New York City. It’s recognized today as one of the fashion capitals of the world, but it hasn’t always been so revered in the eyes of the fashion industry. In fact, for decades, American fashion took a backseat to French couture. So, what changed? Below, we take a look at how history affected the fate of New York’s runways.

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February 4, 2014

As a product of the 90s, I couldn’t help the nostalgia that ensued after spotting butterfly motifs at Paris Fashion Week (see also: Mariah Carey). While the Spring 2014 trend popped up mostly in hair and makeup, the real star of the show was Jean Paul Gaultier, whose entire couture collection took flight. He even told Vogue, “Life is a butterfly! So all the collection is that!”

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A glimpse of this top trend brought me right back to a time when boys didn’t exist, but braces did – and on a scale of 1 to 10, you were only as cool as the number of butterfly clips on your head. Which means? You can consider this my nostalgia-sick pass to opt out of trying the trend this season.

But not before you check out Vogue for more Gaultier from Paris Fashion Week.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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January 24, 2014

 
The big Spring 2014 runways shows (New York, London, Paris, and Milan) are officially over. Now, after sitting through dozens of shows and poring over hundreds of images, I’ve rounded up the top five trends you should expect to see in the new year.

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October 17, 2013

Ahh, Fashion Month. Twice a year, it turns the streets of Manhattan, Milan, Paris, and London into one big runway where bloggers, socialites, and editors are as highly photographed as the models on the catwalks. Here, five street-style stars to watch out for next season – because February will be here before you know it.

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October 16, 2013

 
From rock ‘n’ roll to candy colors and everything in between, London Fashion Week had something for everyone. Here’s a cheat sheet of the best shows, the hottest trends, and how you can wear them.

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September 26, 2013

Sure, trends come and go – but if the collections at S/S 2014 NYFW taught us anything, it’s that there are a select few fads that have serious staying power.

Just check out these six fashions from last season that, according to the runways, will be back big time next spring.

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September 19, 2013

New York Fashion Week saw its fair share of colors come down the runway, but seafoam green and blush pink were the ones that really caught the Rue team’s eyes. In fact, our Fashion Director and Lead Copy Director have been battling it out over which one will be the color of the season ever since. Check out each of their stances below, then decide for yourself. (As for me, I’m staying impartial. They are my bosses, after all.)

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September 13, 2013

Ah, New York Fashion Week. The time of year when the most stylish come out to play – and we’re not just talking models and designers. From bloggers to socialites to editors, Manhattan turns into one big runway where street style reigns supreme.

Whether you’ve seen it all firsthand or not, copying NYFW’s street-savvy? Totally acceptable. Here, we break down some looks to help you channel your inner fashionista.

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September 11, 2013

Men's Street Style

In and around Lincoln Center this week, guys were all about showing off their boots. To replicate this cold-weather, street-style trend, simply roll up your pants (that goes for jeans and chinos) to right above the tops of your shoes. The best part? This look works whether you’re tall, short, or somewhere in between.

By Alejandro Lopez, Adentro Style

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February 14, 2013

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Looks like we might have the next emerald on our hands. Like autumnal foliage, shades of burnt orange have been popping up on the catwalks left and right. From 3.1 Phillip Lim to Narciso Rodriguez, it seems the warm and utterly rich hue will be a top color for the fall/winter 2013 season.

What do you think of the burnt orange color trend? Share in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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February 14, 2013