Looks from Tom Ford's Fall 2014 collection.
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Tom Ford debuted his Fall 2014 collection in London yesterday and we NEED to talk about it. Let's start with the basics: Ford sent two identical dresses down the runway (in black and orange), both of which were emblazoned with the shorthand version of everyone's favorite lyric from Jay Z's "Tom Ford" and the year the designer was born (1961).
Ford called his design, "a knockoff of the knockoff"—a concept we last heard when M.I.A. drew inspiration for her Versus Versace collection from the knockoff Versace items sold on the street by bootleggers. The knee-jerk reaction is to assume that Ford was merely referring to a similarlyprinted BBP tee that Jay Z rocked back in December on his Magna Carta World Tour (and has been seen wearing again in Bey's most recent vacation photos). But that only accounts for one "knockoff": his own of the BBP shirt. Confused? Don't be. There's a simple explanation.
New York Fashion Week's hottest show is VFiles Made Fashion. This show has everything: orange hunting motif, neoprene perfecto jackets, Furby stoles, the entirety of Been Trill, and a human subwoofer. What's a human subwoofer? It's that thing when the DJ (Mess Kid) plays the bass of his runway soundtrack (which included an ill "Survivor" remix, BTW) so loud that you feel it reverberating in your teeth and jowls and your face amplifies the sound for everyone around you.
In all seriousness, this year's VFiles NYFW show (the second VFiles Made Fashion show ever) showed a little something for every flavor of fashion-lover—sporty, minimalist, glam goth. That is, so long as your taste lies somewhere on the spectrum from club kid to inexplicably avant garde (what has two thumbs, AMIRITE???).
Looks from the ASSK Fall/Winter 2014 collection shown at the VFiles Made Fashion New York Fashion Week show.
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The first of the night's three collections was ASSK, a Parisian (by way of Australia) duo who the night's program describes as having met "by chance at a [New Year's Eve] party." Ooh, ~mysterious~. The ASSK aesthetic is meant to blend one designer's familiarity with luxury design with the other's fash-boner for #SPORTS. A pretty accurate assessment of what was shown; the end result really is the perfect marriage of both elements. This Fall/Winter 2014 collection takes the neon orange and forest prints of classic hunting gear and reimagines them on very rich-looking, coordinated streetwear separates. Also of significant note from the collection: metallic snapback capes and water-bottle holsters.
Clothing that celebrates bacon and eggs, and untouchable combo.
Photo: Nasty Gal/O-Mighty/ShopJeen/VFiles
Yay it's Friday, YAAAAAAAY. Weekend mornings (or whenever it is you wake up) call for a special food, one that you are unlikely to have on a regular ol'weekday: we're talking bacon and eggs. The savory combo provides a gr8 start to the day, or end of the day. Eat B&E whenever you want: the breakfast police aren't going to arrest you. We've rounded up a few of our fave pieces from around the interwebz that broadcast your affinity for the best breakfast choice.
Chanel Iman, Cam'ron, and Colton Haynes at New York Fashion Week 2013 shows and events.
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Well, it's officially that time: New York Fashion Week! The celebrations and shows got underway last night at the 10th Annual Style Awards, where Nicole Richie hosted and Ariana Grande performed. There have only been a handful of shows so far, but we've rounded up the best photos of celeb attendees for ya. Last night, Chanel Iman attended the Style Awards in a white Emilio Pucci gown with a sheer panel at the top and a small cutout right below the chest. Cam'ron, who got his fashion feet wet by designing socks with his face on them, dressed casually in monochrome black-and-white to attend the VFiles fashion show last night. And today, Colton Haynes attended the Richard Chai show in a navy checkered suit, completed with an olive green matching shirt and tie. There are many more shows and celebrity sightings to come this week, but until then, satisfy your Fashion Week frenzied mind by looking at the pics after the jump!
VFiles' East Vs. West Collection.
