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Tom Ford will take the final spot on the men’s portion of the New York Fashion Week

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The mystery designer has been identified.

Tom Ford will take the final spot on the men’s portion of the New York Fashion Week calendar next month with a runway show on Feb. 6. The show will be held at 8 p.m. at the Park Avenue Armory, immediately following Joseph Abboud at 7 p.m.

Although Ford has shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His most recent New York show was in September of 2017 when he kicked off New York Fashion Week with a women’s show at the Armory. His spring 2018 men’s line was shown in Milan.

Last month, the Council of Fashion Designers of America said that it had pushed back the dates of New York Fashion Week: Men’s slightly to Feb. 5 through Feb. 7, immediately preceding the women’s shows that start on Feb. 8 — and creating one big 10-day dual-gender event. At the time, Mark Beckham, vice president of marketing for CFDA, hinted that another “big-name designer” was about to jump onto the men’s calendar, but it took until Monday for Ford to be identified as that designer.

Ford’s addition to the calendar will give a boost to the men’s portion of the week, which has been filled mainly with emerging brands. The big names that will be participating this time around will be Raf Simons, who will close the men’s portion of the calendar on Wednesday night Feb. 7, along with Abboud, Perry Ellis — which is returning to the calendar this season — and Hugo Boss.       

 

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MAXI DRESSES

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If mini dresses aren’t your thing, get your hands on maxi dresses and take your style to new lengths. An all year round style staple for any girls wardrobe, it’s the perfect choice for chic everyday style and going out glamour. Go for an open-back, body-hugging style for your next night out look, or work it in a maxi dress, cut-out and metallic details perfect for those party season vibes. Let your legs do the talking with a sexy front split, or go for the cover-up and let your attitude to the talking. Add some heels and jewels to your basic block colours, or dress it down with some ankle boots and a killer coat for those casual feels. Whatever the weather, go maxi.

 


 

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HOW TO PAIR AND STYLE JEWELRY

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HOW TO PAIR AND STYLE JEWELRY

 

When buying jewelry and accessories, it’s no longer about purchasing a single item to add interest to an outfit. It’s about finding multiple pieces that fit together while complementing your outfit, hair and beauty look. It can be tricky business… Those Pinterest images showing fashion bloggers with what seem like merely stacks of random rings piled together are actually carefully considered and hand selected. That’s why they look so good! But, while it takes a little work, correctly pairing jewelry can take your fashion to a whole new level.

Pairing Jewelry with an Outfit

Chances are you know what to wear before you have the jewelry picked out, so use this as a basis for your accessory choices. In general, contrast is key. Planning to wear a simple t-shirt and jeans? Try a statement necklace and bangles to amp up your look. Going for a bold ensemble like I did in the photo above? Then light, minimal pieces will be your go-to.

Stacking Jewelry

Yes, you can pair totally different elements – such as dainty rings with statement pieces, or different prints and patterns – but stay along a similar aesthetic (think boho, preppy, feminine, etc.). In fact, you wouldn’t want to simply stack identical rings together. But there are limitations. For example, pairing fine jewelry with costume or super casual pieces can end up looking more cluttered than polished, so don’t stray TOO far from one theme.

As for necklaces, the best looks pair delicate, minimal pieces of different lengths and varying pendants. Here, it’s all about balance. If you’re pairing 3 or 4 necklaces, you don’t want one to steal the show; the goal is to create a uniform look. Do this by mixing pendants of different colors, shapes, and textures, while sticking to a similar aesthetic.

Pairing Jewelry with Beauty

This detail is often overlooked when it comes to picking out the perfect jewelry pieces for an occasion. Create a cohesive overall look by choosing pieces that don’t clash, but enhance. Since I knew I’d be wearing a feminine pink lip, I chose light colored, dainty jewelry. With hand jewelry, it’s important to think about nails: certain nail art may distract from your accessories, while others make it look more polished (no pun intended). White and gold is always a good combo in my book, so I chose to create it with my rings and polish. If you plan on getting a mani with an intricate nail design, you may want to stick to just a bracelet as opposed to several rings.

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