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Billy Reid marked the final stop on our itinerary of men’s shows at New York Fashion Week this season—and we couldn’t have asked for a more immaculate style spectacle to cap things off.

From the Alabama native’s ruggedly luxurious clothes to the jaw-dropping historical venue, woozy live-music soundtrack, and bourbon drinks served on silver platters upon the show’s conclusion, the evening coalesced into a full immersion in the Billy Reid world. We were on-site and front-row with photographer Faith Silva. Keep reading to see a full gallery of sublime images and video of the show.

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Always a highlight of New York Fashion Week: the impeccable proportions of badass classics by Iowa-born menswear vet Todd Snyder.

We were lucky enough to have photographer Faith Silva on-site at Thursday night’s show. Keep reading to see her photo journal from behind the scenes at Todd Snyder Fall ’14.

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Next up on our New York Fashion Week menswear itinerary is upstate New York’s own pioneer in continuously redefining the term ‘Prep’: Michael Bastian.

Bastian’s new collection mixed Ivy League with the Far East (that’s an image from the runway show invitation above). Keep reading to see photos from the front row and behind the scenes by Faith Silva—plus a video of Bastian explaining the global mash-up in his own words.

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New York Fashion Week is under way, and at the front-end of things is English-bred, New York-based brand Rag & Bone.

We were lucky enough to have photographer Faith Silva on-site at Tuesday night’s show. Keep reading to see her photo journal from behind the scenes at Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2014.

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How great is this picture of picture-takers?

The rogues’ gallery of street-style photographers above—snapped on the streets of Milan by our fashion-week guest editor, Australian blogger Zanita Morgan—goes to show that all-black everything is a look that’s not just for mimes and punk rockers. The lensmen above pull it off with aplomb in a variety of styles, from a classic black T-shirt to more avant-garde drop-crotch pants. The muted palette makes it all about fit and accessories, calling attention to their individualized selections in shoes, hats, glasses, beards, and of course high-tech hardware. [SHOP BLACK.]

And then there’s the shot below—evidence that the fairer sex doesn’t look half bad in all black, either. For more photos by Zanita, from Fashion Weeks around the world, visit our sister blog, The Thread.

What you’ve just watched is models (from left) Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Rosie Tapner doing their best to entertain themselves (and the rest of us) while they wait around to walk the Topshop runway at London Fashion Week a few days ago.

They happen to be doing their own version of a slightly obnoxious internet fad—the details and origin of which are not really of concern. You can watch more examples here, but trust us: The British bombshells’ rendition above is the only one worth your 30 seconds on a busy Thursday like today.

If you do have more than half a minute to spare, try Topshop’s YouTube channel, where you can delight in said models’ fetching English accents—or check out the photo-shoot bloopers we posted last week, for further depictions of beautiful women acting irresistibly absurd.

 

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[Video courtesy of Topshop on YouTube, via GQ.com. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]