O!O!

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Images via OiOi

Sequin Covered Swans

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Images via Lukasz Wierzbowski

Empowering Imagination

On Tuesday, Kering and Parsons awarded two emerging designers top honours at this year’s 4th annual Empowering Imagination Fashion Design Competition. Selected from a roster of 12 finalists, the two winning designers received a trip to Italy for a learning expedition to the Kering Materials Innovation Lab, a mentorship with style.com,  as well as the opportunity to display their pieces in participating Saks Fifth Avenue windows. The judging panel included industry giants like Alexander Wang, Giovanna Battaglia, and style.com’s Nicole Phelps. The two winners, Lucy Jones and Blair Moore, both presented collections that were fashion forward and technologically innovative. While Moore focused on functional layered designs ideal for travel, Jones designed a collection exclusively made for “seated individuals” who may be confined to wheelchairs and have difficulty dressing on their own.

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Lucy Jones – Winner
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Ellery Girls

ellery ellery2 ellery3 ellery4 ellery5 ellery6 ellery7 ellery8 ellery9I first laid eyes on Ellery’s impeccable Fall Winter 2015 collection back in March. I was impressed by the dramatic but wearable silhouettes and ceramic disk accessories. Every outfit in the collection makes the model look powerful, graceful, Amazonian. And yes, it also looks extremely comfortable.

It’s safe to say that at this point, flares have wedged themselves (once again) into the collective “Want” list of the fashion world. While I think they’re flattering and it’s nice to see more of a variety in the shapes of women’s pants, I still prefer the unfussiness of skinny or relaxed trousers for daily wear. For dressier occasions, however, flares are pretty much perfect (especially in a beautiful coral brocade).

One of the things I believe strongly about trends is that when a trend cycles back in style, there has to be something modern and new about it. Otherwise you risk looking outdated and retro. That is why the flares of now I especially love are cropped (5th row from the top, right). Yep, cropped loose pants are everywhere right now (just say no to your tight capris from high school, guys), and I liked that Ellery took this and added a big ol’ flare to it. You know, I never thought I’d say this, but I’m pretty into wearing some pants that make my legs look like brooms. ❤

Images via style.com

Fernanda

1118full-fernanda-hin-lin-ly 1amissue24-tears-4 Untitled-110-things-you-need-to-know-about-fernanda-ly-body-image-1427968008 streetstyle14209-diptychFernanda-Ly.nocrop.w1800.h1330600full-fernanda-hin-lin-ly65 _fernanda_warukatta_thestreetfashion5xpro_by_stefanosoletti_8349Fernanda Ly is an Sydney-raised model who first wowed the fashion world when she walked for Louis Vuitton last season. Obviously her cotton candy hair is a huge asset. As is her approach to style. Frequently photographed by street style photographers, Fernanda oscillates between eccentric pastels and all over black. The architecture student understands proportions and colour theory well, picking shades that complement whatever shade of pink hair she’s rocking at that moment.

As a bottle blonde Asian, I’m especially impressed with the fact that Fernanda has been dying her own hair since she was 15. Ummm….I can barely cut bangs, much less not setting my scalp on fire. What is your secret, Fernanda?

Images via Vanessa Jackman, Instagram, Tommy Tom, le 21eme, and i-D