Think your wardrobe needs some changes? Itching to cop the next new-new thing to maintain your flashy ways? The folks at content/clothing collective VFiles might have an answer for you in their East vs. West Collection. Yes, the same peeps behind the cheeky Bling Ring collection, Bikini Kill collaboration, and Tavi-supplemented X-Girl reboot have just rolled out another ingenious package of culturally relevant streetwear in this set of shirts and shorts.
All the goods from'The Bling Ring' x VFiles capsule collection.
Photo: Courtesy of VFiles
Happy Monday, everyone! And no, we're not even being sarcastic. In fact, we're still coasting off our Bling Ring high from over the weekend, and hopefully you are, too, since Sofia Coppola's Hollywood heist flick finally saw its New York/Los Angeles release on Friday! We've been ALL over this movie (much like Emma Watson & co. were all over Paris Hilton's shoe closet, heh) ever since we first got wind of the early production stills about a year ago. Now, the promo has officially come full circle, thanks to VFiles and its new Bling Ring capsule. The e-tailer/video company/all-around creative hub has just debuted a collection of products inspired by the movie. Stocked with jersey short shorts, patterned nail wraps, and Ring Pops, this set (which is packaged like a police evidence bag) pretty much covers all the bases.
Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill performing in Hollywood in 1993.
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Even though we weren't technically old enough to appreciate Kathleen Hanna when she fronted riot grrrl punk rock group Bikini Kill in the '90s, we sure as HECK were able to get down with her electroclash band Le Tigre when we were well into our rebellious stage. (See: high school.) Kathleen was (and still is!) a hero to all us girls who felt like we didn't fit in and empowered us to be the strong ladies we are today, so when we heard that Bikini Kill teamed up with VFiles for an exclusive capsule collection, we pretty much flipped out. The four-piece line features a remake of Kathleen's iconic "Kill Me" T-shirt dress ($75), which she wore onstage in 1993. She said, "The point of the 'Kill Me' dress is to raise questions about violence against women and, specifically, what constitutes a woman 'asking for it?' If she gets drunk at a party? Calls a guy a jerk? Wears a dress that says 'KILL ME' on it? It also states the obvious, whether you wear a dress that says 'KILL ME' on it or not, as a woman you always have a bullseye on your chest."
Just some bangs beanies. Hanging out.
I don't hate hats. But I wouldn't say I love them either. I like how they look on other people. And I appreciate their functional qualities like keeping your head warm or shielding you from the sun and UVA/UVB rays, etc.etc. ZZzzzzz. But I guess you could say I have a general aversion to them. Does that mean I will NEVER let one touch my head? No. But I always find them difficult when they do. I'm a fussy, fidgety person and I have a lot of hair, and that combination makes the process of affixing a hat to my dome (not to mention keeping it on) its own special, waking nightmare. If you are my polar opposite (meaning: if you love hats and have no hair), boyoyoy, do I have a product for YOU! Enter the bangs beanie.
Tavi Gevinson models the new VFiles "X-Girl" Collection.
Photo: Via VFiles Instagram/ VFiles.com
WHOA, HOLD UP...our brains just exploded from the amazing fashion flashback happening here right now. Yesterday we were just innocently cruising VFiles, looking for our Next Big Thing fix that WASN'T a fashion tee, sporty spandex, or a Hood By Air tank, and look what we found: an entire collection of goods inspired by X-Girl! If you know your House of Style stuff (and why wouldn't you?!), then you know that X-Girl was a '90s streetwear brand co-founded by Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordon and her friend Daisy von Furth. As the sister store of NYC's X-Large, X-Girl made major waves in 1994 for its Sofia Coppola-produced guerrilla fashion show and have inspired us (and emerging designers) ever since. So when it comes to these old-meets-new styles of t-shirts, key chains, and backpacks, who better to model the VFiles X-Girl collection than THE reigning teenage queen of '90s nostalgia herself, Tavi Gevinson?