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Fashion Bytes: Chanel Walks on Water at Paris Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Chanel

The history: Iconoclast Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s now-iconic tweed suits and little black dresses were a revolution in the 1920s. Her black-and-white palette and borrowed-from-the-boys designs rebelled against the restrictive dress codes of the previous century by introducing society women to the elegance and comfort of simplicity. She remains the most internationally identifiable name in high fashion.

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Valentin Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Valentino Promises the Moon at Paris Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Valentino

The history: Although he officially retired in January 2008, Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani maintains considerable fashion fame and influence. Since 1960, when the designer established his maison in Rome, Valentino has been synonymous with his romantic, elegant gowns worn by the world’s most glamorous women: Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana. His decidedly feminine designs and signature poppy color—rosso Valentino, a trademark mix of 100% magenta, 100% yellow and 10% black—are a recurring presence on red carpets, as is the octogenarian.

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Dries Van Noten Paris Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Dries Van Noten’s Peachy Beachcombing at Paris Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Dries Van Noten

The history: In 1986, six fashion graduates from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts drove a rented truck filled with their collections to London Fashion Week. A well-documented chapter in fashion history, that road trip introduced the world to the Antwerp Six, a gang of designers including Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten who put Belgian style on the map.

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Fendi Milan Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Fendi Knocks Our Socks Off at Milan Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Fendi

The history: Adele and Edoardo Fendi founded a leather and fur company in Rome in 1925. By 1946, their daughters, Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla and Alda, joined the family business, and today Anna’s daughter Silvia Venturini Fendi oversees accessories and menswear. She originated the house’s iconic Baguette bag (a plot point in several episodes of Sex and the City).

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Fashion Bytes: Gucci’s History of the World at Milan Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Gucci

The history: The label was founded by the unbelievably alliterative Guccio Gucci in 1921. Gucci had been a porter at the Savoy Hotel in London—that was the extent of his firsthand experience before beginning his luxury luggage company in his birthplace, Florence. In 1953, the designer’s sons (Aldo, Rodolfo, Ugo and Vasco) established a new logo for the brand in tribute to their father and founder, and the double G was born.

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Tommy Hilfiger London Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Tommy Hilfiger + Gigi Hadid Rock London Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Tommy Hilfiger

The history: One of the few brands to offer both fine tailoring and urban streetwear, Tommy Hilfiger made sharp suits in the ’90s while also creating oversize rugby shirts and overalls beloved by the hip-hop community. By recruiting celebrities such as models before it was a trend, Hilfiger made headlines on a near-weekly basis, thanks to his relationships with Aaliyah, Britney Spears, TLC and Elijah Wood.

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Fashion Bytes: Roksanda’s Garden of Pure Delight at London Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Roksanda

The history: Known for its twist on teatime elegance, this London label is famous for its trumpet-sleeve dresses and shiny silk textures. Since debuting as part of Topshop’s new designer showcase in 2005, the brand has been a London Fashion Week darling with fans like Kate Middleton, Kate Hudson and Cate Blanchett.

The designer: Serbian-born Roksanda Ilincic originally studied architecture, but quickly found her footing with fabrics instead. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in the early aughts, and has remained in London ever since. In 2012, she launched a series of children’s outfits inspired by her young daughter Efimia, now 6.

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J.W. Anderson London Fashion Week Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: J.W.Anderson Keeps It Cool at London Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: J.W.Anderson

The history: J.W.Anderson began as an accessories label in 2008, but quickly expanded into ready-to-wear in 2010. Known for smart, uniquely crafted looks, the label has fans as diverse as Elle Fanning and A$AP Rocky.

The designer: Jonathan Anderson grew up in Northern Ireland, then attended the London College of Fashion. Before he became a lauded name in fashion, he thought he might be an actor, worked as a costume designer, and even decorated windows for Prada. Eventually, he found his path to London Fashion Week and quickly got “next big thing” status from editors and buyers. After designing for Versus Versace in 2013, Anderson was recruited to Loewe as the new creative director. His elephant bag is one of our favorites.

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Burberry London Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Checking In with Burberry at London Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Burberry

The history: One of the oldest fashion brands in Great Britain, Burberry began in 1856 when a 21-year-old craftsman named Thomas Burberry set up an outerwear shop in Hampshire. By 1879, he’d invented gabardine, a light and waterproof material that made his coats warmer, dryer and better suited to rainy British weather. But it wasn’t until World War I that Burberry’s most famous invention, the trench coat, was born. Though originally issued to military personnel, it became a favorite among British civilians, and turned Burberry into an iconic brand for the UK and, later, the world.

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Shrimps Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Shrimps Fashions the Future at London Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at London Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Shrimps

The history: This beloved It girl brand made a name for itself with oversized faux-fur coats in joyful sorbet colors. Now in their fourth year at London Fashion Week, they’ve pushed beyond their signature fuzzy fashion and into innovative textile prints, wispy layered daywear and handbags too—plus a capsule collection with Converse.

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