Fashion Week

What men wear to women’s Fashion Weeks always interests and frequently inspires us. Sometimes it inspires us to write a little fanfic.

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L: You know what we look like right now?

R: Yeah, Woodward and Bernstein 2.0

L: Lol. Was going to say Starsky & Hutch!

R: LOL. We’re never going to find Huggy Bear in this crowd.

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*Thinks to self*: Wow I am so glad I made this trip. I haven’t had this much fun since I was dancing to Kurtis Blow at Studio 54.

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*Thinks to self*: Disco sucks.

–Andrew Matson & Eric Swecker

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Scene Snaps: Milan Fashion Week

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17.

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Our Global Fashion Reporter Kristin Yamada is never without her camera, constantly visually and mentally processing fashion. Her job is to travel to Fashion Week and other assignments, document style on the street, and report back to us what it all means.

She feeds perfect photos to The Thread for our galleries and slideshows. But what you don’t see are her physical trend reports, hefty tomes which she delivers and explains live to an internal audience. Where did this collar come from? What does the combination of this sneaker and this handbag indicate? Kristin has the answers.

Also she’s just cool. Here she is talking about packing for Fashion Week.

SHOP: Vetements teeAlexander Wang bootie | Herbivore body polish | Bose headphones | Christopher Kane cardigan | Creatures of Comfort bag

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Simplicity ruled the runway at Narciso Rodriguez‘s fall 2017 collection debut. Not that the designer dialed back his sophisticated styles any more than usual, but the looks were without embellishment. Instead, Rodriguez emphasized the silhouette and its movement through dramatic shapes and strategically placed cutouts. Fluidity in sleeves, hemlines and silk fabrications gave these muscular constructions an ease and rhythm.

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Pared-back beauty in simple rosy tones topped these strong designs with an ethereal face. No makeup artist can illuminate the complexion quite like Dick Page. For this show, the Shiseido artistic director created petal-like skin that was all the more delicate next to the contemporary, moody clothes.

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Photo by Indigital Images

SHOP: Narciso Rodriguez 

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE: READ ON

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Alessandro Michele is bringing haberdashery back—among so many other seemingly lost arts.

The designer’s fall 2017 runway show was once again an abundant display of his far-flung influences–and we mean that as the highest praise. Michele, who refers to collections as a “new story” or “chapter,” can seem downright pedantic in the obscurities he digs up. This season one could cite–if one ventured to–entomology, Orientalism, Jane Austen and AC/DC as just some of the references this weaver of worlds and garments wrought throughout his collection. And there are likely other more esoteric inspirations that informed him.

Gucci Fall 2017

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Although accessories like chain mail, rhinestone glasses, Gucci chest tattoos and manacled clutches were also on full display, this season his hats seemed the most wearable and wonderful. And we’re not talking the headscarves and headbands–or the hairstyles that looked like helmets–all of which were plenty, too.

From Hardee hats to turbans to balaclavas to chullos, here are some of the toppers that show why Michele’s brand of nostalgia is completely forward-looking–and not just old hat.

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Scene Snaps: London, Part Three

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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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handbag-still1When packing for a trip, it’s important to consider the bags inside your bags. How many handbags? And which ones?

For her meetings-packed journeys to Fashion Week, our handbags buyer Jennifer Sabenorio brings a full Russian nesting doll situation: a satchel that can hold a clutch, and a tote that can hold everything. Plus something elegant for evening soirées. And maybe a bonus bag, to match her Gucci shoes.

Here she is talking about packing for what buyers call “going to market.”

SHOP: all handbags | Fendi satchel | Valentino shoulder bag

*Gucci handbags available in stores only; inquire at 1.888.282.6060

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In a full embrace of the runway-to-retail trend that’s been turning fashion weeks on their head for the past year or so, Burberry’s new collection—unveiled on Monday evening—is available right here, right now.

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Seasons are so last year: Burberry’s February collection was on
London’s runway on Monday and is shoppable now. Image via Burberry.

Inspired by multifaceted British artist Henry Moore, the knitwear, trenches and handbags referenced his esoteric use of proportion and scale while classic, traditional workwear pieces—trousers, overalls, jackets—were a nod to artisans everywhere.

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London Fashion Week street style

Photos by Kristin Yamada

London Fashion Week is in full swing and the British street style couldn’t be cooler. Across the pond, the bloggers, It girls and editors are finding fun ways to wear spring trends and color now. (We’re furiously taking notes.) Here are some of our favorite looks so far, plus shoppable links so you can emulate them.

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Scene Snaps: London, Part Two

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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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