Expect the Expected: Makoto Takada Plays It Safe for ICB's Fall 2015 Collection

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s almost too easy to pass over ICB when talking about major labels during New York Fashion Week. The brand is not particularly popular, and in its 20 years of business, it’s been shuttered for 10 of them.

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Mara Hoffman Uses the Force for Star Wars-Inspired Fall 2015 Collection

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Personally, we enjoy reviewing Mara Hoffman’s runway collections—they never fail to spice up our day with a little color and fun. But lately Hoffman has been growing more serious, trading in her iconic rainbow colorways and beachside aesthetics for a more sophisticated look. And we sort of love it.

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Zoë Jordan Preps for Winter With an Icy, Glacial-Inspired Collection

Feb 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Inspired by a trip to the Alps, Zoë Jordan’s Fall 2015 collection is entitled Serac, the French-Swiss word for a “block or column of glacial ice.” And that’s exactly what was seen in her ready-to-wear presentation today.

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Marissa Webb Finds a Juxtaposition Between Structure and Movement for F/W 2015

Feb 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Marissa Webb, the designer who most notably took over the creative director position at Banana Republic last year, presented her Fall 2015 RTW collection yesterday. Showing at New York Fashion Week, Webb’s runway was filled with tomboy aesthetics and the same edgy twists on basics that her followers have come to expect.

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Not Just a Pretty Face: NYFW Brings Almost $900 Million Annually to American Economy

Feb 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

New York Fashion Week starts Thursday. This means crowded runway shows, street-style shots and entirely new collections to covet—but it also means a huge boost for the American economy. While most of us are blinded by the glitter and glamour of the stages, behind-the-scenes millions of dollars are being poured into the city.

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It's Official!! This Summer the CFDA Will Hold the First New York Fashion Week: Men's

Feb 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Congrats, guys! After much speculation and years of planning, it looks like you’re finally getting your own Fashion Week in New York! Today the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that there will be a NYFW: Men’s beginning this summer.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli Fall in Love for Valentino's Couture Collection

Jan 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The house of Valentino may be known for its romantic pieces, but for their Spring 2015 Couture Collection, designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli wore their hearts on their sleeves.

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Raf Simons Takes on Reimagined Retro for Dior's Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection

Jan 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Raf Simons’ did not hold back with Dior’s latest Haute Couture Spring 2015 line. Blending the aesthetics of several decades and curating the best and most architecturally-appealing deigns of each, he managed to spectacularly cumulate a collection of updated mid-century looks in one of his most ambitious shows yet.

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Karl Lagerfeld Announces Chanel's International Show Dates for 2015

Jan 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Editors, bloggers, models and Chanel fans are going to have quite the time jet-setting around the world this year. Karl Lagerfeld has just announced his plans to take the French brand on the road again in 2015 with not one, not two, but three international fashion shows.

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Roberto Cavalli Attempts an Approachable Men's Collection for Fall/Winter 2015-16

Jan 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This season was a toned down, monochromatic version of the Roberto Cavalli we see year after year, but his inspiration was no less flamboyant. His menswear Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection shown in Milan today was opulent, but approachable, a rarity in the world of Cavalli.

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Michael Bastian Delivers American Prep for His Men's Fall/Winter Collection

Jan 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Rather than show on a runway this season, American designer Michael Bastian opted for a presentation this week in Milan, showcasing his trademark style of preppy designs and tailored looks in a more casual environment.

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Missoni Takes a Ride on the Trans-Siberian-Manchurian Rail Line for Fall/Winter 2015

Jan 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Pulling inspiration from the Trans-Siberian-Manchurian rail line, Missoni’s Men’s Fall/Winter 15/16 collection was littered with sartorial interpretations of both traveling artist and exotic destinations.

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Rodolfo Paglialunga's Debut Collection for Jil Sander Doesn't Stray Too Far From the Norm

Jan 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In the midst of Men’s Fashion Week, when most designers are looking back to the ‘60s, ‘70s or even collegiate days for inspiration, Jil Sander’s creative director, Rodolfo Paglialunga, has his finger firmly on the pulse of today.

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Gucci Successfully Throws Together Milan Runway Show In the Wake of Frida's Sudden Departure

Jan 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Today’s Gucci show was scheduled to be one of the last for former creative director Frida Giannini, until she left her post prematurely earlier this month. In response, the remaining design team was left scrambling to entirely reimagine the men’s collection, with only days to go before the show in Milan. And somehow, they pulled it off.

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John Galliano Finds the Middle Ground in His Maison Martin Margiela Runway Debut

Jan 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

When rumors began that John Galliano would be returning to fashion—at the helm of Maison Martin Margiela, no less—there was hesitation. Could he make a successful comeback? Could he keep Margiela’s aesthetic intact? In doing so could he stay true to his own talents?

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