Nicky Hilton's New Nicholai Collection: American Apparel-esque…

Nicky Hilton is one of our favorite not-a-fashion-designer-fashion-designers. Because she doesn't even have any real claim to fame other than being Paris' sister. (Even Lauren Conrad talked her way into a lucrative reality TV deal.) Yet the girl keeps on trying, telling herself she actually has a "career." Her fall… » 3/14/08 4:30pm 3/14/08 4:30pm

This Fall, Barbie Will Fight The Red Coats And The Apocalypse

Paris Fashion Week is underway, and the Frenchies, we fear, think the end is near. (Are things really that bad with Sarko et Bruni?) Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe and Viktor & Rolf all presented variations on a futuristic post-apocalyptic warrior: Owens riffed on his signature layering to create a… » 2/26/08 4:30pm 2/26/08 4:30pm

Marc, Narciso, Behnaz & Monique Incite Mini-Revolutions

Four major labels — Marc by Marc Jacobs, Behnaz Sarafpour, Monique Lhuillier, and Narciso Rodriguez — showed their fall looks late yesterday, and though the collections seemed, at first, completely different, there was a major thematic similarity: namely, that they played against type. Rodriguez, celebrating his… » 2/06/08 10:30am 2/06/08 10:30am

This Fall, We'll All Dress Like Hooker Poet Socialites

It looks like the dress' dominance on the runway isn't waning anytime soon, or at least not based on yesterday's showings by Oscar de la Renta, Betsey Johnson, Halston, and Proenza Schouler. While the boys behind Proenza offered expertly-draped and cut trousers as their stand-out items in a decadent fall collection… » 2/05/08 10:00am 2/05/08 10:00am

This Fall, We'll All Be Flappers On Acid In French Boarding Schools

New York Fashion Week kicked off on Friday at the tents in Bryant Park, and in the ensuing three days, plenty of big-name designers have given us their vision of what women can look forward to, sartorially that is, once winter passes, summer swelters, and the chill sets in again. Designers as disparate as Diane von… » 2/04/08 10:30am 2/04/08 10:30am