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Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Pre-Fall 2013

Pre-Fall collections are upon us and that means it’s time to sharpen your fashion spying skills. If you can’t be part of the circus yourself, there’s no better way than Instagram to see what’s going on in fashion these upcoming weeks as the jetset travel between New York, London, Paris, and Milan. You’ll find backstage shots and front row footage from your favorite designers, models, editors, and beauty teams. Here’s a tip: any variation of the word “pre-fall” is fair game for hashtags (try #prefall, #prefall2013, or #prefall13). So find your faves and let the games begin!

(Photos courtesy of scottlovespalmtrees, louisusthechrist, and Style.com. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Acne Studios Opens in Tokyo

By Jenny Bahn

To the delight of those craving Sweden’s favorite fashion-meets-rock-and-roll brand a little further from home, Acne Studios has just opened their first flagship store in Asia. Located in the Aoyama district of Tokyo, the shop was designed to be a “home within a store.” And who wouldn’t want their home to look like this? Acne, with their signature dusty rose shopping bags, has been routinely able to imbue the feminine with the masculine, and vice versa. Never one to shy away from softer shades, the store works with an adept combination of pastels and faded jewel tones, like a castle left to bleach in the sun. Interior designers, take note.

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Pretty in Pink
This boy did one heck of a job matching his glasses to his collar to his lips, that’s for sure. We love the play on pastels and the pop of delicate color, especially after two months of seeing mostly black coats and jeans wandering around New York City. Winter can be so dull, can’t it? So stock up for spring and summer of 2013 by adding these pink Acne shades to your collection. Or, better yet, go somewhere tropical this winter and wear color to your heart’s content. Oh, and please send pictures. We’ll be living vicariously through you. 
(Photo: Unknown. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Pretty in Pink

This boy did one heck of a job matching his glasses to his collar to his lips, that’s for sure. We love the play on pastels and the pop of delicate color, especially after two months of seeing mostly black coats and jeans wandering around New York City. Winter can be so dull, can’t it? So stock up for spring and summer of 2013 by adding these pink Acne shades to your collection. Or, better yet, go somewhere tropical this winter and wear color to your heart’s content. Oh, and please send pictures. We’ll be living vicariously through you. 

(Photo: Unknown. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Inspiration Station: The Acne Showroom

By Jenny Bahn

Every designer has in their arsenal a few key tools: an inherent aesthetic, a unique point of view, and an openness to global inspiration. They travel, people-watch, scan archives, and read books… anything to inspire the next collection. The designer’s showroom is often a reflection of this, filled with knick-knacks, furniture, yes, even rugs that represent the brand. Last week, while checking out the new SS13 collection at Acne’s NY showroom, I thumbed through their impressive library of books. It may take a bit of time and cash to acquire, but here’s a shortlist of books that are as cool as the brand. I linked some of the these books to eBay so you can begin stocking your cool library sooner than later…

Bob Recine: Alchemy of Beauty by René Ricard, Bob Recine, Mario Sorrenti and Robbie Fimmano

In the American West by Laura Wilson and Richard Avedon

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Carine Roitfled: Irreverent by Carine Roitfled, Olivier Zahm, Alex Wiederin and Cathy Horyn

Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger by Bruce Hackney, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Patrik Schedler and Karlheinz Weinberger

Leigh Bowery by Martin Engler, Rene Zechlin and Leigh Bowery

Not A Toy: Radical Character Design in Fashion and Costume by Atopos and Vassilis Zidianakis

Punk’s Dead by Simon Barker, Michael Bracewell and Greil Marcus

Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by Leonard Koren

Nick Haymes: GABEtm by Gus Van Sant and Nick Haymes

Diana Vreeland After Diana Vreeland by Maria Luisa

You and I by Ryan McGuinley

Lord Snowden Photographs by Koto Bolofo

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton

Lucian Freud Portraits by Sarah Howgate, Michael Auping and John Richardson

Raf Simons: Redux by Francesco Bonami, Peter De Potter, Collier Schorr and Raf Simons

The Lonely Life by Peter Weiermair

Cindy Sherman by Eva Respini, Johanna Burton, Cindy Sherman and John Waters

The Chop Suey Club by Bruce Webber

Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations by Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda