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Scene Snaps: London Fashion Week, Part Three

Fashion Week Street Style Style

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Fashion Week has touched down in London Town. Ahead, see all the best street styles from across the pond.

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Fashion Bytes: Roksanda’s Garden of Pure Delight at London Fashion Week

Fashion Week SPACE Style

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Roksanda

The history: Known for its twist on teatime elegance, this London label is famous for its trumpet-sleeve dresses and shiny silk textures. Since debuting as part of Topshop’s new designer showcase in 2005, the brand has been a London Fashion Week darling with fans like Kate Middleton, Kate Hudson and Cate Blanchett.

The designer: Serbian-born Roksanda Ilincic originally studied architecture, but quickly found her footing with fabrics instead. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in the early aughts, and has remained in London ever since. In 2012, she launched a series of children’s outfits inspired by her young daughter Efimia, now 6.

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‘Pitch Night’ at STORY with Olivia Kim, Jaden Smith, and Tory Johnson

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We sell a ton of different brands here at Nordstrom—all of which we love and think you will too. To decide which brands to work with, our buyers go to fashion weeks, visit showrooms, analyze the market and meet with creators and their teams. Eventually they place orders.

Usually that’s how it goes. But recently our own Olivia Kim tried something else entirely: she received three-minute product pitches from independent brands, one after another, for three hours. She did this as a special guest for “Pitch Night,” a regular event at STORY in NYC—a retail space with aspects of a gallery and museum.

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Scene Snaps: London Fashion Week, Part Two

Fashion Week Street Style Style

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Fashion Week has touched down in London Town. Ahead, see all the best street styles from across the pond.

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Scene Snaps: London Fashion Week, Part One

Fashion Week Street Style Style

Photos by Indigital Images

Fashion Week has touched down in London Town. Ahead, see all the best street styles from across the pond.

SEE THE SLIDESHOW

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Fashion Bytes: Topshop Goes Clubbing at London Fashion Week

Fashion Week Style

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Topshop

The history: One of the first “fast fashion” chains in the world, Topshop was born as a youth-culture boutique in the 1960s. (It was one of the first stores to stock Mary Quant’s famous miniskirts.) The cool, affordable riffs on runway style captivated famous shoppers like the Spice Girls in the ’90s, and in 2002, the brand started sponsoring young designers for its first London Fashion Week shows. Ten years ago, Topshop launched its first capsule collection with Kate Moss; collaborators since then have included Kate Bosworth, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and even Beyoncé.

The designer: London fashion fixture Kate Phelan (who also works at Vogue UK, and has styled everyone from Zoë Kravitz to Victoria Beckham to, of course, Ms. Moss herself) created this collection with her team. In August, Phelan announced her impending departure from Topshop this September.

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Eileen Fisher Designer Carmen Gama Believes Making Clothes Is a Lifelong Commitment

Interviews Style

Where others see waste, Eileen Fisher sees possibility. The woman and her label are champions for sustainability, striving for a company that is “circular by design” (everything that is produced by the company is later recycled into new designs) in an effort to reduce the industry’s impact on our environment.

As part of her goal to be 100% sustainable by 2020, Fisher needed a groundbreaking solution for thousands of garments collected as part of the company’s recycling initiative. Designer Carmen Gama joined Fisher as one of three students selected for the CFDA’s Social Innovators Project. Gama and her Parsons classmates spent a yearlong residency with the fashion house, creating a new production concept that honors Eileen Fisher’s pledge to Mother Earth.

The Renew Collection answers the brand’s call for sustainable fashion by repurposing once-loved garments as one-of-a-kind pieces. We caught up with Gama, who is leading the design charge for the collection, to discuss her passion for responsible fashion.

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Behind the Brand: Emily Smith of Lafayette 148 New York on Defining a Signature Style

Interviews Style Video

The Lafayette 148 New York woman is a BOSS. Her unyielding style relies on an expertly crafted and efficient uniform of silk blouses, tailored trousers and A-line dresses that effortlessly transition from the desk to dinner. Confidence is her signature style (so long as it comes in leathers, fine cottons and cashmeres).

Emily Smith, woman-in-charge and creative director of the label, finds her muse in this contemporary working woman. In the video below, Smith reminds us that the secret to being in charge is an unwavering authenticity and integrity.

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Fashion Bytes: J.W.Anderson Keeps It Cool at London Fashion Week

Fashion Week Style

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: J.W.Anderson

The history: J.W.Anderson began as an accessories label in 2008, but quickly expanded into ready-to-wear in 2010. Known for smart, uniquely crafted looks, the label has fans as diverse as Elle Fanning and A$AP Rocky.

The designer: Jonathan Anderson grew up in Northern Ireland, then attended the London College of Fashion. Before he became a lauded name in fashion, he thought he might be an actor, worked as a costume designer, and even decorated windows for Prada. Eventually, he found his path to London Fashion Week and quickly got “next big thing” status from editors and buyers. After designing for Versus Versace in 2013, Anderson was recruited to Loewe as the new creative director. His elephant bag is one of our favorites.

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Fashion Bytes: Checking In with Burberry at London Fashion Week

Fashion Week Style

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Burberry

The history: One of the oldest fashion brands in Great Britain, Burberry began in 1856 when a 21-year-old craftsman named Thomas Burberry set up an outerwear shop in Hampshire. By 1879, he’d invented gabardine, a light and waterproof material that made his coats warmer, dryer and better suited to rainy British weather. But it wasn’t until World War I that Burberry’s most famous invention, the trench coat, was born. Though originally issued to military personnel, it became a favorite among British civilians, and turned Burberry into an iconic brand for the UK and, later, the world.

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