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HOT TICKET: GARETH PUGH DEBUTING HIS SPRING 2015 COLLECTION IN NEW YORK

Do traditional fashion shows have any validity anymore? Gareth Pugh, the up and coming English designer based in Paris known for his otherworldly sci-fi alien creations is switching cities, and this season will hold what he describes as an “immersive live performance” to open New York Fashion Week.

What Mr. Pugh is planning involves both video and live dancers, collaborating with Wayne McGregor, the resident choreographer of the Royal Ballet in London, and his troupe, Random Dance in the event.

The show will be more on the scale of a Parisian fashion show with extraordinary production value that project fashion as theatre.  “Sometimes a live show can miss the mark a bit,” Mr. Pugh said. “The lights go up, the model walks out, and you lose control of it. It’s really important to not only communicate, ‘This is a nice dress’ or ‘This is a cool trouser,’ but to sell the dream.”

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Swoon Worthy Men’s Fashion - Versace Spring 2014

imageNot one to follow the rules, Donatella Versace’s man this season is part biker, part artist with equal parts urban dandy. The collection is sporty, yet luxurious with slim silhouettes in suiting and leather, with splashes of vibrant color applied via sports tape

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The strength of the collection is a hyper focus on the athletic body in all its glory, using sharp cuts and strong tailoring, along with the power of decoration that is Versace’s signature.

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 From colorful playsuits to python studded leather jackets Donatella Versace sought to emphasize the power and versatility of the Versace man.

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Swoon Worthy Men’s Fashion - Costume National Spring 2014

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Costume National’s Ennio Capasa collaboration with Death in Vegas’ front man Richard Fearless inspired the new wave collection and reinterpreted the 90s rocker spirit.

From biker jackets with silver tipped collars to western shirts with a leather yoke and fringe accents to linen blouses with leather breastplates, no rocker is complete without a bit of leather, which was a focal point of Costume National’s unlined leather jackets and jackets with leather trimmed lapels. A leather jacket over a long skinny T-shirt (that is also right on trend for fall) and stovepipe leather trousers emphasized the iconic flair of musicians like Richard Fearless and Dave Gahan.

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Capasa’s collection borrowed heavily from new designs commissioned for Depeche Mode’s latest world tour fusing the inner cowboy and the rocker by accessorizing the new wave looks with leather ankle boots and eccentricly shaped straw hats.

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He utilized primarily black and white palette with splashes of turquoise and mustard and closed the show with a shimmering gold lurex tuxedo with coordinating gold leather shoes and a crisp black bow tie. The looks are distinctive and cool; yet clearly embody the rock DNA that is Costume National.

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Swoon Worthy Men’s Fashion - Bottega Veneta Spring 2014

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Bottega Veneta’s ultra-cool Vegas Rat Pack menswear collection summoned a late 1950s and early 1960s Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra vibe. Creative director Tomas Maier explored the country club set and the backyard barbecue with a series of streamlined pullovers and windbreakers in color-blocked and diamond-patterned crewnecks.

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His collection featured casual suiting sets in twills, suedes, and garbardines in a monochromatic palette with touches of deep autumn colors including violet, forest green, midnight blue and burnt red. Some of the more casual looks emphasized Maier’s creative process with white hand drawn lines along the collars that resembled a tailor’s chalk marks.

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Golf jackets and bombers, a focal point of the show, were made from suede, glossy calfskin and cotton. The models carried Madras leather bags and wore leather moccasins in the signature Bottega Veneta basket weave leather intrecciato.

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Swoon Worthy Men’s Fashion - John Varvatos Spring 2014

imageJohn Varvatos is all about the rocker chic elegance portrayed by rock icons Bryan Ferry and David Bowie this season. His three-button suit jackets and linen trousers are treated with a crinkle effect to perfect that on-the-road lifestyle. It’s dressed up but not confining.

imageLong silky shirts with skinny trousers and waistcoats, and other artful jackets were tastefully torn in the front and accented with zippered pockets or hand beaded details on pockets and collars.

