity between collections isn’t always a hallmark of the Couture offerings. But it goes without saying that the Fall 2014 couture collection from Maison Martin Margiela nearly seamlessly emerged from Spring’s offerings. The most telling sign of this pattern was look 15, which combined patchwork, heavy beading, and tattoo-esque designs, all in one dress. Those three details were

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 10, 2014

    Valentino Couture Fall 2014

    Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s designs for Valentino tend to look like they’ve leapt off the canvases of history’s greatest artists, and this season’s Couture showing was no exception. Absolutely beautiful pre-Raphaelite inspired clothing floated down the runway. Some pieces took inspiration from Roman togas and were worn with gladiator sandals (all of which

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 9, 2014

    Chanel Couture Fall 2014

    Le Courbusier and concrete. Those were the themes swirling inside Karl Lagerfeld‘s head when creating this season’s Chanel Couture looks. In terms of the setting, the result was much more pared down from his previous extravagances like a full-blown supermarket or art gallery. The backdrop featured two faux fireplaces and a pair of decorative mirrors

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  • Dena Silver | July 9, 2014

    Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2014

    For Fall, Ulyana Sergeenko strayed from her easy-going Russian lore, instead debuting a stark, strong collection with more than just a few political undertones. She took inspiration from the former Soviet Union, weaving in her own feminine and sexy details. So how did she make her political statement? That would start with look one, which included a

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 8, 2014

    Dior Couture Fall 2014

    Raf Simons’ Couture latest spanned centuries. While designers are always referencing other eras, Simons packed in several time periods of inspiration into one show, from 18th century court costumes and Edwardian coats to ’20s flappers and NASA astronaut jumpsuits. It was, of course, another stellar showing from Simons, who is constantly proving he can come up

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  • Dena Silver | July 8, 2014

    Giambattista Valli Couture Fall 2014

    Perhaps you’ve seen the images by now, splashed across Instagram and Twitter, of Giambattista Valli‘s finale of ruffled couture gowns in tropical hues, topped off with round shades and a chic white turban-esque topper. An overdose of Old Hollywood glamour? Anything but. The collection was a refresher course on what couture should be: a smattering of simple,

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 7, 2014

    Schiaparelli Couture Fall 2014

    Since reviving the house of Schiaparelli, Marco Zanini has been spicing up the couture runways by bringing his wild interpretation of Elsa Schiaparelli’s quirky style, which was often influenced by surrealist artists Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti. One of Elsa “Schiap” Schiaparelli’s most famous designs was her 1969 white gown, featuring a giant red lobster

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  • Dena Silver | July 7, 2014

    Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2014

    Atelier Versace kicked off the Couture season yesterday, and Donatella Versace‘s latest was seeped in glamour, but that of a tailored sort. Her first look was a woolen rounded shoulder jacket paired with a wrap skirt that was fairly subdued, save for a panel of sheer boning at the waist. This subtle nod to the art of tailoring

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  • Dena Silver | June 24, 2014

    Haute Hippie Resort 2015

    For the jet setter with a penchant for all things boho, the latest Resort designs from Trish Wescoat Pound at Haute Hippie are perfect for packing in a suitcase and taking on the world. Filled with a sense of wanderlust and borrowing from cultures across the globe, there’s plenty to take in here. To start off, the colors set

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | June 17, 2014

    Karolina Zmarlak Resort 2015

    For Resort, up-and-comer Karolina Zmarlak kept it clean, polished, and sophisticated. In a simple and understated color palette, she offered up plenty of must-have pieces: a super chic graphic T shirt dress with a tassel hem, a heavy, short sleeved silk jacket, and a knit, draped jacket with a waist tie. And then there was the poncho,

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  • Dena Silver | June 16, 2014

    Vera Wang Resort 2015

    She might be known for artfully crafting tons of lacy white wedding gowns, but Vera Wang proved via her Resort showing that she knows how to create a dark, brooding collection with equal aplomb. It was pretty clear from look one—a tiered tulle dress in a dark floral print, paired with a coordinating floor-length vest and

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  • Paige Reddinger | June 16, 2014

    Milly Resort 2015

    Michelle Smith debuted a sexily cool collection for Resort this season, and it’s bound to have clients clamoring for key pieces like a pair of high-waisted wide leg elongating trousers, see-through pencil and flare skirts, and an array of crop tops in solids and colorful prints. Some of the crop tops came paired with high-waisted, pleated shorts,

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  • Paige Reddinger | June 13, 2014

    Vionnet Resort 2015

    Goga Ashkenazi‘s resort collection for Vionnet this season was all about the fusion of nature and tech. The veiny wings of dragonflies served as the inspiration for most of the patterns throughout the collection. The insect-centric motif cropped up on pieces like a long white halter neck evening gown with an asymmetrical hemline made from

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  • Dena Silver | June 13, 2014

    Zac Posen Resort 2015

    As Zac Posen continues his quest towards establishing himself in the separates realm, he’s taken a bit of personal inspiration: himself. During a preview of his resort collection, he admitted to editors that the shape of the nude pant in look deux was the exact same of the slightly flared pants he’s often seen sporting. The

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  • Dena Silver | June 13, 2014

    Rebecca Taylor Resort 2015

    Rebecca Taylor’s latest 17-piece offering is an exercise in the sweet spot between laid-back and chicly put-together. Which is exactly what one would expect from a collection that was created for the jet set type who lives between suitcases. Just don’t confuse laid-back with messy; while the hems might have been uneven and the shapes a

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  • Dena Silver | June 12, 2014

    Cynthia Rowley Resort 2015

    Fitness buffs, take note: Cynthia Rowley’s latest creations are just as appropriate for a session with a personal trainer as they are for an evening on the town. But why so sporty? “You see people mindlessly putting on their black or grey leggings with sneakers, and they don’t really think ‘Can these be prettier?’” the designer

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  • Dena Silver | June 12, 2014

    Public School Resort 2015

    Just two seasons in, the Public School girl has definitely gotten her footing, in strappy thick soled shoes, nonetheless. Next to the cool, put-together PS boy, this collection from Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow is a fitting complementary set of looks for their fangirls. The collection reads like a line of basics, with a street style twist. While the white

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  • Daniel Chivu | June 11, 2014

    Resort 2015: Misha Nonoo

    Misha Nonoo is married to Alexander Gilkes, the co-founder behind digital art venture Paddle 8, so it’s no surprise the designer was influenced by artists for the resort season. Robert Motherwell‘s “Behind The Sea” series served as the reference point for wavy skirts in soft sea foam greens and crisp whites. “I was looking at

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  • Dena Silver | June 11, 2014

    Tibi Resort 2015

    Pack your bags, we’re going a sailing trip with Tibi’s Amy Smilovic, but don’t forget your flask! For Resort, the designer decided to put her own, naughty spin on the nautical trend, although a misbehaving sailor is not guaranteed with purchase. Rather, there are sailing references aplenty, including toggled sweaters, a healthy dose of stripes, and enough

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  • Dena Silver | June 11, 2014

    Chloé Resort 2015

    Chloé’s smash hit list continues with the label’s 2015 Resort collection. Arriving on the heels of the splashy re-opening of their  Madison Ave. store, Clare Waight-Keller took some clues from Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye to infuse some architectural details into the line. But the collection isn’t just a mix of straight lines and curves; the use of texture is

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