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Eye on fashion

This fall, cast your gaze on these looks that look back

By Heather Schroering, Tribune Newspapers

October 22, 2013

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This fall, designers are laying eyes on their creations — literally. From the evil eye to the third eye, the human eye is a prominent motif cross-culturally, and it's popping up in fall collections by designers like Jeremy Scott, Libertine and Phillip Lim, along with shoe brands like Del Toro and Chiara Ferragni.

Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon incorporated the eye as a staple print in this season's collection by stamping it on coats, denim, shoes and other accessories.

The founders of New York-based retailer Opening Ceremony, who joined the Kenzo design house in 2011, kept with the brand's traditions of bold prints this fall. The collection is inspired by "the skies, the Asian gods and their earthly temples," according to the Kenzo blog, and the eye signifies protection.

No matter the meaning behind the eye, it's certainly trending this fall.

hschroering@tribune.com