Paris Fall 2010 Fashion Week: 8 Things We Want to Buy Now!

1. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI’S BUBBLE DRESS/DRESS COAT
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Bubble coats slimmed down into sleek silhouettes at a few Paris shows with Thierry Mugler, Akris, and Giambattista Valli showing sophisticated interpretation of the usually casual puffer. A nice alternative for those who eschew and/or can’t afford the fur that’s been all over the Fall 2010 runways.
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2. EVERY LEATHER THING AT HERMES (AND THE HATS TOO!)

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Lightweight leathers were all over the Spring 2010 runways, and for Fall 2010 designers are still into their skins. I love how they tailored them into fitted blazers, sharp trou, and flowing skirts and dresses at Hermes. And I’ll take two of the hats they showed many of the menswear-inspired looks with too.
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3. TSUMORI CHISATO’S GRAPHIC PRINT DRESSES & PONCHOS
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The graphic stripes at Junko Shimada and the popping prints at Tsumori Chisato made me smile and that’s what I like to do in the winter when everything’s grey, cold, and muzzled under layers of swaddling winter clothes.
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4. THE GROMMET EMBELLISHED COAT AT A.F. VANDERVOST
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It’s a simple detail, but the strategic placement of the grommets take this classic camel coat from cool to drool.
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5. PRETTY MUCH EVERY TWISTED, KNOTTED, CUT-OUT, BLINGING DRESS AT ELIE SAAB
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Just when you decide to exercise budgetary restraint and make do with the already ample collection of dresses in your closet, Elie Saab has to come and design a collection of twisted, knotted, cut-out, mini, maxi, sheer, bold shouldered, criss-cross strapped dresses that you can easily justify buying. I mean, who has a micro mini sequins dress with shoulder cut-outs? Huh? Purchase justified.
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6. VALENTINO’S PLEATED TWO-TIER, LACE-TRIM DRESS
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Another simple concept dress that I can’t get out of my head. It reflects the trend of the moment — girlie-girl dresses — without looking “trendy” at all.
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7. THE PATTERNED LEATHER COATS, JACKETS, & CAPES AT GARETH PUGH
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Gareth Pugh breathed new life into leather outerwear presenting stripe-effect leather capes and ridged jackets with asymmetrical cuts, funnel necks, and other unique details.
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Milan Fall 2010 Fashion Week: 8 Things We Want to Buy Now!

1. THE COLORBLOCK FUR COAT AT FENDI
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Don’t hate me for saying this, PETA, but this coat is HOT — from the cool colorblocking to the high-waisted closure perfect for showcasing what you’ve got on underneath.
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2. THE CUT-OUT DRESSES AT GUCCI & VERSACE
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Cut-out clothing can veer into skank territory if you’re not careful, but Gucci and Versace did it with class, sassing up sensible frocks and evening maxis with strategic peeks of flesh.
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3. THE KNIT KNEE SOCKS AT PRADA
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The two-toned cable knee-highs mean you can rock stilettos and booties next winter without freezing your legs off. Wear them over a pair of tights (try a contrasting color!) for extra warmth on the windier days.
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4. THE OVERSIZED BOW DRESSES AT AQUILANO.RIMONDI & EMPORIO ARMANI
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Bows, ruffles, and other girlie-girl details came in exaggerated sizes adding an Alice in Wonderland whimsy to otherwise simple dresses.
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5. THE CHAIN CHANGE PURSES AT DOLCE & GABBANA
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These blinging change purses are the ultimate club accessory. Stash your keys, cash, & ID and you’re good to go. As a bonus, it doubles as necklace! I love it when designers mash-up categories, especially when they do it practically.
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6. THE COATS AT PRADA
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Prada paid a lot of attention to outerwear this season, presenting coats and jackets in prints and high-shine leathers worn with matching dresses and skirts. The vibe was very polished late 1960s fashionista housewife.
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7. THE PRINTED KNITS AT D&G AND MISSONI
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Designers really reinvented knits this season. At C’N'C Costume National, sweaters were deconstructed and fringed to look almost like fur while at Prada they were fashioned into chic skirt suits (with aforementioned knee socks to match). I especially appreciated the prints on Missoni’s knit patchwork capes, maxi skirts, and waterfall hem vests, and D&G’s ski-bunny sweater dresses with legwarmers to match.
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8. THE MAP PRINT MAXI DRESS AT 1a CLASSE
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I’m a sucker for adventurous prints and patterns so the map prints at 1a Classe stopped me in my tracks. What’s even cooler about this flowing maxi is you can easily dress it up or down depending on the accessories you choose — think belt, cropped jacket by day; drop earrings and a sequins blazer or fur stole by night.
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WWD & Bluefly Present Fashion Week’s Hottest Fall 2010 Trends


From New York to Milan Fashion Week, WWD has been fastidiously tracking the hottest Fall 2010 trends exclusively for Bluefly. Watch and look forward to what’ll be hot next fall, then shop the most important Spring 2010 looks right now!
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London Fall 2010 Fashion Week: 6 Things We Want to Buy Now!

