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Sandal Vandal

Let’s talk more about sport sandals / slides / flip flops. They went from the lockers to the runway to the streets. Besides the good ol’ Nike and Adidas slides and the Birkens, designers and retail labels took their stab at it. They look comfortable and fabulous all in one.

Here are a few affordable pairs you shouldn’t miss:

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1. Zara, leather sandal with metal detail, 79.90  2. Matchesfashion, Ancient Greek ‘Niki’ Sandals, 155  3. Senso, Iris, 220  4. Zara, black sandals with straps, 59.90  5. ASOS, Far side sandals, 46.30  6. Net-a-porter, Kenzo, Palm tree-print leather wedge sandals, 295  7. Topshop, Fever poolslide sandals, 60  8. Topshop, Fang double buckle flatform sandal, 80  9. Senso, Igloo, 199  10. Matchesfashion, Isabel Marant, Holden cross-front slides, 510  11. Senso, Ida II, 239  12. Topshop, Fang double buckle flatform sandal, 96

More style inspiration & tips:

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SS 14 Aver Report: 3D Embellished

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SS 2014 runway designers from left to right: 1. Prada 2. Marni 3. Julien David 4. Giorgio Armani 5. Erdem 6. Mary Katrantzou 7. Miu Miu 8. Dolce & Gabbana

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Spring 2014 Prada: Painter

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Wear Spring 2014 Trends: Painter

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1Shift Dress with Diamond Shapes 20.99 2Red Perspex Lips Clutch by Lulu Guinness 420.00 3Blue Splash Print Tube Skirt 44.00 4Eyecon dress 59.00 5Printed Shatung Dress by Carven  396.00 6. Nasty Gal Now You See Me Sweater 88.00 7Snoopy Skirt Set 145.00

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SS 14 Aver Report: Painter

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SS 2014 runway designers from left to right: 1. Diane von Furstenberg 2. Céline 3. Prada 4. Giorgio Armani 5. Kenzo 6. Prabal Gurung 7. Chanel 8. Jeremy Scott

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Hottest Spring Trends

Spring 2014 Aver Trend Report

In the next few posts Aver Report will uncover the hottest trends for Spring 2014. Stay tuned

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Print Paradise: Mary Katrantzou

London is full of creative energy, especially, in fashion. Let’s take a closer look at a designer undeniably mastering the art of using prints in a fresh innovative way, Mary Katrantzou. The placement of the prints is immaculate and each season it’s a new themed spectacle. Her fan-base is of all ages, shapes & sizes and the niche she is exploring is only bringing a larger audience.

This is her most popular look for the 2014 Spring season:

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The storyline for the collection is SHOES – girls’s most prized possession.

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One of my favorite collections up to date is Spring 2011. Mary Katrantzou used interior design as an inspiration to this line. The models  were wearing trompe l’oeil images of rooms with chandelier necklaces & fabric extensions serving as curtains.

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For this Fall/Winter season, there was a heavily-discussed diversion that everyone saw in Katrantzou’s style. It’s much darker and sultry than her previous collections.

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However, you can hear Mary Katrantzou’s defense and explanation of the collection in this interview. She doesn’t think there’s a diversion and this collection is still very much HER in the aesthetic sense. She talks about her Fall 2013 RTW Collection and touches quiet a bit on inspiration, design process and industry secrets  in a very welcoming & candid manner.

Her designs are definitely dominating my Prints Pinterest board. I might even have to edit some out!

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Justin Jamison FW 2013 Collection

It’s time for the fellas to get ready for Fall with Justin Jamison – a San Francisco based menswear designer.

Justin Jamison draws inspiration from architecture and describes his design aesthetic as progressive urban-wear.

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Although we are barely refreshing our closets for Fall, Justin Jamison is all ready for Spring. Check out his Spring Summer 2014 collection here.

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Harness The History

It’s hard to trace original inspiration for trends that make it on the runway. With ideas freely traveling from one to another, we end up seeing a collective number of designers making their interpretations of the same idea. Sources of inspiration may be countless and in the end, looking at the trend we can explore our world to only guess where it could have came from.

We can attribute the current trends such as a leather harness to multiple sources: horse, construction and even bondage harnesses. Those are among early harness constructions that were used for practical purposes. Now you can see a harness used as a form of a decorative belt that complements any wardrobe piece you can think of.

From left to right, you can see designer SkinGraft feature a leather harness as an accessory and Iris Van Herpen incorporate it into the coat design as far back as Fall 2009.

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The trend was viewed in a vulgar context with audience relating it to fetish fashion which was on a rise of popularity. Evolution in design and play of elements leave a body harness as more of mainstream accessory. Here’s what you see on the runway SS 2013:

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Ann Demeulemeester, D Squared, Jason Wu, Walter Van Beirendonck, Hevre Leger (2), respectively.

Image credits go to SkinGraft Designs, Iris Van Herpen, Style.

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