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2013 - Issue 4 - Fall

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STYLE NICHE FROM LEFT: Shirt ($875), trousers ($875), and shoulder bag ($1,340), Stella McCartney; the Brunello Cucinelli in-store shop at Saks; Champagne jacquard dress, The Row ($6,650). The Great Eight Fashion Diary DESIGNERS MAKE A BIGGER SPLASH IN BOSTON. Jot down these dates for front-row glimpses of the best in fashion. Firmly planted on the style map, Boston now carries even more of the most coveted designers from around the world. This fall Saks Fifth Avenue introduces eight new exclusive designer shops and emerging brands to its Back Bay flagship. "I continue to be impressed by fashionable Boston women," says Gretchen Pace, vice president of Saks Fifth Avenue Boston. "Our inspired collection of modern designers planned for fall will address their fashion needs while pushing boundaries." The renovated designer department is a trove of straight-from-the-runway looks like oversize pastel coats, sinuous pencil skirts, and cashmere separates from the likes of Brunello Cucinelli, Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, Stella McCartney, and The Row. Sought-after Parisian brands including Givenchy, Céline, and Alaïa also offer their latest wares in dedicated shop-in-shops. The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; Both leading designers and local ones will host exclusive events around town this fall. * On September 20, Donna Karan will host a fashion show and cocktail reception at the Museum of Fine Arts. Feminine Frolic BOSTON GLOBE FASHION COLUMNIST TINA SUTTON ON FALL'S TOP TRENDS. What fall styles are you loving? The creative use of pastels. Rochas showed a chocolate-brown top with a pink skirt and sky-blue coat. These are simple silhouettes, made showstopping by the colors. What are you personally coveting? An oversize coat from MaxMara or Stella McCartney. The architectural cut and pastel palette makes them very unusual. What eveningwear inspires you? Having just written a biography of a famous ballerina (The Making of Markova [$39.95; Pegasus]), I'm attracted to the new ballet-inspired looks from Nina Ricci and Dior. 96 * Boston Fashion Week runs from September 27 to October 5. FROM TOP: A powerful pump from Donna Karan ($895); keeping it brief with the Pashli satchel from Phillip Lim ($895); a play on pattern with Beacon gloves from Rag & Bone ($255). * In October Phillip Lim will hold a fashion show and reception at the Institute of Contemporary Art. * Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone will visit Saks Fifth Avenue for an in-store appearance in December. BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 096-BC_S_StyleNiche_Fall13_v2.indd 96 8/5/13 10:42 AM

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