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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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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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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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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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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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Fashion Bytes: Ashley Williams Roars 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: Ashley Williams

The history: She’s only been done with school for five years, but Ashley Williams is a London Fashion Week standout, thanks to her cheeky wordplay (example: studded diamante barrettes that spell out GIRLS RULE), super-warm knitwear and celebrity style squad. Her fans include Rihanna, Harry Styles and Alexa Chung.

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Fashion Bytes: Marc Jacobs Wraps It Up at New York Fashion Week

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 New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Marc Jacobs

The history: When Marc Jacobs launched in the mid-’80s, the label was famous for giant sweaters that cool downtown girls wore like dresses, with tights and boots. By the ’90s, Kate Moss and Gisele were walking in Marc Jacobs fashion shows, and the brand’s oversized fuzzy coats and slinky color-block separates helped define the decade’s aesthetic. Today, Marc Jacobs is known for its witty, gritty, independent approach to luxury, as well as its popular scents like Daisy and Decadence. In 2014, it became the first luxury brand to cast its advertising campaign via hashtag (#castmemarc).

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Tibi’s Runway Beauty Is for Girls Who Want to Have Fun (with Minimal Makeup) | Backstage Beauty

Tibi designer Amy Smilovic envisions spring with a nod to 1980s style, or its un-style, according to Smilovic. For the designer, that period was obviously an energetic era, when fashion wasn’t so prescriptive and serious. Her goal this season was to create something less about perfection and more about authenticity. Her suiting and dresses acted like blank canvases that were lightly adorned with colorful PVC corsets, belts, stripes and straps.

The beauty, led by Bobbi Brown and JINsoon, followed suit. Each model’s look was tailor-made to enhance her specific features without detracting from her unique beauty and that of the clothes. The result? Luminous skin with touches of color, hints of lime green, lilac and tangerine, similar to Smilovic’s accents on her sporty separates and power suits.

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