Best of Basics | DE SMET Fall-Back T-Shirt

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As we embark on our second year, I want to reintroduce you to DE SMET.

Representing a lifestyle of conscious, finespun luxury, DE SMET begins as a dialogue between purist fabrics and their natural surroundings. With one new style released each month, we believe in building a wardrobe through slow, organic accumulation, culminating in an entire collection presented over the course of one year.

This month’s DE SMET style defines refined ease with an update to your basic t-shirt. Available in Starch white tencel cotton jersey, this redefined wardrobe staple is a statement of practical elegance and refined leisure.

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Editorial Eclipse: Introducing Viden

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I’m not sure if you noticed lately, but Totokaelo has really been upping its editorial game. The overall art direction has been awe-inspiring, to say the least. My latest favorite is an editorial featuring New York based brand Viden. The use of color is subtle yet bold. The juxtaposition of the soft blurry photos and the high-contrast black and white imagery feels fresh. The clothes are the centerpiece of the story; oversized silhouettes and elevated basics that every woman can wear.

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View the full editorial and shop the looks at Totokaelo.

Photography: Ryan Willms | Art Direction: Lauren Shooster | Styling: Alison Mazur @ ACN Studio | Model: Liisa Winkler | Hair and Makeup: Yuhi Kim | Casting: Nicola Kast

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Editorial Eclipse: Fashion Revolution

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SUITED Magazine shows how fashionable sustainability actually is in this month’s editorial entitled Fashioning a Movement. Stylist Renata Gar piles on layers of clothing from sustainable designers including Kowtow, Lauren Manoogian, Paris Georgia Basics and shoes by Suzanne Rae. Does the nomadic feeling of the imagery hint at a lifestyle we may have to adopt because of environmental impacts of the fashion industry? In a world where fast fashion prevails and stores introducing new styles weekly, sustainable fashion can often sound like a dirty word.
What most consumers don’t realize is the power they hold with their dollar. You vote for change through every dollar you put into the fashion industry. If you continue to spend your money at fast fashion retailers, they will continue to over produce more clothing that end up in landfills. Choosing to invest in clothing made by workers who make a living wage, shows your support for a growing, sustainable fashion industry. SUITED sat down with Shivam Punjya, US ambassador of Fashion Revolution (a global movement and non-profit organization who believes in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure) to discuss the importance of sustainability in fashion. Read the full article here.

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French Trench Style

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The rain from Paris fashion week has shifted to New York, and we have plenty of French trench style to inspire us, thanks to Phil Oh. He captured the glitterati donning their best overcoats and stepping up the layering game. Coats over jackets over shirts over knits, anything goes. From avant-garde to menswear inspired, the outerwear staple of the season has never looked better.

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View more Paris Fashion Week street style at Vogue.com.

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Weekly Instagram Selects

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With all of the sunny weather we’ve been having here in New York, I can’t help but dream of new sunnies. The styles from the Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow collaboration are at the top of my list. @thedreslyn

Sometimes details are enough to set the tone for a collection. The Fall 2017 Beaufille collection is summed up nicely with this detailed image of the contrast stitched trench coat. @jessifrederick

Spring is on everyone’s mind, so when a white poplin dress exudes your exact mood, you take notice. @frankieandclo

Simplicity is best, both in fashion and at home and the master of such stylings is renting out her Brooklyn apartment for March and April. She took full advantage of instagram’s new swipe left feature, nicely done. @ashleyhelvey

This new Greenpoint, Brooklyn shop styled this table top still life fit for an 18th century painting. @thegreateros_

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