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    Fashion Style Tip: Rain Poncho

    März 24th, 2015

    An amped up iteration of outerwear, this slick poncho from rainwear specialist, Wanda Nylon features a glossy patent finish. With draped cropped sleeves, high collar and a hoodie you can easily team this great over-sized fit with everything from casual day looks to sultry cocktail dresses.

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    The Top 9 Fashion Collars

    März 20th, 2015

    For starters: a collar of a shirt, blouse or dress is the part of the garment that fits around the neck. It could be a separate piece of fabric or detached to the garment.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of fashion collars a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable fashion collars in great detail.

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    1_High-break Collar

    The breakpoint of a collar determines whether a collar is low-break, high-break or standard-break. The breakpoint of a collar is the point where the collar is folded over. This is usually also where the first button of the garment is located. On a high-break collar the first button is closer to the chin and higher up along the neck than on a garment with a standard-break collar.

    2_Peter Pan Collar

    A Peter Pan collar is a soft, flat collar with rounded corners worn by women between 1900 and 1920. The name ‘Peter Pan collar’ originates in a collar worn by Maude Adams, when she played Peter Pan in the Broadway musical ‘Peter and Wendy’. Today, Peter Pan collars are mostly found in children’s fashion.

    3_Shirt Collar

    A shirt collar is the collar attached to women’s or men’s dress shirts. There are stiff and soft collars depending on if they are starched or not. Most collars on shirts are stand-up or turn-over collars which hide the neckband of ties and bow ties.

    4_Stiff Collar

    A stiff collar is a collar that is reinforced or stiffened to make it stand up higher and therefore look more formal. Collars can be stiffened with starch, a stiff layer of extra fabric in between the two outer layers of the collar or collar stays. Collar stays are strips of metal, wood or plastic that are rounded on one end and pointed on the other to perfectly fit specially stitched pockets on the underside of a shirt’s collar. Collar stays can be sewn into the collar or removable. A stiff collar looks more elegant than a soft collar and is worn to formal events or with a business suit.

    5_Waterfall Collar

    A waterfall collar is a collar found on jackets, blouses and cardigans that is draped from the neck and “falls” to the bottom of the garment. The collar is made with more fabric than necessary resulting in overlapping and draping of the fabric and gives this collar it’s name and can make it look like the wearer is wearing a shawl or scarf. Garments with a waterfall collar may have a belt but usually do not have any other kind of closure.

    6_Straight Collar

    The straight collar is the most common collar found on men’s shirts especially in the business world. It is a simple stiff spread collar and can be worn with many different types of ties and knots due to its universal spread width. The four-in-hand is the perfect tie knot for this kind of collar.

    7_Pierre Cardin Style Collar

    A Pierre Cardin style collar is a wide collar used in women’s fashion. It is a stiff collar that is folded over and lies flat on the collarbone close to the shoulder. This kind of wide collar makes the wearer’s neck look slender and therefore more elegant and feminine.

    8_Soft Collar

    A soft collar is a collar that is not stiffened in any way. It consists of a double layer of fabric without any collar stays, starching or any extra stiffening layers of fabric in between the two outside layers. Soft collars are considered more casual and are not worn to any formal events.

    9_Standard-break Collar

    The breakpoint of a collar determines whether a collar is low-break, high-break or standard-break. The breakpoint of a collar is the point where the collar is folded over. This is usually also where the first button of the garment is located. On a standard-break collar the first button of a men’s shirt is located 1-2 inches above the collarbone.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Diana Vreeland?

    März 17th, 2015

    Diana Vreeland, was a well-known fashion editor who lived from 1903 to 1989.

    Must known fashion person #47: Diana Vreeland

    Vreeland was well known as a fashion icon during the 20th century. In 1965, the fashion editor who not only worked for the fashion magazines Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue but also for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

    If you’d like to learn more useful fashion terminology just click yourself through our fashion dictionary or download our app on iTunes: ‘FAD – The ultimate Fashion Dictionary’.

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    Fashion Style Tip: Draped suede coat

    März 16th, 2015

    This beautiful draped suede coat is essential for the upcoming season. Cut in the same timeless silhouette as the brand’s iconic trench coats, it’s ideal for layering over tailoring or knitwear.

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    Fashion Accessory: Miu Miu Leather Tote

    März 13th, 2015

    Miu Miu’s designs are timeless and elegant. This mini red leather tote is finished with silver-tone hardware accents for an effortless contrast. Carry it by the top handles or wear it cross-body to complete everyday looks.

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    High Fashion Trend 2015: Piazza – No or Go?

    März 10th, 2015

    It was an art-influenced show where the label Piazza Sempione shifted gears and focused on the rich, well-made staples that the brand is known for. What do you think – NO or GO?

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