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Todd Snyder On His SS 18 Collection, Dad Style, and Making a Difference Through Design at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

New York–based designer Todd Snyder, the solid anchor of this season’s roster of NYFW:M, did not disappoint with his headlining runway show on opening day.

Known for classic tailoring, military influences and collaborating with heritage brands like Champion, he threw a curveball with his spring/summer 2018 collection. The fashion somewhat recklessly balanced his familiar aesthetic with styles from Snyder’s own world travels and a dusting of American streetwear.

Backstage we talked about the collection, the role of design in society, his dad, and which fashion rules are breakable (all of them).

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Kendall, Bella, Adriana Lima and More in Marc Jacobs’s Dreadlocked Rainbow Spring

At 1:07 p.m., most of the models are still in hair and makeup as the backstage wardrobe room at the Manhattan Center bristles with the noise of paper ripping. The looks from Marc Jacobs′s new collection have arrived. They’re in sets of five or so inside the brown wrapping; within each set, each look is hung in an individual plastic bag—like the ones your dry cleaning comes home in. Drawstring bags filled with accessories and add-ons are attached to each outfit.

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All images by Michael Yuri Chard

Historically speaking, the Marc Jacobs show has closed out NYFW; it usually happens at 6 p.m. and—in contrast to just about every other show—not a minute or two after. We’ve been invited to hang out backstage and watch the action unfold, and then capture the spring spectacular on the runway.

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Model of the Moment Mia Rae on Big Breaks & Favorite Things

On the day we met emerging model Mia Rae at Nordstrom’s Lower Manhattan photo studio, she had just been Instagrammed by Wmag due to a co-starring role in a killer new online profile on hot new brands—including, incidentally, SPACE‘s very own Colovos. Despite having been seen and ‘liked’ by the fashion mag’s 2.1 million followers, she was pretty chill.

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All images by Michael Yuri Chard

As we get to talking, it’s clear that’s just her nature. But there must be exceptions, right? She tells me about what will probably go down as her big break—a group shoot with famed superstylist Edward Enninful and photo duo Mert and Marcus for W magazine, in which she got to be the one screaming, effusive Chanel girl in a sea of red. Slightly less chill.

But all in all, this is an L.A.-by-way-of-small-town-Arizona girl with her head squarely on her shoulders. We took a little bit of time to get to know her and take some pictures just for the fun of it amid the hustle and bustle of Fashion Week.
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Hanne Gaby Odiele Rocks Pop-In@Nordstrom Looks on Her Way to Alexander Wang

World’s easiest pop quiz:

Q: What does Pop-In@Nordstrom model Hanne Gaby Odiele wear to report for duty at the Alexander Wang show?

A: A couple of the raddest pieces from our just-opened Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang shop, of course.

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Hanne in Alexander Wang’s pierced wool and angora blend rugby with the Lyndon boot (Girls tights coming soon!)
All images by Michael Yuri Chard 

We caught up with the Belgium-born model on Saturday afternoon at her agency, where we traded a few questions and answers before she headed to Manhattan’s Pier 54 for the big show.

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Adam Lippes Works from Home During New York Fashion Week

Working from home always sounds like a good idea, but as anyone who has ever done it knows, it doesn’t necessarily make anything easier. “It can be challenging, showing the collection this way,” Adam Lippes tells me as he takes a pause from directing his crew and looks around his West Village townhouse.

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Adam Lippes in his home about an hour before showtime, as models stand by.
All images by Michael Yuri Chard 

As we speak—about an hour before the first round of editors and buyers is set to arrive on Saturday—the space is filling up with models in the loose, luxurious silhouettes that make up his new collection. Outside, floral designers and installers build out an intricate explosion of blooms and branches in the window boxes, stairs and patios. While other designers rent sleek event spaces or historical halls, Adam presents his collections in his gorgeous living and dining rooms each season.

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Why do it this way? Why take on the challenge of rearranging your entire home, getting the neighbors to sign off on the all-day takeover? Why subject the beloved labradoodles to the rigors and quirks of fashion?

“Clothes do not live on the runway. Clothes live here. I design with this place in mind, with women’s lives and their homes in mind,” Adam told me.

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Simon Miller Picks NYFW’s Best Off-Duty Spots

You can tell a lot about a person when you know where they spend their time—and, as it turns out, the same goes for brands. We fell in love with the SPACE line Simon Miller last NYFW, when they turned a Chinatown loft into an oasis of denim, cashmere, incense and broad-leafed plants, and they’ve since come to define a sort of luxurious comfort—a way of being perfectly off-duty and perfectly together at the same time.

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The Flower District on West 28th Street; a Simon Miller getaway
All images by Michael Yuri Chard unless otherwise noted

Because we know this week is going to be a doozy, we asked creative directors Daniel Corrigan and Chelsea Hansford (above) and wholesale manager Cheysa Santana where we’d find the Simon Miller crew decompressing, relaxing, refueling and re-normalizing before and after their September 10 presentation (you can follow me on Instagram to catch images).  

Their picks—semi-secret botanical hideaways and neighborhood hangout spots—go hand in hand with the natural, cozy, laid-back and multilayered vibe of their brand.   

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NYC, Flamenco Dancing, Skateboards and Summer Dresses | The Realest

Why should models have all the fun? Each month we’re finding a “real woman”—i.e., of any shape and size—and giving her the model treatment in The Realest. We bring the wardrobe, stylist, photographer, makeup artist and blog editor—she brings her anything-but-one-size-fits-all personality and style—and we all head out on location for an IRL photo shoot to showcase our monthly Dress Spotlight.

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Summer dresses at Nordstrom.This month we packed up our dresses and headed to New York City to hang out with the incomparable Angela Sumner. Confident, smart and full of a million and one ideas, it’s no wonder why Angela is a video director at Refinery29. You may be familiar with one of her many projects, Short Cuts by R29—a megapopular video series made up of forever helpful beauty tips and how-tos. Playful and always up for an adventure, Angela let us into her West Village apartment (and closet!).

Angela’s wardrobe totally reflects who she is: fast thinking, sassy, quirky, playful and a go-getter with a no-nonsense approach to life. And let’s just say she’s not basic. Her wardrobe is chock-a-block full of wonderful, well-curated items—an amazing collection of shoes (think Gucci, Wang, Choo), vibrant printed outerwear, classic menswear-inspired jackets, tailored pieces and beautiful heirloom jewelry from her grandma.

Our stylist Tamala put together five outfits ready for anything a New York summer has in store. It was easy to work with Angela to find those key pieces that kept her looks minimal, but true to who she is.

SEE OUR ENTIRE SHOOT WITH ANGELA AND MORE SUMMER DRESSES

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