Fashion Week

Hear that? It’s the sound of a legion of editors and bloggers stuffing shoes into designer luggage and tucking eye cream into carry-on bags. That’s right: It’s time for New York Fashion Week again. The shows begin February 10; let’s prepare by way of review. (Of course, since spring collections are arriving every day now, you can also review and prepare by shopping!)

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Marc Jacobs photo: Jessa Carter for The Thread

HERE’S WHAT WE WERE ALL TALKING ABOUT LAST SEASON

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For their spring ’16 runway show, rag & bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright had a clear vision of how their models should look: “Our girl is effortless in her style and inherently feminine, yet has an unapologetic confidence and toughness to her. The mood should convey easy luxe—a laid-back vibe that oozes cool-girl attitude.”

To complement the sexy, sporty collection, makeup artist Gucci Westman created pretty, sun-kissed, no-makeup faces with luminous skin, light dustings of bronzer, bold natural brows and coffee-colored eyeliner. “I wanted them to have a windswept-safari-desert-meets-Brooke-Shields-in-The-Blue-Lagoon look,” she said.

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READ MORE RAG & BONE STYLING TIPS

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What history will remember of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Class of 2015 is they were the ones who broke the rule—the rule that there can only be one winner.

Anna Wintour, Ricardo Tisci, Rio Uribe Amanda Seyfried, Diane von Furstenberg, Aurora James, Jonathan Simkhai, Steve Kolb

The stars of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award ceremony

On Monday, November 2 at Spring Studios in New York, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg announced, on behalf of a panel of judges that included Nordstrom fashion director Jeffrey Kalinsky, that due to the extreme nature of “authentic” talent in the mix, there would be not one but three winners in this 12th annual fashion competition.

We were there to catch exclusive commentary from past winner and footwear genius Paul Andrew and others, and to pass on the inspiring message from Givenchy‘s creative director Riccardo Tisci—the evening’s keynote guest.

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Shop the Shoes: Spring 2016 Fashion Week

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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Photos by Crystal Nicodemus

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There probably isn’t a single designer working in fashion today who doesn’t want to lay claim to the idea that he or she knows exactly what women want, but Pedro García designers Pedro García and Dale Dubovich really have it on lock.

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Especially when it comes to shoes, women want uncompromising style and comfort. With a direct emphasis on both of those things, the made-in-Spain brand delivers in those categories—season after season.

We visited their Paris showroom to take a look at what that means for spring 2016.

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If you were Refinery29 Fashion Director Paula Goldstein, you would’ve packed light for what really ought to be called Fashion Month.

“I don’t really bring any dresses at all, because I tend get those loaned to me,” Goldstein told me over a girls’ burger lunch at Café Charlot in Paris. When you’ve got a killer look, a cool attitude and nearly 10 years of fashion industry cred, including stops at Purple and Dazed magazines, everyone wants to outfit you in their collections—and put you in their front row, and have you at their after-party.

annie_georgia_greenberg_paula_goldstein_caroline_issaRefinery29’s Paula Goldstein (left), with Nordstrom Signature collaborator Caroline Issa
and Refinery29 editor Annie Georgia Greenberg

 

But if you were this Brit-born, New York–based icon in the making, you wouldn’t seem at all affected by that.

You’d have that woke-up-like-this low-key style vibe on lock, and you’d only drop boldface names when boldface questions are asked of you. You’d be crazy easy to hang out with, and you’d make Fashion Week seem like summer camp. And these would be your favorite shows:

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And so we say au revoir to the spring ’16 season, as it wraps with all the beautiful savoir-faire, femininity, freedom and nonchalance that the Parisian houses deliver best.

1. The Perfect WardrobeParis Fashion Week Spring 2016, CelinePhotos: InDigital

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Nordstrom-Street-Style-quad-finalGimlet-eyed Crystal Nicodemus is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.
nordstrom-paris-fashion-week-spr-2016-laura-commolliLaura Comolli is bringing some fantastic fall elements to this late-summer Parisian heat. Stripes are a major theme for the coming season, while rustic plaids are a consistent hit. The textural elements of her plaid skirt add an artistic flair to her look. Neutral accessories let her mixed-pattern pieces take center stage.

Shop similar styles:
striped sweaters | plaid skirts | pink crossbody bags

Shop our editors’ picks to re-create this look:

Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto skirt | cupcakes and cashmere Marina stripe sweater | Ivanka Trump Boni pumps

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Karl Lagerfeld following the spring 2016 fashion show in Paris

Images: InDigital

No place in the modern world gets to the heart of our insecurities and aspirations like an airport. There are strangers, scrutinizing bureaucrats, delays, altered routes and luggage. But airports also incubate our anticipated destinations, planned experiences and possible memories. At the Grand Palais in Paris this week, CHANEL erected a flight terminal for its spring 2016 show. But it was Valentino that brought our global wanderlust to its tricky conclusion.

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016, Chanel

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Stella McCartney showed two distinct points of view for spring ’16: on one hand, there was transparent eyelet embroidery, meant to convey what the brand calls “feminine transparency,” and on the other, masculine motifs that play with the world of men.

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The Stella team shared with us the idea that this juxtaposition, or “unexpected layering,” is about the “feeling of fearlessness.” Check out the opposing side of the season, and see some more examples of the push/pull interplay.

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