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leathered goods

Oooh, leather.  The durable, sumptuous material that comes straight off the cattle’s back.  Leather has to be one of the most intimidating, luxurious materials in existence and the fact that it’s natural only adds to its cool factor (at least we think so!)  When a gal chooses to dress herself in the indulgent stuff, she clearly ain’t no wallflower.  In fact, she may just be looking for a little bit of trouble, at least that’s the message she’s  hinting at, weather she knows it or not!

Here’s a rundown of the leather infused collections from Spring/Summer 2013.  Our favs are ICB, Proenza Schouler, Sportmax, and Mugler!

Erin Featherston, Spring 2013

Derek Lam, Spring 2013

Jason Wu, Spring 2013

Nicole Miller, Spring 2013

ICB, Spring 2013

Proenza Schouler, Spring 2013

DKNY, Spring 2013

Mulberry, Spring 2013

Sportmax, Spring 2013

Fendi, Spring 2013

Trussardi, Spring 2013

Barbara Bui, Spring 2013

Damir Doma, Spring 2013

Mugler, Spring 2013

Loewe, Spring 2013

Chanel, Spring 2013

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Prints Charming? Yes, please!

From geometric patterns at Chris Benz to exuberant wildflowers at Brood, bold prints are making a statement for Spring 2013.  The Carpetbagger’s always a fan of going with prints; considering it’s steering clear of (our greatest fear) be anything close to boring!  Here’s a run through of the most noteworthy printed collections.  Our favorites are Duro OlowuLouise Gray, Etro, and Tsumori Chisato!  


Chris Benz, Spring 2013
Duro Olowu, Spring 2013
Creatures Of The Wind, Spring 2013
Brood, Spring 2013
Kinder Aggugini, Spring 2013
Louise Gray, Spring 2013
Etro, Spring 2013

Moschino, Spring 2013

Kenzo, Spring 2013

Tsumori Chisato, Spring 2013

Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Spring 2013

Preen, Spring 2013

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The Carpetbagger’s Chloé Coverage!

Chloé, Chloé, Chloé… one of the last collections we’ve been anxiously awaiting all month long!  The unveiling of the fashion house’s collection for Spring/Summer 2013 is a dream!  Designer Clare Waight Keller has only been with creative force behind Chloé for a few short seasons now, but has certainly proven she knows just what she’s doing.

Here’s a few favorites from the collection (check out all 38 looks here!)  The overall vibe could best be described as loosely structured whimsy, classic Chloé.  Each piece is totally gorgeous and feminine, but certainly not overtly girly.  The textured pieces in particular had our attention from the get-go.  The flower-appliquéd pants in the first row?  Freaking amazing!  And the top heavy silhouettes are just great fun and quirky to boot!

Chloé, Spring 2013

Chloé, Spring 2013

Chloé, Spring 2013

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The Carpetbagger’s Trend Coverage: Spring/Summer 2013

Alright people, so fashion week is still happening in Paris(still awaiting the almighty Stella McCartney, Celine, Chloe, Miu Miu, to name a few), so it maybe a tad soon to start talking about the defining trends we can expect for Spring/Summer 2013.  With that said, there are some defining trends brewing, so why not take a look, eh?

 Today’s trend is SHEER!

Helmut Lang, Spring 2013

Jill Stuart, Spring 2013

Honor, Spring 2013

Kimberly Ovitz, Spring 2013

Lela Rose, Spring 2013

Sophie Theallet, Spring 2013

Catherine Malandrino, Spring 2013

Temperley London, Spring 2013

Preen, Spring 2013

Missoni, Spring 2013

Milly, Spring 2013

David Koma, Spring 2013

Emilio Pucci, Spring 2013


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The Carpetbagger Takes on Degen S/S 2013

Degen, Spring 2013 Presentation
Knitwear designer Lindsay Degen has succeeded in bringing something new to the table. Her second collection shown at Fashion Week delivered a youthful and carefree vibe that I think we can expect to see from the label here on in.  Bright colored separates and 3-D crocheted details stir up a collection that is fun and spunky.  From the pizza knit berets to the butt placed handprint cutouts, Degen shows reminds us that fashion needn’t be taken too seriously.  More indication Degen is all about a happy go lucky attitude is shown in the models laid back persona.  They’ve clearly been given direction to chill out and sort of just do their own thing.  Some of the girls will sporadically break into jumping jacks, while one of the boys may decide to sing along to the music and dance around.  If it weren’t for the boldly crafted clothing they’re dressed in as a loud reminder, you may forget your at a fashion presentation and think you’re at a party with a bunch of hobos.  With that said, I can’t say I’m not impressed with all the fun that is Degen.  If I were to get my paws on probably any piece of theirs, I’d absolutely covet it.  Don’t think I’d choose to fill my entire wardrobe with pure silliness, but a cheeky cardigan here, a flower stitched tank there?  I would forever treasure.  And I think that’s the point.  

Degen, Spring 2013 Presentation

Degen, Spring 2013 Presentation

Degen, Spring 2013 Presentation

Degen, Spring 2013 Presentation

Degen, Spring 2013 Presentation

Degen, Spring 2013 Presentation

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We ALL Live in a Yellow Submarine. No Really…

Unless, you’ve been living under a rock since last Fashion Week (Fall 2012), you have to have noticed the overwhelming (not to mention positively Groovy!) dose of psychedelia into Fashion. Between Prada’s bright patterned suits and Louis Vuitton’s mirror encrusted appliques, designers are sending a clear message that this season is no time to dress stale and mundane.  The Carpetbagger is totally loving this “more is more” mentality, and can’t wait to indulge in the carousel adorning trend!

                                                                                                              FALL RTW 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Prada, Fall 2012

Prada, Fall 2012

Nicole Miller, Fall 2012

Anna Sui, Fall 2012

Anna Sui, Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

Courtesy of Elle

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Concentrated Collars at Pre-Fall

Attention to Neck Detail at Erdem

Colorful Collars at DKNY

Marvelously Maroon at Jason Wu

Bold at Pringle Of Scotland

Loving this trend! Pringle Of Scotland maybe my favorite thus far…

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