The week's top stories in fashion news.
- It may only be March, but 2014 has been a big year for Pharrell (and his big hat). After dropping a new album, nabbing an Oscar nomination, and cleaning up at the Grammys, Pharrell is taking over mainstream fashion with a collection of Uniqlo T-shirts designed by his collective, I Am Other. It's a good thing his hat is so big, otherwise his overloaded brain cells might not fit. (Complex)
- They've gone soft on us. With the Fall '14 collections, menswear designers shifted from structured lines to easygoing silhouettes with a casual vibe—a look WWD dubbed "soft power." Paradoxically, the laid-back effect is more difficult (and costly) for some brands to pull off. As Ennio Capasa, creative director of Costume National, told WWD, "the soft-tailoring trend is forcing us to raise the bar on quality because, to obtain that effect, we have to use precious materials and high-end details." (WWD)
- Breaking Bad's Walt Junior (AKA Flynn AKA actor RJ Mitte) is fronting the Gap's spring campaign for "Lived In," a new collection of back-to-basics tees, button-ups and denim. In addition to the garb, Junior rocks some artfully wind-blown tresses. (NYMag)
- When it comes to hair, the week's obvious winner was Jared Leto, who seduced a nation with his tousled Mer-Prince mane. As if you don't already know (because you definitely Googled the shit out of that dreamy ombré fade), the man behind the mane is stylist Chase Kusero, who disclosed details for the look in an (incredibly long—much like the Leto locks themselves) interview with PopSugar. (PopSugar)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.