runway looks spring 2014

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RUNWAY TO IDOL: THOM BROWNE X SHINEE

SHINee’s ‘Everybody’ concept was moving, beautiful, bold and intellectual and, I feel, one of the standouts of k-pop’s 2013. Using Thom Browne’s Spring/Summer 2014 military menswear runway looks complimented with tiny, thoughtful changes and additions - piercings, heavy gunmetal rings and most noticeably, replacing Thom’s striking red lipstick from the runway with an almost metallic nude lip, heavy blush and defined eyes. Modelling semi-pros SHINee did much for this collection - they truly conveyed its beauties, its colors, its tactile textures. There was much talk in the fashion world about this being a collection with heavy political overtones - models marched out and raised a white flag to the sound of The Beatles’ 'All You Need Is Love’ - perhaps the New Yorker designer was commenting on America’s questionable LGBT military policies? However, when asked for comment on this subtext, he simply replied: “I love uniforms. I’ve been wanting to do them for a while.” Thank Goodness he got around to it. 

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Nicola Formichetti unveiled his first full collection for Diesel Fall 2014 RTW at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy.  Nicola worked with long-term collaborator Nick Knight on three film interludes shown on huge screens during the show.

photos (final walk):getty / diesel

How to Wear Frayed Denim

Style and shopping inspiration for raw-edge denim

Let’s be honest, denim is always on-trend. Whether it’s a patchwork pant or utility jumpsuit, we’re the first to try the latest in the blue jean game. This season, alongside more classic variations of the trend, like boyfriend jeans and button-ups, we’ve noticed an upsurge in raw-edge denim.

Frayed looks populated the Spring and Fall 2014 runways at Jen Kao, Rachel Comey and Marques'Almeida, among others, and a number of stylesetters, from Kate Mara to Kate Foley, have since been spotted putting their own spin on the trend. Below, see how to wear the raw edge and shop our edit of the best frayed pieces, from a simple LWD to a modern take on the classic button-up.

Outerwear: Christopher Kane Frayed Denim Jacket

Dress: Topshop MOTO Frayed Denim Tee Dress

Top: ACNE STUDIOS Wave Denim Shirt

Jeans: J Brand Crop Photo Distressed Jeans

Shorts: Rag & Bone/JEAN Cutoff Denim Shorts

How would you rock frayed denims?

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Behind the scenes and on the runway.

Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2014 Look 27 & Look 28

Rihanna absolutely loves Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel designs. Today, she attended the runway show in a cute look from Chanel’s Spring 2014 Couture Collection.

Rihanna’s purple tweed outfit consisted of a short sleeved bolero, matching dress, and an adorable fanny pack accessory. She completed her look with the couture sneakers by Massaro featured on the runway. They are made of python, with lace, pearls, and tweed.