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 9:14pm 9/08/14 9:14pm

Is the Tide Finally Turning Against Fast Fashion?

Recent years have seen the rise of fast-fashion behemoths like Forever 21, H&M, Zara—the list goes on. Even stores without their reputation for lickety-split knockoffs seem to be pushing towards tighter production cycles and cheaper offerings. But are customers ready to embrace buying fewer items that cost more money? » 9/04/14 2:15pm 9/04/14 2:15pm

Reem Acra, for the Effortlessly Glamorous Oscar Nominee in You

New York Fashion week struts on! Yesterday, the Reem Acra fall 2014 collection was presented, and as you might expect from the Lebanese designer, it was beautiful, sparkly and glamourous. Body-skimming gold, inky feathers, whisper-light sheer lace. Stunning. You will be seeing these gowns on a red carpet near you. » 2/11/14 1:00pm 2/11/14 1:00pm

Carolina Herrera, for the Vibrant Yet Polished Grown-Up Lady in You

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and this morning Carolina Herrera presented her collection for fall 2014. While some other designers are in a dark mood— showing a lot of black for autumn — Herrera's team added some deep eggplant, royal blue and bright orange amongst the black, navys and grays. » 2/10/14 7:40pm 2/10/14 7:40pm

Jeremy Scott Will Dress You Up for Pee-wee's Playhouse

Designer Jeremy Scott's work is almost always referential to some kind of pop cultural touchstone; he's channeled The Simpsons, The Flintstones, skater art, and My Pet Monster. For Spring 2014 (shown yesterday as part of New York Fashion Week) it looks like he took his inspiration from the decor inside Pee-wee's… » 9/12/13 4:00pm 9/12/13 4:00pm

Michael Kors: Um, Not Really Sure WTF Is Going On Here.

The spring 2014 collection from Michael Kors is all over the place. Muted grays? Leather tops? Tropical print swimsuits? FUR STOLES? Some of it is hideous — the man's white belted leisure suit — and some of it is cute — the cheerful green high-waisted bikini with little white daisy appliqués. But there's something… » 9/11/13 7:45pm 9/11/13 7:45pm