Pitti Uomo 2017 Street Style

Men’s international fashion festivals continued this week with Pitti Uomo, one of the most important platforms for new men’s clothing collections. Based in the fashion mecca of Florence, Italy, the fair saw contributions from leading brands showcasing their upcoming catalogues.

While the main focus of the 4 day event are the lines of clothing on display, the excitement is often also found on the streets, where stylish men show off their personal styles. We’ve rounded up our favourite looks from some of these dapper dons and trendy tastemakers.

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Vintage-style blazers and suit jackets made a big appearance, the signature look that seemed to dominate the street scene.

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Bright hues, classic prints and patterns and delicate details were also on display.

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In addition to the more classic looks, there was a surge of more modern trends that define the new breed of cool streetwear.

For more on this year’s edition of Pitti Uomo, and to view more style galleries, visit http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/uomo.html.

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London Fashion Men’s Highlights 2017

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Last weekend, designers and fashion enthusiasts came together to celebrate London’s Fashion Week Men’s. Eye-catching collections were on full display as some of the most forward thinking designs blazed the runway. From Songzio’s contemporary new wave, to Koshino’s imaginative outerwear, and Vivienne Westwood’s eclectic “Ecotricity” line, we highlight some of our favourite collections from the 4 day event.

SONGZIO

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Songzio is synonymous with the emblematic black suit. Based in Seoul and Paris, the menswear brand displayed elegant and modern styles that captured the essence of timeless style. Simple lines and artful texture expertly combined to create an aura of delicate, understated masculinity.

MICHIKO KOSHINO

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Koshino’s inflatable coats and oversized pieces were the signature of this collection. Each piece featured bold silhouettes and a futuristic design, which are the epitome of fashionable experimentation.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

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Vivienne Westwood showcased her distinctive vision with an eclectic collection full of bold colours and edgy designs. On her runway, men wore dresses, skits and colourful jumpers, blurring conventional fashion and gender lines.

For the full wrap up of the fashion week and more collections, visit: http://www.londonfashionweekmens.com/

Best of Golden Globes Fashion

When it comes to Golden Globes fashion, glamor is the word. Last night, the stars came out decked in their designers best. Here we highlight some of our favourite looks for the 74th annual award show.

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Emma Stone was ethereal in an elegant Valentino gown, delicately overlayed with metallic stars. Soft and feminine, she was the epitome of effortless perfection.

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Lily Collins was exquisitely regal in a Zuhair Murad couture ball gown. The soft, feminine dress paired nicely with bold lips for a romantic and breathtaking look.

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Ruth Negga confidently shone in a metallic, structured Louis Vuitton. The futuristic dress was perfectly suited for her frame and dazzling in all the right ways.

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Mandy Moore was breathtaking in a cleavage-baring sheer gown by Naeem Khan. Her Grecian-style look was the epitome of graceful, striking glamour.

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Blake Lively was fierce perfection in a  classy, plunging black Atelier Versace gown. The chain-mail trim perfectly enhanced the curve accentuating number.

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One of our fave funny gals, Issa Rae was seriously stunning in a white, Christian Siriano dress, the quintessential example of simple yet classy.

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Priyanka Chopra struck gold in a stunning hand embroidered Ralph Lauren statement gown. Adorned with shimmering sequins and glass beaded details, this dress dazzled the red carpet.

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Riley Keough stood out in a unique, geometrically inspired Chanel gown. The silver detailing made for an eye-catching contrast against the soft black fabric.

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Michelle Williams was elegant and on trend in a lace, off the shoulder Louis Vuitton dress. The choker accessory was the perfect addition for the delicate number.

What did you think of our picks? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Relaunching Under New Administration

Beyond the Rack Members,

After several months of structural changes, Beyond the Rack is now officially relaunching under new management. We will continue to offer the same caliber of luxury products, fashion, accessories, and home essentials, but with several improvements to our customer experience, courtesy of:

◆ New management and ownership
◆ Now accepting Visa, MasterCard and PayPal
◆ Special events and product discounts
◆ Improved shipping & more products in stock

Moving forward, we will be communicating a variety of company updates to keep our members informed on Beyond the Rack’s new direction. Please stay tuned as we work diligently to ramp-up operations.

