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Dries van Noten was part of the “Antwerp 6”, the group of young fashion designers, who rented a truck in 1986 and went to London to show their avantgarde fashion during fashion week with huge success. Today he runs his privately owned business. His approach to fashion is a rare one. Although van Notens label is commercially successful the collections are more based on artistic inspiration than commercial requirements. He is a favorite of stylists and editors, who frequently wear his pieces at fashion week. For fashion outsiders a huge amount of his collections might not seem very wearable. Like most avantgarde fashion brands he has to be understood in order to find pleasure in his pieces!

Midi skirts for fall please …?

So let’s continue with our shopping guide for fall 2014 and the makeover of the next wardrobe department – Its skirts. So now skirts for fall and when I had a look at the street style during fashion week there was one clear message – midi skirts for fall please!

midi skirts for fall

The Dries van Noten midi skirt from the brands fall 2014 show looked great with the cropped top and the heels, pic graziadaily.co.uk

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Sweater trends for fall 2014 – comic heros & Co.

Sweaters are a wardrobe staple – That’s for sure. But on the other hand they are also one of the biggest trends this upcoming fall! We already analyzed the trends regarding fabric and shape here on the blog so now its time to analyze whats trending regrading patterns!

Moschino spongebob sweater

Streetwear inspired sweaters with comic hero or fun prints are a big thing for fall 2014! all pics from style.com

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Here are some more trends to keep in mind while coat shopping …

A trendy coat for fall has to be long, oversized or fitted and eventually have a zipper instead of buttons. These shape and hardwear trends we already know! But what to keep in mind regarding color and pattern?

Dries van Noten coat

Bright color, like Chanel, geometric patterns like this fab Dries van Noten coat or a contrasting lapel like Sacai Luck are among the major coat trends for fall, photos from style.com

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Trending for 2014 ~ Women’s brogues

Women’s brogues and oxford lace up shoes are trending for summer 2014. However, which brand has the best styles? Here is a short list of my favorite women’s brogues at the moment!

Clemence Poesy

Chruchs Brogues, photo@church footwear.com

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“Inspirations” – The current Dries van Noten exhibition in Paris

Its quite a while since we have visited the Dries van Noten exhibition at Les Arts décoratifs in Paris. And almost everyone already said a lot about it on the internet.

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Entrance to the Dries van Noten exhibition in Paris.

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How to make the best of your baseball jacket

Baseball jackets are trendy and of course they give every look a youthful and sporty vibe. However, on the other side they can be tricky for some body shapes.

Its easy to get a flattering bomber jacket for woman with a masculine (wedge) or adolescent (square) shaped body, graphic@http://fashionisabitch.files.wordpress.com, photos@style.com

Its easy to get a flattering bomber jacket for woman with a masculine (wedge) or adolescent (square) body shape, graphic@http://fashionisabitch.files.wordpress.com, photos@style.com

The jackets inherent tendency to part in an A-line way when worn open can do a great favor to woman with a wedge or adolescent body shape as seen in the street style pictures. However, for woman with a A-line body shape it can destroy the whole look, graphic@http://fashionisabitch.files.wordpress.com, photos@style.com

The jackets inherent tendency to part in an A-line way when worn open can do a great favor to woman with a wedge or adolescent body shape as seen in the street style pictures. However, for woman with a A-line body shape it can destroy the whole look, graphic@http://fashionisabitch.files.wordpress.com, photos@style.com

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Trending for 2014 – bomber jackets

OK, the baseball jacket/ MA-1bomber jacket/ blouson style jacket is not a new invention. Initially is was invented back in the 50ies for the air force pilots and found its way into the rave culture during the late 80ies and 90ies. Besides that it is a symbol of American Rock’n Roll, think Grease. For summer 2014 it is seen frequently in the collection.  A trend that seems to continue into fall too.

Saint Laurent Men SS2014 jacket

Saint Laurent Men SS2014 jacket
  • Saint Laurent, baseball jacket, spring 2014, net-a-porter.com
  • Barbara Martelo wearing the Saint Laurent baseball jacket during Paris Fashion Week, Feb 2014 by Tommy Ton, style.com and http://www.athens-streetstyle.com as well as http://www.denimblog.com Continue reading