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                       the new season
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                       guide      Carryalls, clutches and totes, oh my! From
                                  color pop to fabulous fringing, see this season’s
                                  hottest bags in action in our video, then find
                                  out how to style them in our behind the
                                  scenes shoot. Next, meet French bag designer
                                  Jerome Dreyfuss, whose urban-cool carryalls
                                    make women the world over swoon, and
                                     read our runway edit to discover the seven
                                       key trends that rocked the SS11 shows.
                                         Plus see how much you can fit inside
                                           spring’s oversized styles then overhaul
                                             your makeup bag with our beauty
                                               masterclass. It’s a spring spectacular!
Parachute Silk
  The chicest way to jump into spring? Simply
    slip into a parachute silk gown and see
         your style status soar sky high. A long
          time fashion favorite, it was in 1974,
           when designer Norma Kamali cut a
   whole collection from army surplus silks,
     that the fabric came to fame. Her punk-
     inspired, light-as-air gowns and jumpsuits
     created a directional new look.
    For SS11, the mood is sophisticated and
  super-feminine. At Matthew Williamson,

                                                   Natalie Brewster; Hair: Peter Lux @ Frank; Makeup: Kenneth Soh
                                                   Photographs: Daron Bailey; Art Direction: Nieal Grewal; Styling:
  swirling dresses crafted from parachute silk
  shape up with harness details. Alexander
  Wang’s pared-back looks are the epitome
  of modern minimalism, while Chloé’s
  loose pleated pink skirts are as pretty

                                                   @ Soho; Model: Renee Van Seggern @ Union
  as a ballerina’s. For the chicest statement,
  bring flyaway dresses back to earth with
  a belt, and offset capacious cuts with sharp
  tailoring. And your essential accessory?
  A wind machine of course!

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MarY katrantzou
 “Wearing Mary Katrantzou at my final
 Paris show,” tweets influential fashion
 editor Anna Dello Russo, just a week after
 the dress in question made its London
 Fashion Week debut. And Anna’s not the
 only one who has Katrantzou fever – the
 fashion glitterati are in a spin over her
 intricate pieces. After graduating from
 London’s Central St Martins College of
 Art just over two years ago, Greek-born
 Katrantzou, 28, quickly carved her own
 design niche, with her pioneering trompe
 d’oeil prints. New to NET-A-PORTER,
 this season’s dynamic pieces come in a
 palette of emerald green, lilac and fuchsia.
 “I painted my own rooms and worked
 on them digitally in Photoshop,” she says.
 “I want to see how far I can push the
 boundaries of print.”Her inspiration?
 Vintage copies of Architectural Digest,
 photographer Guy Bourdin, and the
 work of surrealist painter René Magritte.

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neon SiGnS
  The SS11 runways were alive with
  fluorescent shades. Christopher Kane
  leads the pack with his ultra-modern
  take on ladylike lace in popping pink and
  acid green while Christopher Bailey gives
  his signature trench coat a punk luxe
  makeover at Burberry Prorsum with neon
  belts. Whether you go bold and work
  the trend from head to toe or highlight
  neutrals with a flash of fluoro, high-voltage
  color is guaranteed to amp up your style.


      Match your luminous orange lipstick
  1   to your high-vis vest for cycle chic

      Acid yellow nails and a neon belt will
  2   make sure you shine while jogging

      Wear traffic-stopping fluorescent heels
  3   to help you cross a busy junction

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FEET first
 You’ve found the perfect new season heels: prepare to make them
    the focus of every look and get dressed from your shoes up
the                                                                   FEET FIRST

The most flattering way
to work spring’s head-to-
tonal trend? Pick a pair of
sleek nude shoes and team
with a matching cocktail
dress after dark. A metallic
clutch lends the look
contemporary attitude.                                        the
                                                              Give ladylike looks
                                                              an edgy makeover
                                                              with animal-print
                                                              heels. Offset with an
                                                              embellished mini skirt
                                                              and understated sweater
                                                              for nonchalant elegance.
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                               Color block for day with
                               bold heels and pop-bright
                               tailoring. Break the rules
                               and opt for clashing tones
                               of blue, pink and orange for
                               the strongest statement.
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FEET FIRST                                   the                                                     SHOE LOVE
                                             Hot                                                     How to care for
                                             Block heels are your
                                                                                                     your favorite
                                                                                                     shoes in style
                                             shortcut to 1970s chic.
                                             For effortless style, partner                           cobler de jour
                                             with indigo flares or tailored                          Hollywood A-listers
                                             shorts and a sleeveless                                 Angelina Jolie and
                                             blazer. Accessories in tan                              Cindy Crawford trust
                                             and gold work best.                                     Pascale Shoe Repair
                                             SHOP nOw4                                               to revive their
                                                                                                     treasured heels.
                                                                                                     stylish storage
                                                                                                     Pure Nomade Hotel
                                                                                                     Boxes are the chicest
                                                                                                     way to store your shoes –
                                                                                                     stack them in your closet
                                                                                                     or leave them on display.

