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Ciao, Italia. Milan Fashion Week kicked off with a retro ’70s snap at Gucci. Here are some of yesterday’s star accessories on the runway.

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Future’s so bright …
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Can it really have been 30 years since Donna Karan launched the eponymous label that would go on to redefine urban luxury? As the famed fashion designer celebrates thirty-years-young, we’re more than a little in awe. She’s truly had quite the run.

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Two of Karan’s sharp, utili-chic looks for fall 2014.

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Here’s our roundup of the big ideas coming out of London! Catch our next post from Milan as the Fashion Week train rolls on.

1. Sheer Delight

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As with NYFW, there is a lot of sheer and translucent layers—from pretty dresses to inserted panels.

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As we announced on Monday, we’re insanely excited about the Moschino mystery capsule that’s launching at Nordstrom—even though we have no idea what this year’s theme will be! We’re on pins and needles. But that’s all about to change. Watch the livestream with us today at 2pm ET/11am PT to find out what this year’s (assuredly brilliant) mystery capsule theme will be.

The limited-release Spring/Summer Moschino Capsule Collection will be available online starting September 21 and in selected stores starting September 19 (Americana in Glendale, CA | Ala Moana Shopping Center, HI | Aventura Mall, FL).

Nothing says Burberry like a classic trench coat, and these blonde beauties are perfectly paired. The base of their looks may be the same, but they each have clear individual style. Leather leggings and Valentino heels are urban and edgy, while lace-up stilettos and modern cat-eye sunglasses have subtle sex appeal. Love the look, ladies!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Burberry Coats | Black Stella McCartney Bags | Valentino Shoes

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

  Burberry London Trench Coat | Stella McCartney Foldover Tote | Valentino T-Strap Pump

We finish our London Fashion Week coverage with a glittery bang. ASHISH—known to keep the party going with high-gloss sequins, throwback flair and ever-clever pop-culture iconography—certainly did not disappoint yesterday.

Ashish Spring 2013 London Fashion Week rainbow shift dress.

A veritable rainbow of candy-colored hues sweetened the bevy of short, mod-inspired shift dresses that flitted down the runway.

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September 17, 2014

Trend Recap: London Dresses Up

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The message from across the pond is clear: Soft, feminine glamour for next season is getting a new take from the designers showing at London Fashion Week. We’re seeing a strong showing of light-as-air sheer panels, often pleated and layered; colors in everything from painterly hues to moodier shades; and adornments with show-stopping couture embellishments. Shine on!

Shop the look:

Get into London’s ‘Dressed Up’ trend: Sheer Dresses | Pleated Dresses | Layered Dresses

The Fashion Office

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including a verdant greenhouse at Erdem, an English summer at Burberry Prorsum, and a Louise Wilson homage at Christopher Kane.

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Erdem: Erdem Moralioglu ventured into the jungle with a collection that referenced Victorian biologist Marianne North. The combination of wild-meets-refined ran throughout the show in sumptuous foliage patterns overlaid on prim silhouettes.

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Highlights from yesterday’s shows: Mary Katrantzou‘s surprisingly stylish take on plate tectonics and primordial ooze, plus a quirky, off-kilter riff on the “faded glamour of the British seaside” from Topshop Unique.

Katrantzou’s muted palettes and restrained silhouettes serve as the perfect foil to her lavish inspiration: Paleozoic planet Earth. Brilliant, technically challenging constructions support her collection’s theme with an intelligence that’s outstanding, even in a sea of superstar peers.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Tectonic plates have never looked so alluring.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Algae blooms and coral reefs are downright ladylike rendered in embroidered lace.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Katrantzou makes evolution look good with whimsical renderings of well-clad reptiles literally having a ball. 

On the other end of the intellectual spectrum, the girls of the Topshop Unique collection can’t get away from their textbooks fast enough. Who has time for geologic history when there are parties to hit? The collection is a giddy mashup of ’60s-inspired ruffles and sportswear, with a healthy dose of ’80s glam thrown in for good measure.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015It girl Cara Delevingne opened the show with a vintage-inspired look that’s half cocktail party and half après ski.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Graphic stripes, color blocking and retro silhouettes evoke Brighton summers back when.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Party dresses with chiffon and ruffles closed the show on a note so frothy that it stopped just shy of sarcastic.

See all of our Fashion Week coverage.
-Amy Leigh Morgan
photos: gorunway.com

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With Moschino’s top-secret runway show just a few days away, it’s no surprise that creative director Jeremy Scott—fashion’s most irreverent and buzzed-about designer—is already stirring things up. The big news? Hot off Thursday’s catwalk reveal, Moschino will release an exclusive capsule collection, guaranteed to be snapped up by celebrities and street style stars alike. Cooler yet, we’re one of the chosen few to make these instant icons available on September 21.

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