fall 2009

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Is edgy, New York City designer Alexander Wang secretly pulling his inspiration from suburban malls? First he produced this leather sleeved jean jacket, which reeks of an Aeropostale catalog knockoff, and now we’ve spotted a pair of his biker shorts for sale on Shopbop.com. The spandex shorts, which were prominently featured during his Fall 2009… READ MORE »


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WWD revealed on Friday that Dsquared2 has created the wardrobe for Britney Spears’ Circus tour, which kicks off tomorrow in New Orleans. The label, which is designed by Canadian brothers Dan and Dean Caten, has been associated with tabloid queens before (Jessica Simpson, Fergie, Rihanna), and their Fall 2009 collection seems to reflect the starlets… READ MORE »


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One of the beauty trends at New York Fashion Week was the reverse French manicure, where the moon, rather than the tip, is a different color from the rest of the nail. You might not remember this unless you’re a Batman nerd like me, but Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) had nails like this in “Batman… READ MORE »


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We just go from one city’s fashion week to another’s, and right now designers are showing their Fall 2009 clothes in London. Unlike New York Fashion Week, where the heels seemed lower than usual (except for at Herve Leger), the shoes of London are tall and predominantly platforms. So far, no model has totally bit… READ MORE »


News

Fashion Week isn’t just an event for seeing next season’s clothes and spotting celebs sitting front row. It’s also one of the best places to hear new music (and remember songs that you’d long forgotten). While live music was a huge trend for Fall 2009 — Zac Posen had the 5 Browns playing five Steinway… READ MORE »


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Just as you probably don’t leave the house without adding at least one bracelet, ring, or necklace to your outfit, fashion designers don’t let their models walk onto the runway un-accessorized. At the Trovata show on Tuesday, tailored-yet-casual-and-effortless clothes were accented with jewelry from the year-old line DanniJo, designed by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder. READ MORE »


polls

These half shoes, half boots appeared at yesterday’s Zac Posen show. Would you wear them? … READ MORE »


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[Anna Sui, New York Fashion Week, 2/18/2009] … READ MORE »


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A lot of strange hats are being show at New York Fashion Week, including this orange trapper from Michael Kors. Would you wear it (during the dead of winter, of course)? … READ MORE »


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[Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez, New York Fashion Week, 2/17/2009] … READ MORE »


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While models stumble and tumble while strutting the runway in Fall 2009 shows like Hervé Léger, a few smart designers and fashion insiders are forgetting all about gorgeous-yet-painful high, higher, and highest heels and opting for more sensible shoes. Have they finally grasped that on the whole, people have less money to spend and need… READ MORE »


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Last night at the fashion show for Justin Timberlake & Friends’ line William Rast, a Snuggie-like cape appeared, paired with a plaid shirt and jeans. Would you wear something that resembles a Snuggie in public? … READ MORE »


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Ways in which models are like normal people, as illustrated in this photo: 1) They drink regular Coke. 2) They have iPhones. That is all.

[Backstage at Tracy Reese, New York Fashion Week, 2/16/2009] … READ MORE »


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At yesterday’s Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show, the models wore knit hats loaded with pom-poms. Would you wear one? … READ MORE »


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[Backstage at Erin Fetherston, New York Fashion Week, 2/15/2009] … READ MORE »


Celebs

Who sits in the front row at a fashion show is a big deal. It demonstrates to everyone what kind of people the designer appeals to in addition to what big names support the label (however, a lot of times designers pay celebs to stud the front row). At this season’s New York Fashion Week,… READ MORE »


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For the most part, men have three color choices when it comes to suits: black, gray, and navy blue. They’ve been able to expand their shirt and tie options from the traditional white, blue, white and blue striped, and white and blue checked over the years, and perhaps the increase in popularity of golf and… READ MORE »