My favorite thing about fashion week is the craaaazy things designers parade down the runways in an effort to stand out, like bondage hula skirts and models with giant, eye-less lizard heads. My second favorite thing is looking at the season’s fresh crop of breathtakingly opulent gowns, and the Spring/Summer 2013 collections didn’t disappoint. Here are 21 of the most gorgeous gowns that showed up on the runways this week, many of which quite literally made my jaw drop when I saw them. So. Freakin’. Beautiful. Click through to see for yourself!
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Today, J. Crew showed its wares for next season, so you know Amelia was stoked. We swooned, on the other hand, for the new collection from Assembly, which has a real understated cool to it. The Row’s collection of oversized, flowy garments seemed to really reflect the Olsen twins’ personal style. And Rachel Roy’s collection showcased her girly, feminine chic. Check out those collections, along with Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson and Sophie Theallet, after the jump!
It’s true: most of the fun of Fashion Week occurs off the runway. It’s not that I don’t look forward to seeing the shows, because of course I do, but with all of the celebrity action that comes with the territory, it’s impossible not to be curious about what they’re wearing to the events. Click through to see some of the looks we’ve spotted on the illustrious front row…
As a child of the ’90s, I have an intrinsic emotional association with Mandy Moore. I vividly recall listening to her completely inane songs on my Walkman waiting for my mom to pick me up from karate (not an isolated incident, she was always late to pick me up from karate). Mandy has done a lot of growing up since she was last in the spotlight, and since I was last at karate, and I guess she’s kind of awesome now? It’s evident that her “Cry” days are long gone: she appeared in a couple of rom-coms, got married to Ryan Adams (who I, as a longtime Jeff Tweedy fan, do not enjoy, but whatever), voiced Rapunzel in “Tangled,” and is now working on a brand-new album that will (presumably) be a drastic departure from the vaguely nauseating tracks of yore.
I’m willing to give Mandy another chance, especially since she’s been looking all kinds of stylish at New York Fashion Week! If that doesn’t say comeback, then I don’t know what does. I’m “Crush”-ing hard on this look in particular: it’s a subtle segue into the dark, dramatic beauty trends on the forecast, but it’s still sweet and pretty enough to wear through the interim. If you’re ready to jump the gun on fall beauty, but aren’t quite prepared to delve into dark aubergine shades, cop Mandy’s look right now! Keep reading »
Spring and summer fashion is generally pretty predictable insofar as it is, well, summery — think airy, diaphanous fabrics in light, muted colors accented by eye-catching brights, and you’ve just about hit the nail on the head every time. As the S/S 2013 shows crop up, we get a good glimpse at what to expect come next year … and is it just me, or is it all turning out to be a bit darker than usual? That’s not to say that the season’s requisite lightness, comparably more cheerful than that of Autumn/Winter styles, has been sacrificed in favor of deeper, moodier hues; it’s just that all of the whites and pastels are offset by a whole lot of black. I’m the last to complain — black is the predominate color in my wardrobe — so yes, I am unquestionably biased, but I think the contrast serves to make the clothes all the more striking. Are you, like me, thrilled that some of your favorite black pieces might just make the spring/summer cut, or are you all about the whites and brights come June, regardless of what the runway dictates? [Style.com]
Day 6 of fashion week and there were several strong shows: Rodarte, Karen Walker and Monique Lhuillier all impressed with their deeply feminine, highly wearable collections. Marc Jacobs’ clown-wear, not so much. Check out his runway looks, along with Alice + Olivia, Thom Browne, and more — after the jump!
As New York Fashion Week slogs on, we’ve seen some commonalities emerge between designers. Besides all employing desperately skinny models, we’ve noticed other similarities between collections. Like white. It was everywhere on the runway this NYFW, in flowing dresses, in surprising suiting — and in inexplicable hat/dress combos (we’re looking at you, Prabal Gurung). Check out our gallery of the best white runway looks.
Can you imagine being this model? You show up at the Asher Levine show ready to show the world your incredible cheekbones, you watch all the other models get outfitted with cool sci-fi hats and belted trenchcoats, and then the stylist comes up to you with this giant eye-less lizard mask and is like, “Uummm, yeah, so you’re going to be wearing this.” That’s gotta sting.
Oh, New York Fashion Week, we can always count on you to give us some seriously WTF outfits mixed in with all the gorgeous gowns and fabulous new trends. To give you a sample of the weirdest moments of this week’s S/S ’13 shows, we’ve rounded up 10 crazy outfits and dreamed up some places and situations where they might actually be appropriate. Click through to check ‘em out…
1. Celebrities Are Paid To Be There: It turns out that celebrities’ seeming love for the fashion industry — actresses wearing De la Renta dresses or sitting front row at fashion shows — might not be so genuine after all. Designer Nicole Farhi broke a long standing secret in the fashion world: that celebrities are paid to attend fashion shows and wear designer garments. The Daily Mail reported that pop stars are paid close to $100,000 to lend their celebrity to high end fashion shows for the last 25 years. Read more…