Rick Owens Creates an Ominous Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland For His F/W 2016 Collection

Jan 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Androgyny is trending on the runways and most designers are finding a way to incorporate the look into their collection through a cut, a color or a bright accessory, but Rick Owens has his own way of doing things. His Fall/Winter 2016 line, Mastodon, used volume to incorporate a touch of femininity, but more importantly to tell a story, one that was far from anything else we've seen this season.

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DSquared2 Focuses on Traditional Japan for the New #MangaPunk Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

Jan 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Caught somewhere between the UK and Japan, DSquared2’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection at Milan Fashion Week: Men’s was an eclectic mix of what designers Dean and Dan Caten have coined as #mangapunk. Wearing modernized kimonos, rock-styled kilts and oversized outerwear, models walked down the runway to the tune of Turning Japanese amidst a bamboo forest background lit up with colors of the Union Jack.

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Bathrobes, Fuzzy Slippers & Flannel PJs: Fendi Goes Grandpa-Chic for Men's Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

Jan 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Domestic attitude was the inspiration for Silvia Venturini Fendi’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection, realized through a series of checkered bathrobes, fuzzy slippers and matching flannel sets. Models came down the shearling-lined runway in elevated loungewear—heavy robes were trimmed in fur, rich wools or layered in leather and shearling.

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Christopher Kane's F/W 16 ‘90s-Inspired Collection is a Modern Day Car-Crash

Jan 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Many designers see each season as a way to reinvent their style or try their hand at something new and unexpected, but Christopher Kane sees each collection as an evolution of the last. Men’s or women’s, the lines grow beautifully from one another into something completely new, but still rooted to his previous work.

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From Tatooine to the Runway: 7 Times Star Wars Inspired the World of Fashion

Dec 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s no secret that Star Wars is already gearing up to be the greatest cinematic hit the world has ever seen. It’s already broken records: this week it’s surpassed $100 million in advanced sales tickets alone and is estimated to earn well over $2 billion to become one of the highest-grossing movie of all time.

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NYFW May No Longer Be an Exclusive Affair, CFDA Says Big Changes Possible

Dec 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There’s no arguing that New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest events on the fashion calendar, and season after season fashion mavens are glued to their Instagram feed to catch a glimpse of the looks coming down the runway. But all of that is about to change.

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Lagerfeld Presents a Sexy Chanel Métiers d'Art Show in Rome's Famous Cinecittà Studio

Dec 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Karl Lagerfeld is never one to skimp when it comes to the backdrops of his runway shows, and yesterday was no exception. For the Chanel Métiers d'Art show in Rome, the designer chose to set up shop at Italy’s famous Cinecittà film studio No. 5.

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Body Issues & Harrasment: The Male Modeling Industry Is Just As Bad

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The world of modeling is as glamorous and as high-profile as it gets. Beautiful men and women jet around the world having their photos snapped for major labels, or walk the runways in some of the biggest shows in the business. It’s a dream job for many, but it's also a double-edged sword.

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Lagerfeld Takes Chanel to Cuba for Next Year's Resort 2017 Show

Oct 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Major designers have be expanding their show locations over the last few seasons. Louis Vuitton showed in Palm Springs, Tom Ford in LA and Dior took to Pierre Cardin's "Bubble Palace" in France earlier in 2015.

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NYFW: Men’s Alters Dates of Sophomore Season to Avoid Scheduling Conflicts with Paris

Oct 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

NYFW: Men’s is off to a rocky start. While the inaugural shows held in July were considered, for the most part, an overall success, it looks like there are already some scheduling problems for next season.

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You Can Attend the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show & VIP After-Party for $35K

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The question isn’t really if you want to attend the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but rather how much would you be willing to pay to attend. This year the event, which is normally invite-only, will be selling two tickets to the NYC 2015 runway and VIP after-party for $35,000.

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7 of the Most Popular and Experimental Trends at Paris Fashion Week

Oct 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

When looking for upcoming trends and new styles we almost always turn to Paris. They are considered some of the most daring, eclectic designers of the bunch and have a tendency to push our conception of what can really be called fashion.

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Ole Yde Explores Exotic and Unknown Cultures for His S/S 2016 Collection

Oct 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In Ole Yde’s collection notes, the designer said he turned to “exotic and unknown lands, new cultures, colors and fragrances” for inspiration, and his eponymous collection, Yde, reflected this sentiment through a line of colorful and bold ready-to-wear pieces.

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French Aristocracy Inspires Giambattista Valli's Moncler Gamme Rouge Collection

Oct 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Drawing from 17th century French aristocracy and the history of fencing, creative director Giambattista Valli presented a romantic, but sporty rendition of his feminine collections for Moncler Gamme Rouge.

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Chanel Airlines Now Boarding: Lagerfeld Reimagines French Travel for S/S 2016

Oct 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Karl Lagerfeld keeps coming up with new and interesting ways to reimagine the space at the Grand Palais. This season he turned Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2016 runway show into a chic airport terminal—supermodels bustled through the boarding area with their sleek carry-ons, wearing everything from easy wrap travel coats to multi-layered, form fitting skirt suits.

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