Our first initiative will be the liquidation of millions of dollars in inventory over the next 2-3 weeks. We are selling stock below cost in order to make room for new events in September.

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7 Women Designers Who Changed the Face of Fashion

7 Women Designers Who Changed the Face of Fashion

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we’re honoring the women who’ve blazed trails in the fashion world and changed the industry as we know it. Read on for a look at 7 of our favorite female designers who’ve influenced fashion forever.

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Jeanne Lanvin
Lanvin began as a children’s clothing label, after making clothes for her daughter that were so beautiful, a number of wealthy people began requesting copies for their own children. Soon, though, mothers began requesting similar designs for themselves, and within a few years the business had grown to include womenswear, perfume and home design, making Lanvin the first designer to see the potential of a lifestyle brand.

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
Chanel’s influence today is as strong as ever, as the house she founded remains one of the most coveted and respected labels in the world. She introduced what are now staples of sportswear into womenswear, in part, by borrowing from the vocabulary of menswear, setting an early bar for equality in the fashion world..

Madame Gres
Madame Grès
Classically trained in sculpture, Grès became a leading French couturier of her generation and costume designer, best known for her classically inspired floor-length pleated gown, and has been referred to as “the master of the wrapped and draped dress.”

Prada
Miuccia Prada
The scope of Prada’s designs – from the nylon handbags in the mid ’80s that made her famous to her critically acclaimed fifties-inspired collection – is truly an inspiration. With a strong eye for design and trend, as well as her astute business sense, she will remain an iconic designer for decades to come.

Diane VonFurstenberg
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It goes without saying that Fürstenberg was instrumental in revolutionizing womenswear with the introduction of her classic wrap dress – but her work as the CFDA’s president, nurturing young talent and helping to set healthier standards within the industry, truly set the standard for empowered women designers everywhere.

Vivienne Westwood
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Thanks to Westwood, modern punk and new wave fashion made a strong mainstream appearance, with bold classic style that’s here to stay. Without her, safety pin shirts, sky-high platforms, plaid pants, and of course, expertly draped details would not be such timeless trends.

Karan
Donna Karan
As the role of women in the workforce really began to gain momentum, with more women rising to the top of the career ladder, ladies’ workwear staples became more refined. Karan was responsible for developing stylish everyday career looks that were comfortable and gave off an aura of power – clothes that Karan, as a career woman and mother, would also want to wear.

Top Red Carpet Trends: Oscars 2016

Last night’s Oscars awards ceremony set the stage for another year of red carpet glamour! Read on for the details of this year’s fashion highlights and the top trends rocked by your favorite celebs.

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All-white gowns have always been a classic Oscars look, and this year was no exception. Lily Cole updates a classic silhouette with a feminine yet futuristic pearlescent ballgown, Priyanka Chopra looks stun in a sheer and lace mermaid dress, Rooney Mara looks lovely as ever in a bold vintage-inspired look with unexpected details, and Olivia Wilde goes avante-garde in a structured Grecian gown featuring a plunging neckline and flared shoulder details.

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Of course there was a dark side to last night’s Oscars fashion. Jennifer Garner flaunts her toned physique in an asymmetrically-structured Valentino gown, Kelly Ripa‘s simple silhouette screams glamour with its delicate details, Dorith Mous goes gothic chic with a high lace neckline and mountain of black tulle, and Jennifer Lawrence throws it back in style with a gorgeous 1920’s look.

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What would the Hollywood festivities be without a bit of glitz and glamour? Naomi Watts rocks a strapless jewel-tone look with beaded details and diamond collar, Margot Robbie stands strong in a shimmering gold ensemble featuring a plunging neckline, Saoirse Ronan stays true to her Irish roots with a luxurious, fully-beaded emerald gown, and Roshumba Williams shines bright like a diamond with a glimmering silver gown featuring a high neckline and contrasting strap details.

What were your favorite fashion moments of the evening? Leave us a note in the comments, and get your favorite looks with Oscars-inspired dresses and evening ensembles on our site today!

