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The tickets have been bought, and the fiercest festival fashions have been selected—but what about the accessories?

The Look: Parker ‘Hailo’ Crop Print Silk Shirt & ‘Dalton’ Print Silk Shorts

Neo-geo prints are on trend this concert season, and so is geometric jewelry.

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Eddie Borgo Scaled Triangle Earrings | Eddie Borgo Hinged Plate Ring
Eddie Borgo Flat Triangle Pavé Collar Necklace
Eddie Borgo Pavé Bear Trap Bangles (Set of 3)

Pair your rhythmic prints with the bold pieces by Eddie Borgo, whose spring collection is a “study in the timelessness of geometry and form,” according to the New York-based designer. “My work has a lot to do with simple geometry—the idea of taking a decorated shape and stripping it down to its geometric foundation.”

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 This spring, edit your wardrobe by adding a few city-sleek styles from via C. “For spring we wanted to let our customers know it’s okay to be playful. You can be sporty with Alexander Wang basketball shorts, mix bright florals with camo from Carven, show off your abs in an A.L.C. crop top or mix textiles with crystals, like on the 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse,” says Kimberly Harris, our online via C buyer.

nordstrom-via-c-new-york-city-spring-style-guideOur fave Southern belle, Leona Binx Walton, displays some major urban edge in an Alexander Wang Argyle Sweater.

Brussels-born beauty Yumi Lambert shows of the colorful camo trend in a Carven Print Jersey Tee & Carven Army Print Flared Skirt.

nordstrom-via-c-new-york-city-spring-style-guide-ss14Miriam Haney, face of the MARC BY MARC JACOBS spring ’14 campaign, rocks stripes in an A.L.C. Stripe Crop Sweater & A.L.C. ‘Campbell’ Stripe Skirt.

Pacific Northwest native Kate Goodling brings on the blue with a 3.1 Phillip Lim Mixed Media Top & 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Medium Wednesday’ Cracked Leather Satchel.

Sync your style to the pulse of the city with the cutting-edge fashions available in via C.

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Behind-the-Seams-with-Kate-Ciepluch-of-LaveerJust two years ago, Kate Ciepluch went from fashion director of an online retailer to creator of Laveer, a made-in-America collection of blazers and statement jackets–and the New York-based designer hasn’t looked back. The Thread phoned Kate to learn more about her passion and design approach on this timeless wardrobe staple.

LAVEER-Vespa-Mixed-Media-Jacket-at-NordstromColor meets texture: LAVEER ‘Vespa’ Mixed-Media Jacket

On starting Laveer: “My intention was to do blazers and fashion jackets, in a little bit more of an edgy and cool way but still remaining sophisticated, nothing too trendy and of the moment, something that you’re going to want to have in your closet for a long time.”

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nordstrom-designer-photo-shoot-feb-2014-3aFrench model Pauline Hoarau rocks the latest styles from our Designer Collections spring photo shoot. Go behind the scenes and discover some of our must-have looks of the season.

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artspace-x-nordstrom-for-spring-2014-designer-collections-showcase-art-mixes-with-fashionArtspace, the New York-based online curated consortium of artists, galleries and cultural institutions, partnered with Nordstrom for the Spring 2014 Designer Showcase. Meredith Blechman of Artspace guest blogs for us to reveal the role art plays in fashion.

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Pastel Coat Trend – Shannon Finley ‘Winters Love’, 2012
Punk Leather Trend – Bill Claps ‘It’s All Derivative: The Skull in Gold’, 2012

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Get to know our Women’s via C buying team: Kimberly Harris, Devon Gruss, Kelle Jones and Cheri Dublinski (left to right).

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Step into the World of our via C Buyers:
Charlotte OlympiaManolo Blahnik, Valentino Rockstud & Dior

This Seattle-based troupe of savvy fashion-finders travel from New York to Paris in hot pursuit of the most coveted contemporary and emerging designs from the likes of T by Alexander Wang, rag & bone, Helmut Lang, Carven, 3.1 Phillip Lim, KENZO, MSGM and The Kooples. Energized by the wares from the recently wrapped Fashion Week season, The Thread sits in on a via C buyer meeting to get the scoop on all things spring!

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As is tradition here on The Thread, we can’t say goodbye to Fashion Week without one last look at the insanely good shoes seen on the feet of fashion’s most inspiring ladies. Have a favorite (or 64)? Each pair links to similar styles, so you can shop these lovelies right this minute.

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Who could forget Lee McQueen‘s majestic fall 2006 show, where model Raquel Zimmermann donned the famed antler-and-lace headdress? The collection depicted romantic embodiments of the late designer’s Scottish roots. Fast-forward to the age of Sarah Burton, the creative force that masterfully maintains and recharges the brand’s DNA, who takes us on a journey through what feels like the misty shires of Scotland for fall 2014.

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The show introduces us to dreamy heroines wandering the wilderness, wrapped in moon-and star-shaped crystal embroidery, silver acorn hand jewelry, frayed organza flowers and ivy velvet jacquards. Burton’s fairy tale beautifully weaves two tales of McQueen, past and present.

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Adorned: McQueen Shoes & McQueen Jewelry

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Softly Powerful: Rouched broderie anglaise reveals the delicate nature of the designs.

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The Details: Aubergine organza gown and hand-cut feathers.

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“Drink me, make me feel real / Wet your beak in the stream /
Game we’re playing is life / Love’s a two-way dream”

Lyrics from “Bachelorette” by Björk, the show’s closing tune, which matched the wanderlust mood of the collection.

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Photos: GoRunway.com

Welcome back, Sofie Valkiers from Fashionata.com! This Belgian blogger is a fashion superstar. I can always count on Sofie for an interesting take on ladylike themes. Today’s ensemble is totally on trend, thanks to her thigh-high boots, fuzzy beanie, mini handbag and mirrored sunnies. However, I think it’s her patterned coat that really steals the show!

xo, Crystal

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Shop similar styles: Trench Coats | Nude Shoes

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

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Burberry Prorsum Embellished Trench Coat | Stuart Weitzman Wingtip OxfordMARC JACOBS Leather Clutch

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I love it when friends coordinate their outfits for the day! These two gorgeous gals have just the right balance of contrast and complementary coordination. Unique cuts, graphic prints and trendy accessories make for a thoroughly modern yet feminine look. What better way to salute KENZO at their show than to look amazing in their designs?

xo,
Crystal

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Shop similar styles:
Printed Dresses | Clutch Bags

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

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Rebecca Minkoff ‘Frankie’ Stripe Silk Shirtdress | Alexander McQueen Leather Biker Jacket
Tildon Art Deco Crystal Ring

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Akris punto Sheath Dress | SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Pump
Mcginn Moto Jacket

See all of our Fashion Week blog posts and check out our Fashion Week Hub.