Sequin King Ashish Cast All Black Models in His Latest Runway Show

Ashish Gupta is a Delhi-born British designer whose inventive fusion of sequins and not-so-obvious pop culture references have attracted the devoted lust of every London club kid worth their salt. In a time when American designers seem to be in a contest d'thirst for the attention and cache of THE YOUTH (cough; cough » 9/18/14 8:00pm Thursday 8:00pm

Jennifer Lopez Catches Fall's Highly Contagious Denim on Denim Virus

Et tu, J.Lo? We saw denim on denim on magazine covers, and on Beyoncé and Kaley Cuoco, and on Katy Perry and Riff Raff at the MTV Awards, and now here it is again, on Jennifer Lopez as she visits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls club in the Bronx, September 18, 2014. Additional images after the jump. » 9/18/14 3:30pm Thursday 3:30pm

Gucci: For the Eccentric '70s Rock Star in You

Milan Fashion Week opened with a rather retro collection by Frida Giannini of Gucci: she channeled the early '70s with a sea of knits, suedes, cropped sailor trousers and marching band jackets. There was also a lot of denim — probably more than we're used to seeing on the runway, but, whatever, let denim have its day… » 9/18/14 12:50pm Thursday 12:50pm

The Problem With Baby Hairs, 'Urban' and the Fashion Industry

We need to discuss some recent, ill-advised uses of the word "urban." I am not a fan of using that word to describe anything other than a city because the vast majority of the time, "urban" is just white people speak for "black." Some dictionaries will list a variation on "popular black culture" under the definition… » 9/17/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

Vera Bradley Ditches the Diaper Bag Paisley for Sleek Leather

Vera Bradley, the designer behind the preferred quilted paisley satchels toted around by sorority moms in the Middle West and South, has finally departed from their traditional teardrop floral design and ventured instead into solid colors, more modern shapes, and leather. I feel like how I'd imagine I'd feel if my… » 9/16/14 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

Now That We've Got Neon and Crop Tops, Where Does Plus-Size Go Next?

Shopping as a fat woman is a wholly different experience than five years ago. Once relegated to the Macy's basement, the shitty end of the mall, God forbid the catalogs, now we've got access to neon and sophisticated florals and horizontal stripes and crop tops and two-piece bathing suits. Even the whack garbage is… » 9/16/14 10:50am Tuesday 10:50am

Vivienne Westwood Backs Scottish Independence at London Fashion Week

Now that New York Fashion Week has ended, London Fashion Week is in full swing. Over the weekend, Vivienne Westwood showed a collection that looks like the wardrobe of a school play about pirates that's been half-foraged from a lost and found. But it has a political message: by affixing "YES" pins to several of the… » 9/15/14 6:40pm Monday 6:40pm