Leave It Up to Madewell to Make Us Wish It Were Fall

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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Images via Fashionista.com

Sleek and Sexy with Roland Mouret x Banana Republic

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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 for Calvin Klein Capsule Collection

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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.

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It’s Couture Week Part Deux: 50′s Full Skirts are BACK!

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Gorgeous and elegant as always, Elie Saab takes it away this season with their well known silhouettes, beautiful jewels, and gorgeous show stopping gowns.

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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.

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Tone-on-tone embroideries and the ombré effects, a sweeping ball gown in pink with tiny blue embroidery stood out.

GIORGIO ARMANI

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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.

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And then we saw polka-dotted veils, fanciful hats, voluminous masses of tulle and big furry balls.

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This collection was surprisingly pretty from what the designer usually goes for.

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Of course we see the designers signature face masks adding edgy and bring it right back to his roots.

It’s Couture Week Part Un: Flip-Flops, PJs, and Orchids, Oh My!

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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

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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.

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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.

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Dior gave us a beautiful start to Paris Couture week, with floor length fur coats and space suit looking outfits.

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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.

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

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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.

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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.

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Au Courant PARIS Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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Au Courant PARIS returns this season with a collection that pushes their envelope and showcases the best growing collection they have created to date. 
 
After showing in Milan and Paris this last month, their line was directed to help transcend the brand’s status within the industry and amongst it’s clients by paying homage to the very forms and disproportions that got them started in the fashion world. The continued usage of monochromatic choices still plays like an empty canvas, allowing the wearer to become their own creative portrait. 
They know just how to find the balance between light and dark, sharp design and smooth looks. This collection pushes the brands envelope all-the-while transcending its own legacy.

NET-A-PORTER Launches DVF’s Google Glasses

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Techies and fashionistas unite with the launch of google glasses on Net-A-Porter.com. TODAY, the world’s leading online luxury fashion and beauty retailer launches DVF designed google glasses for $1,800 a pop. The DVF “Made for Glass” collection will come in 5 different color ways including black, green, plum, brown, and white. The styles will be sold as bundles, each including a frame and shade, a mono earbud, and case.

I can hear tech-loving fashionistas rejoicing everywhere!

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Marc Jacobs Resort 2015

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Marc Jacob continues to stun us with his beautiful designs. His Resort 2015 Collection was presented outside the showroom for the first time in an Upper East Side town house, was devoted almost exclusively to party clothes. Hello holiday season. We are all set to look effortlessly glamourous. Dolly bird minidresses in black guipure lace, jewel-toned crushed velvet, or leopard-printed sequins worn with sheer black hose and strappy heels or slouchy go-go boots formed the crux of the lineup. “People getting dressed up, going out. Happy, lively,” offered Jacobs’ design director, Joseph Carter, when he was asked for a few words backstage.

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Betsey Johnson ‘Kicks A’ in New Activewear Line

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Betsey Johnson is making her biggest comeback yet with the launch of an activewear line. In 2012, Johnson filed for bankruptcy leaving lovers of the brand in solace as they saw the destruction of not only her brick motor stores, but the brand itself. This is an excellent brand extension for the designer and a smart way to rebrand her image.

The collection of activewear is inspired by her 2013 fall runway show, themed “BJ Kicks A!”. The runway show featured 20 models fully suited in activewear, doing calisthenics down the runway. The 72 year-old designer brought her usual high energy and bright colors to the show, ending the night in her signature cartwheel. The activewear line was planned to launch in fall of 2013, but Johnson wanted to give it the attention it deserves, perfecting every piece.

Betsey Johnson’s activewear line will launch this fall in Nordstrom and Macy’s stores and will retail between $49 and $120. Johnson believes her activewear line is “the perfect mix of performance, prettiness and punk” and hopes her activewear will bring a sense of excitement and fun to individual’s workout regimes.

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Keep It Twill With Vans

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Vans California keeps it trill with the twill! A trio collection of Vans Era CA designs, each shoe features a twill fabric covering the forefoot and varying materials across the rest of the shoe. The unique color ways and patterns give each model its distinct and trendy look. Known as the ”Twill” pack, it will be released and available this summer at authorized retailers and at Vans.