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Best of Haute Couture Spring 2011

Runway Review: Paris Couture Fashion Week Givenchy, Bouchra Jarra, Valentino

I don’t if it’s because of the mass appeal of Juicy Couture or simply the way its meaning evolves as it filters into mainstream vernacular, but "haute couture" although commonly perceived as a custom item of clothing of any sort or price, in actuality is a term protected by law and defined by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris with very specific rights.

Published on January 28, 2011

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Men’s Style- Best of Menswear Fall 2011 Runway, The Avant Gardes

Runway Review: Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Marni, Miharayasuhiro.When it comes to men’s style, there are two schools on the runway- the classics and the risk takers.We’ve shown you some of my favorite mens fashion shows from Europe from John Varvatos (the personal favorite for my hubby) , Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, and even some super funk by way of Lady Gaga at Mugler.Then, there are the fashion risk takers. The men’s fashion that has a bit more edge than the average guy can pull off, but plenty of style for those up to taking the chance! Naveed Hussain curates his favorite menswear fall 2011 collection from the catwalks of Paris and Milan for those guys wanting to take the fashion plunge! — S.H. After 9+ weeks of women’s pre-fall came a month of menswear sandwiched in between the couture shows that just started the other day. The speed at which collections are being thrust upon fashion patrons now is head spinning to say the least. How can one remember what to buy, especially when the seasons deliveries aren’t in sync with the reality of the weather at the time?>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway Reviews

Published on January 26, 2011

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New York, New York Spring 11 Fashion Week So Nice That We’ll Cover it Twice

Naveed Hussain is circling Fashion Week around the globe and takes a step back to reflect on more from New York, particularly with some of the hottest designers for all the pretty young things and those with fresh look.– S.H.>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsCynthia Steffe Cynthia Steffe, the younger girl’s go-to budget friendly alternative, was on track for Spring 2011 with a collection that was chalk full of effervescent color, and clean, uncomplicated sportswear that felt right on the money and considerably cool without risking each piece’s endless amount of wearability. Here, a smart mix of re-thought vaguely preppy basics, a trove of variations on the jumpsuit and techie details only made the look sweeter.DKNY

Published on October 05, 2010

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Best of Resort Fashion- A Season Ahead, Just In Time

A girl could lose her head. Or at least spin it around so many times that it will catapult her neck and land in a frisson of colliding fashion seasons that all ineditably fall into one: What looks right on YOU now! A girl could lose her head. Or at least spin it around so many times that it will catapult her neck and land in a frisson of colliding fashion seasons that all ineditably fall into one: What looks right on YOU now! Spring is shown in late summer (at least by the scroching temps merely a week before NYFW). Fall in early winter. Then, there’s resort… resort? You have yet to think about autumn leaves!In this insane goggle-muggle where fashion is shown in the time frame of when retailers need to place their orders for the following season and magazines need to pull for their three-month lead times, Fashion Week has taken a life of its own and is reported the nano-second that the model’s Louboutin hits the catwalk. What human with a robust life outside of the business could keep track of it all?Since the smaller, more gentle fashion season of resort can be the first taste of what’s on trend for spring or a healthy mix of fall transending into a more nuanced state, we bring you resort runway 2010 from around the globe. Not in store just yet, but a heady update of what you may see on the Spring catwalks next week. Get inspired to create your own trendsetting season morph. Naveed Hussain takes you a fashion journey. –S.H.The Best of Resort 20111: The Usual Suspects We know the Resort 2011 shows wrapped over a month ago, but we thought what’s the rush? There are now major fashion shows & presentations every 3 months, it’s just way too much. Sure, we look at shows to inspire but they are coming at us too fast… months before they hit the shops. And with a new season’s debut right ahead, we thought, now’s the chance to take a quick look back. Or is that forward?CelineSpring is shown in late summer (at least by the scroching temps merely a week before NYFW). Fall in early winter. Then, there’s resort… resort? You haven’t even thought about autumn leaves yet?In this insane goggle-muggle where fashion is shown in the time frame of when retailers need to place their orders for the following season and magazines need to pull for their three-month lead times, Fashion Week has taken a life of its own and is reported the nano-second that the model’s Louboutin hits the catwalk. What human with a robust life outside of the business could keep track of it all?Since the smaller, more gentle fashion season of resort can be the first taste of what’s on trend for spring or a healthy mix of fall transending into a more nuanced state, we bring you resort runway 2010 from around the globe. Not in store just yet, but a heady update of what you may see on the Spring catwalks next week. Get inspired to create your own trendsetting season morph. Naveed Hussain takes you a fashion journey. –S.H.The Best of Resort 20111: The Usual Suspects We know the Resort 2011 shows wrapped over a month ago, but we thought what’s the rush? There are now major fashion shows & presentations every 3 months, it’s just way too much. Sure, we look at shows to inspire but they are coming at us too fast… months before they hit the shops. And with a new season’s debut right ahead, we thought, now’s the chance to take a quick look back. Or is that forward?Celine

