Denim on the Streets of…

Finding vintage details and casual silhouettes on the streets of Valencia, Spain, ensured that stylish women were on the right track. Juniors sported paint effects, authentic patches and zipper details, while skinnier silhouettes ruled over the casual boyfriend jean for now.
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Anarchy In The Flower Shop

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Style Pick of the Day: ’90s Silhouettes -

It wasn’t only the milky and super bright colors that caught our attention at Richard Nicoll yesterday, something felt right in the long silhouetted jackets, vests and dripping silk t-shirts a la '90s Helmut Lang. I spotted equally cool louche looks on a few show attendees, one even sporting the lines in a deep plunging bag.
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Aqua Blues -

London...Aquascutum Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz, the duo behind Aquascutum were singing the blues this season. Save for a few white pieces in the beginning, this collection was shown in an appealing range of "America's favorite color". The duo continued to delve into the label's heritage, using the iconic trench as a starting point for dresses and jackets as well as ...
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Todd Day Afternoon -

London...Todd Lynn For S/S 09 Todd Lynn was initially inspired by "The Day of the Locust" a film about Hollywood set in the '30s. But other than some styling references with the hair, this was a fresh and modern collection of sportswear separates. Fabric choices ranged from technical to directional, glazed bamboo, lacquered cotton, vintage paper leather, feathers. Jackets especially looked ...
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Mulberry -

LONDON...British label Mulberry has enjoyed a recent expansion and resurrection lately, partly thanks to new creative director Emma Hill. For S/S 09 the brand continued a look at feminine basics for juniors, in addition to must-have leather goods. A pleasing palette of soft tan punctuated by ice cream tones and rich reds worked well for the short, full skirts, silk ...
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House of Holland -

LONDON...Henry Holland was up to his usual antics this season with his label House of Holland. Employing best friend Agyness Deyn, as usual, the collection was a surreal and pop-influenced exploration of the '80's, including everything from garter shaped bike shorts, shredded denim and polka dots to psychedelic florals and sheer dresses. Although House of Holland may be theatrical, some ...
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Basso and Brooke -

LONDON...Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke always give their audience something to marvel at, combining prints for a dizzying, layered effect. Last season their inspiration applied to artful, organic shapes with plenty of movement and embellishment. For S/S 09 the designers paired it down a bit, choosing Japan as their reference point, channeling the culture's rich printmaking history as well as ...
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Mixed Messages -

London...Temperley After several seasons showing in New York, Alice Temperley returned to London with a collection entitled "Romantic Odyssey," It was inspired by The Age of Enchantment, an exhibition of the art of book illustration between 1890 and 1920 held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. It resulted in a show that referenced the styles of the decades in-between. Dresses, high-waist trousers, ...
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The NEW Denim Jacket

Designer Charles Anastase may have just secured the comeback of denim as THE fabric choice for jackets in S/S 2009. Adding unique details like rumpled and over-sized pockets plus ruffled hemlines created a truly fresh look for this key item. Vintage inspired patches add a new flavor too!
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Basso Profundo

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Retail Speak: Sarah Easley of Kirna Zabete -

The retail point-of-view is a great way to identify the key items for next season. We chatted with Sarah Easley, co-owner of the directional shopping destination Kirna Zabete, as she revealed her favorite exits from New York Fashion Week. ELISE OVERLAND: Nearly everything! TULEH: The gowns and blouses (the blue plisse and the red and fuschia). My favorite gown had a zebra ...
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Eastern Promise -

London...Paul Smith Last season Paul Smith referenced the chic women of Paris. For S/S 09 he was globe-trotting again, inspired by an exhibition of British Orientalist art that just closed at the Tate Britain. The result was a mesmerizing melting pot. Voluminous pants and skirts over petticoats, plaid and gingham for scarves, headwraps and dresses, and on the other hand sharp ...
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Meet the Flintstones -

London...Christopher Kane The leather tunics from The Planet of the Apes, The Flintstones, Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C., Diane Fossey, and the Prehistoric Era. These were Christopher Kane's inspirations this season. The result was a collection of animal print sweaters, photo-prints of Digit the gorilla on t-shirts and dresses, leather jackets and skirts, plus marabou trim on sheers. Half-circle ...
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Style Pick of the Day: Semi-circular Shapes -

Yesterday Christopher Kane showed an otherworldly "Planet of the Apes" inspired collection that was an ode to semi-circular shapes.  Two of the strongest street looks seen in the audience were right on trend, one sporting a scoopy ruched organza skirt while another went for a rounded shoulder on a structured jacket.
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