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The 50 Autocomplete States


The 50 Autocomplete States. Love how gay South Carolina is! [LaughterKey]

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's Downtown Sixbey is back! But, oh no, Carson Daly was in another hot air balloon crash, this time with Usher and Shakira.
Swoon! [RatsOff]

kimkyawn.gifKim Kardashiyawn. [TallWhitney]

Penispans.com: Inside one woman's struggle to bake PG cakes with her novelty penis pan. [TheHairpin]

Pantone-LEAD.jpg Panto'N'Roll: your new favorite Pantone Meme! [ItsNiceThat]

tumblr_mhrnhawGyt1rhi0rbo1_500.jpg I feel so blessed! [FYeahDementia]

Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis Wants to Tickle Your, Um, Fancy


Since the Scissor Sisters announced their indefinite hiatus at a London show last October the "Let's Have a Kiki" band members have been off working on projects of their own. Guitarist Del Marquis teamed up with Boys Choir of Harlem alumnus Xavier to record a new mixtape, Tickle, available for free download on Del's website. We've got the world premiere of the video for the über-sexy lead track, a cover of Jermaine Jackson's 1982 ditty "Let Me Tickle Your Fancy." The duo chose director Robin Comisar for his gritty, unpolished reel, and he delivered one sexy, '80s-inspired fantasy scene involving a disrobing tennis pro (whom you may recognize as a go-go boy from Daniel Nardicio's underwear parties) and an unlikely voyeur. Enjoy!

Marc Jacobs Is the Creative Director of Diet Coke

Marc Jacobs is the new creative director of Diet Coke, which means he'll be in charge of ads and package redesign. His ads (unsurprisingly, thankfully) will feature shirtless male models (and Marc himself) dealing with exploding cans of soda, like the one above. We couldn't be happier. [via The Cut]

And here's the full commercial for David Beckham's underwear line for H&M. You're welcome. [via The Cut]

zeeelbaz.pngJoe Zee, the creative director at Elle, is writing a book! He sold a still-unnamed style guide to St. Martin's Press. [via WWD]

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 11.50.55 AM.pngHere's the first look at the new WSJ magazine. The big fashion theme of the issue? White. [via The Cut]

screen-shot-2013-02-06-at-10-27-22-am.pngEditorialist, the maybe-going-to-launch project that Kate Lanphear was rumored to do post-Elle, has officially launched. The site is an editorial/e-commerce mash-up and while Lanphear isn't an editor, she did style one of the spreads. [via Fashionista

john-galliano-runway-paris-fashion-week-springsummer-2011-2.jpegJohn Galliano is probably styling the Oscar de la Renta runway show and making small design tweaks. So that's what he's been doing there. [via Fashionista]

;-1.jpegAccording to British tabloids Georgia May Jagger and Carla Delevingne rent an apartment together. And thus, every straight man's fantasy became a reality. [via The Cut]

markus-lanz-hosts-first-wetten-dass-4.jpegKarl Lagerfeld has asleep behind the wheel and gotten in accidents because of it not once, but twice. That's why he no longer drives. [via Fashionista]

Explore Paris' Music and Nightlife Scenes Through the Eyes of a Local

claire_zarnitsky_parisphoto640.jpgEach week in our brand-new column, "No Sleep Till...," we'll be talking to cool kids around the globe, asking them to fill us in about the bands, DJs, music venues and night spots they and their friends are obsessing over. Next time you visit their home city, leave your Fodor's and Lonely Planet guides behind and go party like a local instead. (And, yes, if you're scratching your head about why the column's name is spelled like a cash register, well, that's just our nod to the Beastie Boys.)

Claire Zarnitsky


Where do you live?
Paris. (Montmartre/Pigalle.)

What do you do there?
I'm the co-founder and operations director of a creative studio called Maison Nue and I have a luxury jewelry brand called De la Forge with the designer Maëlle de la Forge that produces collections made entirely in France and that try to offer a distinctive aesthetic.

What French bands or DJs do you think should be on everyone's radars?
I really like the electronic DJs Mr. Flash and Calcium along with House/UK garage producer Mad:AM, who's on Maison Nue's record label. As for bands, you should check out up-and-coming Pop/New Wave bands Lescop, La Femme and Paradis, all from Paris.

