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The 10 Biggest Stories In Fashion This Week

In short, this week was all about NYFW.
Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta  Photo: Imaxtree

Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta  Photo: Imaxtree


Playing It Safe: Banana Republic made its debut at New York Fashion Week and, perhaps wisely, creative director Marissa Webb didn't venture too far onto J.Crew's turf.

Front Row Chit-Chat: From Kanye West's show for Adidas to famous kids (ahem, North West) attending fashion shows, these were the hottest topics at NYFW.

New Beginnings: Peter Copping made his debut at Oscar de la Renta, and while there were some fumbles, we're happy to report that the designer's collection garnered a collective sigh of relief from the fashion crowd.

Déjà Vu: American Apparel's creative director Iris Alonzo was fired from her post for the second time in less than a year. 

Nominees: The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers announced its shortlist on Friday, and it includes 5 designers from the U.S.: Orley, Baja East, Ryan Roche, Andrea Jiapei Li and Ximon Lee. Congratulations! 

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Further reading:

PR Maven: Behind every successful fashion show is one awesome fashion PR firm. Cindy Krupp of Krupp Group discusses how she got into fashion, misconceptions about PR and fashion week preparations in our latest interview.

Sales Boost: Tim Gogol, creative director of Indie Soul, tells us all about having his bikini land the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swim Issue. According to Gogol, it's like "winning the lottery." 

Shitty Hair Moments: We recommend you go to sleep with a beanie from now on, because the beauty backstage at New York Fashion Week was all about elevated hat hair.

Adventures In Wireless Dongles: Senior associate editor (and Fashionista guinea pig) Tyler McCall tracked her physical activity during New York Fashion Week with the help of her Fitbit Charge HR and her wireless dongle. You wouldn't believe how much she walked even in this awful, cold weather.

Fashion Week Profiles: Author and fashion columnist Christina Binkley of Wall Street Journal explains how she goes about choosing stories for a non-fashion publication and attending New York Fashion Week.

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