$ = R 9.25
£ = R 14.09
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Oil = $ 100.04
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18:29 22 Apr 13
'Hat's off' to New York fashion
Ascot cap, Fedora, Top hat and bowlers.... Often worn to add emphasis to an outfit, these head coverings stole the show at New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012/13.
Ruffian's models rocked military chic in a ravishing red coat and matching fedora.
Spy sex-appeal in matching dress suit and pussy-bow blouse by Ruffian.
Ralph Lauren does Downton Abbey with double-breasted tweed wrap coats, bowler hats and debonair walking sticks.
An upturned Cloche seals the deal for Ralph Lauren's 1920s-inspired collection.
Nicholas K's 'urban cowboy' saw designs with earthy tones and fringe detail, not forgetting the all important Stetson.
David Beckham was in attendance at his wife's fashion show as she showcased her second Victoria by Victoria Beckham line, sitting beside the queen of fashion herself, Anna Wintour.
'Unzip-me' zippers running from the spine to hem was a subtle yet sexy touch by Victoria Beckham.
Victoria showcased over 20 snug dresses with plenty of military detail.
Bart Simpson made his runway debut at Jeremy Scott's colourful show just in time for the airing of the 500th episode of The Simpsons.
Vera Wang contrasts airy chiffon in tan with a strong carrot-orange for her Yin and Yang theme.
'I like transparency next to something strict. I like a boyishness next to something sensual. I like the mix. It's that tension that makes it fashion for me,' Vera Wang told AFP reporters.
Wang also cited Gothic cathedrals as a design influence, as she described how decorative elements had been carefully cut as part of each garment.
A bell-captain hat hints at 'armed forces' for the Marc by Marc Jacobs diffusion-line held at New York National Guard's Lexington Armory.
In lieu of brazen sexuality, Marc Jacobs tipped more towards a teasing prudishness with prim blouses that could have come from the wardrobe of a young New York secretary in the early 1960s.
Geeky black glasses only reinforced the message - but lest it all look too retro, every one of the dozens of looks was shod with boots.
After frequent visits to a friend's farm in southern Brazil, Carlos Miele said it was time to introduce that region's unique style to an international audience.
While the silhouettes were most definitely urban, there was no mistaking the rustic rural origins of Carlos Miele's colourful ponchos with gold tassels, which he matched with authentic broad-rim hats.
Miele put a cosmopolitan spin on the traditional outfits of the "gauchas" of the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil.
Shiny leather turned up at Donna Karan's youthful and unabashedly urban diffusion line.
A yellow New York taxi was pressed into service as the runway backdrop at the
With Grammy-winner Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" as his soundtrack, Zang Toi kicked off his fall-winter collection with white mini coats and black trouser suits, before making an abrupt shift to bright red silk.