Carine Roitfeld recently bemoaned the exclusivity of fashion shows, revealing her own opinion that young people who love fashion should be able to see it. (In fact, it’s this very conviction that drives her to take two spectators in with her each time she goes to see a show — so cute!) It’s true: you’ve got to have Notoriety with a capital “N” (for nepotism, of course) to land your lucky self an invite to Fashion Week. While it sure doesn’t beat being personally escorted by the former EIC of French Vogue, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week partner IMG has offered us Regular Folk a new in at the events this year by teaming up with online video platform Rightster to host streaming video of the runway. More than half of the shows in New York this season, which begins today and ends the 14th, will be available to watch both live and on-demand afterward, should you happen to miss your favorite. You can find the full list of shows, dates, and times, complete with links to the live stream, here at International Business Times.
Spotted at New York Fashion Week: the inimitable Aila Wang, three-year-old niece of designer Alexander Wang and total future It girl. She’s only three, but Aila has her uncle’s trademark urban-chic on lock, not to mention a street style savvy that most aspiring fashionistas can only dream of. Nike kicks, black snakeskin, and a mini Chanel… um, Suri who? [World of Wonder]
Suits — so boring, I know. Which is why we were stoked to see so many new and creative iterations of suiting in the spring/summer shows at New York Fashion Week. Check out a few of our favorites after the jump!
Florals were everywhere this season but employed in a variety of ways. At Prabal Gurung, the flowers were bright and graphic, while Suno’s florals were muted and pale. And at Duro Olowu, the florals offered a cheery pop of color. Check out our gallery of some of our favorite floral looks and let us know what you think in the comments.
Cutouts are a simple way to add a little sex appeal to an outfit. Which is probably why they were so prominent in the spring/summer 2013 collections presented at New York Fashion Week. From body-sculpting slashes and patterns, to more random and spontaneous marks, whether you prefer a peekaboo style, or a more geometric skin exposure, you can find it in the latest runway looks from designers like Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham and Thakoon.
At the risk of sounding a bit too “New York Times discovers dresses,” we’d like to point out that some of our favorite fashion moments this past NYFW were the maxi dresses and gowns. As is traditional, everyone from Prabal Gurung to Mara Hoffman to Monique Lhuillier created dramatic moments with long dresses. So we’ve picked a few (okay more like 20) of our favorites for your perusal. Check ‘em out above!