FASHIONABLE
What's That Jacket, Margiela for H&M?!

Get excited! Despite the attempts to keep the news under wraps, it is true—Maison Martin Margiela for H&M is happening this holiday season! After denying leaked rumors a week ago, the Swedish retailer soon after confirmed plans for an exclusive, limited-edition collection by Maison Margiela to debut November 15th. A statement from Margiela reads, “The democracy of our fashion has always been at the centre of our creativity, and the collaboration with H&M allows us to push this instinct further. We will bring together the contrasting universes of the two houses in ways that will surprise all.”

THE SCENE
Paris Fashion Week S/S 2012 Recap

Alexander McQueen

A melody of whimsical chimes set the magical mood for Alexander McQueen. Sensuous femininity radiated from couture gowns made powerful and mysterious by the avant-garde head coverings. Based on the three G’s: Grès for the pleating and draping, Gaudí for the architecture, and Gaia for the sense of all-encompassing oceanic life that infused the clothes, Sarah Burton shows once again her affinity to accurately convey the McQueen vision. The collection opened with ladylike suiting in ivory, blush, and metallic gold. Paired with extra-wide belts at the waist, the skirts came to gold ruffles that flared at the knee-length hemline. Ruffles were capitalized on throughout the collection. Literal aquatic interpretation was present in the matelasse jacquard in a barnacle pattern and silk chiffon in oyster print. Black lace pieces took ladylike to dominatrix paired with bondage inspired footwear laced to the knee. Bright coral gave a burst of color to the collection in a few extravagant show-stopping gowns. Headpieces off to you Ms. Burton, for creating another simultaneously shocking-yet-satiating collection worthy of such a legendary name.

KILLER DEAL
Scoop Warehouse Sale is Back!


This just in – Scoop’s Warehouse Sale is back! Seriously marked down goods from August are available for your second opportunity to take advantage. An additional 50% off of already marked down merchandise have us dubbing these as “Killer Deals!” According to Racked NY, here is a sneak peek at what is still ripe for the picking at Scoop.

Found in women’s apparel: a Smythe trench coat, $159.50 (from $650); a Maison Martin Margiela trench coat for $344.50 (from $1730); Rag & Bone sleeveless trench dresses for $99.50 (from $395), and an MM6 Maison Martin Margiela bodycon knit dress with a stringy strap neckline for $159.50 (from $535). All of these are still lingering with season-less summer dresses, maxi dresses, select separates, a few swim pieces and miscellaneous belts and bags. Also, great deals on women’s shoes: gray Camilla Skovgaard gladiator heeled sandals for $199.50 (from $560) and tan leather faux-sequined Maison Martin Margiela heeled sandals for $259.50 (from $1295).

HAIDER ACKERMANN
Raf Simons Taking Jil Sander Menswear Somewhere Else?

As if Men's Fashion Week could become any more boring. Raf Simons is packing up the Jil Sanders team to show in Dubai. Okay we're kidding - that just sounded ideal.

However, Pitti Immagine Uomo, one of Europe's largest men's trade shows, has asked Simons to show the Jil Sander menswear at their event (the 78th Edition of Pitti Uomo) in Florence, instead of its Jil Sander Milan store.

ARMANI PRIVE
Fall 2009 Haute Couture Rundown

CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS! CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS! One of my favorite seasons has approached and I am so excited! No, I’m not talking about summer; I’m speaking of fall haute couture season. For those of you who don't already know, haute couture (better known as couture) is French for "high dressmaking". It refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and is constructed from high-quality fabric that is sewn with attention to detail. Twice a year (fall and spring), the fashion industry introduces the word to daring and imaginative collections. This season, fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Chanel, Armani Prive and Valentino (to name a few), are viewing past the current economic state and shelling out the big bucks for amazing quality.

EYEWEAR
Maison Martin Margiela

The high profile fashion house Maison Martin Margiela showcased their talents with the introduction to eyewear in the summer of 2008, a la Geordi La Forge from Star Trek “The Next Generation”. Ah yes, the fashion houses L’Incognito sunglasses had all the lil girlies going broke last summer in dire need of getting their hands on a pair of the fierce shades.

Their out of the box approach to eyewear continues with a new collection of innovative and cutting edge designs – taking eyewear to the realm of art form. Their futuristic sunglasses can be rocked from the runway to the streets, and I have a feeling that we will be seeing him on fashionistas in the months to come.