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Lounge In Luxury

Last month’s Spring 2015 fashion week is likely to set the styles we’ll be sporting by mid-Winter. I’m happy to announce that for once, labels are designing high-end garments with comfort in mind.

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Runways were packed with long, lean looks that read like the marriage of loungewear and black tie. Stand out looks included Rag & Bone’s loose leather tunic and trousers and Calvin Klein’s spacious matching tank top/long skirt sets.

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2015

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2015

Marc Jacobs sent out models in massive floor length skirts topped by a navy zip up hoodie that made an interesting mix of accessible streetwear and creative couture creation.

DKNY Spring/Summer 2015

DKNY Spring/Summer 2015

DKNY and The Row sent out models in all white, two piece ensembles that looked casually modern and faintly futuristic.

The Row Spring/Summer 2015

The Row Spring/Summer 2015

 

Models at Stella McCartney strutted in deliciously delicate, ultra luxe pieces straight from your dream pajama party.

Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2015

Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2015

If you’re not on the runway, I’d suggest pairing loose bottoms with a matching (or simply complementary) fitted top. All white is my favorite color scheme for this look, but if you’re not down with wearing so much of such a stark hue, go for your favorite neutral.

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Prabal Gurung, Nonoo, BCBG Maz Azria Spring/Summer 2015

If you do dare, head to toe white was one of Spring 2015 Fashion Week’s biggest hues and you’re likely to start spotting a crazy amount of starlets and street style bloggers rocking all white everything.

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Knits so good your Grandma can’t deal

 From left: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Calvin Klein and Hermès.


From left: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Calvin Klein and Hermès.

Summer might be in full force, but style slows for no Season.

The Fall/Winter 2014 Collections recently debuted, and fashionistas are already scrambling to integrate key details into their warm weather wardrobe. One particularly wearable textile making appearances on many a runway? Knits.

Fall 2014: Helmet Lang; Edun; Public School

Fall 2014: Helmet Lang; Edun; Public School

From the Row, where Olsen twins continued their brave pioneering of old lady chic with luxe (if highly over the top) knitwear, to Alexander Wang’s neon take on mod knit mini dresses to Stella McCartney’s sophisticated head to toe knit suit, knits have never held less kitsch or more chic.

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The polar vortex may have subconsciously worked to make knits the story of New York Fashion Week, from ribbed leggings and sweater tanks at Marc Jacobs and Edun to all-in-ones at Michael Kors, and, at the Row, a bear suit of sorts: essentially, all the clothes you’ve always wished you could venture out of the house in, but never dared to try. There were dressed-up knits, too, like Calvin Klein Collections’s elegant mohair skirts and tops and the handspun details on Rodarte’s dresses. Layered looks went next-level with sweaters of multiple lengths and varied silhouettes piled on, topped with a very, very, very long scarf—all techniques that the lingering cold temperatures offer plenty of time to incorporate in wardrobes now.

Fall 2014: Iceberg; Viktor and Rolf; Tory Burch

Fall 2014: Iceberg; Viktor and Rolf; Tory Burch

The last result you might expect from layering knit upon knit might be a lithe, lean, and sleek silhouette, but the Fall 2014 shows blew our respective hive minds with piled on knits that accentuated, not disguised, our feminine curves.

Fall 2014: Derek Lam; The Row; Dion Lee

Fall 2014: Derek Lam; The Row; Dion Lee

Look for long & spacious knits in neutral shades, in particular Fall’s subtly sexy it-hue: soft grey. In order to attain that coveted look of long and lean, it’s imperative to select a form-fitting and light weight knit.

Repeat after me: bulk is bad, bulk is bad, bulk is bad. 

Check out 5 sleek knits from stylehaüs:

1. Astars

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Deep Blue Drape Cardigan, $105

2. Marna Ro

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Multi Thread Orange-lined Knit, $171

3. AS by DF

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Pale Cream Moto Sweater, $225

4. Otis and Maclain

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Edie Sweater, $128

5. AS by DF

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Sofia Cardigan, $245

IT FACTOR FRIDAY: OLD MODELS

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Lately it seems like everywhere we turn, we see models who are 60+.

It’s not that surprising, considering we’re living in an age where people are dedicated to broadening the definition of beauty to include more than just the blond-haired, blue-eyed, white-skinned, size-2 models that have run the show since the 60s.   From Rick Owens’ critically acclaimed step dance/runway show for SS14, to Aerie’s latest “Real” campaign, fashion is starting to accept new definitions of beauty.  It makes sense that that definition would include, ahem, “advanced” fashionistas as well.

 

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Karen Walker’s past sunglasses campaigns have featured the women of “Advanced Style,” but she upped the ante this season and included the Kenyan artisans who actually make her wares in the campaign photos.  We’ve got to say, these ladies look fab in Karen’s pieces, and we think this campaign will boost sales in all categories.  Young hipsters will identify with the off-beat models, and mature fashion-minded ladies will be able to identify with the quirky designs, instead of saying “I’m too old for that!” (which we hear all the time with our clients).

 

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The Row, designed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, has always skewed older.  Their luxurious pieces at crazy-high price points have been marketed towards older, successful women looking for high-end quality pieces that aren’t showy.  For Pre Fall 2014, the Olsens took things a step further and cast models between 40 and 60+ for the lookbook.  Linda Rodin’s shots blew us away; we hope we’re that chic at 60!

 

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American Apparel, always making headlines, just topped their latest “merkin” controversy with news of their new lingerie model: 62-year-old Jacky O’Shaugnassey.  The older model has posed for the brand in the past, but never in such skimpy styles.  AA and Jacky bare it all in their latest campaign, which features Jacky in a see-through lace bra-and-panties combo!  A bold move, but worth it: we see this campaign appealing to American Apparel’s current market and older clients that want to feel young again.  Kudos, AA!

 

Are you glad to see more diversity in ad campaigns?  What demographic do you wish would get more face time?