1. THE WINTER SUNGLASSES AT OSMAN
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White winters mean high glare as the sun reflects off the snow. Add wind to the wintry mix and you need sunglasses that can do the job of goggles without making you look like you’re under water. Enter the chic thick-rimmed shades on the models at Osman Fall 2010. LOVE. WANT. NEED.
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2. BURBERRY’S INSIDE-OUT SHEEPSKIN
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At Burberry Fall 2010 outerwear got fresh updates with sheepskin trenches, inside-out sheepskins, two-tone coats with military details, hairy athletic bombers, abbreviated leathers, and fur. I’m particularly feeling this reverse sheepskin jacket because it looks luxe enough to go with a more formal look, yet down home enough to rock with a pair of winter leggings and buckle boots.
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3. MATTHEW WILLIAMSON’S RUFFLED BLAZER/JACKET
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A nice update to the blazer, refreshing to see a jacket that doesn’t need Judy Jetson shoulders, a peplum silhouette, or to fall just below your ribcage to be cool. Not that I don’t love my bold-shouldered, peplum, or cropped jackets, but I need a mix in my closet! What about you?
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4. THE STRAP BOOTS AT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL

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Vivienne Westwood styled her Red Label collection of slouchy dresses, slacks, and shrunken jackets with killer boots. There were over-the-knee boots, slouchy boots with a tie at the ankle that created a flower effect at the ankle, roomy lace-ups, and these wrap-around strap boot-shoes. At once practical (looks like you can stuff a thick sock or tight in these), and on trend (they’ve got a military rocker vibe), you can wear them with a cool pair of thick cable tights like the ones they showed at the Prada show in Milan, and a pair of winter shorts like the ones Tommy Hilfiger and Phillip Lim showed in New York.
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5. THE METALLIC TRENCH COAT AT PPQ
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How this gold leather trench manages to avoid looking pimptastic is beyond me, but PPQ manages to make it look downright classy — even with two-tone gold & black patent clogs!
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6. THE PANEL DRESS AT JEAN-PIERRE BRAGANZA
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The strength of Jean-Pierre Braganza Fall 2010 was its sharp lines. The bodices were slashed into asymmetrical “V”s and exaggerated squares, shoulders were cut into pointed edges and square layers or lopped off altogether. This panel dress, maintains its edge while evoking a soft elegant thanks to the movement of the pieced together panels.
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NYC Fall 2010 Fashion Week: Everything We’re Oohing (& Ewwing) About!

From Bryant Park to MILK Studios we went, we saw, we tweeted — and now we’re drooling. Behold the Fall 2010 pieces we* want right now… and the ones we wish the designers never made.
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OOH: The high heel duck boots at Tommy Hilfiger
“I need to own them.” — Hillary
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EWW: The pirate shirt at William Rast
“WTF, Justin?” — Najwa
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OOH: The fur pencil skirt at Michael Kors
“One day, I’ll be able to afford this.” — Nana
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OOH: The hand-knit ombre tights with eyelet details at Trias
“I would even wear them in the summer.” — Mindy Y
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OOH: The tiger applique coat at Vivienne Tam
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OOH: The sequin cocktail dress at Vera Wang
“Can I live in Vera Wang’s head? I loved every piece that came down her runway but am dying for an occasion — any occasion — to wear this sparkly, tulle-y job.” — Hillary
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OOH: The fur cardigan at Malandrino
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EWW: The long fur mittens at Brian Reyes
“What was up with all the monster mittens on the New York runways? Thumbs down.” — Tanesha
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OOH: The coats at Marc Jacobs
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OOH:
The silk gazar bootcut pants at Derek Lam
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OOH:The gemstone-encrusted bodysuit & thigh-highs at Jeremy Scott
“Only one thing: I’m gonna need Jeremy Scott to remove the stone at the crotch of this bodysuit if/when he produces it for retail.” — Nana
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OOH: The biker gloves at Yigal Azrouel
“They bring out the rebel in classic pieces.” — David
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OOH:
The tiger lace tights at Vivienne Tam
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OOH: The fall shorts at Phillip Lim
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OOH: The coats by Black Coffee at the Arise African Collective Show
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OOH: The cropped slouchy pants at Malandrino
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OOH: The bootcut leggings at Nima
“I love it when designers mash-up trends so flagrantly.” — Nana
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*We = Najwa, Tanesha, Hillary, Mindy Y, David, Me

