This week's top stories in fashion news.
In their latest look book, Crooks & Castles hides its models' faces by pixelating the heads, presumably in an attempt to direct attention to the clothes. It's so jarring it actually has the opposite effect. Got our attention. (Crooks and Castles)
The good news: J.Crew is finally opening a London outpost. The bad news: It'll cost you to shop here. Reports suggest that the prices will be up to 40% higher in the UK for signature items like their slim chambray shirts and casually cool, cropped chinos. (Fashion United)
Could your OK Cupid profile picture use a dose of #menswear? Men's tailor Arden Reed tested its theory that well-tailored suits increase sex appeal by outfitting a model in a schlubby, oversized suit for one dating profile, and a smart, well-cut (and slim-cut) option for the other. The results? The trim look delivered a whole lot more Internet lovin'. (Complex)
Couldn't make it to Spring/Summer 2014 fashion week? You missed out on some amazing catwalks, like Ferragamo's cloud-flecked Palazzo Mezzanotte,Dior Homme's mirrored labyrinthine runway, and the larger-than-life 60s fashion photos by Terry O'Neill that decked the halls ofHackett's show, live soundtrack courtesy of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Fortunately, Wallpaper rounded up the 42 most eye-catching venues. (Wallpaper)
Justin Timberlake's highly anticipated video for "Take Back the Night" borrows a page from the Michael Jacksonplaybook. The retro-pop vid features stage-lit city streets, a sidewalk dance off, and a seriously cool black-and-white tuxedo shirt. (Buzzworthy)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.
• • •