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NYFW has been over for a couple of days now and London Fashion Week is already well under way, but how could I ignore the most important fashion fetish there is: SHOES! So, without further ado and comment; because, really, those suckers totally speak for themselves, here is a (small, but nevertheless gorgeous) selection of shoes:

Alexander Wang
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Diane von Furstenberg
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Helmut Lang
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Jason Wu
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Victoria Beckham
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3.1 Phillip Lim
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Rodarte
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Proenza Schouler
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So, I normally don’t like it when women are reduced to their (sexual) body; most often than not, it comes off as sexist. But somehow, these pictures don’t offend me. Perhaps it is because in the first batch, even though the models are clad in sexy bikinis, they seem to be in power and in control. And in the second series, the focus is so much on presenting the clothes in the best possible way that a face would almost distract from them.
That being said, it’s interesting that two different publications had the same idea: Let’s just crop the model’s head out of the picture! First, we have Carine Roitfeld, who in her latest editorial for CR Fashion Book is proposing to more or less wear a bikini as a top. Photographed by Hans Neumann, the “Working Remotely” editorial sees a headless model donning this summer’s chicest pencil skirts by Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana. Then, we have The New York Times Style Magazine with their Runway Report: The Curious Appeal of Pieces That Clash. The finest Fall pieces from a wide range of designers are mixed and matched beautifully. So, what do you think? Do you like the spreads?

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So I came back from NY the day Fashion Week started. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay any longer. Yeah, I know, don’t even get me started… Well, I hoped you enjoyed the pics from the Big Apple! But since this is a fashion and not a photography blog, let’s get back to business – fashion business, that is.
I won’t blog every day about Fashion Week; for a daily, or even hourly update about everything that’s going on, go to style.com or nymag.com/thecut/. I’ll show you what caught my eye out of the endless stream of shows.

Alexander Wang
The designer is bringing back the logo so rampant in the 90s:  If you look closely, you can see that it was laser cut into some of the leather tunics, dresses, elbow-length gloves etc. I really like the boyish slouchiness of the first two outfits.Alexander Wang_1 Alexander Wang_3Alexander Wang_9 Alexander Wang_10 Alexander Wang_11  Alexander Wang_14

Creatures Of The Wind
Nice jacket:Creatures Of The Wind_1

Cushnie et Ochs
Really pretty silhouette, just please lose that scarf-thing.Cushnie Et Ochs_2Jumpsuit!Cushnie Et Ochs_3

Diane von Furstenberg
Jumpsuit!DIANE VON FURSTENBERG_2Very cool denim on denim action going on here.DIANE VON FURSTENBERG_6

Helmut Lang
I really like the clean, crisp, sharp, pure and minimalist designs.
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Prabal Gurung
The designer said of his spring 2014 collection: “It’s a celebration of the elegant woman; she’s becoming an endangered species. I wanted to put her in a modern context.”
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Rag & Bone
A clean polo shirt with a mean leather skirt: great combination.
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Zac Posen
Posen always brings a lot of drama; I hope these dresses will be picked up by someone such as Lady Gaga.Zac Posen_1 Zac Posen_2 Zac Posen_3

Opening Ceremony
I really like the prints here, and the combination of the rather clean cuts with the bright colors.
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Victoria Beckham
I actually liked the last two collections (see them here and here) better than this one, but I’m still quite a fan of her boyish tailoring, graphic and sporty designs and sleek and crisp dresses.
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Credit: Style.com

The pictures I want to show you today are from different ad campaigns and editorials. Their different takes on masculinity and androgyny really caught my eye. I particularly like the Alexander Wang ad, I find the model’s pose and expression very striking. And I wouldn’t mind owning the outfit in the Calvin Klein ad.

Malgosia Bela for Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 13/14, shot by Steven KleinAlexander Wang FW 13.14

Daria Werbowy for Vogue Paris August 2013, shot by David SimsVOGUE PARIS AUGUST 2013 - DARIA WERBOWY BY DAVID SIMS_1

Karmen Pedaru for Vogue Paris August 2013, shot by Gilles BensimonKarmen Pedaru by Gilles Bensimon for Vogue Paris August 2013 [Editorial]

Vanessa Axente for Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 13/14, shot by Mert Alas&Marcus PiggottCalvin Klein-Herbst 2013

Crista Cober for Jalouse Magazine July/August 2013, shot by Frederike Helwig'On The Riviera' Crista Cober by Frederike Helwig for Jalouse Magazine July:August 2013 [Editorial]

Hilary Rhoda for Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 13/14, shot by Daniel JacksonHilary Rhoda for Helmut Lang FW 13.14 Campaign by Daniel Jackson

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