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Paris Fashion Week: The two prints dominating the Fall 2014 shows

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Saint Laurent Fall 2014

Photography by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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There is tons of talk about fabric this season. Thick chunky knits are everywhere at Paris Fashion Week, with the knit pant quickly becoming a key piece for Fall 2014. Rich velvets in romantic shades of burgundy to soft rose have been spotted at Nina Ricci and Elie Saab. Sheer silk chiffons have revealed everything from legs and backs to arms and décolletage, and lace is cropping up in nearly every collection as a full-on feature or a just hint of sex appeal. But what are designers doing with those fabrics to keep them feeling fresh? Lets take a minute to examine the prints story. It seems as though designers are divided into two different camps: the florals and the optic prints.
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The pantsuit shopping list: 12 picks to help you wear this comeback style

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The list: Suits

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All the cool girls from the best 1980s and 1990s movies wore suits. In Heathers it was a colour-coded way of life, and for Cher Horowitz, the power suit was a staple in her amazing technologically advanced closet. Everyone, and we mean everyone, knows her classic yellow plaid mini-skirt blazer combo.

Enter Fall 2012.
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Nail Corner: A pastel patchwork mani inspired by Valentino’s Resort 2013 lace flowers

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Nail Corner

There’s something about Resort collections that make them seem more dreamy than the rest. Perhaps it’s the whole “envisioning each item in its natural habitat”—you know, a private vila in the Mediterranean or on a yacht somewhere only the very rich or the very royal can sail to. Or perhaps it’s just because super pretty dresses are so common in Resort collections, such as the multi-coloured lace numbers designed by Valentino. The pastel patchwork of flowers—which come in both gown and short frock format—might be intended for winter months, but work just as well as a mid-summer manicure.

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Daily Steal: Floral trousers, $40

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The floral punch in these H&M trousers is such a refreshing alternative to the T-and-shorts circuit this summer. Pair with a loose white T and wedges for an easy day look!

H&M floral print trousers ($40, hm.com/ca)


Beauty magnified: We examine the sleek, floral-inspired beauty look on Nicole Farhi’s Spring 2012 runway

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Beauty magnified: We break down Nicole Farhi’s Spring 2012 look

Inspiration
The designer mandated sporty chic and full-bloom colour. Her beauty team translated that into fearless mouths and glossy ponies.

Collection
The striking beauty look stayed on point with the mesh tanks, cocoon-shaped dresses and cotton shorts in a colour palette inspired by Farhi’s visit to a blossoming Indian garden.

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Style Snaps Trend: 23 vibrant floral shots that would put even Miranda Priestly in her place

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Photography by Lewis Mirrett

While the fictional editrix Miranda Priestly may think spring florals are a thing of the past, there’s no doubt that the feminine print comes back each and every year with a fresh and new vibrant take, and we’re totally loving the latest iterations (hellooooo PS1!)

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Daily Steal: Floral scarf wedges, $28

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Add a dose of Provençal chic to your summer look by pairing these sweet Old Navy wedges with your favourite summer dress.

Old Navy scarf wedges ($28, oldnavy.ca)


Cost per wear: 10 fully styled affordable outfits that make a pricey PS1 a totally reasonable purchase!

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Cost per wear: PS1

Photography by Carlo Mendoza. Modeled by Marta/Ford Models. On-figure styling by Richard Autio. Hair and makeup by Margot Keith.

This one is for all you designer diehards out there—the ones who would risk their rent on the latest Riccardo Tisci masterpiece. You know what it’s like to go without the many, only to behold the fashionable few. But how do you justify that one outlandish designer purchase? We’re here to help. We’ve done the math, and come up with enough affordable outfits to justify that one gotta-have-it-now item.

Case in point: Proenza Schouler’s latest PS1. Despite the designers’ intention to create just the opposite, Jack and Laz created a beast of a must-have in the classic style back in ’08, and its Spring 2012 iteration has us seeing stars (or rather, tropical flowers). At a cool $1,125 for the Pochette model, we figure you’ve gotta wear this guy quite a few times to make it work, and being bright yellow, that ain’t an easy feat. Working out to just under $113 a wear, we’ve styled 10 full and unique looks on Marta that make the PS1 proud.

Have a peek. Foam at the mouth. And then be happy that no other single item in the gallery costs anywhere close to $1,125.

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