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While some may think fashion and beauty are all fluff, they actually have strong ties to politics and social issues. For the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall ’15 collection badass babes stormed the runway to the beat of T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution.” Their militant outfits of army khakis and studded boots definitely said radical, but for me it was their black studded berets and grungy, unkempt hair that made the connection to activism and revolution. Think Che Guevara, The Guardian Angels, or even Debbie Harry and Johnny Rotten. With a great focus on youth culture and spirit, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, the design duo behind the brand, certainly must have girl power on the mind. Check out the video below to see Luella, Style.com’s Tim Blanks, blogger Susie Bubble and others talk about their view on the collection. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Last year was all about knots: topknots, low knots, half-knots. So far 2015 seems to be the year of the loop. Looped styles create a pretty fan shape that can be smooth and polished or loose and imperfect. The half-up looks shown here come together in minutes; they work for long lengths or chin length crops. Get step-by step instructions in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Karlie Kloss was one of the first women to embrace the bob’s resurgence. Her chop inspired many imitators. In recent months she’s begun to grow out her short shape to a shoulder dusting lob. Her color has evolved too, with the slow addition of blonde highlights which have built into a rich, dimensional gold. Her new look is sunny, feminine, and covetable. Learn how to make it yours in the style notes.

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windFashion is a funny business. As arctic winds swept over New York Fashion Week, models and celebs were dashing between shows, which meant that the paparazzi caught them with their hair wild and wind-whipped. Rather than account for this inclemency, editors rushed to announce a new trend: The Arctic Wave. And now Cara and Kate have taken this static-inspired style to London Fashion Week, so it’s sure to be a do. Click to learn to create this look, sans glacial gales.

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In New York, model-off-duty tousled waves and no-makeup makeup is ubiquitous, so leave it to Marc Jacobs to change up the entire look. Instead of the whole uptown clothes with downtown hair, Jacobs kept it very high class with crafted topknots that accentuated models’ necks and jawlines. Inspired by society muses like Diane Vreeland, Babe Paley and Edith Sitwell, the looks channeled a sophisticated, and even eccentric lady that wouldn’t dare leave the house not looking completely on point. Will this collection change the current vanguard? It’s hard to say, but a little primp and proper can be nice––at least once in a while. Click through to style notes to see the best looks of the collection. –– Michelle Rotbart

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