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IT FACTOR FRIDAY: BIRDS

We don’t know how it happens, but every season a handful of designers happen to magically think up the same ideas.  Realistically, we know that each design team’s “trend forecaster” analyzes what will be popular for the coming seasons, and helps designers push out those pieces on the runway- but we’re still amazed by it!  For Fall 2014, a bunch of trends emerged- neon accents, fur sleeves, faux croptops, gloves- but one of our favorites was bird embroidery, seen everywhere from Cavalli to Valentino.  The look is a little retro and a lot romantic, and we want in on it ASAP.

 

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Alberta Ferretti Fall 2014

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Giles Fall 2014

Alberta Ferretti’s bird embroidery accented a moody-toned wool dress while flying over a skirted scene of greenery.  The look at Giles was a pop-art take on the same concept, with birds of neon orange and teal blue popping against solid backgrounds.

 

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Just Cavalli Fall 2014

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Valentino Fall 2014

Just Cavalli made the trend more majestic with a jacket that featured two phoenixes as jacket lapels, while Valentino’s take had all the glamour and romance of Old Hollywood.  Can’t you just see that flocked frock on the red carpet?

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014

Dolce & Gabbana’s creation not only featured birds, but cartoon flowers, branches, and bugs as well!

 

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No need to wait for Fall 2014 to get in on this It Factor trend- the look is accessible right now!  Pixie Market is the place to go for affordable, trendy pieces:  their orange skirt is totally Giles (and only $34), while their crop top and black dress are a tad more wearable.   French Connection’s maxi dress recalls the romance of the runway for only $80, and Equipment’s embellished blouse ensures you’ll sparkle in the look.

Which one will you get?  We’re eyeing up the orange skirt, for sure.

 

RUNWAY RECAP: MICHAEL KORS

If you ask us, Michael Kors’ Fall 2014 collection was nothing short of perfection.  The floaty skirts, the suede fringe, the elongated proportions, the wide leather belts- total, complete perfection.  We want to wear these looks right now & ‘til the end of time!  Classic with modern appeal, vintage-inspired with current-day tweaks, and daytime casual but sexy enough for afterhours were the recurring themes.  These 8 looks were the best of the best:

 

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The opening look gave us a taste of all the beauty that was to come.  A long, sheer, printed skirt kept the “70s prairie girl” vibe from his Spring show alive, while a long knit sweater hinted at new proportions.  Mid-calf is bound to be the length of the season, as evidenced by MK’s long wool coat.  Mixing textures was a huge part of the collection as well, and Kors mastered the mix in Look 1:  a leather belt, suede fringe purse, and luxurious fur scarf.  Yes, please.

 

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The texture play continued throughout the show, even expanding to include casual denim worn against super-soft fur.  We want to be wearing this outfit RIGHT NOW- it’s such a wonderful progression from what’s been popular to what’s about to be big.  The cropped, wide fit of the denim is sure to be the “it” fit for Fall- and those clogs?  Only Kors could make clogs cool.

 

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Fringe didn’t come in just suede for this presentation; Kors presented fun fringed scarves as well.  This look nailed the cozy-cool vibe:  a low cut cardigan dress is simultaneously comfy and feminine.  Even though a giant scarf and knee-high boots made it so that hardly any skin is showing, this model is somehow the sexiest woman we’ve ever seen.  Get in our closets, now, cardi-dress!

 

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Working with that idea of covered-up sex appeal, Kors presented the fringed skirt.  An updated twist on a 70s staple, Kors executed the cut in luxe suede, and paired it back to an oversized cable-knit sweater.  The ombre on this piece kills us.  So good.

 

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Two words: FUR.  CAPE.  ‘Nuff said.

 

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In addition to the wide, low-slung belts that opened the show, Kors showed some looks with thin, waist-cinching belts to balance out more masculine cuts.  This long blazer is something you could find in your boyfriend’s closet, but Kors made it romantic & pretty by tossing it over a sheer prairie skirt and cutting an hourglass figure with a waist-cinching belt.

 

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After the long blazer came the long vest, the piece that’s going to be on every fashionista’s Fall wish list for sure.  While this could easily slip into manly territory, Kors styled the menswear vest with see-through lace, the most classicly feminine thing he could think of.  The turtleneck underneath makes the sexy lace more intriguing; who is this girl who’s not ashamed to wear a sheer skirt but is keeping everything else under wraps?  Come Fall 2014, it’ll be us!

 

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While the majority of these looks are daytime numbers, Kors didn’t forget to give his girls something to go out in.  This tiered lace minidress is everything!  While it’s sheer on the runway, we’d wear it over a nude slip.   The floaty layers of the skirt contrasted prettily with the fringed bag; imagine all that movement on the dance floor!  Like we said, perfection.

What do you think?  Are we TOO obsessed with Michael Kors??