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                                                                                                     Garance Doré and

             Comfortable and stylish
                                                                                                     keep your brogues in
                                                                                                     shape with Church’s
                                                                                                     classic shoe trees.
             too, strappy wedges are the                                                             church-footwear.com
             perfect foil to maxi lengths,
             which demand to be worn                                                                 choo case

                                                                              imAGeS: Rex FeAtuReS
             with high heels. Offset an                                                              Carry your
             opulent printed skirt with a                                                            heels in first
             white leather tee for                                                                   class style with
             a sporty-luxe spin.                                                                     Jimmy Choo’s
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                                                                                                     shoe case.
                   Sole Man
                      We caught up with Pierre Hardy
                      to talk life, design and inspiration

                                     wenty five years in fashion and Pierre
                                     Hardy is still at the top of his game. The
                                     secret to his success? “A mix of different
                                     focuses,” says Hardy. “Mechanics and
                         structure on one hand and on the other, femininity
                          and movement.” Originally educated in fine art
                           and dance, Hardy’s move into the industry was
                            gradual. “It came to me step by step,” he explains.
                             “First I was doing accessories illustrations for
                             Vanity Fair and Vogue Homme International. Then
                              by chance, I was asked to work on the shoe
                               collections at Dior and Hermès.” He then
                                launched his own label in 1999, and two years
                                 later began the long-term partnership with
                                  Balenciaga that would cement his status as
                                   a directional designer and master craftsman.

                                 CAn yOu reMeMBer THe FIrsT PAIr
Pierre Hardy’s                    OF sHOes yOu DesIgneD?
designs are
influed by art                     “A pair of pointy pumps with a blade
and architecture                   heel in three colors and three heights.
                                  They were really minimal and radical!”
                               yOur sIgnATure sTyle?
                          “I try to simplify the design to an essence. To
                        make it as powerful, clear and sensual as possible
                        while keeping in mind the constraints of anatomy
                        and the feeling of comfort. Creating a new shoe is
about turning these constraints into glamour.                                               sole man
WHO Is THe PIerre HArDy WOMAn?
“she is confident, open minded and body conscious,
versatile and charming. she could be really famous
or your best friend.”
WHAT gOes InTO MAkIng A PAIr OF PIerre
HArDy sHOes?                                                                                jessica biel
“My creative team is really small, with just three
people at the studio. some drawings become a shoe
right away, others take more time while some are
never finished.
HOW DO yOu keeP yOur DesIgns
lOOkIng FresH?
“I’m not crazy about unusual materials
or embellishments. I prefer to play with
simple color blocks, contrasting shapes                                               the
and strong lines.”
yOur sTylIng rules FOr WeArIng
                                                                               pi erre h a rdy
PIerre HArDy sHOes?                                                                fa n c lu b
“Make accessories the starting point of your
look, not the final touch. If you love a specific   ‘‘i like to play with
item, build your outfit around this piece.”
IF yOu Weren’T A sHOe DesIgner WHAT
                                                    simple color,
WOulD yOu Be DOIng?                                 contrasting shapes
“I would be a dancer, a choreographer,
an artist, an architect, a car designer…
                                                      and strong lines”      eva mendez
or a pop singer!”                                             PIerre HArDy

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From summer boots to geisha
platforms, it’s everything
you need to know
                                          WEAR FLATS
                                          AFTER DARK
                                         Strike the perfect balance and
                                         offset high hemlines with luxe
                                         flats. Look to Giambattista
                                         Valli and opt for statement
                                         styles with flashes of color
                                         and metallic embellishment.