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The show finished with a parade of double-breasted jackets with chains and Hendrix inspired Sergeant Pepper jackets accessorized with mirriored sunglasses and distressed shoes in tune with Varvartos’ rock in fashion mantra.

A strong focus on texture with foiled backed blousons, and tweeds in worsted wool helped define the lean, extravagant look of classic rockers such as David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix. Coated leather and linens give these pieces a lived in appeal

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Fashion Obsession: High Slit Skirts - New York Fall 2014

Altuzarra’s injected shots of bright bold colors onto slim gray sheath dresses with thigh high slits. Slivers of bright orange and fuchsia were inset at the waist and side slits revealing a fuchsia lining and panels of the same hues on the back.

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Jenny Packham’s oxblood red silk full length dress where shoulders were adorned in satiny red bows on body skimming fluid dresses cut into thigh high slits. 

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Jonathan Simkhai’s crocodile embossed cut out dress creates strong geometric lines that transition nicely to the high-thigh slit in the skirt giving it a cool, sporty but ultra sexy feel.image

Nanette Lepore focused on transitional pieces that can take you directly from work to cocktails in the evening.  Her black panelled blouse features geometric lines constructed of leather and semi sheer panels, worn with a fluid pleated skirt.image

If you like this article on High Slit Skirts, check them out at the London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion WeekMilan Fashion Week.

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Fashion Obsession: High Slit Skirts - Paris Fall 2014

Roland Mouret drew inspiration from cubism, implementing a precise pattern making approach to deliver a 3D architectural effect that is a signature element of his artisanal clothes.  He created asymmetrical and irregular shapes by folding fabric to create flaps and vents that angle away from the body. A geometric red herringbone ensemble features an origami-like folded collar that mirrors the clean lines of the high slit skirt.
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Carven’s Guillaume Henry brought back 40s glamour emphasizing long sensuous silhouettes. A matching leopard print double breasted jacket with coordinating high-waisted skirt is smoking hot with a sexy zippered slit.
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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing demonstrated that women can still be sexy without wearing ultra revealing clothing to get their point across. The high slit of this black and white herringbone pencil skirt is front and center, but paired with leggings underneath, the slit seems a little less daring but just as eye catching.  The knee length pencil skirt is cinched at the waist with a zebra print belt with chain embellishments and is topped by a colorful raccoon fur top. 
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The much-anticipated debut collection by Nicholas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton was even more full of surprises than expected.    Ghesquiere mixed bonded fabrics to construct chic 60s A-line ensembles with ultra clean lines. The diagonally cut leather and tweed skirt demonstrates Ghesquiere’s impeccable eye for unique fabric combinations.  The slits on either side of the skirt along with the center are lined with multi-functional zippers.image

If you like this article on High Slit Skirts, check them out at the London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week.

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Fashion Obsession: High Slit Skirts - London Fall 2014

Burberry’s Christopher Bailey explored an array of exotic prints for fall. He sent out airy, silk chiffon, high slit skirts and dresses embellished in floral prints cinched at the waist by thin dainty belts, and accessorized with wild colorful scarves.

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 Marios Schwab’s diaphanous sky blue bustier dress is overlaid in silky panels of chiffon that enfold the neck and fall nonchalantly to the floor, exposing a bit of leg.


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The looks at Preen were a throw back to the 1970s Star Wars era. Thornton Bregazzi sent out fluid, tesseract printed blouses emblazoned with an imposing Darth Vader head, and neatly tucked into matching high slit skirts.

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Vivienne Westwood’s glamorous wrap floral print dress is based on a traditional heritage silhouette that never goes out of style. The dress is deliactely trimmed in glistening sequins and sculpted into gathers on one side to reveal the legs.

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If you like this article on High Slit Skirts, check them out at the New York Fashion WeekParis Fashion WeekMilan Fashion Week.

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