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Scene Snaps: New York, Part Five

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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Moncler’s Winter Ball

Fashion people know that Moncler is always going to put on a show. The outerwear brand’s collections are rarely presented without theatrically approximated weather and a big stage production. On Valentine’s Day in the Hammerstein Ballroom, the brand produced a full-on winter ball.

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Something like a Doctor Zhivago cotillion, the presentation was a dramatic way of introducing clients to puffers, Nordic knits, traditional plaids and classic houndstooth for fall 2017.

IT’S SHOWTIME…

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“Well it’s only 18. The rule is: If it’s less than 24, I cook,” says New York-by-way-of-Texas designer Lela Rose. She’s talking about guests, not hours—because if we were talking hours … well, one suspects she’d have a generous rule for hours, too. One that would still allow her to be in the kitchen prepping Oysters Rockefeller in heels.

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Lela presented her fall collection at a luncheon at the restaurant Loring Place on Monday afternoon; by Tuesday afternoon she was in her art-filled Tribeca home preparing dinner for tonight’s party, which includes members of her team as well as Nordstrom buyers and friends.

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Lela Rose showed her tulip-embellished fall 2017 collection one day
before she hosted a dozen and a half of us at a dinner party. 

Based loosely on her just-unveiled collection—which was based loosely on tulips and what she sees as their inherent properties of beauty, hope and resilience—the evening was an opportunity to see Lela as Lela. Beyond her flattering peplum tops and fit-and-flares, she’s a woman who loves being with friends. An urban southerner thoroughly at home in the world.

YOU’RE INVITED

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Paris is usually the setting for Cecilia Bönström’s Zadig & Voltaire girl. Frankly—pun unabashedly intended—if you were situated in as appealing a locale as the French capital, why would you relocate?

For Fall 2017, however, Bönström decided to plop the Parisian in NYC. This was achieved through athletic silhouettes and primary hues interspersed among lots of black—a color appropriate for any metro.

Backstage at Zadig & Voltaire Fall 2017

Dick Page, Shiseido artistic director, countered with his specialty—luminous skin—and pretty pops of color on the eyes and lips. The effect was energetic and youthful, like a newcomer looking wide-eyed at the shiny Big Apple.

Backstage at Zadig & Voltaire Fall 2017

“This season’s collection was full of energetic, bright hues. To complement that, I created a makeup look featuring interventions of color—similar to the way you would accessorize clothes—to bring a cohesive believability to the vibrancy of each style,” said Page about the beautiful faces he created for the Zadig & Voltaire show

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Want a new way to cheat a fresh, youthful face? Yes, we do. Lucky for us, our Nordstrom National Beauty Director Marynell Maddox went backstage at the Fall 2017 Proenza Schouler show to see how M·A·C artists were making the models so radiant. Turns out the trick is a new technique using white eyeliner!

Backstage with MAC at Proenza Schouler Fall 2017

TURN AROUND, BRIGHT EYES: GET THIS MAKEUP TRICK

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2017

Photos by Kristin Yamada

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the bundled-up style couldn’t be cooler. As designers play with seasonlessness on the runway, the bloggers, Insta-stars and editors on the streets are finding fun ways to wear spring trends now. (We’re taking notes.) Here are some of our favorite looks so far, plus shoppable links so you can emulate them.

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Perhaps more than any other designer in fashion, Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet loves a fairy tale. Each season she takes a page or two from a storybook saga and brings it to life—for her popular and well-attended presentations, and for the shift dresses and jumpsuits that arrive at our stores all season long.

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Fall 2017’s storyline is borrowed from Salman Rushdie’s The Enchantress of Florence. The novel travels from the Mughal empire to Medici-era Italy and beyond, so the room was lavishly adorned with oversized tapestries and gilded mirrors, and the tunics and maxis were embroidered with rich colors and lots of embellishments. And the hair was like … tousled in Tuscany.

And it was Valentine’s Day. So there was that.

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Scene Snaps: New York, Part Four

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the bundled-up style couldn’t be cooler. As designers play with seasonlessness on the runway, the bloggers, Insta-stars and editors on the streets are finding fun ways to wear spring trends now. (We’re taking notes.) Here are some of our favorite looks so far, plus shoppable links so you can emulate them.

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ICYMI: Several years ago, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia met as members of the Oscar de la Renta design team, and they decided to start their own line. Monse was born in the design duo’s evenings and weekends, but then just last year Laura and Fernando were given the top jobs at Oscar—they were made co-creative directors. While they’re certainly not the first designers to hold down two jobs (think Jonathan Anderson pulling double duty at J.W. Anderson and Loewe), the OdlR-rooted genesis of Monse made for a special case.

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All together now: Fall collections from Monse and Oscar de la Renta take their finale walk. All images by Indigital Images.

It was announced this past January that the pair would show their debut collection as creative directors at Oscar at the same time as the latest from their closely watched two-year-old side project.

A fashion double-header!

Nordstrom’s senior fashion director Shannon Schafer was drawn in by the use of color and opulent fabrics in both presentations; our slideshows get you front row.

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