 
 

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2010: No Nonsense Jet-Setters

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Wherever they may be going, they’re going in style. Tommy Hilfiger‘s Fall 2010 was a no frills line of clean, solid pieces that had a variety of understated retro elements. Mod wool blended mini skirts, Katharine Hepburn-style full legged trousers, and softly belted blouses, bulky, baggy, two-button ’90s-influenced plaid coats and good ole American jersey layered under wool trench coat dresses, twisted around hips in pencil skirts and cropped at the waist with slightly edgy sweatshirts. Color elements included camel, grey, navy, dark green, neon orange and chocolate brown.
An easy to wear, investment worthy collection. Please take note of the swoon-worthy over-the-knee rain boots.
I die.
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[Image courtesy of WWD.com]

 
 

Calvin Klein Fall 2010: Let’s Keep It Simple

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Calvin Klein’s Fall 2010 was classically Calvin Klein. Simple sheath dresses were dipped in stark tones of galaxy black, icy silver, snow white and poplin blue. Minimal but strong details included pin tucked sleeves, Judy Jetson hemlines, layered asymmetrical collars and strong, structured shoulders. It’s worth noting the use of exaggerated size (both large and small) on his coats made them instantaneous standout pieces.
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DavidElfin Fall 2010: Surreal Suits

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Opening the show with a cirrus cloud of smoke, and the soulful caterwauling of Bjork’s “Sod Off” the DavidElfin Fall 2010 show was a surrealist exploration of the traditional suit. A suit jacket was transformed into a maxi-length boyfriend jacket dress for women, while the bottom half of a traditional blazer was sewn onto trouser waists creating a peplum silhouette for the men. Elfin, who was the subject of the premiere of Bravo’s latest fashion reality show Kell on Earth, created optical illusions with color too: a two toned black and white shirt, for instance, was designed to look like a black jacket over a white tuxedo shirt. Speaking of color, bright mustards, hot neon pinks, spiked the mostly black and grey collection while graphic black and white prints (both oversized checks and snakeskin) added to the Salvador Dali meets menswear vibe. I loved this collection’s intellect and freshness — after a week of fur arm warmers, dresses, boots, bags, and coats — it was nice to see a designer explore a new direction. Fittingly, the DavidElfin show was my last at Bryant Park. Tweet you from Lincoln Center!
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Brian Reyes: The Professional

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Full disclosure: When I arrived at Brian Reyes, my feet hurt, I was facing a long line, and I was hungry — cranky town! All was forgiven though the moment the show started, albeit, 30 minutes late.
I was quickly dazzled by the pops of paprika, royal purples, and sea foam greens, tamed with neutral grays and creams, oftentimes with a textural jacquard or draping. It would seem Reyes anticipates a winter of epic proportions. One fur look after the other trouped out in a kaleidoscope of colors. The inky blues, mint greens, and ochre yellows defied nature. There were full length coats, jackets, hood details, and oddly enough- giant monster mittens.
There were plenty of wearable pieces: dresses with cut-outs, draped skirts, and silky shirts that had me imagining the authority I’d command at work dressed in one of his looks. There were also unwearable pieces: the mid-riff baring tops and satin tap pants that had me imagining an uncomfortable subway ride.
All things told it was a beautiful show (if you’re into fur!) with unexpected touches that would communicate: “I’m interesting… yet employed!” And those tap pants… they may suggest another kind of job — specifically the world’s oldest profession — but that’s another story.
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Trias Fall 2010: Vertical Strength

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Even though I was sitting in a foldout chair at Bryant Park, I felt like I was at the MOMA taking in an artist’s exhibition. Joaquin Trias’ Fall 2010 collection referenced nature, specifically, its vertical repetition with the pieces themselves reminding me of two things: a ’60s housewife and Miuccia Prada.
I know, it sounds strange! Let me explain:
The red-stained lips, longer hems, and expertly tailored silhouettes combined with apron tie-ons brought a ‘put-together’ housewife image to mind, while the casual leather knots that cinched some of the penciled silhouettes, along with the deep-v wool dresses and hand-knit ombre tights throughout (!!!) reminded me of Prada’s Fall 2009 Collection.
My favorite part of the show were the tights: not only where they hand-knit and ombre, but along the back of the leg ran perfect eyelet details. Truly amazing!

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