M Dot Design has furthered their fashionable onslaught on the world of sustainable fashion with a spankin’ new ready to wear collection that’s delightfully familiar and unfamiliar all in one accord: M Dot Design x Charlotte Taschen x The Springs LA.
Designer Michelle Aquino’s thing was to take inspiration from the vibrant color palette that The Springs LA confidently boasts and extrapolate it in ways that are accessible, relatable and desirable. Staying near the brands aesthetic in offering a range of fabric choices including organic linen, bamboo, cotton and modal. Handmade in the M Dot’s design studio, the designer also created a rich burnout print that landed on a bamboo wrap and dress, very familiar in the MDDS zone. While MDDS has shown similar pieces such as the wrap in the past this collection stands to be a perfect marriage between the three that truly just works, vibrant and fresh easily come to mind. Although this collection is exclusively available at The Springs LA, the experience doesn’t stop there. The brand offers personalized pieces with four easy steps; Select your favorite silhouette, choose your fabric, collect measurements, review consultation, receive your custom piece in two weeks! If that’s not service we don’t know what is.
Karl Lagerfeld has designed a “Monster Choupette” collection for his eponymous label, which features a scary cartoon version of his adorably fluffy pet. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the playful collection includes totes, small leather goods, shoes, scarves, a t-shirt, sweatshirt and socks, and will hit stores in November. This has been a busy year for the famous cat, as she is the subject of her very own lifestyle book, “Choupette – the Enchanted Life of a Fashion Cat,” set to be released tomorrow, and is also the inspiration behind Shu Uemura’s upcoming makeup and skincare collection, appropriately titled Shupette.
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H&M is launching a denim capsule of their eco-friendly Conscious label in-stores and online October 2. The collection will feature 40 pieces for men, women and children including jackets, skirts, shirts, knits and jeans. Helena Helmersson, H&M’s Head of Sustainability, told Yahoo! that “We’ve worked hard to reduce the environmental impact from the washing processes alongside using materials that are more sustainable. The collection is full of great pieces, and proves how sustainability can equal great style.” The collection is reasonably priced at under $50, except for the wool coats, which range from $79.95 to $99.
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The fall collection for Urban Outfitters’ activewear line Without Walls has arrived, and is full of bold patterns and fun colors that will motivate even those who dread working out to get to the gym. The “Run Free” line includes sports bras, tights, shorts, tanks and jackets – everything you could possibly need to give your fall workout wardrobe a boost. Standouts from the collection include the Half-Zip Top featuring mesh panels and multi-color geometric print, and the adorable Pink and Blue Run Tight. The collection is available to shop in-store and online, and ranges from $28 to $128, with the majority of items retailing for under $60.
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Online retailer Nasty Gal just launched its first in-house denim collection, which includes styles with cheeky names like The Kink, The MILF, The Ex-Boyfriend, The Bell and The Flip Skirt. True to form, Nasty Gal’s denim line caters to those who are not afraid to make bold fashion choices. Anais Pouliot stars in the look book that is anything but traditional, shot by Motoyakui Daifu. Nasty Gal Denim is available to shop now, with prices ranging from $68 to $98.
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Just released today, Madewell’s fall line is making us do something we never thought we would do; wish summer away!
We know, it sounds crazy and over dramatic, but after you take a look at some of the styles below, you will understand too.
The denim that you have come to know and love is all shinny and new for their upcoming seasons to shine.
Also, introducing a new silhouette this season, the Alley Straight, which is very similar to your Madewell skinnies but with a straighter fit throughout.
But of course there is more to drool over than just the denim, the fall line includes plenty of moto-inspired jackets, tea-length skirts and of course sweaters and everyone’s favorite chambray button-ups! There is a lot of denim (of course), leather, wool and individual textiles in neutral colors.
It is safe to say that these will be the key items that will define your fall wardrobe.
After all is said and done, we have got to give a hats off to the styling done for the lookbook. Though Madewell pieces are generally simple pieces standing alone, the artistry comes in the way that you put them altogether, and they have given us plenty of inspiration to feed off of for the entire upcoming season.
So, if we could just skip through to fall, we would be ever so happy.
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Designer collabs are one of our favorite things on this planet. Capsule collections are like a little bit of Christmas joy dropped off at any particular time of the year, reminding us how wonderful our wardrobe can be and picking us up at our lowest of times.