Best & Worst Dressed of the Grammy Awards 2016

With last night marking the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, we tuned in to watch our favorite artists and performers get props for their outstanding talents and achievements. Unlike some of the stuffier award ceremonies, the musical crowd goes a little wilder with their wardrobe selections, for better or worse. Read on for some of the fashion hits and misses from last night’s show.

THE HITS
BEST DRESSED
Fresh face Lianne La Havas makes her red carpet debut in a stunning golden chartreuse gown, nude t-strap pumps, and classic up-do. Bella Hadid goes simple, but not understated, in a slinky black tie front dress featuring a dramatic neckline, cut-out sides, and subtle embellishments. We love her demure center part hairstyle paired with a perfect smoky eye. Chrissy Teigen shows that you can still look glamorous while rocking a bump, with a perfectly structured dress and a tonal lace cape for a delicate touch of texture.

LADY GAGA
But of course, Lady Gaga stole the show with her lively tribute to David Bowie with flaming red hair, a heavily embellished vibrant blue dress featuring a daring side slit, and glittery eye makeup to complete the look. Who better to honor one of pop music’s most enduring legends?

THE MISSES
WORST DRESSED
Hold up. Did Joy Villa, Jacqueline Van Bierk, and Z LaLa call each other before getting ready for the red carpet to coordinate their hideous outfits? Or are they simply trolling us all by ironically wearing last season’s teen goth castaways from Hot Topic? Either way, if the intent was to bewilder and confuse, then we’ve gotta say, well-played, ladies, well-played.

Did you tune in to the Grammy’s last night? Let us know your favorite looks and moments in the comments below!

Makeover Monday

Edgy With A Dash Of Glamour: #MakeoverMonday

Makeover Monday makes another comeback with Stacey from our merchandising department! We gave her a glamorous makeup, hair and outfit revamp with a modern, edgy twist. Read on for the rundown on how you can achieve the look at home!

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First, we started with a mid-high ponytail, separating into two sections and twisting them down. 2016 is all about updating classic trends and expecting the unexpected!

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For makeup, we accentuated her fine bone structure with a base foundation, blush, and some light contouring with highlighter and bronzer.

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Next, we made her eyes pop with a few swipes of shadow, using a darker transition color at the crease with a bit of subtle shimmer on the lid and and a highlight just on the brow bone.

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To really open up the eye area, we applied a touch of shimmering highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes as well as using a light beige pencil along the waterline.

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Next, we really emphasized the look with copper eyeshadow under the eye, and a brown liner on the top lid, followed by faux lashes and a generous dose of mascara.

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Finally, we enhanced her eyebrows for an extra structured look and sealed the deal with a scene-stealing purple lipstick.

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To complement the bold look of Stacey’s makeup, we paired a crisp pleated black jumpsuit featuring faux leather lapel details with gold geometric statement earrings and a fun bangle.

The finished look? Punchy yet polished, fun and totally office-appropriate. This outfit transitions seamlessly from the boardroom to a cinq-à-sept with the girls. Best of all? You can shop her look on the site today!

Tracy Porter

Poetic Wanderlust With Tracy Porter

Add a warm bohemian vibe to any room of your home with Tracy Porter‘s collection of bedding, dinnerware, rugs and décor, new to BTR Home!

Tracy Porter Style

Tracy Porter’s signature globally-inspired, emotionally-engaging designs capture a spirited blend of modern and soulful. From home décor to fashion, Tracy offers the world an enchanting fantasy. Her exuberant colors and pattern combinations offer an element of surprise as they are layered with whimsical flirty touches, as well as vintage and folkloric elements all kissed with a bit of bohemian elegance.

Boho Chic Style

Tracy’s enthusiastic message paired with her easygoing style have garnered her a following that spans women of all ages who crave a stylish voice, encouraging them to be true to themselves and follow their passions. Her soulful approach to living in the countryside with her husband and business partner, John, and their four rascally boys, continues to inspire her design process.

Poetic Wanderlust

As a style expert, Tracy has appeared on numerous television shows, including Oprah, HGTV and E!Style. Tracy has also been featured in multiple magazines including O, House Beautiful, ELLE, Traditional Home, Better Home & Gardens, Family Circle and many others. Tracy also written numerous lifestyle books and is currently writing her next home design book.

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