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Ann Demeulemeester (above left) and the ultrawhite eyelet at
Junya Watanabe (above right). Plan B calls for a weightier, gutsier approach, as evidenced by the crinkled metallic ribbon at
Balenciaga (below left) and the infinite ruffles at
Comme des Garcons (below right).

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Photos by Giovanni Giannoni (Ann Demeulemeester and Balenciaga) and Davide Maestri (Junya Watanabe and Comme de Garcons)