Roland Mouret’s 25 piece capsule collection for Banana Republic is no exception to all these fuzzy feelings either.
The sleek lines, curve hugging and overall universally flattering garments are going to easily become staples for your fall and winter wardrobe.
The color scheme, which was kept very simple, revolves around a lot of black and white with hints of color popping in with cranberry and navy.
The line keeps the air of sophistication that we love about Banana Republic but also offers more modern sex-appeal than we are used to from the brand. Which is no problem for us! You? Didn’t think so.
The line also keeps with the trending minimalistic aesthetic but keeps it feminine enough for the everyday woman.
Roland Mouret, who is French and also known for his reputation as being a master of structure and silhouette, offers a bit of his own philosophy to the brand saying that “Dresses are for undressing. We all dress up to undress.”
Well, isn’t that just something else?
You will most definitely feel sexy and sophisticated in these items – as soon as they all go on sale that is.
It all just sounded too good to be true, didn’t it? You knew there would be a catch.
Well, here it is; from now until August 5, two pieces a day will be released to shop. So, you can’t pick up all your favorites at the moment, but if you keep checking back on the website, you might just be lucky enough to snag your favorite items before they hit stores later next month.
Be sure to hit up the lookbook and Roland Mouret’s Behind the Seams video on Banana’s website for some instant visual satisfaction till your items ship!
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Lottie Moss is now the face of a Calvin Klein Capsule Collection. They are launching a limited-edition line with Mytheresa.com.
This collection consists of classic CK pieces being re-imagined for the modern generation. It’s a nine-item project labeled the ”Calvin Klein Jeans x Mytheresa.com The Re-Issue Project”
It will be available starting on Wednesday, and will include the iconic CK-logoed underwear, sweatshirts, tees and denim. Shot by Michael Avedon, the grandson of Richard Avedon, the famous photographer who shot Brooke Shields’s Calvin Klein Jeans campaign in the ’80s. When you find your niche, you stick with it.
Gorgeous and elegant as always, Elie Saab takes it away this season with their well known silhouettes, beautiful jewels, and gorgeous show stopping gowns.
Exclusively focusing on after-dark. The colors refracted in those chandeliers provided the palette: first blue, then pink, next blush, followed by black, white, and gray.
Tone-on-tone embroideries and the ombré effects, a sweeping ball gown in pink with tiny blue embroidery stood out.
Giorgio does shorts for Fall! Everything this season was black, white and red, much of it with a lacquered affect, in silhouettes ranging from practical to whimsical.
And then we saw polka-dotted veils, fanciful hats, voluminous masses of tulle and big furry balls.
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
This collection was surprisingly pretty from what the designer usually goes for.
Of course we see the designers signature face masks adding edgy and bring it right back to his roots.
We are dying now that it’s finally Couture Week. With our favorite designers showing off one of their best, and most sophisticated collections of the season, we are swooning wanting to get our hands on some of these gowns.
Chanel has brought some of its elegance back after we’ve been seeing a lot more edgy pieces in his last view collections. In Karl’s Fall 2014 Couture collection, focused on shape. The collection featured stiff boat necks, tweed bike shorts under long coats and skirts, evening dresses with flared pannier hips, patterned dresses with a seemingly plastic texture and arm-bands of feathery fluff, and lots of white. We even spy a Jenner in this collection.
The showstopper for the collection, other than Kendall Jenner’s appearance on the runway, was the finale wedding gown. Not any old wedding gown, but a wedding gown designed for a pregnant bride. So no more reason to rush a wedding, or wait till after your baby is born, now you can just wear Chanel.
Dior gave us a beautiful start to Paris Couture week, with floor length fur coats and space suit looking outfits.
Raf Simons takes shows us true elegance with an entire room lined with 150,000 real orchids. And our absolute favorite thing about Dior gowns? Pockets.
Giambattista starts glamour from the bed time to moment you wake up. For those of us who don’t get out of bed for less than 10k. This is the collection for you.
The collection mixed traditional pajama details like silk shirting and loose trousers. With full skirts and layers upon layers of tulle. The pajama dressing came to a dramatic close with the final three looks, a trifecta of sherbet-hued, frothy evening dresses paired with sleep shirt-inspired tops.