Perhaps I’m just hungry, but is it me or do these Fashion Week dresses look like baked goods?
I instantly thought ‘wedding cake’ when the Marchesa model (left) walked down the runway wearing a dress that seemed to be made out of ruffled icing. And then there was this Betsey Johnson number (right) … I want to eat it.
Don’t get me wrong, both are pretty. Though they’re not exactly my taste, they look like they would satisfy my taste buds. Which one do you think looks more like something you’d hoover into your pie hole during a bad bout of PMS? Click “vote” below your choice to weigh in.
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…
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Is it over yet? After a week-plus of runway shows, street fashion, model makeup and more, New York Fashion Week is finally drawing to a close. To finish off the week, we’ve got collections from Proenza Schouler, Jil Sander Navy, Elizabeth and James, Marchesa, Anna Sui — plus Katie Holmes’ latest collection for Holmes and Yang. Check ‘em all out after the jump!
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It seems that the Playboy Club is enjoying something of a renaissance. First, there’s the sure-to-be-a-hit NBC show, “The Playboy Club,” debuting this fall, which takes place in the swinging ’60s. And now, the design team Marchesa has revamped the bunny costume for the club’s London location in the form of a delicious feather and sequins concoction. Designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman (seen here flanking the costume) only made one — which they say is a celebration of the female form, not a totem of objectification.
“What is wrong with celebrating women? I think it celebrates the female form. The women in here are pretty empowered. Take Debbie Harry, a former Playboy Bunny, she’s an incredible woman and an icon, and she’s had a fabulous career … It would be more repressive to tell women they can’t dress a certain way and the can’t do certain things,” said the pair of their creation. The one-off costume will be auctioned off in October to raise money for breast cancer awareness. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
Marchesa is known for creating pleasantly unique dresses, and this origami-pleated silk dress is no exception. Currently on sale for a mere $1,115, we had to get the Man Panel’s take on this avant-garde item. Read on for their always honest — and often hilarious — opinions… Keep reading »
It seems like the Marchesa designers were drinking a bit of Karl Lagerfeld’s Kool-Aid, because at their presentation during New York Fashion Week, the fall 2010 creations were accented with a bit of body art. But there’s definitely a difference between the two brands, so let’s not call it a copyright issue just yet. Where Chanel’s faux tattoos were actually applied to the body, Marchesa’s were only affixed to tights, giving a bit of added intrigue and variation to the otherwise precious dresses full of tulle, layers, and detailing. We’re quite loving the option for a quick change — body art by stocking one minute, gone the next. This fall, accessories are not enough. You’ll need a tattoo of some sort, as well, it would seem. [Fashion Toast] Keep reading »