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Soapbox:

“The critics can say whatever they want, but Lindsay is a genius.”

-Dina Lohan on defending Lindsay Lohan’s disastrous debut Emanuel Ungaro collection

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Funnies: Awkward… Katy Perry, Karl Lagerfeld Tension

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S/S 2010 FW Shoes

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Louis Vuitton S/S 2010 FW

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It was a sojourn through Williamsburg under Marc Jacobs’ roof this morning. Fox’s better thirds dangled from street inspired leather bags screaming for a show independent from the Louis Vuitton collection. PETA would have had a fit. We didn’t know what to concentrate on whether it be the cotton ball afros, the bags or the uncharacteristic Louis Vuitton collection — lace leggings juxtaposed by hazy hued mini dresses; garbage bag inspirations translated into glazed plastic skirts coupled with hosiery silk tube shirts; denim blouse-cum-dresses accented by frills. To sum up the collection, ghetto-fab met high brow. If the LV monograms were absent I might not have recognized a complete turn from its high brow roots to this lowbrow-esque collection. It’s apparent that in a race to indie designs among the top fashion houses, Armani and Gucci are lagging far far far behind.

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Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen Live Stream Paris FW S/S 2010

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Mark your calenders! Following the success of Burberry’s FW S/S 2010 live stream — thank you Christopher Bailey — Marc Jacobs for French fashion house Louis Vuitton, and Alexander McQueen plan to adapt Burberry’s concept for a live streaming fashion show. Alexander McQueen will stream his S/S 2010 collection at Alexandermcqueen.com on October 6 at 8:30 p.m. Paris time, or 2:30 p.m. EST (NYC time), followed by Louis Vuitton on October 7 at  2:30 p.m. Paris time, or 8:30 a.m EST at Louis Vuitton’s Facebook page. You must join LV’s Facebook page for the free live runway show. And thus begins the evolution of fashion design tailored to the masses. Enjoy!

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Balmain Brings the Amazonians to Life

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Forget this season’s eighties bandwagon. Balmain contrived his visions of beautiful Amazonians – powerful all-female warriors from Greek mythology – and let his enchanting dominatrix army loose onto the runway at Paris Fashion Week S/S 2010. His ingenuity with fashioning an otherwise traditional, mundane canvas translated to lamé dresses, rope-like belts, meticulously torn t-shirts and, his trademark, shoulder padded jackets but kept the earthen tone theme uniform throughout the collection. I don’t know about you but, by looking at Balmain’s execution, he appears to have caught Rodarte fever – although his designs are on the less outlandish side and are actually wearable.

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FW S/S 2010 Trend: Prints

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Left to Right: Hervé Legér, Twenty8Twelve, Willow

Many designers for Spring Fashion Week, seemed to have this trend in common: prints, prints, prints. From  earthen tone nature inspired grunge to hippy-esque hot pinks and yellows, the prints are eye intensively busy with hints of leopard skin on cold hues, bright Rorschach inkblots stains and flower prints (below). As expected for the Spring, easily windblown fabrics , provide the canvases for these works of art.  

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Left to Right: Charlotte Ronson, Erin Fetherston, Prada

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Fashion Week S/S 2010 Trend: Sweatpants/Sweatshirt

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Left to Right: Elie Tahari, Alexander Wang, Topshop

It’s not only gym wear, for the moment. Sweatpants and sweatshirts have weaned its way into high fashion, besting all odds coming in as a trend, despite its preconceived stereotypes. But, that doesn’t mean that I’m suggesting that college fashionistas should dig out their college logo sweatpants and roll up their pant sleeves. There are standards after all. Although far from being formal wear, the trend has popped up as a refined compliment to blazers and a relaxed neutral toned T-shirt. If I could, I would wear sweatpants all day, everyday. Maybe this will be my hypocritical weakness — an excuse to snip the cotton and be lazy fashion forward.

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Burberry London Fashion Week S/S 2010 Continued…

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Here are some more photos! You can see the finale, Christopher Bailey and Emma Watson after the jump! Enjoy!

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Burberry London FW 2010!

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Christopher Bailey reminds us why Burberry is the Burberry that we know (and starve ourselves for) today. Thin sleeves and tailored trench coats, pleated at the shoulders, layered over meticulously draped Romanesque dresses brings us into a new era where shape and silhouettes trump monograms. How meticulous? The fourth photo (from the top) reveals a ruched twist that ends the dress — look up and down because Christopher Bailey made sure that every part of each piece went without detail. He employed plunging necklines and shamelessly revealing cleavage; he played with heavy belted fur jackets despite being a collection for spring; he envisioned the future of the conventional trademark Burberry trench coat in coupling hot metallic sheens with wide ruched shoulder pads and by fusing conventions to create a (beautiful) chimera of a ruched trench coat. Bailey appears to have been unfazed by the stereotype and pushed the creativity of fashion design up another rung as he flawlessly played with textures, materials and silhouettes. Simply put, his show was a field trip in the future of fashion. I can safely say that Christopher Bailey is the Charles Darwin of fashion’s evolution (in that Bailey had discovered a new species) — and to think I was beginning to worry about fashion jumping backwards. I can’t help but believe that there were daughters of Athena walking down that runway today. Christopher Bailey, I wasn’t a fan of belted coats, but you’ve made me a believer.

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