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Alice + Olivia Fall 2014 NYFW presentation
Alice + Olivia Presents "Enchanted Elegance" for Fall 2014

Alice + Olivia’s FW '14 collection was an enchanted forest to say the least. Set in the McKittrick Hotel, where “Sleep No More” takes place, you were guided down candlelit hallways before entering Stacey Bendet’s Mid-Winter Night’s Dream. Dresses with brocade, beading, and lace greeted you everywhere you turned, a few serious coats, and then there was THIS:


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Custo Barcelona Fall 2014 NYFW
Designer Custo Barcelona Talks NYFW & Inspiration

We were invited backstage during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to chat with Spanish designer Custo Barcelona about his collection for Autum/Winter 2014. This season marks 17 years since the brand was first invited to show at New York Fashion Week!

Tell about the inspiration behind your collection this season!

"The inspiration was to follow the turn from the last collection into sophistication and refinement."


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Tracy Reese Beauty Look Fall 2014 Runway Show
Backstage Beauty: Glittery Eyes & Shattered Glass Manis Take Over at Tracy Reese

When you enter the scene at Tracy Reese, the first thing you hear is “Helloooooooo Gorgeous!!” from across the room. That would be legendary makeup artist and one of our all-time favorite girly girls, Mally Roncal. Surrounded by models, brushes, and about a million lipsticks, it’s hard to get to her, but somehow we managed. 


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Rugged Sophistication & Tacos at Timo Weiland's Fall/Winter Fashion Week Presentation
Rugged Sophistication & Tacos at Timo Weiland. Yes, Tacos!

The tres-chic trio that makes up Timo Weiland are friends and colleagues Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein, and Donna Kang - and boy did they score big with this season's collection.


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Custo Barcelona Fall Winter 2014 Runway Fur
Custo Barcelona: Textured Beauty Meets Multi-Color Furs

I've seen many desingers show their collections again and again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Each season, I love attending Custo Barcelona's show because I know it's going to be loads of color (even for Fall fashion week, which is dominated by black, white and gray) and loads of fun. Designer Custo Dalmau is the king of mixing textures with bold colors, and this season was truly a wow moment.


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Desigual Fall Winter 2014 Runway
Barcelona-Based Desigual Shows Fashion Week Models How to Have Fun

Spanish house Desigual sent down a lovely collection of dresses and coats for Fall/Winter 2014, but the highlight of the runway show had to be its approach to moving the models down the runway.


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Nautica Men's Fall Winter 2014 Runway New York Fashion Week
Nothing Beats the Man-Watching at Nautica's Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show

Nautica is secretly one of my favorite shows each season. Though I cover women's fashion and love following women's trends (Us guys really get the short end of the stick...and nothing REALLY ever changes.), it's always nice to see a collection that I can actually covet...for myself.


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Post War Renaissance Meets Modern Spanish Simplicity at Pedro del Hierro Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation
Post War Renaissance Meets Modern Spanish Simplicity at Pedro del Hierro Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation

The legendary house of Pedro del Hierro Madrid presented their Fall/Winter 2014 collection at Eyebeam Atelier with Creative Director Carmen March at the helm. Oversized knit coats in mustard yellow and dark gray and cream plaid were juxtaposed by sleek, solid black and black lace jumpsuits with v's so deep you'll-need-to-hit-the-gym-to-wear-them.


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Rebecca Minkoff Fall Winter 2014 Runway
Runway Report: Feminine-Meets-Masculine Dressing at Rebecca Minkoff

UK singer Aluna George opened Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2014 show, which featured a parade of tailored coats, slouchy pants, pearl-embellished T-shirts, and of course, major shoes and bags (the slim fanny styles were our personal obsession).

 

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Erin Fetherston Channels Grace Kelly for Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Presentation
Erin Fetherston Channels Grace Kelly for Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Presentation

Grace Kelly is a classic emblem of pure elegance and poised femininity that defined a generation and resonates to this day, but are those characteristics something that are innate or can it be attained? After experiencing the the aura of Kelly’s timeless beauty, which served as inspiration to Erin Fetherston’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, the answer is: Flirty sophistication can most definitely be acquired. All you need is one of Fetherston’s floral and lace cocktail dresses, librarian glasses and slick ponytail and you’re set.


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