From Alexandre Herchcovitch’s checkered shirts to Suno’s voluminous dresses, Day 4 of New York Fashion Week was everything you want in a fashion week — and more. We’ve got collections from Herchcovitch and Suno, along with Maison Martin Margiela, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang, and so, so many more. Check ‘em all out after the jump! Keep reading »
New York Fashion Week is on, and designers are carting out their Fall/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear collections. We’re only on Day 2, but we thought we’d show you some of our fave looks from the collections so far. Check back for more fashion week updates here and tell us what you think of these designers’ looks in the comments!
Zac Posen knows how to please the masses. For those who just can’t afford his normal line, the designer has decided to launch a lower priced collection, and no, it’s not with Target. Instead, he’s created Z Spoke, a collection of 60 pieces, which will be sold only at Saks Fifth Avenue starting this spring. Ready for the prices? Items start at $78. “I think it’s going to surprise people,” said Zac. “This is about a new identity.” It’s not all cheap though. Dresses can go for upwards of $600 dollars, but when you compare that to his regular line, well, it is cheaper. So what can we expect to see in stores? According to Zac, it’s a minimalist and utilitarian look, full of knits, cotton shirting, blazers and pleated khaki shorts that was inspired by downtown chic looks, like those of Lower East Side girls. [Wait, like me and Erin? -- Editor] While these are no Target prices, it does open the Posen brand to a whole new audience. We’ll keep you posted… [WWD] Keep reading »
When I still lived by myself in Chicago, before I moved to New York and in with my then-boyfriend (now husband), I had a collection of coffee cups gathered from thirft stores, garage sales and inherited from friends, that I displayed on my kitchen walls in much the same way as the cups in this photo. The photo is part of a larger collection itself on Apartment Therapy of unique ways in which various collections are displayed. I got rid of all but three of four of my favorite mugs (two people can only squeeze so much into a one-bedroom Manhattan apartment), but seeing all these fun collections has me itching to start a new one. Even more reason to move to a bigger apartment in more spacious Brooklyn! [via Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »
Please forgive us if this is your umpteenth time reading about the Ed Hardy “empire,” but a collection this vast and fugly begs for all the attention it can get. Those of us who think Ed Hardy Vintage Tattoo Wear is simply relegated to tees and trucker hats are in for a rude awakening. Since debuting in 2004, the company, owned by Christian Audigier, has expanded from apparel to home furnishings, candles, hookahs, vodka, and even a smart car. Here’s how things have truly gotten out of hand. Keep reading »
I have a lot of collections: miniatures, toy guns, vintage hats, art books, concert set lists, magazines, records, high heels, etcetera. While I thought I was collecting boyfriends the same way, apparently all my tchotchkes are scaring them off. According to Alex Froud, who wrote “Throw Out The Knick-Knacks: Why Must You Women Have So Much Clutter?” nothing makes a penis go limp quite like a bunch of personal touches. Froud, a happily married man, describes his wife’s influx of home accessories as “Chinese water torture — but with ornaments.” Keep reading »
Erotic pictures from the 1800s were very different from the ones guys gaze at these days. The women didn’t have fake tans or have silicone boobs; there was not such thing as a women’s razor, and they definitely didn’t wax; and men were often photographed with their socks on (just like Eliot Spitzer!). Keep reading »