Come Thursday, Paris Fashion Week will officially be over, along with the country-spanning marathon we know as Fashion Month. And while most of us will have to wait until September for next season’s trends to hit the racks, there are always a few lucky starlets who’re able to get their hands on some of the most coveted looks to hit the Fall 2016 runways, way before the public. From Selena Gomez looking red hot in Cushnie Et Ochs after the Grammys to Gigi Hadid getting sultry in one-day-old Versace, here 12 looks that went straight from the Fall 2016 runways to the street without skipping a beat. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
You know winter is coming when everyone starts breaking out shearling coats and accessories. Recently we’ve seen Rihanna don a long tan version by Chanel for a trip to a nightclub, while Jennifer Lawrence — the perennial press junketier — opted for a hooded black number by Alberta Ferretti while out and about in New York City. Shearlings, which are lined in wool, don’t overwhelm your silhouette the way that puffer coats can. Here are three ways to wear the coveted piece.
L.L. Bean is increasing its production and intends to make half a million duck boots this season, and if you’re not lucky enough to get your hands (and feet!) on a pair, you’ll have to wait until next year. The American heritage brand refuses to alter how the boots are made (hand stitched in Maine) in order to accommodate the surge in orders, but don’t fret.
Or so she alleges in a lawsuit filed in Detroit’s federal court. Elizabeth DeLorean started working at the clothing and accessories company in 2002 as a 20-something who would dine on health-conscious microwaveable meals during her lunch break. “Then it would get a little more intense, things like, at a performance review ‘whatever happened to the girl who would bring in her Lean Cuisine for lunch every day?’” Coach insists the 35-year-old’s poor performance was the only factor involved in her firing, but DeLorean is seeking unspecified damages for lost employment and distress. Yes, being laid off because of your body is totally harsh, but it might not be the worst reason for getting the ax. Pregnant Nasty Gal employees got the ax instead of maternity leave. Shortly after Aimee Concepcion told her supervisor she had a bun in the vintage-covered oven, she was terminated, despite positive performance reviews.
In his first runway presentation for Coach, creative director Stuart Vevers enlisted Stefan Beckman (who also works with the likes of Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs) to design a setting that celebrated the wide open spaces of America. We’re past the god awful logo’d ones of yesteryear and for Spring, Vevers was big on the Outlaw Satchel, which came in several different variations and was slung over the models’ shoulders in a nonchalant fashion.
When you’re traveling, the right bag is essential, and nothing looks better than a perfectly aged brown leather duffle bag. The leather duffle has a classic appeal that goes way beyond aesthetics: take it to the gym on weeknights, then toss it in the trunk on your weekend getaways. With Labor Day just around the corner, these 15 options will be the perfect investment piece that’ll only get better with age. Related: Miansai x Soludos Launches Limited Edition Capsule Collection Band Collars Aren’t Just for the Boy
With summer quickly coming to an end, August is pretty much your last shot at getting out of town before the chill sets in. But, as anyone who’s tried to plan a last minute vacation knows, the only thing harder than finding the right size toiletry bag or the perfect jewelry case is finding them in a hurry. That’s why we pulled together 21 travel accessories you should invest in now. Trust us, they’ll make your next trip abroad, or your stateside staycation, that much easier.
Coach to Acquire Stuart Weitzman for $574 Million Gisele Bündchen in Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2015 campaign. Photo: Stuart Weitzman Coach Inc., looking for a leg up in the luxury goods lineup, will acquire Stuart Weitzman, both companies announced Tuesday. The leather accessories retailer will shell out up to $574 million in cash for its first acquisition. "Stuart Weitzman is a leading American luxury designer footwear brand with a solid growth trajectory and further significant domestic and international development potential," Victor Luis, chief executive officer of Coach, said in a statement. Brands such as Michael Kors and Kate Spade are currently very popular with consumers, sell trendier and larger variety of items, and have encroached on the Coach’s longstanding stronghold in the accessories territory.