In the midst of New York Fashion Week, we’ve learned a few more details about Bravo’s upcoming show, “The Fashion Show” (the “Project Runway” replacement). The show will pit professional designers against each other for a chance to have their designs sold at a yet-to-be-named major retail outlet. Who will be judging them? Well, a studio audience will have a say, along with hosts Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland (formerly of Destiny’s Child), and judge Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG Fashion (which runs New York Fashion Week).
So, Mizrahi takes Michael Kors’s place as the “top American designer,” and Mallis fills Nina Garcia’s shoes as the fashion insider. Does that mean Roland is supposed to take over Heidi Klum’s role? If so, she’s gonna need a new, more fitting catchphrase — auf Widersehen just wouldn’t work. Keep reading »
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)? Keep reading »
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 to make practical purchases (low wedges can be worn to work and on weekend trips to the grocery)? Keep reading »
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? Keep reading »
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] Keep reading »