                                                                   CUT TO THE CHASE
                                                                  Reset your style dial.
                                                                  Swap fall’s covered-up
                                                                  ankle boots for spring’s
                                                                  must-have cut-out booties.

The most flattering way to
wear spring’s ankle-strap
heels is in a nude hue –
creating the illusion of                                                                   KEEP YOUR
never-ending legs.                                                                         WHITES BRIGHT
                              ADD AN                                                      Nothing looks fresher
                              ORIENTAL TOUCH                                              against sun-kissed skin
                             The wedged shoe is a                                         than white. Wear the
                             vacation essential, updated                                  tone from head to toe
                             for SS11 with a geisha-                                      with a sharp-cut shift
                             inspired platform. Wear                                      and matching heels.
                             this hit new style with
                             cropped kick-flare pants
                             and a loose-fit vest.
                                                                          WALK THE MIDI LINE
                                                                          Midi-heel sandals are big news.
                                                                          Emulate the Stella McCartney
                                                                          runway and team them with a pair
                                                                          of cool 70’s-inspired culottes –
                                                                          a playful alternative to dresses.

                                   CHOOSE ISABEL
                                   Blending Parisian chic with
                                   Americana, Isabel Marant’s
                                   spring collection is at the
                                   top of our style agenda.
                                   Team her slouchy green
                                   boots and signature pointed
                                   stilettos with bare legs
                                   and denim shorts.

                                             BE AN EXTROVERT
 MIX IT UP                                  It’s all about the total
Add interest                                look: channel Anna Dello      MAKE AN EXIT
to pared-back                               Russo and pair look-at-      Attention at the back! Embellished, studded, or
looks with a mixed media shoe.              me shoes with an equally     tied with a bow, no new season shoe collection
From raffia and leather to linen            eye-catching dress. In       is complete without fabulous exit shoes.
and canvas: duel textures are               ADR’s words “fierce is       SHOP tHe StOry4
twice as nice this season.                  a good attitude, be bold.”
               Question Time:
How many sHoes do you own?

                JOUrdAN dUNN                             GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA


                                                   JESSICA STAM

                         pOppy dELEVIGNE

                                                                              LEIGhTON MEESTEr
                                             Three of The
                                             besT pedIcures

heel                                         1
                                                     “Le Meurice Hotel
                                                     Spa in Paris is
                                                     breathtaking. You

                                                     can enjoy a cocktail
                                             in the hotel’s 228 bar after
                                             indulging in the Soul Foot
                                             Therapy pedicure,” says nail
                                             artist Mike Pocock, who
It’s not just about your toes, this season   has worked with Vogue Italia,
                                             Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair.
you need a perfectly polished heel           lemeurice.com

                                                      “Koru Eco Spa on
When Alexander Wang’s                                 Block Island, Rhode
Dakota boots first hit the SS11                       Island,” says founder
runway with a cool cutaway                            of Priti Organics
heel, a new star was born.                   NY Kim D’Amato. “Their
Chic with a utilitarian twist,               amazing Lil’ Guys pedicure
peep-heel boots are the perfect              uses local ingredients,
partner to spring’s off-duty                 such as a lemon and honey
tailoring. And Wang’s not alone,             exfoliating scrub and
Christian Louboutin, Pierre                  includes a divine hot stone
Hardy and Marc by Marc Jacobs                massage.” koruecospa.com;
are all getting in on the act.               pritinyc.com
So prepare to bare, as we ask

three world-renowned nail                            “The Medi-Pedi at
artists where to go for a                            my new salon in
flawless peep-heel pedicure.                         London [opening in
                                                     May 2011] aims to
                                             combine a chiropody
                                             pedicure (skin removal and
                                             buffing) with the best nail
                                             polish,” says nail artist
                                             Sophy Robson, a backstage
                                             runway regular.
                                                        trend flash

Last word:
Effortlessly chic and practical too, our favorite
day to night essentials are here to stay
It is a fashion truth that ballet flats and
not diamonds, as once suggested by a
breathy blonde, are a girl’s best friend. First
popularised by screen idols Audrey Hepburn
and Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, it was an
off-duty Kate Moss, barely photographed out
of her chic black flats, who reacquainted us
with them over the last decade. SS11 delivers
every color, fabric and finish, taking our
obsession to a new level and proving these
basics are anything but boring.
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