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The top-five fall fashion trends making waves in pop culture


Where it’s at

The top-five fall fashion trends making waves in pop culture

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Techno love Mini to the max Gorgeous graffiti The rave new world Gender benders

Celine
 

Techno love

Romanticism and technology have become the fashion pairing du jour. On Celine’s Fall ’07 runway in Paris, models strutted in futuristically designed dresses featuring Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa’s floral prints. Philips and Swarovski took some cues from Ninagawa and created Heart Beat and Heart Ware, crystal heart-shaped pendants that double as USB drives.

  • Hamilton’s chivalrous electro-pop group Junior Boys recently released a much-touted EP titled The Dead Horse that epitomizes their love of the body electric. Bands that follow the same formula of bass-heavy choruses glazed in lyrics pour l’amour are Norway’s Datarock (with their newly launched Datarock Datarock) and Montreal’s Chromeo (with their debut, Fancy Footwork)—both bound to make your heart beat faster.
  • For the love of your laptop, wrap up your portable PC or iBook in a stylish “furoshiki” cloth wrap by Redmaloo. Dubbed as a kimono for computers, its exquisite patterns will grab the attention of any admirer of Japanese packaging.
 
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D&G
 

Mini to the max

Designer skirts aren’t the only things getting shorter. On the upcoming DVD, the rom-dram Paris Je T’aime, starring, among others, Natalie Portman and Juliette Binoche, takes your traditional feature and divides it into five-minute vignettes created by 18 different directors, including Gus Van Sant and the Coen brothers.

  • Another short but sweet cinema treat is a little film with big stars called The Ten, starring Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder and Adam Brody. The quirkier-than-thou film consists of 10 short stories strangely based on the Ten Commandments.
  • Accommodating our ever-shrinking attention spans, the website www.20ltd.com features 20 limited-edition products at a time, made by 20 different designers—featured contributors include Emilio Pucci and Derek Lam—and shortlisted for the fussiest of shoppers.  Louboutin’s vandalized heels Adidas sneaks get inspired by street art Cassette for summer at flare.com/celebrity
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Marni
 

Gorgeous graffiti

Not since the early ’80s has graffiti made such a cultural impact. Artists such as graf originator Blek le Rat—and, following in his footsteps, Banksy—worked without much attention until last fall, when London’s Sotheby’s sold a canvas piece by Banksy for more than $100,000. The result of such news? Adidas has put out a collection dedicated to the finest street artists in the world, and there’s a now-on-DVD graffiti documentary called Style Wars, depicting the origins of wall vart (vandalism + art) in 1983. Add to that NYC graf legend Claw Money’s new book about her life as a street
artist, Bombshell: The Life and Crimes of Claw Money. Building on the trend, shoe designer Christian Louboutin created a whole line of shoes and bags dedicated to the vandal arts.

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Balenciaga
 

The rave new world

Just when you thought it was safe to say goodbye to glow sticks, rave culture is making a comeback. The resurgence began in London—where else?—at hip U.K. parties such as BoomBox Sundays, where revelers dance to the New Age beats of bands such as New Young Pony Club and Trash Fashion. Trippy, huh? Check out the euphoria for yourself online at www.dirtydirtydancing.com, where man-about-town Alistair Allan posts his snaps of this refreshingly optimistic set.

  • On the fashion front, designer Carrie Mundane has been making noise with her early-’90s-inspired men’s wear line, Cassette Playa (www.cassetteplaya.com), which women are snapping up by the bundles.
  • British Columbia’s indie-music kings You Say Party! We Say Die! and Toronto’s own Crystal Castles have been revamping the rave with a dance/punk/Nintendo-pop sound (with their respective albums, Lose All Time and Untrust Us) that is also catching on faster than you can say neon.
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