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Topshop x Adidas Originals are Brightening Up Your Gym Kit

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Before you give in and let your New Year's resolution routines slow down a little, there is a new line to pick you right up and back on the treadmill as the eagerly awaited Topshop x Adidas Originals collaboration launches on March 20.

The high street giant tweeted an excited link to the site, telling fans of the infamous sportswear label to get ready for the 20-piece collection that will be released in-store and on the website, available worldwide.

Delving into the Adidas archives, the two brands have come up with a collection that reimagines vintage designs with a fresh twist. There will be a real emphasis on femininity throughout the collection with a fresh, spring palette that can be worn in the gym or simply out and about.

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Loose tanks featuring a floral Adidas logo feature alongside tailored sweatpants and soft cotton sweatshirts in dove greys and peach melba hues, as well as retro-style running shorts perfect for any holiday wardrobe. With prices starting at £25 for clothing up to £90 for the collaborative footwear styles including Tech super trainers.

No excuse to wear that old T-shirt and leggings combo at the gym from now on then.

Sign up to get updates on Topshop x Adidas Originals on Topshop.com now.

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Anu Raina Designs in a Toronto State of Mind

Anu Raina 1Toronto-based designer Anu Raina will be showing her eponymous World MasterCard Fashion Week collection in the Studio on Friday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. It’s not the most prestigious of locales or timeslots, but those who aren’t yet decided on attending the Fall 2014 shows can reconsider their decision after hearing of Raina’s inspiration.

Like the vision behind her popular Toronto subway scarf, Raina is again set to channel her favourite city, paying homage with a collection that focuses on the rich hues and textures of Toronto’s autumn season. Entitled T.O², the lineup will include signature prints featuring original artwork of city-inspired imagery.

“In this collection of prints, I sought to recapture the joyful experience of falling in love with Toronto,” says Raina. “The rich memories of my first fall here have been a great source of inspiration for me. I recall an experience beyond words, where it seemed someone had filled a bucket with warm hues and splashed it across the city.”

Woven together by a common thread of black, the palette is punctuated by Malachite green, ochre, cobalt blue, prunes, purples and teals, inspired by the changing colours of nature and the passive-but-pervasive backdrop of the city’s signals and signs. Raina’s trademark prints feature stylized and abstract city scenes, including fall on Lake Ontario, gleaming high-rises, downtown at night, rides on “The Rocket” and long walks around North York.

I have only seen sketches of what’s to come — one of which is included here — but expect this collection to be a real flag-waving gem that will embody the changing nature and backdrop of fashion week’s host city.

Image via Anu Raina Designs

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Season 2 of The Face Premieres Tomorrow Night: Meet Amanda Gullickson, theFashionSpot’s Exclusive Model Blogger

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Image: The Face/Oxygen

We've been obsessed with The Face ever since we first learned that supermodel Naomi Campbell was launching a new modeling reality show. In anticipation of the Oxygen Network series' second season premiere (airing tomorrow, on Wednesday, March 5 at 10 ET), we're excited to announce that we'll be hosting an exclusive weekly blog from one of the contestants, model Amanda Gullickson

We asked Gullickson to tell us a little bit about herself in a video selfie, which you can see for yourself here. The 18-year-old South Carolina girl has been modeling for the past couple of years and is currently signed with Next Los Angeles. (Here's a little feature on Gullickson in WWD; you can also check out her tFS forum thread.) She tells us that she auditioned for The Face at the suggestion of her mother agency in Charlotte, Evolution: "I went to the casting and everything just fell into place."

This season, industry legends Lydia Hearst and Anne V join Campbell as mentors to the twelve contestants; photographer and television personality Nigel Barker will his role as host. The winner will become the face of Frédéric Fekkai for the beauty brand's 2014 national ad campaign and receive a spread in the July issue of ELLE magazine. 

Check back after tomorrow's premiere to get Amanda's exclusive take on the episode. 

