While Frisky readers know me from my occasional “What Are We Wearing Today” posts when I was one of The Frisky’s marketing interns, I actually lived a double life this summer. Twice a week, I headed into The Frisky’s office for some Google Analytics and design shenanigans, while the other three days I spent trafficking samples and learning the ropes of the fashion world at up-and-coming fashion brand Nonoo. It was an incredibly exciting summer for Nonoo (their runway show is pictured above) — the brand was declared a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist in July, and I was lucky enough to be a part it.
I was even luckier to get to leave school in St. Louis in order to fly back to New York for a weekend (thanks Mom and Dad!) to attend Nonoo’s first-ever runway show for NYFW. So on September 6, I made an attempt to look runway-ready and headed into the city for the Nonoo show. But while I knew all along that it was going to be weird, I hadn’t realized quite how surreal it would be to experience the ultimate fashion scene as someone who really has no idea what they’re doing. Get the scoop on my New York Fashion Week craziness in GIF form…
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Where most of New York Fashion Week’s entries are respectable, predictable sportswear (Donna Karan) or fluttery feminine gowns (Zac Posen), there’s always one kooky dude you can count on to really blow the whole thing out. Thom Browne’s menswear collections are the epitome of preppy eccentric (though sometimes his menswear runway shows can be pretty wild). But his womenswear? Now that is some crazy stuff.
He’s sent lobster ladies down the runway, and postmodern space ensembles dominated his Spring/Summer 2013 collection. His latest collection seems mega-inspired by Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, who relishes in creating looks that defy not just expectation, but anatomy. We love how this simultaneously plays with form and references traditional and restrictive Victorian styles.
Plus, he’s one of the few designers who really believes in putting on a frickin’ show. And for that, we applaud him.
I’m a sucker for a beautiful prints, which makes me a happy lady this Fashion Week. From flirty florals to edgy patterns, I’ve been seeing a lot of exquisite prints on jumpsuits, dresses, gowns…pretty much everything.
Two of my absolute favorites are the Victoria by Victoria Beckham long-sleeved dress and Alice + Olivia floral gown (seen above). I would wear the hell out of either one of these bad boys. Which do you like better? Click “vote” below your favorite pick to weigh in!
Gorgeous clothes, tons of festivities, star sightings city-wide — what’s not to love about Fashion Week? Well, the prices, for one thing. We might fall madly in love with a dress right off the runway, but we’d be mad to shell out $3,000 for it, no? That’s why we’ve taken to the Internet in search of our favorite catwalk trends on a waaaaaay more reasonable budget.
Tibi’s known for its button-up and polished sophisticated lady clothes — which is why this ensemble from their Spring 2014 collection surprised and delighted me. It’s so laid back, so “off-duty model” compared to what designer Amy Smilovic usually comes up with. And that makes it an easy look to, uh, emulate. (Or okay, fine, steal.) After the jump, we give you all the pieces you need to pull off this look. Keep reading »
With each Fashion Week comes a host of brand-new beauty inspiration, from the totally absurd to the surprisingly wearable. This season, we’re taking note of the key makeup looks from our favorite shows all in one place. Keep an eye on this ever-growing roundup all week!
Okay, it’s official. Diane von Furstenberg has had the very first NYFW collection where I’ve loved EVERY single piece.
Maybe it’s because I’m super into animal prints right now or because the radio has been playing Katy Perry’s “Roar” every five fucking seconds, but DVF’s safari-themed pieces are just what the doctor ordered.
“What I’m hoping is that people feel joie de vivre, happiness, and beauty in a world that is so rough, so unpredictable, and scary,” the designer said before her show. Mission accomplished. These clothes make me happy. I feel like I can rule the damn world in jungle-chic ensembles that bring out my inner wild child. But I still don’t know which one I want (hypothetically, because let’s be serious—I ain’t made of money)…
Click “Vote” under the look above that makes you want to show off your animalistic side!
Oh fashion week, we can always count on you to supply us with style inspiration, WTF outfits, and a plethora of male models who seem truly confused as to where they are and what they are doing and why exactly they are not wearing any pants. This guy from the Mark McNairy runway show, for example, seems to be taking a page from the “walk of shame” school of fashion, complete with a half-empty beer. [Style]
I’m not usually a huge Rebecca Taylor fan; she tends to be way too girly for my taste. But as I noted yesterday, I am loving her Spring 2014 collection because she’s toughened up her usual frilly pastels with sportier shapes. And the best thing about this look in particular? It takes a summer staple — the white lacy and/or eyelet dress — and makes it appropriate for fall with just two key pieces: the moto vest and a knit hoodie. Details on how to steal this runway look are after the jump! Keep reading »
Rachel Roy shocked us with one of our favorite shows of NYFW so far. The collection embodies a downtown coolness without being overtly chilly or overly pretentious. In short, we wish we could wear it all, but alas! It’s not in the budget, and instead, we’ll admire from afar. Roy was in good company, too. There were great collections from Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Suno and Derek Lam — and you can check ‘em all out after the jump! And don’t forget to tell us who you love, in the comments. Keep reading »