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Forget your Saturday night: Alexander Wang for H&M was announced at Coachella

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Alexander Wang HM Coachella

Photography by Jerod Harris/Getty Images

However cool you thought your Saturday night was, Alexander Wang probably has you beat. Again. The designer announced his upcoming collaboration with H&M last night, which in and of itself is a big deal. He’s the first-ever American designer to collaborate with the brand. He’s also just a liiiitle busy lately, but hey. Why not make top the major with more major—a throw down dance party at Coachella featuring surprise performances by Iggy Azealea, Major Lazer and Diplo. The designer also used the announcement to launch his Instagram account, which previously stayed update-less for two years. “We were really waiting for the right moment to do something with it and find the right project. We kept it going and it kind of accumulated followers without any posts and we thought, what a great idea for the first post to be this, so we did a really fun video,” the designer told WWD.
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Spring 2014 Must Haves: 3 instant updates that will bring your wardrobe into next season

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Spring 2014 Must Haves

With spring hovering that much closer, it’s finally time to recharge those warm weather wardrobes (insert smiley face emoji here). This season, there are a few key pieces that will easily transform your look, and we’re here to make that transition as easy as 1, 2, 3.

A ‘90s revival on the runways breathed new life into the slipdress, making it the ultimate wardrobe essential layered under knits, with plaid and camo. Meanwhile, sex appeal was made hip with the advent of the side-slit leather skirt on runways like Proenza Schouler and Reed Krakoff. The long-favoured bomber jacket also reappeared on the runway this season, in satin and with transparent touches at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Dries Van Noten. So get ready to ditch all that heavy winter gear and consider these three as your must-have items to elevate your look this spring

Jump to: THE SLIPDRESS | THE SIDE-SLIT SKIRT | THE BOMBER JACKET
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Who wore it best in front row? Jessica Alba, Solange Knowles and Miranda Kerr hit H&M’s fall fashion show in Paris

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Front Row HM Studio Fall 2014

Alba and Kerr photography courtesy of H&M. Knowles by Keystone Press.

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While Paris Fashion Week is known for its haute couture shows from some of the most established and heralded fashion houses, there’s a (relatively) new kid on the block. H&M was back in Paris last night for their blow-out Fall Winter 2014 show. In their usual over the top style—remember that insane Isabel Marant for H&M launch party?— last night’s show transformed the Grand Palais into a grunge warehouse complete with a treaded metal runway and live performance by French singer Cecile Cassel. The stars turned up in droves for the show with models, actresses and singers from far and wide showing off their high street duds.

New H&M ambassador Miranda Kerr turned up the wow-factor for her first official appearance for the brand in a black dress by the Swedish retailer. The cutaway hem and classic black pumps had a subtle retro spin, keeping the look glamorous and ladylike, made fresh with a loose ponytail chignon. Jessica Alba, looking every bit the virtuous health crusader that she is, donned a romantic white lace H&M minidress, vamped up with black tights and a deep wine coloured lip. Solange Knowles, known for her penchant for bold prints and bright colours, spiced things up in a graphic romper with plunging neckline accessorized with an equally fabulous blue necklace and chain cross.

While the looks differ dramatically, going from formal glamour to playful casual, it’s a good lesson in the variety of ways to do evening wear. Which is your favourite front row look?


Paris Fashion Week: Fall 2014 is anything but ordinary at Dries Van Noten and Rochas

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Dries Van Noten Fall 2014

Photography by Peter Stigter

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I’m thrilled to have escaped the snow for sunshine in the city of light. A balmy 8 degrees makes show hopping a breeze. A few takeaways from day one:

The minimalism and simplicity shown in New York is nowhere to be seen during Paris Fashion Week for Fall 2014. Jewellery designer Eddie Borgo‘s new designs are more technical and complex than ever. Buffed to a shimmering shine, sandstone on cuffs and rings bring a new sense of colour and dimension to his work, while rows of red string tassels make a bold statement on layered necklaces. Dries van Noten proved yet again that he’s the master of mixed materials, incorporating foil flowers, felted stripes and a sea of sequins on his designs. Rochas, helmed for the first season by Alessandro Del Acqua, held nothing back in terms of embellishment. Giant gems and heavy appliqués adorned stiff, voluminous fabrics. These clothes will be wearing you, in the best possible way.
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New Year’s Eve dressing: 28 metallic shopping picks to help you shine past midnight

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New Years Eve 2013 Dressing

Photography: Runway by Peter Stigter; items by Carlo Mendoza (styling by Rei Briedis for judyinc.com)

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There’s no time like the holiday season to bring on the bling in shiny metallics. On the runway, Marc Jacobs did it best in a gown (pictured above) laden with silver sequins. And for those other precious metals, we’re looking to Dolce & Gabbana, where tone-on-tone texture and all over patterns add a new dimension to the gold standard.
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Boxing Day 2013: Our guide to the best deals to be had in-store and online

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Boxing Day 2013

Photography by Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Boxing Day might seem like light years away but hey, it’s in T-minus 5 days! Any smart shopping enthusiast would know that such a day needs a mega plan, so we’re here to help you out with the best deals and discounts we could find so far. We’ll keep updating as long as there’s more scoop to be had!

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Isabel Marant for H&M street style: 22 photos of stylish shoppers on opening day at Toronto’s Eaton Centre!

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Isabel Marant HM Opening Day Street Style

Photography by Esther S. Byun

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The madness that is Isabel Marant for H&M finally hit stores the morning much to the frenzied delight of shopping addicts worldwide. As to be expected, the Swedish brand’s latest designer collaboration had fans lining up hours before store open to be the first to grasp the chic Parisian wares. We hit the Toronto Eaton Centre to capture the scene and found plenty of styles to snap. This being Marant’s first ever-collection for men brought out some stylish batch of male fans in addition to the bundled up ladies in plaid, faux fur and wooly hats.

While you may have missed a first pass at the Isabel Marant for H&M, have no fear: the trick is waiting till the panic subsides and first-day shoppers have returned superfluous items. You’ll get yours! Meanwhile, peep the frenzy.
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Inside the wild Isabel Marant for H&M launch party in Paris: Celebs, roller skates and chic guests breaking a pre-shop sweat

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Isabel Marant HM Launch Party

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If Universal Studios had a fashionable Parisian sister, it would be last night’s blowout launch party for the upcoming Isabel Marant for H&M collection. Inspired by the city’s boho ‘90s scene, Tennis Club de Paris was transformed into a bustling city scene, complete with a roller derby, a shoppable bodega, photo booths, endless late night take out options and a souvenir shop, where the collection made its pre-shop debut. Guests including Audrey Tautou, January Jones, Freida Pinto and Olga Kurylenko (all in Isabel Marant for H&M, of course) took in the fantasy fair scene, while others broke a very literal sweat in the pre-shop line up. Around 11pm, a group of Marant-outfitted models launched into a glitter-inducing dance party, followed by a performance by none other than Grandmaster Melle Mel and Rappers Delight. God love Parisians and their appreciation of good old American fun.
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