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Kay Kwok Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Kay Kwok Men’s RTW Fall 2014

In a continuation of the themes he explored in his spring collection, Kwok tapped a futuristic vein for fall.

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Fashion Scoops

Restaurant 34 Names Private Dining Room After Tracey Emin

The artist’s nude drawings are dotted around the Emin Room, while two of her neon sculptures hang on the walls.

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YMC Men's RTW Fall 2014

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YMC Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Fraser Moss played with the tracksuit for his YMC show, using crisp fabrics to riff on the often-maligned sofa-slobbing staple.

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Rake Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Rake Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Clive Darby put an urbane spin on outdoorsy dressing for fall.

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Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2014

“An experiment in techno couture” was the thesis for Alexander Wang’s pre-fall collection.

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Fashion Scoops

SoulCycle, Shopbop Collaborate on Collection

This is the first time the online retailer has collaborated with a fitness destination.

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Casely-Hayford Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Casely-Hayford Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The father and son design duo, Joe (the father) and Charlie (his son), delved into London’s past subcultures to inspire their collection.

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Retail

Harvey Nichols Taps Stacey Cartwright as CEO

The executive, formerly with Burberry, is to replace Joseph Wan.

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Thom Sweeney Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Thom Sweeney Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Thom Hiddett and Luke Sweeney presented classic blazers and coats with their signature softly sloping shoulders.

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Agi & Sam Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Agi & Sam Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton married the contrasting cultural references of tribal Africa and Western oil conglomerates.

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E. Tautz Men's RTW Fall 2014

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E. Tautz Men’s RTW Fall 2014

A gentleman’s decline and fall – as charted in Hogarth’s “A Rake’s Progress,” – was Patrick Grant’s starting point for fall.

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Pringle of Scotland Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Pringle of Scotland Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Massimo Nicosia loves to bundle up in warm yarns and threads — but he always does it with a light touch.

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Kit Neale Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Kit Neale Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Known for his humorous prints and vibrant use of color, the designer intertwined elephants and castles across bomber jackets and track pants.

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Tom Ford Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Tom Ford Men’s RTW Fall 2014

“We did lots and lots of color for spring, so the natural response for fall was lots and lots of black — one of my favorite colors,” said the designer.

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Katie Eary Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Katie Eary Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Eary’s punchy collection was an unabashed celebration of the punk era, as exemplified by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s Seditionaries label.

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Oliver Spencer Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Oliver Spencer Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Accompanied by a live set by Specials’ drummer John Bradbury, Spencer’s typically eclectic cast showed urban inflected pieces executed in old school fabrics.

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Burberry Prorsum Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Burberry Prorsum Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Christopher Bailey funneled his artistic passions into a laid-back collection that riffed on the lives of a clutch of early 20th century British painters.

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Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2014

The design team’s lineup tread lightly — yet luxuriously — in terms of direction, offering “timeless classics with a utilitarian vibe.”

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Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2014

The designer described the collection as “very delicate, very sleek, very modern, with touches of detail.”

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Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2014

The designer set out to “make individual pieces that are covetable” for pre-fall.

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Ready To Wear

Project Tents to Be Relocated

The men’s wear showcase is moving alongside the rest of the trade show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas rather than in a parking lot outside.

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Kent & Curwen Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Kent & Curwen Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Simon Spurr repackaged the concept of cricket, subtly referencing the heritage label’s sporting and military provenance.

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A looks inside Kiton’s Milan headquarters.

Designer and Luxury

Kiton Prepares ‘Palazzo’ Unveiling

The tailoring company’s new crown jewel will debut with a special event on Sunday, during Milan men’s fashion week.

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Geoffrey Randolph Webster

Human Resources

Geoffrey Randolph Webster Dies at 68

The former worldwide president of Givaudan-Roure Fragrances, died Monday at his home in Grasse, France.

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A reimagining of Paul Stuart's Man on the Fence.

Retail

Fence-Hopping at Paul Stuart

The venerable specialty store has agreed to work with students from New York’s School of Visual Arts to reimagine its Man on the Fence logo.

