Posts tagged "london fashion week"

At London Fashion Week, Mary Katrantzou Dresses Models Like Rooms

For her first collection, designer Mary Katrantzou sent models down the runway at London Fashion Week wearing graphic dresses depicting domestic interiors. On some, the skirts resembled lampshades. “With this collection,” she told the press, “I wanted to put the room on the woman, rather than the woman in the room.” [Style.com]…

Susannah Breslin / September 21, 2010

London Fashion Week Leaves Us Speechless

Blackface + Music Box Ballerina + Charlie Le Mindu = Charlie Le Mindon’t [London, 2/23/10]…

Susannah Breslin / February 24, 2010

Textured Nails: Cool Or Crazy?

During New York Fashion Week, we saw a couple of sets of textured nails, and the three-dimensional trend has continued at London Fashion Week. J. Maskrey, known for skin jewelry that’s been worn by celebs ranging from Britney Spears and Mariah Carey to Halle Berry and Cate Blanchett, showed these bauble-covered nails at her fashio…

Catherine Strawn / February 22, 2010

Fashion Elite: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Just because fashion editors are at the tippy-top of the new style food chain, watch as the newest and latest looks stroll down the runway and claim fashion is always “individual,” doesn’t mean they don’t jump on trend bandwagons like the rest of us. Want proof? Street style blog Streetpeeper witnessed so many Christopher Kane…

Nina Carbone / October 1, 2009

Quick Pic: It’s FASHION, Gah …

We didn’t think the crazy thrill ride that is London Fashion Week could be topped until we journeyed over to Spain to spy models on the Carlos Diez spring 2010 catwalk. And wow. Just wow. Brownface. Hairdo dress. Bare breasts. We have no words. [Madrid, 9/22/09]…

Erin Flaherty / September 24, 2009

Quick Pic: Designing Is, Like, Really HARD! Who Knew?

Celebrities, they’re just like … fashion designers! Sienna Miller and her sis what’s-her-name looked a little stressed backstage at their debut Twenty8Twelve presentation during London Fashion Week. [London, 9/21/09]…

Erin Flaherty / September 23, 2009

Costume Or High Fashion?

London Fashion Week, more than New York, Milan, or Paris, is a place where crazy fashion gets showcased and appreciated. Yesterday’s shows were no exception. While it didn’t have the star power present at Burberry, Katie Eary’s menswear collection was pretty special. Keep reading to find out why.

Catherine Strawn / September 23, 2009

17 Hot Songs Straight From London Fashion Week

Music is crucial during a fashion show (or after-party)—it gets the crowd buzzing, the models seriously strutting their stuff and generally sets the mood for a collection. Oh, and it’s pretty hard to miss—especially if it sucks. Thankfully, Elle UK has listed a bunch of songs designers are using in their runway shows and after-parties—great…

Nina Carbone / September 23, 2009

Quick Pic: Dita Von Teese Has A Lady Harem

Pinup icon Dita Von Teese shows the rest of us how to work it, work it at the London launch of her eponymous lingerie line for Wonderbra. [9/23/09, London]…

Susannah Breslin / September 23, 2009

Quick Pic: Emma Watson Wages A War With Her Skirt

Unlike some young starlets who seem to go out of their way to rack up paparazzi crotch shots, Emma Watson is determined to make sure she does not become another tabloid casualty. Keep on keepin’ it classy Emma! Still, you’d think Burberry would want to make sure their campaign star’s dress fit properly. [London, 9/22/09]…

Erin Flaherty / September 22, 2009

Quick Pic: Devil Horns Are In For Spring 2010

Animal ears have been a pretty hot, albeit fairly unwearable, trend these last few months. But what could possibly top the Louis Vuitton bunny ears Madonna wore to the Met Ball? Vivienne Westwood took hair pieces to the next level by adorning models at her spring 2010 show with devil horns. You’d think devil hor…

Catherine Strawn / September 21, 2009

Quick Pic: This Is What A Really, Really Bad Hair Day Looks Like

If hair could scream in agony, our eardrums would be bursting. We know that the fashion industry has been using the economy as an excuse to produce more “artistic” runway shows, but French designer Charlie Le Mindu has taken things to quite the extreme at London Fashion Week. Outfitting his models in sculptural hair, um,…

Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2009

Hair Model Citizen: Ain’t Miss Beehivin’

This sculptural beehive was spotted at Danielle Scutt’s showing at London Fashion Week. And while we fully salute this Hair Model Citizen, we can’t say this is a runway trend we’ll be rocking anytime soon. [London, 9/21/09]…

Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2009

London Fashion Week Offers (Gasp!) Diversity

After a rocky, anorexia-accusation-laden beginning, London Fashion Week is now offering us a glimpse at runways not peopled with white, pre-pubescent stick figures. PPQ followed in the steps of Carlos Campos in casting an entire runway of black models; knitwear designer Mark Fast sent three “plus-sized” (read “averaged-sized”) girls down the runway in his uber-clingy…

Lily Q / September 21, 2009

Quick Pic: The Nipple-Tweaker Tee

From Jasmine Di Milo’s spring 2010 collection, which debuted at London Fashion Week, the T-shirt that says: “Yes, I tweak my own nipples.”…

Susannah Breslin / September 21, 2009

Quick Pic: Carmen Miranda Cherry Chic

A model kicks off London Fashion Week at a “hedonism”-themed designer exhibition. [London, 9/18/09]…

Leonora Epstein / September 18, 2009

London Fashion Week Begins With Anorexia Controversy

London Fashion Week begins this weekend, and one of the first things to make headlines isn’t about clothing but the models wearing them. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has publicly decried Fashion Week as a promoter of anorexia. “The catwalks of international fashion events such as London Fashion Week can act as a showcase for…

Leonora Epstein / September 18, 2009

Elle UK Dresses Up The Underground With Designer Ads For Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is about to be a quarter-century old! (Insert joke here about quarter-life crises.) For its 25th anniversary, Elle UK is sponsoring a huge ad campaign, which went up today in tube stations all over the city. Having commissioned 25 designers to make posters, it’s clear the magazine gave the artists free reig…

Leonora Epstein / September 15, 2009

Who Wants To Walk In London Fashion Week?

Jean Charles De Castlebajac (try saying that five times fast) is launching a diffusion line this fall at London Fashion Week. (Not too surprising given the habit of big designers looking to make money a little more quickly and easily.) What is surprising, however, is the fact that he’s not casting the show from the…

Lily Q / August 24, 2009

The Wobble-Inducing Heels Of London Fashion Week

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…

Catherine Strawn / February 24, 2009