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Chadwick Bell started designing his namesake collection in 2007 with childhood friend-turned-business partner, Vanessa Webster. The 27-year-old California native has since presented a series of collections praised for their clean, polished sophistication. His most recent spring 2010 line-up consisted of sharply tailored suits, tulle-detailed pencil skirts, and eel skin dresses that stood on just the right side of sexy versus vulgar. We recently visited Bell's New York showroom and fell in love with his ginkgo leaf prints and handmade accessories—braided leather belts and beaded chiffon necklaces. Click the image below to view the complete collection.
After a whirlwind month of jam-packed action at 2010 Spring Fashion Week, the runway shows have finally come to an end. While we eagerly await everyone's creations to hit stores, feast your eyes on all of the highlights from the fashion festivities . . .
Paris Fashion Week has come to a close, but its styles are likely to inspire for many months to come. While some styles are definitely for show — check out Louis Vuitton's dramatic look here, for instance — others are refreshingly easy to re-create at home. More than a few designers opted for simple, low-key looks that make the most of what you've already got. Read on to see some of the wonderful and wildest looks from the week.
Dries Van Noten added unexpected extras to his signature collection of print-heavy, ethnic pieces for spring 2010—covetable jeweled necklaces and cuffs. Multi-strand beaded chokers were layered with graphic Tetris-like vertical pendants and oversized crystals, coordinating with bracelets made of the same gold, silver, black, and emerald cubes mixed with round pearls and faceted crystals.