This is an Important Trend Bulletin from Paris. Spring 2013 will be known as the season of the tux. Variations on Le Smoking opened Lanvin, Dior and Givenchy—a major signifier since eveningwear is usually reserved for last part of a show. And you can pretty much bet we’ll be seeing tuxedoes tonight when Hedi Slimane unveils his first collection for the now-renamed Saint Laurent Paris. Read more »
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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013: Tuxes from Haider Ackermann, Dior and Givenchy, the return of shorts and more trend intel from this weekend
Runway to Real Life: Try colour blocking your makeup! Here’s how to do Marni’s playful Spring 2012 look
Marni’s Spring 2012 collection was suspended between girlish youth and confident womanhood. Although the ‘60s chic looks were structured and clean, little hints of whimsy appeared throughout. It was the collection’s playful accessories—two-toned oxfords and clutches—that inspired makeup artist Tom Pecheux to create the orange and white beauty look. By using shadows instead of liners, and by perking up the cheeks and lips with sheer products, you can make this work for real life. The bright, light colours are what make this look youthful and fun, so don’t be shy about using these creamsicle hues.
A flat, buckled sandal is the smartest footwear choice for spring and the mix of colours in this pair means they’ll go with almost everything. ($16, forever21.com)
We’re total Phoebe Philo-philes at FASHION. We covet anything and everything Céline. This button-up has been on our wish lists since its pre-Fall 2011 debut. It ticks all the necessary boxes (collars and colour-blocking) and is just statement-worthy enough to make any outfit interesting. Since we’d rather not enter the eBay void of fighting for the last few versions of this shirt that may exist, we decided to create our own!
While the abundance of brightly dyed furs on almost every runway was tempting inspiration for Nail Corner, the colour blocking at Céline’s Fall 2012 presentation made for a much better manicure. Mixing horizontal and diagonal stripes, this design matches the asymmetrical pattern of an undeniably stunning Céline overcoat.
Bold pops of primary colour paint a fashionable masterpiece in some of the most coveted looks for spring. Check these out for a peek at what will make it onto yours.
Check out our shopping list of the sugary pastels, neon punches, and the surf prints that need to be in your closet this spring.