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I’m quite late with posting this collection, but it’s one of my favorites so far, so I’m showing it to you anyway.
According to WWD, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the designers behind the brand, were inspired by “West Coast mid-century furniture designers and Arte Povera, the late Sixties movement based on simplicity and nature.” This was translated in the tops, long tunics, loose trousers and coats with their simple structure as well as in the earthy shades. I particularly liked the skirts, which were embellished with pleats in gold and silvery tones. And who can forget the gorgeous shoes (see them here).
All in all, a clean, minimalistic, cutting edge collection.
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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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Everybody is talking about the circus NYFW has become, that it’s crowded with too many people trying to be snapped by a street style photographer, but who actually have no business being there in the first place. Well, Jimmy Kimmel really captured the whole hoo-ha in this video. He sent a reporter to Lincoln Center, who then asked people about designers such as “George Costanza“, “Willy Loman“, “Ricardo Montalbán” or “Edie Munster“. When asked what he thinks about one of these “designers”, one guy says that he has a “nice aesthetic” and that he liked his show. But the best comes at the end, when some other guy tells the reporter about a fake runway pic of a model wearing a watermelon on his head: “It’s called fashion. Look it up.”
Have a great weekend!

I lost count of the days NYFW is already running and the number of shows I already saw. But honestly, who even cares what day it is, anyway? So today, I’m just going to show you some of my favorite designers, the ones I always look most forward to seeing (and one more, thrown in for good measure): Jil Sander Navy (the main line will be shown in Paris), Rodarte, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela (again, main line in Paris) and Marc by Marc Jacobs (main line will close NYFW).

Jil Sander Navy
I mean, just look at these pieces! Throw any one of them on and you look chic, effortless and totally put together. Can I please have them all?Jil Sander Navy_1 Jil Sander Navy_2 Jil Sander Navy_3 Jil Sander Navy_4 Jil Sander Navy_5 Jil Sander Navy_6 Jil Sander Navy_7

Rodarte
Yeah, I don’t know either who (besides people whose work consists of parading around a red carpet or standing on a stage) is going to wear these clothes or where they are supposed to be worn, but I can’t help but be mesmerized by the stuff Kate and Laura Mulleavy come up with season after season. (And I really love me some fringe.)
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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela
The real beauty of any Margiela piece only completely reveals itself up close; it never is what it seems at first superficial sight, so I don’t think that these pictures do the collection total justice. But you can still see that it has a very airy, clean and fresh vibe to it. (And that last piece? Nope, not a tuxedo with a bibbed blouse, but a tracksuit.)
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Marc by Marc Jacobs
Lastly, Marc by Marc Jacobs. I don’t particularly like everything Mr. Jacobs creates, so he shouldn’t really be in this batch, but I liked the sporty, shiny pieces he showed in his diffusion line. I especially like that everything was presented with sneakers, that made everything just so easy and relaxed.
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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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