Where are the best places to see live music in Paris?
To see live music in Paris, go to Social Club on Tuesday, Wednesday or particularly Thursday, to the Rex Club (where the best DJs from everywhere around the world play when they are in Paris) and to the Nouveau Casino.

What about favorite bars or nightclubs?
My favorite nightclubs to dance all night with friends are Le Baron, Chez Moune, Silencio and Le Tigre. When starting your night, the best is l'Inconnu in the 10th arrondisement or le Rosa Bonheur at Les Buttes Chaumonts.

What does your perfect night out in Paris look like?
My perfect night out would begin with a dinner in a restaurant in my neighborhood, at l'Hotel Amour for example, a glass of wine in the north of the Le Marais [neighborhood], a nice party at a friend's house, and for the end of the night, a special event at a club somewhere with crazy and funny people that I just met!

Lastly, as a local, what's one bar or nightclub you would NEVER go to in Paris?
I would never go to a club in les Champs-Elysées! [Those clubs are] very bling-bling and play the most commercial music!

Check out Claire's band and DJ recs:

Lescop -- "La Foret"

La Femme -- "Sur La Planche"

Paradis -- "Hémisphère"

Mad:AM -- "CDBL Gangsta's anthem RODEO remix"

Calcium -- "Minimix for Play Time"

Mr. Flash
-- "Radar Rider"

Check out Claire's nightlife listings:

Social Club, 142 Rue Montmartre, Paris

Rex Club, 5 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris

Nouveau Casino, 109 Rue Oberkampf, Paris
Le Baron, 6 Avenue Marceau, Paris

Chez Moune, 54 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Paris

Silencio, 142 Rue Montmartre, Paris

Le Tigre, 5 Rue Molière, Paris

l'Inconnu, 17-19 Rue de Mazagran, Paris

Rosa Bonheur, Parc des Buttes Chaumont  2, avenue des Cascades, Paris

Luigi Tadini's Fashion Week Insta-Moment: DEGEN

Throughout New York Fashion Week, PAPER's Market Director, Luigi Tadini, will be snapping, filtering and posting his favorite moments -- and the most fabulous looks -- he spies out and about. First up: DEGEN.


The Nessun Rimpianto at the Third Man


Although it conjures images of old men taking generous swigs post-bocce, not all grappa -- the robust brandy crafted from grape pomace -- grips the esophagus and burns its way down. At The Third Man, the Nessun Rimpianto cocktail illuminates this Italian white lightning in its most graceful form: softened with honey syrup, enlivened by fresh lemon and cucumber juices and deepened by the grassy allure of liquid nitrogen-frozen dill.

"Grappa has a reputation for being hard to drink because a person's first experience is often with a low-quality product consumed in volume," explains Edi Frauneder, co-owner of the dark, candle-strewn Avenue C bar a block away from his schnitzel and spätzle haven, Edi & the Wolf. "The product we're using, Candolini Ruta, is pungent and somewhat tannic, but the dill and cucumber round it out and emphasize grappa's savory notes."

Like grappa, cucumbers are native to the Mediterranean, Frauneder points out, "so the old adage, 'If it grows together, it goes together,' still applies."

After a heavy Austrian feast, the effervescent Nessun Rimpianto, topped off with club soda, is a welcomingly bracing digestif.

2 oz. Grappa Candolini Ruta

¾ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. honey syrup

½ oz. cucumber juice

Dill for muddling and a sprig for garnish


Combine grappa, lemon juice, honey syrup and cucumber juice with a bit of dill. Shake and serve in a Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with dill sprig.

Our Guide To This Year's Fashion Week After-Hours Festivities

It's that time again to bust out your favorite pair of sky-high wedge heels and that awesome, super flattering-it's-almost-disgusting party shirt you've had in your closet since before the holiday binge because Fashion Week is upon us. For the next week and a half, we'll be keeping tabs on the coolest parties happening around New York City and, even though most of them are invite-only, we'll use our (mildly) scientific methods to calculate your odds of getting in. Just remember to drink lots of water before you go to bed, kids! 

