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Frame Denim and Nordstrom joined up to make a big splash back in January, when leggy women everywhere scissored into the Pop-In for the Karlie Kloss-designed capsule collection as well as an expanded selection of Frame goods that included white denim overalls and rad shirts and jackets. Suffice it to say the whole denim-on-denim look went next-level.

The Los Angeles-based, Los Angeles-made line continues to chicly assert itself as a go-to for the kind of girl who fancies a pointy flat and a simple black t-shirt with her slim-fits. The kind of girl, that is, who fancies Hanneli Mustaparta as the ultimate style icon.

The model, blogger and street style frequent flier kicks off Frame’s #GIRLSINFRAME video campaign. To see the rest of the series—for barefoot dance party grooves, low-key/high-style outfit tips and general mood-boosting—plug in your earphones and …

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Now that Fashion Week has come to an end, our final Fashion Week story this season highlights all the got-to-have-them shoes on the feet of the industry’s most stylish ladies. It’s a thing we like to do. Click a pair to shop these showstoppers right now.

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As Paris Fashion Week wraps up, we’re looking back on a packed show schedule and busily assessing the looks we’ve fallen head over heels in love with. Here is our definitive guide to the key trends and major ideas we think will be influencing the way you’ll want to dress next spring.

1. ’60s / ’70s

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And so we bid a fond adieu to the S/S ’15 runways, as Paris Fashion Week wraps up with some Female Trouble at Miu Miu.

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Vixen-vision: Miu Miu’s shady ladies.

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October 1, 2014

Trend Recap: Denim Redux

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A new proposition is emerging for everyone’s favorite fabric. Patched, washed and offered in fresh silhouettes and proportions: denim sportswear is shaping up to be one of next spring’s key trends. Think beyond your fail-safe jeans and consider jackets, skirts, jumpsuits and tunics as an alternative for your newest cool-girl look.

Shop below for your instant denim refresh:

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October 1, 2014

Trend Recap: Flower Power

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Fashion’s love affair with feminine, floral prints continues as designers in Paris offer a new take for next spring. Choose a dark or light romance, with vintage-inspired color-pop blooms or petals spliced, diced and patched for a new spin on spring’s freshest print.

Some eye-catching flowers to try right now:

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Yesterday’s runways took us from Italian holiday to historical Japanese fiction with classic prints from Valentino and startlingly bold lines by Alexander McQueen.

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Valentino’s Grand Tour-inspired collection was as beautifully varied as Italy itself. Creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, aimed to transport us to an era of Italian esteem, when Europeans flocked to Italy for a lesson in culture and aesthetics.

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Designers are so good at making cold, unsexy winter (hello, long underwear!) seem hot. Case in point: the exclusive clip below that our friends at Akris punto were kind enough to share with us, which chronicles their campaign shoot for Albert Kriemler’s snowboarding-inspired collection for Fall/Winter 14/15. Starring Russian-born Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov—he of the cute nickname (“iPod”) and Olympic Gold Medal (at Sochi 2014) fame—the video plays like an ad for Switzerland’s soaring Alps and sleek winter style. Prepare for cheekbone envy.

Stella McCartney ruled the runway yesterday with understated elegance and minimalist femininity.

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Stella McCartney‘s spring collection showcased a muted palette with soft, flowing dresses and silk jumpsuits.

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Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including sleek elegance at Akris, sporty futurism at KENZO and bobo-inflected accessories at Chloé.

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At Akris, creative director Albert Kriemler showed a collection of precisely cut, monochromatic looks, many with textural, graphic motifs inspired by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist works.

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