After three weeks in New York, London, and Milan, we’ve finally made it to Paris. There are so many shows during Paris Fashion Week that it can be easy to lose track, so we’re catching up on the past 4 days with the headliners. Christian Dior, Céline, Chloé, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, and Alexander McQueen — yes, all of those— right this way… Keep reading »
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After three weeks in New York, London, and Milan, we’ve finally made it to Paris. Many of the most important shows of the season just so happen to run in Paris — you might even be able to say that the city is the original home of the industry itself. The coming week is a glorious show-filled doozy, so ready your Style.com account and your computer’s zoom feature. We’re covering the past 3 days with Alexis Mabille, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, and Alexander Wang’s debut collection at the house of Balenciaga. Let’s see how it turned out… Keep reading »
The last of the big-name shows culminated last night after six days in Milan, with today’s events devoted to little-known up-and-coming Italian designers. Today marks the start of the most fashion-y fashion week of all: Paris! We’re summing up Milan with Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and Giorgio Armani, after the jump… Keep reading »
For years now, the sidewalks outside of fashion week have been as heavily documented and critiqued as the clothes up on the runway. There’s a veritable industry now, of fashion bloggers, online personalities and charming crazies who now operate front and center when it comes to fashion week. And why not? Style trickles up as much as it trickles down, with designers pulling looks and inspiration from what they see around the city.
But not everybody’s happy about it. Take fashion writer Susie Menkes, who in this past week’s T magazine, railed against the ubiquitousness of the street scene. “There is a genuine difference between the stylish and the showoffs,” she notes, alluding that there are far more of the latter than the former in fashion right now. The actual fashion shows almost seem beside the point. “There is something ridiculous about the self-aggrandizement of some online arbiters who go against the mantra that I was taught in my earlier days as a fashion journalist. ‘It isn’t good because you like it; you like it because it’s good.’” Amen to that, but still, isn’t it fun to see what everyone’s preened themselves into now?
Spanning just five days, London Fashion Week is the shortest of the ready-to-wear fashion weeks. It’s also in many ways the most entertaining: the attendees, the street style, and most of all, the clothes on the runway are consistently lighter-hearted than New York and Milan’s more austere ambiance. Just take legendary designer Tom Ford, for example, who unveiled his first ever London catwalk show with a collection more vividly multi-ethnic than the pure streamlined elegance he’s known for. London Fashion Week has come and gone, so we’ve pulled five of our favorite shows from the five days — let’s take a look at Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum, Roksanda Ilincic, and one veeeeery un-Tom Ford Tom Ford collection … Keep reading »
There might be only one thing we love more than fashion, and that’s animals. So when Refinery 29 sent us this clip of very fashionable pup checking out the latest and greatest in footwear at New York Fashion Week, we felt like we’d hit the jackpot. Rudy speaks with a vaguely British accent and is a regular Clifford when it comes to finding the best fashion week footwear. Watch him strut his stuff in front of the tents, as he intrepidly head out into the fashion wilderness in search of kibble and a fresh pair of pumps. [Refinery 29]
Rodarte’s runway shows are known for being innovative with beauty — after all, they brought us those gorgeous gold scattered star hair clips, and last fall’s Australian Outback-inspired makeup had every fashion girl clamoring for “dirty” skin and nails for the first (and likely the last) time. This year’s standout look is decidedly more refined, but no less stunning: hairstylist Odile Gilbert crafted soft, romantic interwoven braids and offset them with headbands made from barbed wire. Obsessed. Where can we buy? Just kidding, we’re headed to the hardware store after work for this easy, super-stylish DIY.
- Well, this is troubling: after Oscar de la Renta charitably allowed disgraced Dior designer John Galliano (who played a fun game of anti-Semitic dress-up just days ago) to have a hand in designing his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, rumors abound that this could be part of the process of priming Galliano to take over for de la Renta, 80, when he retires. Ouch. [Refinery29]
- As far as celebrities-turned-designers go, Matthew McConaughey was one of the very last guys we’d ever expect to start a menswear line… and yet JKL, inspired by his Just Keep Livin Foundation, is about to be a thing. Bizarrely, the collection will include shirts. [Huffington Post]
- Add lingerie sales to the growing list of things that the immense, unprecedented popularity of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has helped to proliferate. Riiiiiight next to whips, chains, and Ben Wa balls. [New York Times]
It’s always bittersweet when New York Fashion Week comes to a close. On one hand, editors and Fashion People citywide breathe a sigh of relief (not to mention regular people who just so happen to live near Lincoln Center); on the other hand, it significantly diminishes your chances of stealing a glimpse at Carine Roitfeld on 64th Street or spotting Karlie Kloss on the subway. Oh well, there’s always next season… or London, starting tomorrow. Finishing off NYFW Autumn/Winter 2013, we’ve got Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Marchesa, Proenza Schouler, and Ralph Lauren…
Julie: So Johnny Galliano, eh? THAT GUY.
Rachel: Old Johnny that scoundrel.
Julie: We haven’t really heard much from him. Then last week, Oscar de la Renta offered him a residency. And this week? He shows up at the Oscar de la Renta show dressed as a Hassidic Jew. Keep reading »