ape new 1.jpgWHAT: Milk Presents APE at FINALE
EXPECT: Milk Studios kicks off fashion week with a curiously primate-themed bash featuring "giant APEs," dancing cheerleaders and balloons. DJ Carl Kennedy will provide the tunes and fashion shutterbug Ben Watts will shoot all the action. For guests that prefer photos a little more 'selfie-style,' there will also be a Watts-esque photobooth complete with props.
WHERE: FINALE, 199 Bowery
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6; 10pm-4am
RSVP: Invite Only

galoreinvite1.jpgWHAT: Galore Pop-Up
EXPECT: Andrej Pejic and Cat Marnell host an opening night bash for fashion party boys Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat's new model-centric mag, Galore, and its NYFW pop-up shop centered on their t-shirt collab with What Goes Around Comes Around and Pejic. Tennessee Thomas and DJ Jaziah will provide the tunes and while you mingle, scope pieces from Frederick's of Hollywood's vintage archive.
WHERE: What Goes Around Comes Around, 440 Lafayette St.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6; 8pm-10pm
RSVP: Invite-only

surfacetoairflyer.jpgWHAT: Surface to Air Launch x Aaron Young Launch Party
EXPECT: The Parisian favorite throws down in honor of the brand's collaboration with artist Aaron Young. Artist/Actor Leo Fitzpatrick will provide the night's musical soundtrack.
WHERE: Surface to Air Store, 27 Mercer St.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6; 7pm-10pm
RSVP: Invite Only

vfileslogo.pngWHAT: VFILES Fashion Week Party
EXPECT: The cooler-than-cool fashion and culture site-meets-e-commerce platform is throwing down with The Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart, Le1f and music by #Been#Trill. They'll be celebrating the recent collab between Hood By Air and #BeenTrill and will be offering free booze til midnight. DJ May Kwok will be on the ones and twos, keeping the crowd dancing all night.
WHERE: BOW, 199 Bowery
WHEN: Thursday, February 7; 9pm-late
RSVP: Invite Only

Richard-Chai-Love-After-Party-Spring-2013-Mercedes-Benz-Fashion-Week-September-6-2012-glee-32252934-594-404.jpgWHAT: Richard Chai After Party
EXPECT: Since his show -- and after party -- falls on the first official day of New York Fashion Week, it's safe to assume that all of the fashion types in attendance will be ready to party full-throttle. By the following week, however, all bets are off.
WHERE: Mister H at the Mondrian Soho, 9 Crosby St.
WHEN: Thursday, February 7; 11pm-close
RSVP: Invite Only

generalidea_invite.jpgWHAT: General Idea Fall/Winter '13 After Party
EXPECT: The New York-by-way-of-Seoul menswear brand celebrates its Fall/Winter 2013 collection with an after-party at Noho Italian spot Circolo.
WHERE: Circolo, 45 Bond St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; 9:30pm-12:30am
RSVP: Invite Only

Screen shot 2013-02-05 at 4.44.48 PM.pngWHAT: Boss Models Fashion Week Party
EXPECT: Details are a little scarce but we think it's safe to assume you can expect models...and bottles.
WHERE: The DL, 95 Delancey St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; 10pm
RSVP: Invite Only

Screen shot 2013-02-05 at 4.55.58 PM.pngWHAT: Refinery29 + Suno Celebrate Suno's F/W '13 Collection
EXPECT: Cool kids from both the fashion and media industries will likely turn up en masse to toast Suno, take advantage of gratis Svedka and Chandon drinks and dance to tunes spun by DJs Chelsea Leyland and Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor.
WHERE: The Jane Hotel, 113 Jane St
WHEN: Friday, February 8th; 9:30pm-midnight
RSVP: Invite only

katiegallagherparty.jpgWHAT: Katie Gallagher After Party
EXPECT: The buzzy up-and-comer will celebrate her latest collection at fashion week fave The Westway. Tunes by May Kwok, Chris G. and Rocktakon.
WHERE: The Westway, 75 Clarkson St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; Time TBA
RSVP: Invite Only

Charlotte+Ronson+Charlotte+Ronson+Fall+2012+KIeseqNRC5dl.jpgWHAT: Charlotte Ronson After Party
EXPECT: Charlotte and her bevy of downtownistas will head to 1 Oak to celebrate the designer's Fall/Winter collection. Her sis, Samantha, will DJ.
WHERE: 1 Oak, 453 W. 17th St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; 10pm-1am
RSVP: Invite Only

