Posts tagged "designers"

Still More From Days 3 & 4 Of NYFW (In GIFs!)

Helmut Lang's NYFW collection featured his signature black and white sophistication -- all with a postmodern twist. Lang has perfected the clothing-as-uniform aesthetic, producing garments that feel at once utilitarian and sexy. And we love them. Check out some of our favorite looks from his latest crop, as well as collections from Alexandre Herchcovitch, Charlotte…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 9, 2013

What Lisa Simpson & Daria Would Wear To Fashion Week

Swagger New York and Italian designer Michele Morricci came up with a bizarro collaboration: fantasy illustrations detailing what some of our fave cartoon characters might wear to New York Fashion Week, and man, is it weird. It's troubling enough imagining grown-up Lisa Simpson at all, but then to see her yellow-ish body bedecked in sassy…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2013

Giorgio Armani Confesses To Dropping Acid, Feeling Like He’d “Just Had A Baby”

"Si, si!" Armani concurs cheerfully: "I'd better tell you the story. It was a long time ago, we were in the office, and we had finished work exhausted. A friend of a friend said 'hey, take this it will give you energy', so I thought I'd try it. I didn't know what it was. It…

By: Rachel Krause / June 30, 2013

Cristóbal Balenciaga Preferred To Dress Fat Women

An all-too-common complaint about fashion designers today is that they don't produce clothes in nearly enough sizes. Size and weight are similarly loaded subjects within the industry, and fashion's apparent favoritism towards the thin and thinner is hardly unchartered topical territory. The house of Balenciaga, newly helmed by Alexander Wang following beloved creative director Nicola…

By: Rachel Krause / January 31, 2013

Roberto Cavalli Gives Karl Lagerfeld A Run For His Money In The Most Quotable Designer Stakes

There are some fashion designers who have managed to attain celebrity status based on their individual personas in conjunction with their brand. Exhibit A: Karl Lagerfeld, the kooky, perpetually politically incorrect, semi-unintentionally hilarious Chanel designer and cat owner for whom I have set a Google Alert. But for every Karl Lagerfeld there's 20 big-time designer…

By: Rachel Krause / January 9, 2013

NYFW Trend Forecast: The Suit Stuff

Suits -- so boring, I know. Which is why we were stoked to see so many new and creative iterations of suiting in the spring/summer shows at New York Fashion Week. Check out a few of our favorites after the jump!

By: Julie Gerstein / September 19, 2012

Rumor Has It That Adele Will Collaborate With Burberry On A Plus-Size Line

I'm not plus-size, but as a fashion-loving girl who's small-framed and somewhat oddly proportioned, I completely sympathize with the plight that is finding quality clothing that not only just kind of fits but truly flatters. It can be incomprehensibly difficult to style a woman who doesn't adhere to the slim, often straight up-and-down silhouette that…

By: Rachel Krause / September 18, 2012

NYFW Trend Forecast: Frisky Florals

Florals were everywhere this season but employed in a variety of ways. At Prabal Gurung, the flowers were bright and graphic, while Suno's florals were muted and pale. And at Duro Olowu, the florals offered a cheery pop of color. Check out our gallery of some of our favorite floral looks and let us know…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 18, 2012

NYFW Trend Forecast: White Out!

As New York Fashion Week slogs on, we've seen some commonalities emerge between designers. Besides all employing desperately skinny models, we've noticed other similarities between collections. Like white. It was everywhere on the runway this NYFW, in flowing dresses, in surprising suiting -- and in inexplicable hat/dress combos (we're looking at you, Prabal Gurung). Check…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 11, 2012

FIT Museum Exhibition To Examine “Queer Style” And Influence In Fashion

If you were ever uncertain about the overwhelming influence of homosexual men in fashion, well, you probably don't know much about fashion. Some of the most recognizable names ever to reign the industry — Gianni Versace, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, just to name a few — all shared a once-reviled sexual orientation.

By: Rachel Krause / July 14, 2012

Target Brings Us The Designer Collaboration To End All Designer Collaborations

I've publicly voiced my lukewarm feelings on designer department store collaborations in the past, but this latest one may have just the right elements to make a convert out of a non-believer like me. As far as fast fashion goes, Target isn't the first superstore that springs to mind, despite Missoni and Jason Wu to…

By: Rachel Krause / July 10, 2012

The Best And Worst Of Affordable Designer Diffusion Lines

When our favorite designers of intangibly expensive high fashion announce their plans to expand into more reasonable diffusion lines, we can't help but go a little weak in the knees at the prospect… then we regain composure and remember not to get our hopes up. A lower-priced designer collection is awesome in theory, but i…

By: Rachel Krause / July 5, 2012

Field Guide: A Beginner’s Guide To This Year’s CFDA Award Winners

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, better known as the CFDA, holds an awards ceremony each year to celebrate achievement in fashion design — the Oscars of the fashion set, if you will. Emerging a winner is a victory akin to Diane von Furstenberg (she's the president of the Council) giving you a little…

By: Rachel Krause / June 5, 2012

Kenzo Designers Treat The Crowd To … Cupcakes

If there's one thing that's generally true about the fashion industry, it's that fashion and delicious buttery snacks usually (almost never) don't go together. But not so in the case of design house Kenzo, who flew the bakers from Magnolia Cupcake Company over to Paris to craft special cupcakes for their show. As guests arrived,…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2012

More Of Our Favorite Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Ah! Paris Fashion Week! The best fashion week of them all, if you ask me. We've assembled more of our favorite looks from the Paris shows, and will be updating our survey throughout the week. So check back early and often!

By: Julie Gerstein / March 5, 2012

Our Favorite Looks From Milan Fashion Week

To be honest, Milan Fashion Week -- which just wrapped up this week -- isn't really my favorite. The designers that show out of Milan tend to be older, stodgier and less young and fun than their London and New York counterparts, yet lack the romance and refinement of the Paris shows. Considering Milan's positio…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 3, 2012

Our Favorite Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Ah! Paris Fashion Week! The best fashion week of them all, if you ask me. Where designers like Chloe, Julien David and Gareth Pugh convene to show off their latest collections and the fashion crowd still smokes ciggies and acts totally bored. We've assembled our favorite looks from the first round of Paris shows, and…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 1, 2012

Fashion Musical Chairs: Who’s In Charge Where Right Now

British designer Christopher Kane won't be replacing John Galliano at Dior. Kane's was the latest name banded about as a possible replacement for Galliano. Kane says he's statying in charge of his eponymous line and remaining the head of Versace's Versus label. Stefano Pilati is out as head of Yves St. Laurent. Hedi Slimane, (pictured)…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

More Favorite Looks From New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week F/W has come to a close, and we've seen all that the designers had to offer in their Fall/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear collections. We've assembled all of our favorite fall/winter looks from the shows in this gallery -- tell us what you think of these designers' looks in the comments!

By: Julie Gerstein / February 17, 2012

More Of Our Favorite Looks From Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is on, and designers are carting out their Fall/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear collections. We're four days in, with four left to go, and we've assembled more of our favorite F/W looks. Check back for more fashion week updates here and tell us what you think of these designers' looks in the comments!

By: Julie Gerstein / February 14, 2012
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