FW14: Prabal Gurung’s Mustang Kingdom

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Prabal Gurung’s FW14 collection seemed softer than usual, characterized by a more subtle color palette than we’ve come to expect from this lover of florid brights. This subtle grey and navy permeated a cozy queue of chunky patchworked knits complemented by wispy asymmetrical chiffon skirts – though a rich thread of persimmon/tangerine/candy apple red/bordeaux... Read More

Effie Trinket Vs. Inkvixen

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It’s a fashion showdown! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters today, and if the trailers for the second installment of the trilogy are any indication, the costume design, by Trish Summerville, looks pretty off the hook. Clothing all of Panem is no mean feat. If Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket has her way, we are in for quite the Alexander McQueen-laden affair.... Read More

Placket Racket: A Selfie Series

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As I skimmed the Spring 2014 Ready to Wear collections for gems, pinning like a madwoman, I marveled at at the sheer number of sheer numbers – that is, completely transparent blouses, dresses, pants, skirts – that fistfuls of designers trotted out. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a season with more model nipples. I had just finished Super Sad True Love Story... Read More

Shine Bright Like A…Well, You Know.

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Save your aluminum foil for spring, ladies – it’s time for some high shine. The metallics that are gracing the runways of New York and London thus far this fashion season are bright and more blindingly Reflektor than Arcade Fire’s new single. Below are some strong examples from New York (other gilded beauties showed up at Anna Sui, Reem Acra, Rodarte, Sass &... Read More

Chevron vs. Zigzag

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From left: Jill Stuart dress, Blumarine blazer, Sass & Bide trouser, House of Malakai (HOM) hat, Rue du Mail dress Graphic tessellated patterns zigzagged the Fall 2013 runways and activated the fashion masses, who are ever more hungry for the shot in the arm of high-impact mix & match patterning. Designers worked the houndstooth variations to an obsessive degree: they were... Read More