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Trend Report: Fabulous Furs

It’s getting colder, so naturally that means it’s time to break out that winter coat you’ve been hiding in your closet.  This year it’s all about making a big, statement with your coat. One of the most popular trends is fur! Designers like Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, and Balenciaga have all shown the trend on their runways this season.  Try going for vibrantly colored, patch worked, or shag coat to stand out.  Or you could try a combo, classic white and black with a shag detail like this Tom Ford coat below!

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Weekly Obsession: Spiked Jewelry

I love this new trend of spiked bracelets, necklaces, earrings, you name it! It’s all over the runway as well as the celebrities. I have recently even bought a few pieces myself. Edgy, but still beautiful and artistic; I think it’s a look that’s sure to be around for a while!

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mango.com

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dorothyperkins.com

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Weekly Obsession #2- September 21st

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Bow blouses are all the rage this fall.  A fierce leopard print such as this will have you rocking any runway. Casual Freedom Tie Neck Sheer Print Blouse ($79), Nordstrom.

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FMDS Fashion Show Judge Meredith German Featured in Nov. Bazaar

Meredith and Wendell German. meredithwendell.com.

In the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, past FMDS Fashion Show judge and up-and-coming accessories designer Meredith German is featured in the Editor’s Choice “New Accessories Designers” feature for her brand Meredith Wendell.  With her eclectic, hand-crafted belts, bags, and jewelry, Meredith German brought relevant insight as a judge (one of three) for the 2010 FMDS Fashion Show “Free the Beat.”

Now living in New York City, Meredith grew up in West Virginia and started Meredith Wendell with husband Wendell German in 2008.  The brand was selected by Bazaar to showcase its merchandise at the magazine’s first-ever Accessories Bazaar held during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and as a result, was featured in the article along with the 17 other designers present at the event, including CFDA award-winner Alexis Bittar.  Bazaar claims in the article that Meredith Wendell’s “classic bags have a fresh downtown feel.”

To see the must-have pieces of this brand loved by FMDS, visit meredithwendell.com.

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A Moment in FMDS- 16 Blocks/FMDS Fashion Show

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Zac Posen, Balenciaga Feature Plus-Size and ‘Everyday’ Women in Spring 2011 Shows

Designers Zac Posen and Nicolas Ghesquiere (Balenciaga) joined in the above-size-zero movement by including plus-size models and everyday women for their Spring 2011 collection runway shows for Paris Fashion Week.  Plus-size models such as Crystal Renn (pictured) walked among the familiar runway faces for Zac Posen’s show.  Guardian.Co.Uk quotes Posen saying backstage that he wanted to make clothes “for women who love life, and all the best things in it- sex, friendship, food.”

Even more unique, Nicolas Ghesquiere acquired some of his models by picking women who inspired him off the street to walk in his show.  He also included veteran models Amber Valetta and Stella Tennant, as well as pregnant model Miranda Kerr.

With these distinguished designers joining in on the movement to eliminating (or at least reducing the amount of) pin-thin models, it could cause other designers to take notice and follow suit.  What do you think?

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Milan Fashion Week Run-down

Milan Fashion Week showcased a full dose of diversity from the Italian designers, yet what they all had in common were exciting, innovative, wearable collections for Spring 2011.  Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier sent his models down the runway with wet hair and uncomplicated garments that moved with ease and nonchalance that still looked luxe.

Daily Front Row describes the Spring 2011 collection of Salvatore Ferragamo as “a marriage that simultaneously blends bohemian and aristocratic backgrounds.”  Long, flowing dresses were mixed in with tailored shorts, blazers, and trench coats, and were accessorized with head scarves and long-strap handbags.

Lace was the main ingredient of Dolce & Gabbana’s charming spring creation, accompanied by white summer dresses, soft florals, and crystals.

The collection of Donatella Versace exhibited geometric garments and patterns of black, white, turquoise, and red in a manner than was more restrained than usual. 

Missoni stayed true to its signature lively patterns, and experimented with volume for tunics and bohemian skirts.

It seemed as though the American South was the main inspiration for Moschino this season, but the collection steered clear of looking costume-y from bright colors, tailored suits, and bold polka dots and stripes. 

Giorgio Armani’s collection was entirely navy and black and showed luxe gowns, tailored jackets, and flattering pants.

For his 40th anniversary of design, Roberto Cavalli steered clear from what many designers are doing: “I know that a lot of designers are doing minimalism these days,” he said to Daily Front Row. “But I say, who needs minimalism when you could have great sex?”  His collection included sheer gowns and lace-up pants that allowed skin to peek through, fringe detail, animal prints, and alligator jackets.

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