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Posts for October 12th 2009
Velvet touches turned up all over fall's runways. The delicate fabric was mixed with animal prints at Diane von Furstenberg, draped into a one-shouldered jumpsuit and tapered skirt at Chloé, cut into a backless soft gray evening gown at Roksanda Ilincic, and used to update the classic biker jacket at Christopher Kane. Chloé's pointed toe zipper flats get our vote for best way to wear the trend everyday.
Natalia Kuks-Jacobs and Gabriela Perezutti-Isacson—born in Argentina and Uruguay, respectively—have been designing New York-based clothing and accessory label Candela since 2004. For spring 2010 we love their straight-from-the-Estancia look book, especially the tiered floral skirts and handkerchief hem dresses paired with ankle boots and rancher hats.
Chadwick Bell started designing his namesake collection in 2007 with childhood friend-turned-business partner, Vanessa Webster. The 27-year-old California native has since presented a series of collections praised for their clean, polished sophistication. His most recent spring 2010 line-up consisted of sharply tailored suits, tulle-detailed pencil skirts, and eel skin dresses that stood on just the right side of sexy versus vulgar. We recently visited Bell's New York showroom and fell in love with his ginkgo leaf prints and handmade accessories—braided leather belts and beaded chiffon necklaces. Click the image below to view the complete collection.
Alexander McQueen wins the fashion week scorecard.
Top male models dominating the runways all have celebrity girlfriends.
The season's best thick-soled creeper shoes and booties.
Yohji Yamamoto is rescued from bankruptcy by Japanese private equity fund.
Estrella Archs (minus Lindsay Lohan) shows namesake collection in Paris.