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KTZ Men's RTW Fall 2014

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KTZ Men’s RTW Fall 2014

For all the frivolity of the club culture in which his creations are most frequently seen, Perjoski’s ideas stem from more hallowed sources.

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Steel-set watch with diamonds and black calf-skin strap from Louis Vuitton's Emprise collection.

Jewelry

Louis Vuitton Launches Emprise Fine Jewelry Collection

The line, which features both jewelry and watches, takes inspiration from the brand’s heritage, specifically the iconic monogrammed trunk.

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Retail

Macy’s Trimming Costs; J.C. Penney Stock Sinks

Macy’s is planning cost cuts, including store closures, after an increase in holiday comps, while Penney’s offered few specifics on the season.

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Matthew Shay

Human Resources

Q&A: National Retail Federation’s Matthew Shay

In advance of the NRF’s “Big Show” in New York, Shay sets the tone for 2014 and discusses the most compelling issues ahead for the retail industry.

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Diesel Black Gold Men's RTW Fall 2014

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Diesel Black Gold Men’s RTW Fall 2014

For his debut collection for the brand, Andreas Melbostad conjured the image of a “chic rocker guy,” as he put it, referencing military men’s wear staples.

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Bloomingdale's horse bag for the Chinese New Year.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Celebrating Chinese New Year

The retailer will ring in the Year of the Horse starting Friday and running through Feb. 15 with a host of pop-up shops, special offers and festivities.

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Outerwear from the Baracuta Blue Label collection.

Designer and Luxury

Jeff Griffin to Design Baracuta Blue Label

The designer likened the project to “making a cake,” blending Baracuta’s 77-year history with his own take on modern styling.

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Valextra

Designer and Luxury

Making a Stand in Milan

Five new and noteworthy brands from the upcoming men’s shows in Italy.

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A view inside Björk Side Store.

Lifestyle

Milan’s Best Bets

Björk-inspired wares and a luxe salon are some of the offerings.

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Richard Nicoll Men's RTW Fall 2014

Retail

Scheduling Issues Dog London Men’s Shows

Buyers on both sides of the Atlantic said London Collections: Men raised its standards once again, with designers delivering solid, salable collections.

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Andrea Incontri

Fashion Features

Milan Men’s Fall 2014 Inspirations

Designers cast a wide net for their inspirations this season.

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Fashion Features

New York Fashion Week Lineup Revealed

On Wednesday, IMG Fashion released its preliminary schedule for Lincoln Center with approximately 86 shows.

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Diane von Furstenberg in Los Angeles.

Designer and Luxury

Fabulous and Forty: Diane von Furstenberg’s Wrap Journey

“Journey of a Dress,” an exhibition documenting four decades of the designer’s wrap dresses, opens in Los Angeles on Friday.

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An ad visual from the Marc Jacobs spring 2014 campaign featuring Miley Cyrus.

Media

Marc Jacobs Taps Miley Cyrus for Spring Campaign

David Sims photographed the most talked-about celebrity phenomenon in Los Angeles alongside models Natalie Westling and Esmerelda Seay Reynolds.

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Drew Barrymore

Media

Drew Barrymore Links With Refinery29

The fashion-focused Web site has tapped Barrymore as its first celebrity editor at large.

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Kate Upton on the V Magazine cover.

Media

V Magazine Gives Kate Upton Cover Treatment

The fashion magazine has created a peel-back acetate cover of Upton, who is clad in a Nicola Formichetti denim bodysuit for Diesel.

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Eva Riccobono, Jeremy Renner, Arianna Lessi and Renzo Rosso at the Diesel Black Gold show in Florence.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Diesel Black Gold

Taking a break from the promotional tour of “American Hustle,” actor Jeremy Renner flew to Florence on Wednesday.

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Fashion Scoops

H&M Returning to the Runway During Paris Fashion Week

For the second year running, the Swedish fast-fashion giant plans to unveil its fall collection on the sidelines of the ready-to-wear collections.

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Fashion Scoops

Jenny Lauren Fined After In-Flight Incident

The jewelry designer was fined 2,000 euros, or about $2,700 at current exchange, during a hearing Wednesday in Shannon, Ireland.

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Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.

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Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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Social Studies