FW13DAYv4.jpgWHAT: The Ace Hotel Hosts a Discussion About 3D Printing and Fashion and a Bespoke Jewelry Bazaar
EXPECT: Designer Michael Schmidt will be joined by 3D print design aficionados Michael Curry (MakerBot) and Duann Scott (Shapeways) and textile artist Brooks Hagan for a discussion on 3D printing and its future influence on fashion. Guests can also scope custom jewelry made from 3D printers from designers such as In God We Trust, Anna Sheffield and Ursa Major.
WHERE: Ace Hotel Lobel, 20 W. 29th St
WHEN: Satuday, February 9; 1-5pm
RSVP: None

hbz-parties-Prabal-Gurung-nyfw13-090812-lgn.jpgWHAT: Prabal Gurung After Party at BOW
EXPECT: You can bet that lots of socials and downtown dwellers will turn out to fête Mr. Gurung at his official after party -- last season's bash included guests like Hillary Rhoda and Barbara Bush.
WHERE: BOW, 199 Bowery
WHEN: Saturday, February 9; 10pm-12:30pm
RSVP: Invite Only

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 3.11.27 PM.pngWHAT: Patricia Field's Birthday and Launch of Tea at Toy
EXPECT: A wonderful, glittery hodepodge of drag queens, club kids, fashion victims, editors, stylists, musicians and more at this party hosted by Vanity Fair's George Wayne, among others. Johnny Dynell, Louie Vega and Lady Bunny will provide the night's tunes.
WHERE: Toy at Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 Ninth Ave.
WHEN: Sunday, February 10; 6pm-1am
RSVP: Invite Only

Rarely Seen MLK Doc to Screen in Harlem



In honor of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Harlem's Maysles Cinema has announced that it will screen Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1970 documentary King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis on February 17. Initially released for one night only, the three-hour-plus biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., includes the voices of James Earl Jones, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman and Harry Belafonte. Belafonte will appear in a panel moderated by DJ Spooky after the evening screening. Tickets are available here.

Maysles Cinema, 550 West 155th Street. February 17th. 4 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. $10

Luigi Tadini's Fashion Week Insta-Moment: Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen

Throughout New York Fashion Week, PAPER's Market Director, Luigi Tadini, will be snapping, filtering and posting his favorite moments -- and the most fabulous looks -- he spies out and about. Next up: Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen.


Was Van Gogh Just the 19th Century's Version Of Instagram?

tumblr_inline_mf8760zksk1qjmfwn.jpgWas Van Gogh just the "19th century version of Instagram?"  #Selfie #nofilter #Movember [via Fuck Yeah Dementia]

tumblr_mhi404GZ8q1r044h7o1_500.jpgDamn gurl, I thought you looked familiar. I really liked your set at Electric Daisy this year. [via Tall Whitney]

tumblr_mhplmytHiK1r3gb3zo1_500.gifWe just can't even handle it when the Yorkie sticks its tongue out. [via Pleated Jeans]

tumblr_mhm6sbWAy31qby1myo1_500.gifBet you didn't know about the limited-edition Super Mario Lol Cats World now did ya? [via Coin Farts]

tumblr_mg54yxFnUs1qiebxao1_500.jpgThe Lisa Frank folder to end all Lisa Frank folders. [via 100 Years of Lolitude]

tumblr_mhrek2dnFx1rwzvano1_500.giftumblr_mhrek2dnFx1rwzvano2_500.gifGuys, Ryan Lochte is into music now. [via Laughter Key]

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 11.25.30 PM.pngGet ready to puke and laugh at the same time: someone leaked a CBS memo ahead of the Grammys that specifies what talent is and is not permitted to wear onscreen. Not allowed: "exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack." Who the hell wrote this? The Dowager Countess of Grantham? [via Uproxx]

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 11.39.28 PM.pngAnd, while the barf bag is still out, here's a Craigslist casting call for "real hipsters." Gross. (We'll still DVR that shit.) [via Jezebel]

JT_The_20_20_Experience_Album_Small.jpgJustin Timberlake released the cover art and tracklist for his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience and songs include things like "Spaceship Coupe," "Strawberry Bubblegum" and "Don't Hold the Wall." Make of that what you will. [via Vulture]

tumblr_mhsy23Mlim1qe0wclo1_400.pngDIY twerk wall. [via The Clearly Dope]

Mr. Mickey Survives Fashion Week With Twizzlers


In this cute little clip for Target, Mr. Mickey talks about lightbulb dresses, the cute kids in the standing area during fashion shows and how he can't survive fashion week without Twizzlers and moist towelettes. That's our Mickey!