Published on September 02, 2010

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Red Carpet Hairstyles- Emmy’s Up Do Makes Up For Fashion Downers

Sorry, we’d be lying to say that the Emmy’s was a mega fashion extravaganza. A few minutes post event and we cannnot remember who wore what. With one very gorgeous exception…Anna Pacquin in a fantastical, yet chic, Alexander McQueen black gown with a heavily embellished gold bodice stole the show hands down. To be fair, there were a few other dresses that probably looked lovely in person but looked either odd or dull on television. Ironically, it is a TV awards show so one would think that the stylists were able to pull photogenic dresses?!There was also a trend in a almost retro glamourous up do hair style. Heidi Klum wore a similiar style– it’s a rather easy hairstyle for you to replicate at home or take these notes to your stylist.

Published on August 29, 2010

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Runway Reminder- Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Fashion Show New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs fall 2010 Runway Review: Marc Jacobs is back in full form for Fall 2010 making his collection one of the week’s top highlights, if not the best

Published on August 26, 2010

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Best of Haute Couture Fall 2010 – The Glamour, The Fantasy, The Allure

“As we prepare for the Spring 11 Fashion Weeks, we reflect the unimaginable beauty of what was Haute Couture Fall 2010. Naveed Hussain has spent some time digesting the magnificence of all that is available for only a privileged few.Haute Couture has been a tireless subject of debate. While many like to continually point out it’s weak sales across the board and diminishing relevance in society. Although that may be the case, wasn’t it always?Isn’t couture about that unattainable and highly elusive luxury item we all like to dream of having? Hasn’t globalism made “luxury” too readily attainable?The nine designers who showed for Haute Couture Fall 2010 clearly understand the craft beautifully. However, there were four contributions whose focus and edit were so precise that we want to take a moment and applaud them.These designers respectively pay homage to the past with their own distinctive signatures while moving things forward with the kind of youthful gusto couture could thrive on.John Galliano at Christian Dior, Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino seem determined to energize Haute Couture with troves of tasty options.”

Published on July 29, 2010

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Hey Hipster Guys Mjolk Is A Men’s Style Line For You

Men’s style gets a bit preppy and playfully boyish with all the right touches…Living and working in New York city, we are often blessed with inspiration as New York ladies know how turn heads with their inventive sense of high and low dressing.However, the city’s men, mainly the hipsters who tend to pay attention to their attire, seem to be stuck in a perpetual rut.Hey hipster guys, is this you?A typical uniform consists of facial hair, thick black glasses or Wayferers, a trilby, a buffalo plaid button-down, skinny jeans and high-tops or military boots, and we’ve had enough to say the least…originalGet your man to say au revoir to the typical.Say bye to the sporty/preppy 80′s redux, bye to the severity brought on by Dior Homme…And, say hello to the wonderful hybrid of norms that makes Mjolk’s Fall 2010 collection so quietly strong.

Published on April 22, 2010

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London Fashion Designers Pay New York a Visit

London Fashion Designers Pay New York a Visit. Mark Fast, Louise Gray, Hannah Marshall, Meadham Kirchoff, Todd Lynn, Mary Katrantzou, Marjan Pejoski, Holly Fulton, KTZ are some of the trendsetting London fashion designers who brought their collection to NY. Thanks to the efforts of the British Fashion Council and Centre for Fashion Enterprise, New York fashion editors, stylists and buyers were treated to a special viewing of London’s latest crop of forward-thinking labels at the Soho Grand Hotel in a series of cheery showroom style vignettes, with each designer on hand to show off their Fall 2010 collection.

Published on April 12, 2010

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Milan Fashion Week Look Back Move Ahead Fall 2010

Milan Fashion Week Look Back Move Ahead Fall 2010. Fashion inspiration from the Milan runways.As with London inspiration last, our friends at VagabondNYC look back at last week’s Milan Fashion Week to tell you what future fashion influences their vintage shopping hunts.Think like a stylist, and you too can get next year’s look right now by finding inspiration in the details of what’s in store for next season.>> Look at our complete Milan Fashion Week coverage and all Fashion Shows

Published on March 10, 2010

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