throwback: balenciaga fall 2007.

fall 2017 has become known as the season of the blazer, but i remember the last time the runways, editors, and buyers were all about the blazer and it was fall 2007. nicolas ghesquière presented an absolutely stellar collection for balenciaga that was an homage to street style and the high-low mix. remember when everyone had the coin trim scarf from…
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fall needs & wants

spring/summer 2018 paris: proenza schouler.

couture shows have been going on in paris the last week or so, but also mixed in were some strictly resort shows (like miu miu) and some resort/spring mashups, like rodarte, monique lhuillier, and proenza schouler. lazaro hernandez and jack mccollough announced back in january that they were not only aligning their shows to the couture calendar, but also presenting…
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fall/winter 2017 paris: lanvin.

maybe my favorite collection so far this fashion week was from lanvin. i’ve loved bouchra jarrar for a while now, and this show was the perfect blend of masculine and feminine that my style leans toward. the patent leather vest/ruffled neckline maxi worn with fishnets and flat boots is perfection. and cat mcneil wearing it, tattoos and all is the perfect…
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fall/winter 2017 paris: olivier theyskens.

some designers seem to come out with a bang and fade away just as quickly, but not olivier theyskens. his first flash of brilliance was the black dress he designed for madonna for the 1998 academy awards. gothic but also ethereal, his own line took off after that—obviously—and he shuttered it after being named the creative director for the relaunched…
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fall/winter 2017 new york: milly.

  the theme of the milly show was “fractured,” and given the state of affairs in our country right now, that seems appropriate. but in looking at the clothes, there was a sliver of optimism in all the sequins and shine. the collection had a 90s grunge feeling to it, but in a sophisticated way—slip dresses paired with cropped sweaters, unique…
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