From the daily archives: "Sunday, March 3, 2013"

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French couturier, Yves Saint Laurent said that “fashion fades, but style is forever.” While some trends are timeless (Le Smoking Jacket) others leave us cringing (Crocs). New York Fashion Week left us with lots to analyze –– which trends will stay, which will go. This year, less established designers excited us the most. Adam Lippies showed looks inspired by classic sportswear. The sleek, sexy separates were utilitarian yet feminine. The strong cuts of Sofia Sizzi’s Giulietta brand were reminiscent of 60s silhouettes, with black paneling used to streamline the clothes and add a graphic motif to the collection. Bellavance, a design house made up of two Parsons graduates, displayed structure and cleanliness, mixing rich colors and textures for a chic aesthetic. This shift to sleek will likely lead to a sudden shortage of cigarette pants. But beyond fashion, how can we make tailored structure and sleekness work in our hairstyles? For inspirational words and images that can help you find the perfect structure for your crowning glory, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Titled Prohibition, this hair-focused editorial collection by ARROJO master stylist, Amanda Jenkins, takes a close look at masculine styling trends. The idea centers on fashion-forward cutting for men; the inspiration is the contemporary trend for men’s cuts, updated from the era of prohibition, into the shape and style of the 21st century streetwise, self-made-man. This is grooming for guys, with fierce creative edge. For tips for great cuts and styles for men, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →