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How to Wear the Pantone Color of 2017

Aaaaand the color of 2017 is Greenery! For its annual highly anticipated Color of the Year announcement, Pantone unveiled the zesty yellowy-green shade (#15-0343) in the hopes to refresh, reinvent, and reinvigorate the spirit as we ring in the new year. It’s the color of nature, which means by surrounding yourself with it, you’ll feel one with nature—perfect for those who aren’t really the outdoorsy type.

“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment,” says Leatrice Wiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Without further ado! We are proud to reveal the PANTONE #ColoroftheYear2017. Click the link in our bio to learn more about how this year’s choice reflects what’s happening in our world.

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From a fashion POV, a handful of designers, like Michael Kors, Max Mara, and Mary Katrantzou (pictured at top, from left to right), had the foresight to thread the Greenery shade (a cross between lime and peridot) throughout their spring 2017 collections. And if you absolutely can’t wait, drink in the greens with our 8 freshly plucked picks, below.

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7 Badass Looks Rihanna Should Wear from Adam Selman’s Collection

When it comes to designers and their muses, there’s just no other OTP (that’s internet-speak for one true pairing, btw) like Rihanna and Adam Selman. Let’s flashback to the moment of all moments: Rihanna blessing us by arriving at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in a sheer fishnet Adam Selman creation, hand-embellished with more than 216,000 Swarovski crystals—but I mean, how could we ever forget?

Now flash forward to 2017 and Selman’s ready-to-wear show, in which denim and disco dominated the runway. Also roses. Lots and lots of roses. So it goes without saying (but we just can’t help ourselves), we need Rihanna in more Adam Selman. We need it like fish need water! Like Earth needs the Sun! Like Kanye needs Kanye.

From relaxed suits to more glitzy-sheer moments, here are the Adam Selman looks we dream of seeing Rihanna in.

And RiRi, I’m speaking directly to you now: consider this gallery your next shopping guide.

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The 11 Most Outrageous Looks from Men’s Fashion Week

Honestly, after Rick Owens sent down NSFW looks (as in: full-frontal nudity) during Men’s Fashion Week three seasons ago, we can safely say that it takes a lot to shock us now. When it comes to menswear, there’s this stigma that it’s somehow less creative or inventive compared with women’s. And while yes, there are fewer styles and fewer colors that some consumers are willing to experiment with, today’s gender-fluid mindset has given designers the creative fuel to stretch their imaginations and break boundaries, norms, and aforementioned stigmas.

Menswear isn’t just a suit and tie anymore. Judging from the spring 2017 collections at Men’s Fashion Week, it can mean plasticky capes worn with nothing but a thorny crown and boxers, jeggings layered with lots of denim, or very Prince-like purple damask separates. Even though no one went crotch-less this season (though Owens did up the shock factor with a pair of billowing high-waist pants—and nothing else), there were some great out-there moments that challenge menswear as we know it.

From super-sheer, nearly nude tanks to fuchsia utilitarian jumpsuits, see the most outrageous looks from the men’s runways.

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The Dreamiest, Must-See Wedding Dresses from Fall 2016 Couture Fashion Week

The fall/winter 2016 shows at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has drawn to a close, and as it does every season, it’s left behind dreams of irresistibly divine creations in its wake. For brides-to-be, those are dreams of potential wedding dresses for that inevitable walk down the aisle.

It’s customary for couturiers to close their shows with the bride, and there are still a few today who still follow tradition, including Karl Lagerfeld whose Chanel Couture bride continues to be the highlight of the show (the one from the fall 2014 couture collection was the source of inspiration for the Manus x Machina exhibit at the Met). For this season, he reimagined her in a bustier and pants cut from lace, tulle, and satin encrusted with strands of pink-and-white wool, and a jacket and train embroidered with feathers. Elie Saab closes with the bride, as does Zuhair Murad whose couture bridal ball gown from this season took an entire month and two shifts of 30 embroiderers to create.

Others, however, may not have a bride, but that doesn’t mean their collections aren’t rife with excellent bridal style inspo. From Giambattista Valli’s incredible frothy tulle masterpiece (pictured above) to Jean Paul Gaultier’s outrageous woodland bridal fairy, scroll through to see the most memorable wedding dresses to have come out of Couture Fashion Week.

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Inside the Victoria’s Secret Models’ Pre-Show Workouts

We went backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris to catch up with some of our favorite VS models, who dished on everything from the weirdest item they packed, to their insane, high-intensity, pre-show workout routines. After all, when preparing for a show where you show a lot of skin, you want to make sure what you’re showing is in tip-top shape.

Alessandra Ambrosio is walking in her 16th show this year, and is clearly a pro at getting prepared for the big day. “I do a lot of yoga through the year but a friend of mine told me to try Tracy Anderson and I went to the studio and I fell in love with it because it’s all about music,” she revealed. “I love music and it was all about dancing and I felt like a teenager dancing … it brings me back to my clubbing days and you get to listen to music and sweat and be healthy.” While the workout may sound fun, Ambrosio told us not to underestimate its intensity: “Its so hard, its on another level. It’s definitely the hardest workout I’ve ever done in my life.”

VIDEO: Get That Body: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Abs

Stella Maxwell, too, works hard to look not just thin, but fit, lean, and healthy for the show. “I train with my personal trainer most days and just try to eat really clean. It’s for strength. I don’t do that much cardio because I’m already so thin, so my goal isn’t to lose weight. it’s to gain lean muscle.”

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Ambrosio even brought some exercise equipment with her to the City of Light, “Pilates rings for the legs,” she told Beauterage, as well as, “ankle weights, which Tracy let me take from the studio so I get to work out in my room.” Maxwell has also experienced the inner thigh burn thanks to the workout she hates to love, and loves to hate: “All the [exercises] with the bands around the ankles, omg they’re so killer and they’re so great for your ass but they hurt so bad.”

with reporting by Kim Peiffer

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Your Cheat Sheet to the Spring 2017 Shows at Couture Fashion Week

If pressed, we’d have to say Couture Fashion Week is our absolute most favorite (sorry, ready-to-wear). It celebrates the commitment to superior craftsmanship, unleashed creativity (due in large part to the freedom from commercial demands), and considered design. In short, we love it because everything’s just so damn pretty.

And of course, all that prettiness comes with some major moments, like an actual secret garden come to life (re-watch the Dior Haute Couture show here) or the stars who can’t help but be enamored by it all from the front row, or fluffy gowns so gargantuan in size, they span the entire width (and sometimes the length) of the runway. Scroll through for a play-by-play of what’s happening at the spring 2017 shows.

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All the Best Looks at Balenciaga

Demna Gvasalia-helmed Balenciaga is one of the hot tickets of Paris Fashion Week. With boundary pushing designs (car-mat skirts, anyone?) he’s always pushing fashion boundaries and driving the trend game. His Fall 2017 outing did just that, including the aforementioned skirts, giant gym bags, asymmetrical (and huge!) jackets, and more. Scroll through to see the most impressive looks from his lineup.

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This Is How to Do Equestrian Fashion

I have loved you ever since I first laid eyes on you, Ms. Natalia Vodianova. You are as beautiful as you are charitable and kind … and impeccably dressed.

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Once the most stunning woman on the runway, you are now my favorite to spot in the front row during fashion month; and what a treat seeing you looking your most equestrian at yesterday’s Dior Couture show.

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Not only was got cape divine but instead of just adding a riding boot (which, of course, you did) you topped your look off with a decidedly thematic chapeau.

Natalia Vodianova, you always win.

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Fashion Trends We’re Looking Forward to in 2017

Woooo new year, new season—ergo, new you. What that means is an improved and a very-2017 (and not, ugh, 2016) wardrobe update that hits all of spring’s major trends. Although, let’s not dismiss 2016 in its entirety—it’s more of an evolved look rather than a complete fashion overhaul. Take utilitarianism, for instance. The core elements are still there, like the khaki textiles and no-nonsense attitude, but there’s more of a polished flair in the form of a clean-cut (albeit exaggerated) shape and playful parachute toggles, used to highlight the silhouette.

But then again, long, navel-grazing pendants can most definitely be seen as backlash to the never-ending choker trend that dominated the good part of 2016. Take a look at the fashion trends we’re looking forward to the most in 2017.

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11 Images from the Chanel Metiers d’Art Show You Haven’t Seen Yet

By now, we’ve all obsessed over every single look, every beautiful detail from Chanel’s ritzy Metiers d’Art 2017 collection (and if you haven’t yet, here’s where you can see the entire 78-look line-up). It marked Cara Delevingne’s return from modeling retirement (she opened and closed the show), fashion darling Lily-Rose Depp’s runway debut, and Pharrell’s first-ever Chanel fashion show cameo (who also wore a headpiece that launched a debate at the Beauterage HQ).

We thought we had seen it all—until we got a glimpse at behind-the-scenes images from the fittings, from the lookbook shoot, and from the show day of. And it’s every bit as good as the official run-of-show. There are never-before-seen snaps capturing Pharrell marveling at his double-C pendant, Karl Lagerfeld directing and photographing the press kit, Sofia Richie test-driving her look during the fitting, and models taking cutesy selfies backstage. And then there are images that are just impossibly stunning.

Scroll through to see 11 of the prettiest pictures from the Chanel Metiers d’Art collection that we bet you haven’t seen yet.