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Who What Wear Asks Caroline Issa What to Wear to Work

Sure, the casualization of workwear is a thing oft lauded as a godsend for modern office life (we definitely aren’t complaining), but international fashion fixture and businesswoman Caroline Issa reminds us that keeping the pro in professional has its perks, too. Caroline Issa in the first season of Nordstrom Signature and [...]

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Fashion Week

Last Looks: Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester and Lanvin

Both Rick Owens’s and Ann Demeulemeester’s runway feats gave ample reason for pause yesterday. Owens’s show marched women wearing other women in the basement of the Palais de Tokyo. For Demeulemeester, art director Sébastien Meunier utilized choker-topped leather harnesses to push his languid looks in a sadomasochistic direction. Alber Elbaz [...]

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Fashion Week Interviews

Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim on Fast Fashion, Falling Models and Making Memories with Clothes

Image courtesy of Greg Kessler Studio Opening Ceremony co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon keep very busy with their ever-evolving collaborations, accolade-worthy runway shows, creative directing of Parisian label KENZO and raising families. But long before any of this happened, the once-upon-a-time Berkeley thrift buddies cut their teeth at separate corporate gigs, [...]

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Fashion Week

Last Look: Gucci and No. 21

Beauty for beauty’s sake is redrawing the fashion atlas at Milan Fashion Week. Gucci, in the words of designer Alessandro Michele, transformed clothes “into psycho-geographic maps capable of recording the urban unconscious” in a riotous visual display of glitter, imagery and breathtaking craft. Meanwhile, Alessandro Dell’Acqua juxtaposed fragility with rigidity in [...]

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Fashion Week

Last Look: Mary Katrantzou & Topshop Unique

Brit brands across London’s runways are drawing on a range of folklore references to inject their lines with a fresh bohemian feel. Few are succeeding as eye-catchingly as Mary Katrantzou with her inclination for experimental detail. Topshop Unique (an offshoot of Topshop), too, incorporated miniature floral prints and enchanting lace while [...]

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Fashion Week

Last Looks: DKNY, Proenza Schouler, Bibhu Mohapatra, Naeem Khan and Michael Kors

An ode to grunge seems to be resonating through the halls, or tents, of New York Fashion Week. Yet, in not-quite-equal measure, an intoxicating backlash of femininity is vying for attention—glamour, it seems, refuses to take a backseat. Thus, Wednesday’s lineup skipped around from gender defying to overtly sexual to all-out [...]

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