Yoko Ono Made an Anti-Fracking Video


Fracking is scary, scary stuff, and now Yoko Ono is here to educate us even further about its dangers. Ono and Sean Lennon founded Artists Against Fracking in 2012 in response to gas companies' efforts to start drilling and fracking all across New York State. AAF just released this seven minute short chronicling the group's tour of fracking sites in Pennsylvania, and it's pretty frightening. It also features Yoko, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon speaking about the cause. Yoko's anti-fracking TV ad -- which directly calls out Governer Cuomo for his lack of response to the outcry against fracking in New York -- is posted below.

Prabal Gurung's Flower-Filled Carnival

Last night, NYC's Pier 57 transformed into a glittery, flower-filled carnival in celebration of the launch of Prabal Gurung's collection for Target. Check out a few shots from the night, including photos of the designer with Elizabeth Olsen and Ne-Yo, Rashida Jones, Carey Mulligan and the collection's campaign star, Olivia Thirlby.

prabaltarget1.jpgNe-Yo, Elizabeth Olsen and Prabal Gurung

prabaltarget2.jpgOlivia Thirlby and Prabal Gurung


prabaltarget6.jpgRashida Jones

prabaltarget9.jpgCarey Mulligan and Prabal Gurung


Photos by Neil Rasmus/Billy Farrell Agency

Galore Kicks Off Fashion Week with Andrej Pejic

Night one of Fashion Week down, seven more to go. Check out photos from Galore Magazine's Fashion Week kick-off party last night with gorgeous androgyne model Andrej Pejic and friends.

andrej peyjic 7.jpgAndrej Pejic

lauren rae levy.jpgLauren Rae Levy

andrea astoria the red bunny.jpgAndrea Astoria

antique toy motorcycle.jpg
jacob and sophia la mar.jpg
Jacob Dekat and Sophia Lamar

top model german hopeful with prince jacob and  andrej.jpg
The Galore magazine crew with Andrej Pejic and friends

TOPS's "Evening" Is the Instructional VHS You Never Had


Affiliates of Montréal's Arbutus Records (home of Tonstartssbandht and Grimes), TOPS make sleek, funky new wave topped off by Jane Penny's airy cooing. The ballad "Evening" opens last year's début album Tender Opposites with gentle spirals of keyboard chords that call to mind Stereolab. The new video looks like an outdated instructional VHS -- or maybe Laserdisc? -- with random shapes and landscapes floating across a blue background.

Big Ang Is in CR Fashion Book!

iyh6aa-1.jpegBig Ang is in a spread in CR Fashion Book! We can only hope this means Carine Roitfeld and Big Ang hung out. [via Fashionista]

beckham-butt-double.jpegDavid Beckham used a body (read: butt) double for certain scenes in his H&M ads. One was definitely used in the shot above -- where are his tattoos? We feel gypped. [via The Cut]

The Prada S/S '13 campaign video is one giant "what the what?" Someone send us a tip if they figure out what it's about. [via 10mag]

Speaking of campaign videos, check out Lizzy Caplan and Viva Vena's gently mocking take on on fashion films. [via Selectism]

Need these. [via High Snobette]

149831-marc-jacobs.jpg For all youse guys who go to NYFW shows: the Marc by Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs shows have been moved back due to problems with customs. Marc by Marc will now be on Monday at 8pm at Lincoln Center and Marc Jacobs proper will be on Thursday at 8pm at the Lexington Armory.  [via WWD, image via IBTimes]

gisele-and-viv-300x400.jpegBehold: Gisele's new baby, Vivian Lake. We see the beginnings of a smize in that baby's eyes. [via Fashionista]

Afternoon Funnies: Unpretentiousil

Are you suffering from Hyper Involuntary Panic Stress Tension Elevation Response or H.I.P.S.T.E.R.? Unpretentiousil can help. [TastefullyOffensive]

