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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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Ashley Williams Spring 2018 London Fashion Week Fashion Week SPACE Style

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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New York Fashion Week SS 2018 Marc Jacobs Fashion Week Style

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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New York Fashion Week Tibi Bobbi Brown Jinsoon Beauty Fashion Week Style

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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Michael Kors at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Michael Kors Hits the Beach at New York 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 New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Michael Kors

The history: This famous American sportswear company started in 1981, and boasts a huge range of fans from Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton to Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj (who mentions the label in the lyrics to “Dance”). With sleek, cozy knitwear and updated classics like shrunken motorcycle jackets, Michael Kors makes versatile luxury staples for confident women.

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Fashion Bytes: Alice + Olivia’s Open House Party at New York 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 New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Alice + Olivia

The history: When the first Alice + Olivia collection debuted in 2002, the event took place at the storied Russian Tea Room and featured celebrity models (such as Paris Hilton) wearing hand-painted designer pants … and not much else. The perfectly cut trousers sold out fast and paved the way for a full women’s collection including clothes, shoes and accessories. Fast-forward 15 years, and the Alice + Olivia brand has kept its butt-boosting pants, its life-of-the-party vibe and its gallery cred, enlisting collaborators like the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat for limited-edition pieces.

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Fashion Bytes: Oscar de la Renta Plays Paintball at New York 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 New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Oscar de la Renta

The history: With a legacy of great American couture, Oscar de la Renta is the luxury hallmark of First Ladies, movie stars and socialites. Founded in 1965, the brand counted Jacqueline Kennedy as an early supporter. Worn on the Academy Awards red carpet and memorably in a McDonald’s on Sex and the City, Oscar de la Renta continues to be an American fashion standard for elegance and impeccable taste. (It’s also one of the only fashion brands that’s ever lured Taylor Swift to its front row.)

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MAC Beauty Kate Spade NYFW Beauty Fashion Week Style

Get the Healthy Glow from kate spade new york’s Playful Runway | Backstage Beauty

Inspired by the romantic energy of New Orleans, kate spade new york’s 2018 spring collection exudes whimsy and fun with feminine floral patterns, lace hemlines and plenty of pinks. The delicate M·A·C makeup from the show featured a healthy, flushed cheek on the models’ radiant skin, and was finished with a barely there, dusty-rose pout that harmonized with Deborah Lloyd’s youthful and spirited spring nail designs. From lips to tips, the overall softness of this beauty culminated with subtle, easy-to-recreate nail art from Deborah Lippmann.

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