Looks from the Rebecca Minkoff show during New York Fashion Week.
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When a band has the models dancing backstage at T-5 minutes til showtime, you know good things are gonna happen when the curtain rises and the real show finally begins. And that's exactly what went down at Rebecca Minkoff today, when Nashville duo Wild Cub singlehandedly transformed the final runway prep into a groovefest— makeup artists, stylists, and photographers included. After all, the New York designer is no stranger to recruiting bands to spice up the traditional catwalk soundtrack (she's had Theophilus London and THE GOASTT perform in the past), but felt that Wild Cub's clap-happy pop vibe particularly resonated to her Fall collection. "It's one of those weird things when you don't know if anyone is ever actually listening to your music, but Rebecca contacted us a few weeks ago and said she's been playing it in her office," frontman Keegan DeWitt told us. "She said it worked great with her new collection." Rebecca was right. As Keegan and bandmate Jeremy Bullock performed their single "Thunder Clatter" while models paraded in leather separates, pinstripes, and holographic accessories, this music-fashion collision was THE epitome of effortless cool.


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Andrej Pejic and her Galore collab t-shirt.
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The world of fashion collaborations isn't limited to pop stars and rappers. Not if Andrej Pejic has anything to do with it. The androgynous model has teamed up with Galore magazine's Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat for the collaborative tee she wore to the Galore Fashion Week party earlier this week, kicking off what Pejic has told us will evolve into a full line of t-shirts. "I've definitely always wanted to launch something in fashion," Pejic explained, "This t-shirt with Galore is just a warm up, actually, since I plan to start my own line of t-shirts. I'm launching it with my website that will be up in a month. I decided I needed to be more interactive with my fans since nobody knows my fans better than I do. I want to be able to communicate with them so it'll feature a blog and news updates." Exciting!


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Mark McNairy and Angel Haze at the Mark McNairy Fall 2013 Lookbook shoot.
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Mark McNairy is a goddamned boon. The bespectacled, becammo'd designer makes womenswear that upholds every tenet of why we love him as a menswear designer. It's maddeningly rare but dude just gets it and his cannily shrunken, sleek silhouettes for A/W 2013 are proof. That he invited one of our favorite new artists Angel Haze to follow in the footsteps of the hilarious-and-all-around-GREAT-for-morale Danny Brown to model his latest, made his A/W look book shoot that much more enticing. We're grateful to have been granted access to poke around with our cameras.

Most of y'all know we've been stoking a healthy Twitter-stalk of Mark and Angel's budding friendship for weeks but even we were surprised to see how intimate and collaborative the process was. Sure, we were all in close quarters but there was an awesome back-and-forth between the entire crew (which also included Mark's lovely and intelligent daughter Daisy) about styling details, what shoes made more sense and whether we plain liked what hat went with what pants. Angel's hysterical and outspoken glam squad weighed in heavily... as is a glam squad's wont (LOVE YOU; MEAN IT).


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Elizabeth Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez attend shows at New York Fashion Week.
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With a day of sprinting to shows, frenzied photographers and flashbulbs - not to mention the fabulous clothes - under our belts, we're getting back in the hang of this little thing called Fashion Week again. As we dig our heels into the shows that lie ahead for the Fall 2013 season, it's nice to see that celebrities haven't missed a stride on the red carpet.


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Cable's Tracy Antonopoulos and Ben Morsberger at the Timo Weiland Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show on Feb. 7.
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Yeah, we'll say it: We're bummed there aren't more live performances during New York Fashion Week. I mean, with all the models strutting their stuff to killer music, why not bring in the actual musicians to perform the songs? *shrugs* We may never know the answer, but we're super psyched for the designers that do go that extra mile to bring their dope tracks to life. See: Timo Weiland's fall 2013 womenswear show. The duo behind the brand (Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein) chose New York-based band Cable to rock out while the models walked in oxblood leather dresses, shearling-lined jackets and bold red equestrian hats. Tracy Antonopoulos and Ben Morsberger make up the rock 'n roll-meets-pop band who have only been formally playing shows together since December (!!!), but we caught up with them to get ALL the deets behind their new music. (And if you're wondering, yes, it's the same Tracy who made that amazing Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2010 film with Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst.) Let's get to it!


