Louise Goldin -

LONDON...Gaining ground over the last few seasons, new designer Louise Goldin has brought structure to everything from outerwear to knits. Expanding this direction for S/S 09, Goldin stuck to a washed out pastel palette which highlighted athletic shapes, folded details and machinery inspired prints. Like a softer version of the hard edged Balenciaga Star Wars/robot collection from a few seasons ...
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Eley Kishimoto -

LONDON...Designers Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto have always played with the push and pull of innocence and maturity, imbuing their work with a grand wink at the audience. This season the starting point for this game was an empire silhouette applied to everything from dresses to cap sleeve tops enlivened by signature print mixing. Piping and head to toe pattern ...
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TOPSHOP Does Denim

  There has been a lot of buzz around the world about TOPSHOP lately. Entering the US market, online availability, and now, London fashion week. This season’s Unique line, a higher priced offering by the retailer, debuted on the runway and denim was a major player. The silhouettes and washes of the 1980’s were heavily referenced, but the attitude is something ...
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Kane You Dig It?

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Skinny Dipping -

London...Marios Schwab Marios Schwab continued to work with many of the ideas that have brought him recent notoriety. The body conscious silhouettes, and the skin toned colors came as no surprise. However, he offered up a new wearability that would most likely guarantee store buyers' interest along with all the attention of the editorial press this young and talented designer always ...
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Luella -

LONDON...Always a reliable source for flirty, young and yet directional fashion, Luella Bartley is one of London'a favorite daughters, energizing the fashion scene with a consistently healthy and optimistic take on fashion.  S/S 09 was directly in line with this philosophy, combining elements of collegiate designs which made her name, as well as ladylike tweeds, brocade and liberty floral. Abbreviated ...
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Style Pick of the Day: Great Grannies! -

Fashionistas in London have a knack for bringing eccentric cool to just about any style. Yesterday, it was remixed granny looks that ruled among the fashion swans. Likewise at Luella this energy was reflected in her psychedelic ladylike collection teeming with bubblegum pinks, purple and tangerine floral prints, tiered pleating and ruffle flourishes (all big trends shaping up for spring ...
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A Bit Psychedelic -

London...Luella In what is most likely her strongest collection to date Luella Bartley gave birth to the fashion love child of Coco Chanel and Viv Westwood (in her mini-crini period). By adding her own inimitable girly spin, she pulled the whole thing together into a glorious mix of texture and color. "I wanted it to be a proper, ladylike character—but a ...
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William Rast the Movie

A new series of trailers have debuted as the latest campaign for William Rast Denim. Starring Justin Timberlake as William Rast, with Erin Wasson as his "Bonnie and Clyde" counterpart, the campaign will stretch into print and profile these characters on the run. Beautifully styled, they are definitely cashing in on the notoriety of the brand's co-designer. Along with the ...
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Manner Gift

Situated slightly off the beaten path, Männer Gift sells unique furniture and gift items for the home. Whether it’s a ship toaster from Bugatti, Mukul Goyal’s strong-arm wine racks, or quirky cow bookends in the shape of Elvis and Marie Antoinette, Thomas Hoffman’s eccentric boutique stocks delightfully affordable goods. Schonhauser Allee 66/67 10437 Berlin Tel: 49 (0)30 56 73 92 62www.maennergift.de
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Royal Vintage Boutique

Not so well known for designer clothes, Hawaii has become a place for designer deals. Italian princesses Azzura and Yanna Alliata have opened up this treasure, selling vintage apparel that is replenished weekly, along side their "almost new" designer clothes rounded up from "royal" friends and family. By appointment only.2615 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Tel: (808) 282-8703
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Michalsky

The former global creative director of Adidas (and developer of Y3), Michael Michalsky recently opened his first eponymous boutique in Berlin’s Mitte. He experiments with loud colors and bold silhouettes to create high quality fashion. With a motto of “Real Clothes for Real People,” Michalsky cites musical influences in creating his crisp, fashion forward designs.  Monbijouplatz 41, 10178 Berlin Tel: 49 (0)30
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A Butcher Of Distinction

Located in a decrepit butcher shop in Old Truman’s Brewery, A Butcher of Distinction is the brainchild of former sneaker designer Matt Paton. Here, the refined English gentleman meets fashion forward streetwear, featuring labels like Raf by Raf Simons, Margaret Howell, Folk, and the shop’s own Rushmoor, all aptly displayed amid vintage meat slicers, butcher’s blocks and meat charts. 11 Dray’s
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Kicks

Kicks is a landmark in the world of sneaker fetishes. Highlighting Hawaii street style, this store has done collaborations with the likes of Nike, Converse and Burton. They not only carry a wide selection of hard to find sneakers and tees, but also have limited edition lines, sold exclusively through Kicks. When it’s hip kicks you want, there's
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Haystack

Haystack carries several local clothing labels amidst retro home furnishings and original prints. Crocheted earrings share cabinet space with a menagerie of salt and pepper shakers, while racks of hand-dyed graphic tees lay next to ‘70s era shoes. This is truly an inspiration destination. 2934 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 Tel: (773) 549-1225haystackvintage.com
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