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 11.28.10 AM.pngHoly shit, a hacker got into George W. Bush's email account and found some photos of some spectacular self-portraits he did. We actually kind of like them? Also, he emailed these to his sister. [Gawker]

Angela Lansbury cuddling a koala. All is good and right with the world. [LaughterKey

John did not eat the sprinkles. He swears. Nope. No way. No sprinkles. Never happened. [Videogum]

moonwalkinggif.gifBest GIF ever? [DailyDot]

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 11.55.36 AM.pngHistorical hottie politician valentines. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]

O5SB.pngYep. [MlkShk]

tumblr_mg688dpO1D1qzz0ybo1_r1_500.jpgCaravaggio knew nothing about dinner party etiquette! Oh brother. [FuckYeahDementia]

dogskateboard.gifGoodbye week, hello weekend. [TheClearlyDope]

Billy Einchner Quizzes A Gay Man On Vaginas


In keeping with the gay men not knowing much about vaginas zeitgeist of the moment, comedian and weird guy extraordinaire Billy Eichner quizzed an adorable guy named Johnny about the finer points of female anatomy. Aptly titled Their Bodies, Themselves, watch as Johnny proves that he hasn't read the segment's namesake book and that by and large, we gays don't seem to have the best grasp of vaginas.

Luigi Tadini's Fashion Week Insta-Moment: Boast

10 Designers To Watch At New York Fashion Week



Australian born designers Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo are no strangers to high fashion, with Martin having previously served as design director at Derek Lam and Lobo serving as an editorial stylist for places like Oyster, Marie Claire and more. But this duo is breaking out on their own with their line Tome, which showcases crisp, simplistic pieces that put a an inventive twist on signature basics.

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Founded in 2007 by longtime friends Joshua Cooper and Laurence Chandler, Rochambeau has quickly caught the eyes of people like the Milk MADE crew and W Hotel's Global Fashion Director Jenne Lombardo, who appreciate their avant take on menswear, which mixes clean lines and shapes with surprising cuts and layering.



Whitney Pozgay, whose fashion past includes designing for Kate Spade and Steven Alan, is a designer in her own right with her adorable label Whit. With its colorful, mis-matched separates and cute printed dresses, Whit's youthful and bright aesthetic is sure to charm the pants off everyone this season. 


Katie Gallagher

Silver-haired designer Katie Gallagher has made a name for herself with her signature sleek silk dresses and leather ensembles, which typically come in the minimalist color palette of black, black, black and the occasional earth tone. Though the colors of her collections may be one-note, her unconventional pattern-making techniques are anything but.


Public School

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the design duo behind menswear line Public School, were part of the CFDA's Incubator Program and launched their collection just last year. From denim jackets with leather sleeves to sophisticated double-breasted suits, Public School fashions its designs based off of the street-style aesthetics of New York City, always designing for the city-dweller.


Lucio Castro

Argentinian designer Lucio Castro's menswear label is interested in maintaining more than just stellar aesthetics. The label also relies on sustainable goods, like organic fabrics from Japan and hand-made Nepalese buttons, to produce one of a kind, clean-cut designs that hint at American prep.

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After only two seasons, designer Katharine Polk has already received accolades from WWD and Style.com for her expertly-constructed lace gowns, patterned pantsuits and bridalwear, pieces equally dramatic and wearable.

Screen shot 2013-02-07 at 5.57.58 PM.png Tim Coppens

Belgian-born Tim Coppens left a long stint at Ralph Lauren in 2011 to launch his eponymous line and, since then, he's seen Barneys exclusively pick up his debut collection and Ecco Domani award him the prestigious Best New Menswear Designer of the Year prize. Coppens has attracted his growing following with an on-point blend of luxury materials and athletic sportswear-style cuts.

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Chadwick Bell

So-Cal native Chadwick Bell started his namesake line in 2008 and since then, has built up a strong following based around his elegantly tailored sheaths, suiting and jackets inspired alternately by socialite Slim Keith or Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour.

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 11.51.37 AM.pngElliott Evans

The 26-year-old newcomer makes his debut this season, bringing his dramatic menswear silhouettes -- jodhpur-style pants, futuristic-looking hoods and armor-like jackets -- to New York fashion week. In a crowded field, this young designer manages to stand out.

With additional reporting by Mickey Boardman and Luigi Tadini