Wednesday, 29 February 2012


fashion trend reports

Top 10 Trends From Spring 2012

The big fashion ideas you need to know, from the latest print to the new silhouette
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Spring 2012 Trend Report

The strongest trends for spring from ball gowns to floral suits took shape on New York Fashion Week's runways.
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Model (Chantal Stafford Abbott at Marilyn NY)

Fall 2011: Ties That Bind

Tame constricting lace-up bodices and domineering footwear with a demure hemline and glints of refined jewels
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Trend Report: Redefine Power Dressing in '70s Silks, Fur, and More

Redefine power dressing in buttery silks, luxe trousers, honey-colored fur, and sleek neutral accessories
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Trend Report: Go Mod This Fall in Sunny '60s-Inspired Pieces

Swing into a sunshine state of mind in the season's mod minishifts and brocade bell-bottoms
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Trend Report: Accessories Go Wild With Hot Leopard Spots for Fall

Access your feline charm with spotted kitten heels, nouveau chanel jackets, corseted gloves, and more
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Trend Report: This Season, Go for Stevie Nicks' Gothic Gypsy Style

Channel Fleetwood Mac’s songstress with Gothic prairie dresses, fur tails, and luxe gypsy accessories
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Despeche Mode Style

Trend Report: Fringe and ’80s Cowgirl Boots À La Depeche Mode

Relive the band’s “Personal Jesus” video with fantastic fringe, ’80s cowgirl boots, and God-fearin’ jewels
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Trend Report: Showstopping Separates and Accessories Inspired by Prince

Showstopping brocade jackets, lamé blouses, and supergalactic booties make us scream “I would die 4 u!”
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Trend Report: The Season's Craftiest Crochet Dresses, Accessories, and More

Skip the hook stitch and let spring’s craftiest designers do the work with crochet dresses, underpinnings, and accessories
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Hawaiian print trend

Trend Report: This Summer, Take a Plunge in Prints Made for Paradise

Take a plunge in lush Gauguin-inspired tropics with Polynesian prints made for exotic bodies of water
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Blumarine runway photos

Trend Report: Rastafarian Colors Spice Up the Season's Separates

Stir it up with Irie wear in the colors of the Jamaican flag
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Maison Martin Margiela runway photos

Trend Report: Island-Inspired Style Heats Up the Season's Separates

Play like you’re on vacation in spring’s palm-tree gems and postcard prints
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Fashion Spotlight

Fabiola at Valentino

My Night at the Oscars

ELLE's Fabiola Beracasa takes us from the Valentino VIP dressing room to the red carpet as she gets ready for Hollywood's biggest night
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Empire State of Mind

He may have risen to fame for his work with a certain Lady, but the stylist is no one-woman man. Here, the Mugler creative director spotlights the other New York girls for whom he’s, well, gaga
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Most Changed

Best of New York Fashion Week

Our editors pick the top 22 highlights from NYFW that deserve to go down in the books
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Inside the Closet of: Bethenny Frankel

The entrepreneur and star of 'Bethenny Ever After' digs into her closet, discusses her personal style, and reveals an obsession with eBay
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Wise Guys

In a season brimming with fresh-yet-tricky trends (Hello, peplum), we’ve got you covered: Four designers offer genius tips to get you styled from head to toe
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Party Piece

After the show(s) its the after party, and after the party it's the... evidence. Check out behind the scenes pics at the hottest events during NYFW.
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The Shape of Things to Come

Do peplums pair with floor-sweeping skirts? How do you wear that boxy jacket without looking, well, boxy? Our handy how-to guide can help steer you in the right direction
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Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, and model Alek Wek

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Take on Kenzo

As the new creative directors of ’70s French fashion staple Kenzo, Opening Ceremony's Leon and Lim are once again blazing a trail and offering fresh, need-now clothes along the way
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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

If Cupid’s arrows delivered presents, this is what we’d ask for: gifts for Valentine’s Day lovers (and haters)
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Spring 2012 Lingerie Guide

Shop the season’s hottest undergarment styles to complement your favorite spring trends

L.A. Triumph v. Madonna

10 Designer Lawsuits

Christian Louboutin is suing YSL over who owns the red sole. See other chic court cases involving Hermès, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Ralph Lauren
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A to Zee: Joe’s Couture Challenge

Creative Director Joe Zee challenges tastemakers to create a chic look out of a seemingly random assortment of garments, a la Food Network's Chopped. Vote for your favorite look!
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A to Zee: Couture Chop

Joe Zee challenges seven trendsetters to a game of Chopped–fashion-style
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Grunge Staples Come Full Circle

Ribbed sweaters, scuffed kicks, floral dresses, and flannel play perfectly into the season's disheveled romance
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Channel the '50s

Be unforgettable in the season's tailored suits, structured gowns, and refined accessories
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Needing Las Vegas

Candice Rainey learned the art of shopping for affordable designer pieces in Sin City, of all places. Turns out the buying game is just as thrilling—and self-defining—as anything else in town
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ELLE & the Coveteur: Jessie Malakouti

The singer-songwriter reveals an eclectic closet of vintage designer finds and precious family heirlooms
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Trend Watch: the Perfect Accent

Small but strong bags, bold-hued heels, and sporty hats are the brightest spots in a season of timeless minimalism
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Pierre Hardy

The Genius of Pierre Hardy

Designer Pierre Hardy delivers accessories that are both original and timeless for his own label and the house of Hermès
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Bohemian Punk

Go wild with geometric patterns, shells, skulls, and chains
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courtesy of Valentino

2011's Fashion Newsmakers

The year's biggest breaking news stories, from Royal weddings to designer breakdowns
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Joe Zee’s Street Art

ELLE’s creative director transforms his obsession with the rebellious art form into everyday style
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Formichetti’s Digital Revolution

Like his BFF/client Lady Gaga, stylist Nicola Formichetti is using his digital savvy to invigorate the house of Mugler
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24 perfect Stocking Stuffers

From preserved winter truffles to the best socks ever, here are 24 delightful finds to fill the stockings
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Victoria Beckham

The Victoria Principle

With the mod flair of her second dress line (and a baby girl in tow), the fashion conqueror is set for another re-invention
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winter coats

The Big Chill

From the cozy blanket topper to the buttoned-up princess coat, shop the season’s freshest cold-weather styles.
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Delfina Delettrez

Works of Art: Exceptionally Designed Masterpieces

Discover 27 exceptionally designed masterpieces from the runway, for the home, and beyond
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Behind the Best Holiday Windows

From 3-D technology to a window-scape made entirely of hair, check out the year’s most breathtaking, and bizarre, holiday windows. Plus, a Tony-winning Broadway set designer weighs in