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Image: The Face/Oxygen

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Chanel Carbs, Kendall Jenner and Everything Else You Need to Know About Today’s Nutso Chanel Supermarket Show

Karl Lagerfeld's Fall 2014 Chanel collection walked the runway earlier today and for those of us who woke up to the odd runway imagery trickling out of Paris, there's a lot to process. Last season, the Chanel show was set at an art gallery; this time, the German designer took his collection to the supermarché, a move which embodies the art vs. commerce dilemma at the heart of fashion (and at the heart of Lagerfeld's career as a designer). 

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Image: IMAXtree

The Chanel designer is known for his spectacular sets (for example: at his Pre-Fall collection in January, Lagerfeld created a Dallas rodeo and seated guests in parked cars, like at a drive-thru), but this season, more than ever, the elaborate setting dominated the show. Below, we try to wrap our minds around all the branded products stocking the Chanel supermarket shelves, the supermodel shoppers browsing its aisles — and yes, some of the fashions, too. 

  • Tweed Soda comes in eight flavors: Lemon, Orange, Tropical, Energy, Mint, Tea, Cola and Cola Light. 
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Image: IMAXtree

  • I bet Chanel parsley never gets stuck in your teeth.
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Image: IMAXtree

  • The Chanel store even carries super chic carbs, branded with the house's interlocking Cs logo.
  • Those of you with a heart will be relieved to hear that none of this food will go to waste. The Times fashion editor Laura Craik reports that all edible produce will be donated to charity:
  • So now, a bit about the show. Cara Delevingne opened it. ​
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Image: IMAXtree

  • She also closed it.
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Image: IMAXtree

  • Her buddy Rihanna attended and sat front row; girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez was reportedly also seated in the front row.
    Here's a photo of Rihanna, Delevingne and another Chanel model, Joan Smalls, riding around the set in shopping carts after the show:
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Katie Eary Teams Up with River Island’s Design Forum

Rising star of street couture, Katie Eary, has become the latest young designer to begin a collaboration with River Island’s Design Forum. Breaking the boundaries between runway and high street, the idea is to promote up-and-coming design talent to the masses at a fraction of the price. The River Island capsule collections are always a lot more purse-friendly, which is perfect for mixing and matching a few designer-feeling pieces rather than just investing in one.

Previous collaborators include Eudon Choi and Joseph Turvey. All these designers have different signatures, but are completely capable of creating a capsule collection that is on-brand with the River Island consumer.

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Eary set up her own label after working at Levi's and initially studying at the Royal College of Art. She’s making her high street debut by teaming up with River Island on the 18-piece collection, and is known for her glamorous streetwear signature, which, of course, can also be felt throughout this high street collaboration. 

Think vibrant animal prints, a plethora of bleached denim and boho-feeling fringe covering a range of must-have summertime pieces and accessories. Highlights include the Black Fringed Underarm Bag (above left) £120 and the Lizard Print Eyelit Top £45.

The collection is available now at River Island online with prices ranging between £20 and £120. 

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British TV Chef Nigella Lawson is UK Vogue’s April Cover Subject (Forum Buzz)

UK Vogue released its April cover this morning via its website. The cover features British TV chef and recent tabloid subject, Nigella Lawson, wearing a jade green lace Burberry Prorsum dress, photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg.

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.CO.UK

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.CO.UK

TheFashionSpot forums are divided with this particular cover (which is the reason why I love reading the forums so much).

"I admit I had to google her to find out who she is. And I think she looks better here than in every single picture I found of her on Google. I don't now, something about this is so dull and awkward. And the fact that there is not a single eye-catching, interesting tagline on the cover either makes me think this must be one hell of a boring issue," wrote Pyslocke.

Nepenthes also had no clue as to who Nigella Lawson was, "I had to google her too but she looks beautiful. It's a pretty solid cover. I only wish they had done something similar with Daria for March. Would have been much more interesting," he wrote.

"Huge fan of Nigella and I'm loving this cover!" exclaims justaguy.

MON seemed to be pleased that Vogue chose a new cover subject: "I was so happy when I saw her name on the thread! I am really pleased with the cover. Very beauty. The color scheme is perfect too. Finally it's not Cole, Beckham, or any celebrity Vogue UK is obsessed with."

Check a preview of Nigella's shoot and join the discussion here.

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