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Monday, February 14th 2011

Man Repeller x Shopbop: Part 1 Roundup

Launched less than a year ago, Leandra Medine’s The Man Repeller blog has already managed to catch the eye of some of the biggest names in fashion. All this week, Leandra will be blogging for Shopbop from NYFW.

New York Fashion Week part 1 has ended, but before we start basking in the glory of whatever part 2 promises (I’ve been disappointed with the lack of nether-region inspiration this season), let’s take a look back at some of the man-repelling finest from Shopbop’s favorites. Because nothing is more gratifying than knowing we have, once again, forfeited our licenses to date for the sake of sick fashion.

More fur presented itself at ADAM by Adam Lippes’s runway show. Paired with a chambray oxford and palazzo-esque trouser pants (also in denim), next fall’s Canadian tuxedo is getting a special New York update.

Alexander Wang proved once again how epic his breakthrough designs are. Sunglasses will be attached to our faces by means of a fur band, and sleepwear knickers on steroids will be the accepted mode of dress.

While Thakoon was more about the seamless print mixing and less about embracing a woman’s nether regions, I was delighted to see mullet skirts following us into next fall equipped with none other than plaid puffer jackets. What more could one ask for?

Hole-y tights! Charlotte Ronson took a cue from three decades and paid homage to the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s at her show: ombré oxford blouses, cut-up tights, metallic accents, and some very sweet pant/skirt combinations. He’ll never get it. We won’t care.

And finally, at Cushnie et Ochs, otherwise known as a neutered version of Maison Martin Margiela:

Feathers in topknots suggested Disney inspiration from Peter Pan while button-down oxfords and duty-length skirts guaranteed many a girls’ night.

Until tomorrow, happy man repelling and…Valentine’s Day. I guess.

--Leandra Medine
The Man Repeller

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