New York is currently dealing with an impending mega-blizzard storm. Sure that’s concerning to us regular New Yorkers, but more importantly, what’s this gonna mean for New York Fashion Week? Already, Marc Jacobs has cancelled his show Friday evening with many other designers sure to follow suit. But in the meantime, as we bite our nails about the fate of future shows, we took a look back at a few of our favorite shows from the first two days of NYFW. Click through and critically pour over them, will you? Keep reading »
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.
Now that Paris Fashion Week is winding down, we can reflect back on the weeks and weeks of runway shows, designer spotlights and trend forecasting. But before we close the chapter entirely on the Spring/Summer 2013 season, let’s take a look at some of the bizarre headwear that made its way down the runway this past month.
Fake glasses or spectacles are the easiest fashion fix there is. Yesterday, after three meetings before 11 a.m. my fake specs came to the rescue when I dashed over to NYFW in the afternoon. Out of the door at 7:30 a.m. meant my hair was limp and clothes creased, but I felt brainy, busy and bright in my glasses. Looking round at the shows too, my guess is I am not the only one faking it.
Earlier this year, my optician made up some Hackett black-rimmed glasses for me — with clear lenses. They are similar to, but larger than my prescription readers and I love them. All through my last year at high school I wore a pair of glasses I had lied to my optician to get. They gave me a terrible headache, but looked great. Now, when I feel like being anonymous but it’s too dark for sunglasses, on go my fakes. Read more …
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!
Leather is nothing new, but for spring/summer 2013, designers used it in innovative ways. From sewn leather trousers, to buttery leather dresses and colored denim in every hue, there was something for every leather lover at New York Fashion Week. Check out some of our faves above!