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Proenza Schouler Heads to Paris for Cruise 2017

Jun 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It looks like American designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez won’t be spending their Fourth of July in the US barbecuing burgers and drinking lemonade. This Monday the Proenza Schouler duo will be in Paris presenting their Cruise 2017 collection during Paris Haute Couture Week.

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Kris Van Assche Relives His Boyhood Days for Dior Homme

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Karl Lagerfeld, one of Dior Homme’s biggest clients, pronounced Kris Van Assche’s latest collection “one of his best, if not the best.” Strong words from one of fashion’s greatest, but they were unequivocally true.

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Paul Smith Remembers the Self-Expression of the '60s

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Sir Paul Smith has never been one to do thing subtlety, and this was especially true at this weekend’s Spring 2017 Menswear show, held at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris. With a runway composed of a rainbow-striped carpet and a Bob Marley track, the lineup was a hippie blend of Caribbean soul and the psychedelic age of London, which Smith first experienced as a teenager in the ‘60s.

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Deconstructed Silhouettes Take Over the Maison Margiela Spring 2017 Runway

Jun 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You have to admire the Maison Margiela man. Even when faced with conceptual designs and deconstructed silhouettes, he’s still able to put together a winning outfit. At this morning’s Maison Margiela Spring 2017 Menswear show, models walked the runway to the folksy crooning of Leonard Cohen’s Last Year Man, dressed in a series of loosely tailored shirts, slacks and shirts.

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Kim Jones Goes Safari Punk for Louis Vuitton Spring 2017

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For Louis Vuitton’s menswear designer Kim Jones, the idea of travel isn’t just an inspiration for a collection, it’s a lifestyle. The Botswana-born creative director is known as a travel obsessive, flitting around from continent to continent in an almost never-ending global vacation.

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Thom Browne Goes Camping With the Boy Scouts for Spring 2017

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For some, summer brings to mind days lounging by the pool or sunning in the sand, for Thom Browne, it’s all about camping with the Boy Scouts. For the Moncler Gamme Bleu Men’s Spring 2017 show, he dove into the French brand’s archives, outfitting the runway with sleeping bags, waterproof wear and tents from the label’s original offerings in 1952.

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Alessandro Michele Travels the Globe from the Gucci Spring 2017 Runway

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In fashion, travel is just part of the job, especially for the creative director of one of the hottest brands of the moment. “I hate to travel,” Alessandro Michele revealed backstage after the Gucci Spring 2017 Menswear show.

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Fendi Has a Little Fun in the Sun for Spring 2017

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Summer is about fun in the sun, and Silvia Venturini got straight to the point at yesterday’s Fendi Spring 2017 Menswerar show. She transported her audience from the runways of Milan to a backyard complete with swimming pool, Fendi-diving board and AstroTurf, tapping into the resort looks of mid-century artists and academics.

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Miuccia Prada Takes Men on an Adventure for Spring 2017

Jun 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

After Miuccia Prada touched on the idea of the vagabond for her Fall 2016 show, she returned to the theme of travel for yesterday’s Spring 2017 Menswear line. This time around, her focus was on rugged adventures off the beaten path, brought to life with a series of rough active wear—rain coats, anoraks, parkas and zippered utility pants.

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J.W. Anderson Interprets Modern Fairy Tales for Men's Spring 2017

Jun 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

J.W. Anderson’s fairy-tale collection is far from the images of Disney princesses and ethereal wedding gowns that we’ve come to expect on the runway. His Men’s Spring 2017 show, held yesterday in London, was a sartorial narrative of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous tale of The Little Prince, which was represented though a collection of fantasy, youth and naiveté.

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Vetements, J. Mendel & Others Invited to Join Haute Couture Fashion Week

May 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Plenty of brands claim to offer up couture collections, but to be a true couture piece, a garment needs to meet a number of requirements—so how did buzzy, ready-to-wear brand Vetements just nab an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Haute Couture Fashion Week?

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The Social Media & Global Impact of Men's Fashion Week

May 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over the past year the fashion industry has been going through some major discussions about the relevancy and impact of Fashion Week. Brands have been revamping the way they present during the bi-annual events by combining men’s and women’s collections, limiting their line to a season or two, and even making entire collections available for purchase directly after runway shows.

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Berta Brings Avant-Garde Design to Modern Bridal

Apr 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For Spring 2017, Berta Balilti presented at the Harvard Club, showing her collection of avant-garde gowns to an intimate audience of supporters. The line was a sophisticated showcase of gowns that focused heavily on beadwork, embroidery and texture.

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Francesca Miranda Designs Bridal Collection After Inspiring Women

Apr 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This week Francesca Miranda presented her premier US runway presentation at New York Bridal Fashion Week. Based in Barranquilla Colombia, the designer is well known in South America for her bridal and evening gowns as well as her craftsmanship.

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Gucci Ditches Tradition

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Within the last few months, a number of major designers and brands have announced their plans to ditch the traditional Fashion Week model in favor of something more consumer friendly. Gucci is the latest brand to join the revolution. Today, the Italian label announced that they would no longer hold individual runway shows for men and women, but would now combine the shows into one.

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