NYFW: Proenza Schouler Shows Super-Feminine Dots & Ruffles That Do Not Suck

Fuck a peplum! Is the thing Proenza Schouler seemed to say for Spring, a flounce that connotes the ultimate femininity but, ironically, looks malformed on those of us with hips. How to solve it? Give it cut-outs and let it lie gently below them, the waistline as hinge and, hey, a little give for when you’ve eaten too… »9/18/15 11:15am9/18/15 11:15am

I Have Questions About Alexander Wang's Hooters- and Strip Club-Themed Afterparty

After showing a Spring 2016 collection that included fashion Tevas and late ‘90s style rave looks, Alexander Wang hosted a ten-year anniversary party meant to recreate the atmosphere of famed Miami “gentleman’s” club King of Diamonds, as catered by Hooters. »9/14/15 11:21am9/14/15 11:21am

NYFW: Don't Talk to Rihanna Like That, You Fool

Who knows what this look was about, at Rihanna’s fashion week party Thursday night at the New York Edition, but one can only assume it was some dirty boy talking greasy to a woman way out of his league (and in front of her grandfather, no less). The thirst surrounding her, from cell phone pics to everyone trying to… »9/11/15 12:20pm9/11/15 12:20pm

NYFW: London Design Duo Namilia Thinks Outside the Cocks

Backstage at the V-Files runway show Wednesday night, a model’s “Think Outside the Cocks” heart-shaped wing over latex was adorned with peeled bananas and looked like the donut version of a Valentine’s Day card sticker. the piece, made by British design duo Namilia, challenged us: can you look at this banana donut… »9/10/15 4:30pm9/10/15 4:30pm

Happy NY Fashion Week! Here's What Designers Were Showing 15 Years Ago

It seems as though every New York Fashion Week ushers in a new thinky essay from some industry vet talking about how it all used to be so much better (which I don’t doubt). This season’s missive reminding us that everything sucks now comes from the New York Times’s Guy Trebay. »9/10/15 11:10am9/10/15 11:10am

KTZ Appropriates Native American Culture at Fashion Week

The London-based fashion line KTZ, designed by Marjan Pejoski, showed its Fall 2015 line at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, and its appropriated "Native American" prints and caricatures were actually quite shocking—albeit in a boring, "we've been here so many times before" type of way. »2/18/15 9:46pm2/18/15 9:46pm

Health Goth Is, Ironically, Deceased

Health goth is dead because fucking real goth is back, my cool little vampiras. All you fools in your little weenie Nike Free Runs, jogging tights and HBA jammies prepare to fall back because Real Goth is in town this fashion week and is set to destroy your downtown trustafarian personae with glares and severe face… »2/18/15 4:50pm2/18/15 4:50pm

Jay Z, Street Style Model, Poses For His Many Adoring Fans

Jay Z hit the streets of New York Fashion Week and let out a smile that was a little too free and his nemesis Cam'ron was right there to call him out. The discord between Cam and Jay is so great because they genuinely can't stand one another and are the real world's definition of Big Sean's love letter to Naya… »2/18/15 4:00pm2/18/15 4:00pm

Nothing At Fashion Week Will Top Discount Universe

New York Fashion Week is getting notoriously boring and corpo, so it's already starting at a loss, but now all these poor, beleaguered designers dropping $100k on staging runway shows have another thing to contend with: they have to live up to the promise of the first major show on the schedule. No, not talking about… »2/13/15 6:00pm2/13/15 6:00pm

Wedding Gown Designer's Hottest Fashion Week Outfit Is an Ebola Suit 

There's a lot that wedding dresses and Ebola have in common: They're expensive, take a long time to put on and both feature a facial shield to protect one's physical and emotional integrity. That's why it should surprise no one that a wedding designer will be debuting an Ebola suit during New York Fashion Week. »2/13/15 3:50pm2/13/15 3:50pm

Dispatches From the Project Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

Someone at Lifetime TV (apparently mistaking me for someone important) sent me an invitation to the Project Runway show at Lincoln Center. So I spent last Friday morning there, attempting to capture interesting tidbits from the experience using — listed in order of reliability — a camera, a tape recorder and my brain. »9/08/14 9:14pm9/08/14 9:14pm