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Space Commodity

Iconic sixties fashion house Courrèges is back to the future with a new makeup collection from Estée Lauder. André Courrèges was one of the defining designers of the 1960s. His daring combination of geometric silhouettes and futuristic materials helped revolutionize the way women dressed. While Courrèges has always stayed in the hearts and minds of […]

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Surface to Air Spring ’15

Parisian brand Surface to Air has always had a thing for bomber jackets, with each season bringing a new version or two that experiment with fabrics, print and design. The love affair continues for SS15, where the standout piece is the Eileen Bomber. In a material referred to as “Pop Up Stripes”, the jacket is […]

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Barbara Bui Resort ’15

Mixing cultures has always been a part of Barbara Bui’s design DNA. As a woman who grew up in Paris with a French mother and Vietnamese father, she makes a point of blending Western tropes with ancient Asian culture in every one of her collections. For Resort 2015, that translates into an aesthetic that features […]

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Back to the Basics – Levi’s Womenswear

These images are from a series of Levi’s print ads that ran between 1978 and 1980. “Quality Never Goes Out of Style”

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The Preppy Hand Bag

The Preppy Hand Bag A staple of 1970s-80s everyday dress, the preppy canvas bag is back in a big way. The best styles stick to the basics — primary or neutral colors, contrast trims, and a strong sense of functionality.  

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