A Couture Version of Everything: Chanel Couture 2015

“I see everybody wearing them, so I thought I should make a couture version.” said Karl Lagerfeld about the knit hats we loved from the couture presentation.  Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s beginnings were as a milliner so it was especially pleasing to see an array of hats, both traditional and contemporary — in a couture version.

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Enjoy looks we love from the Chanel Couture Presentation 2015.  Or to see the collection in it’s entirety, click here.

The Mask: Maison Margiela Spring 2015 Couture

John Galliano returned to Couture for the Maison Margiela Spring Couture 2015 presentation.  When you take Galliano and mix his vision with Maison Margiela, one is sure to write an interesting story.  For now, I’ll just look at one part of the story.  The Maison Margiela mask:  a famously used trope that is a symbol of the design house’s notoriously private founder.

Margiela Mask Couture 2015

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Junya Watanabe and the Congolese Dandy

La Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (SAPE Society) were the inspiration for Junya Watanabe’s Autumn Winter 2015 collection, presented on Friday in Paris.  You may remember La Sape as the inspiration for Solange Knowles Music Video in “Losing You“.  Or based off their views, hashtags and engagement on social media, you may simply be a fan of their sartorial style.

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Men’s Fashion Week Highlights Day 1 & 2

With the launch of it’s menswear collection, Coach had an impressive presentation, and has been a favorite of Modelogs.  Stuart Vevers is the new Executive Creative Director presiding over the menswear division, with past work experience at Givenchy, Louis Vuitton — during Marc Jacobs time there and Loewe, where he was Creative Director from 2007-2013.

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Enjoy looks we love from design houses that presented for London Collection Men:  Day 2, including