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Looks from the Kimberly Ovitz show during New York Fashion Week.
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From the models' twisted, tightly woven hair to the graphic print dresses to the leather, sheer, and layered separates, the message comes across loud and clear: you don't want to mess with the Kimberly Ovitz girl. "She's a confident strong woman that believes less is more," the designer told us before her show today at New York Fashion Week. "She can be edgy but also minimal." In other words she's tough AND and effortlessly cool, a quality which also spills over to her enviable wardrobe. "This season is all about natural defense mechanisms," Kimberly explained of her Fall/Winter collections. "I looked to animals and insects and their innate protection systems; there's lots of layers which are inspired by shells, a lot of vivid colors inspired by nature, and the result is very dangerous looking."


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Selena Gomez poses with models at adidas NEO New York Fashion Week show.
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Celebrity sightings during New York Fashion Week are certainly not hard to come by (may we present Exhibit A?), but there's defintiely one star cameo that, in anticipation of the Big Apple's most stylish week, we were MOST excited for: Selena Gomez at adidas NEO's teen-curated runway show. Gomez is a brand ambassador for NEO alongside her on-again-off-again boo piece Justin Bieber, but Sel's involvement also goes a bit deeper than Biebsy's, designing pieces for the brand as well as helping pick the 30 teen-styled looks featured in the final show.


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Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice and Ashlee Simpson at last night's Wildfox Couture show.
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California label Wildfox Couture is a Young Hollywood wardrobe staple— stars like Vanessa Hudgens consider it their off-duty uniform— so when designer Kimberley Gordon decides to stage a runway show in downtown NYC, her famous fans follow. Proving that even (really cute, really comfy) t-shirts can still warrant a spot in Fashion Week, last night's The Great Gatsby- inspired presentation showcased Wildfox's comfy tops as well sequins, Americana shorts, and tops splashed with trademark Gatsby phrases like "It was just a dream," and "Daisy." While the models worked the goods (including a new collab with Michelle Siwy!) on the runway, attendees like Vanessa, Victoria Justice, and Ashlee Simpson rocked the collection off the catwalk. And all of this happened BEFORE New York band Chairlift ended the night with their Valentine's Day single, "I Belong In Your Arms."


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Elizabeth Olsen, Carey Mulligan, Analeigh Tipton at last night's Prabal Gurung for Target launch.
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Valentine's Day is great and all, but you know what we REALLY love? Cute clothes. Bonus points if they're actually affordable, and even better if they're from one of our favorite designers, Prabal Gurung. All three of these incredible things collided last night at the celebration of the New York CFDA winner's newest collab with Target, a huge dream date-inspired affair featuring food trucks, indoor rides, and a performance by Ne-Yo (which, PS, if you haven't witnessed editors and It girls getting down to R&B love songs, then you don't know what you're missing!). Clearly the fashion industry's love for the singer is mutual— Ne-Yo told us on the red carpet that he'd just returned from Paris Fashion Week. "I went to the Givenchy and Versace shows in Paris and loved both of them," he said. "And I gotta admit, when I met Donatella Versace for the first time, I got a little crush on her!" Actresses Elizabeth Olsen, Carey Mulligan, Analeigh Tipton, and campaign star Olivia Thirlby also turned out on the red carpet decked out in Prabal for Target, Elizabeth pairing her dress with an oversized blazer, Carey with a leather coat, and Analeigh with her mom's vintage army jacket. The America's Next Top Model contestant-turned- Warm Bodies star told us she borrows her mom's stuff all the time now that she realizes how cool it is. Aww!


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Chloe Sevigny, Kim Gordon and Lissy Trullie.
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MTV may have changed since its early days, but we're always looking out for the music. Here at MTV Style, we're continually looking for the places where music and fashion come together, and, lucky for us, it happens fairly often. One of the brands we can always count on to make the connection is Opening Ceremony, and this New York Fashion Week, designer Chloe Sevigny is upping the brand's usual music and fashion game even further than before by casting musicians in her Autumn Winter 2013 presentation. Taking place this Saturday, the clothes will be worn by the punk legends Kim Gordon and Ikue Mori, singer Lissy Trullie, Lizzi Bougatsos of I.U.D. and Gang Gang Dance, Bleached, and Light Asylum's Shannon Funchness. It's basically all of the coolest downtown ladies getting together and trying on clothes. But wait, that's not all. This isn't just a musicians-as-models scenario: the presentation will also feature performances from each of the artists, at least according to Women's Wear Daily.


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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