Style DNA: The Rake Group Fashion Director Esther Quek

[slider_pro id=”1″] Similar to the women at Fashion Week, the men in attendance at the shows are dressed in their finest designer duds. Sightings of men wearing bright colors and mixed prints are proof that women aren’t the only ones having fun with fashion. Nevertheless, one of the most captivating sights during the men’s shows is actually a woman.

COVET: Bionda Castana Maya Sandal

These Bionda Castana Maya corset-style sandals are hard not to fall in love with as soon as you lay eyes on them. The striking bordeaux color, the always attractive cage style, the round retro toe and the all-over tiny stud detail come together to birth a show-stopping shoe. The line, helmed by London designers Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri, is known for its seriously feminine and glamorous shoes adorned with hardware details.

COVET: Basso & Brooke x Cambridge Satchel Company

Basso & Brooke lend their jaw-dropping dizzying digital prints to Cambridge Satchel Company this fall. The result is a decorative capsule collection of bags that feature a mélange of intricate and explosive prints that will surely get you noticed. I can stare at these printed bags all day! Want to get your hands on these kaleidoscopic beauties?

Former Teen Vogue Editor Dresses Up The Camera Strap

“I love customizing things; it’s something I’ve always done,” says SFK accessory designer Sarah Frances Kuhn. “I just never thought I’d be making a living from it.” While the former Teen Vogue accessories editor may be familiar with putting her personal stamp on her vintage and thrift shop clothes and accessories, she never stopped to think about the style potential of her functional camera strap.

Photographer Hana Pesut Gets Couples To Switch Clothes

Vancouver-based photographer Hana Pesut’s dual portrait series, Switcheroo, takes a gender-bending look at street-style fashion by having couples exchange complete looks – all the way down to the shoes and even hairstyles. Her captivating before and after photos challenge the concept of dressing according to gender and they also flirt with the notion of how clothes shape our identity.

Anna Sheffield's Fine Ideas

The last time I sat down with jewelry designer Anna Sheffield in her studio to talk about her metal based punk-inspired jewelry line, Bing Bang, was back in 2006 in her former Williamsburg, Brooklyn space. The contemporary collection, with its unorthodox pairing of sweet and tough was attracting lots of attention from buyers, consumers and the press.

Morgan Parish Nails The Perfect Less-is-More Bag Collection

“You can love fashion and clothes but that’s not necessarily always the path that you were meant to be on,” explains 30-year-old Ayeisha Mesinger, the designer behind the perfect-with-everything bag line Morgan Parish. Following years as a clothing designer working at labels such as Band of Outsiders, where she focused on menswear, Mesinger discovered her calling while searching for the perfect leather tote to suit her yearning for a bag that was functional, durable and, of course, cool.