Space Aliens Transmit Signals from London Fashion Week

Fashion month marches on with the infinitely more exciting London Fashion Week, and the initial dispatches are a full-blown thrill. These two looks in particular portend a far more interesting Fall 2015 than the droll one offered by many at New York Fashion week: bright, spacey, futuristic vibes that spark the… »2/23/15 11:02pm2/23/15 11:02pm

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 6:40pm9/15/14 6:40pm

Ridiculous Shoes Cause a Model Spill at the Ekaterina Kukhareva Show

Don't know much about Ekaterina Kukhareva, a Ukrainian-born designer based in London. Here's what I do know: She does knitwear, she went to Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, and she put the models in today's London Fashion Week show in precarious shoes, causing at least one downfall. Check out rich… »2/19/13 3:20pm2/19/13 3:20pm

Tom Ford, for the Glamorous, Criminally Insane Supervillain in You

London Fashion Week continues! Yesterday, Tom Ford showed a fall 2013 collection that seemed to channel comic book and Disney villains. Sequins in POW blasts, all-black glam cat burglar ensembles, lurid head-to-toe uniforms perfect for taunting crimefighters, black and white fur coats Cruella de Vil would kill for. … »2/19/13 11:00am2/19/13 11:00am

Burberry Prorsum, for Undercover City Kitties On the Prowl

Although the palette was limited — mostly oxblood, red, black, white and camel — there were quite a few prints on the runway at the fall/winter Burberry Prorsum show today in London. Animal prints, heart prints, grommets lined up just so. And textures! From croc and patent to fur and felted wool. The strongest pieces… »2/18/13 6:00pm2/18/13 6:00pm

Vivienne Westwood, for the Kookiest Power Bitch in the Boardroom

New York Fashion Week is over, which means London Fashion Week is in full swing. Yesterday things got a tiny bit theatrical at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show. While the styling — especially the makeup — was over the top, Dame Westwood delivered wearable pieces: Cozy coats, slinky dresses, menswear-inspired… »2/18/13 10:40am2/18/13 10:40am

Burberry, for the Crinkly Candy Wrapper-Loving, Trouser-Eschewing Ladylike Lady in You

More London Fashion week! Today the Burberry show was a quiet riot of luxe jewel tones, shiny, body-hugging frocks and trenches, as well as dresses in not-so-innocent lace. Even though there were vivid beetle shell hues and candy wrapper foil shirts, everything seemed really elegant and refined. But: There were some… »9/17/12 7:00pm9/17/12 7:00pm

Vivienne Westwood, for the Demented Fifties Housewife on Acid in You

Now that New York Fashion Week has wrapped up, London Fashion Week has kicked off. And yesterday, punk rock icon Vivienne Westwood presented her Spring 2013 show, which channeled Mad Men: The Lost Weekend. Many of the silhouettes were completely classic, but there was always something slightly off: Perfectly-fitting… »9/17/12 6:00pm9/17/12 6:00pm