As New York City becomes increasingly gentrified, one symbolic point of the shift is the way newcomers seem to bristle at the street sounds—cars honking and bumping bass-y music, people yelling and fighting, jackhammers, etc.—to the point of making noise complaints so egregious and xenophobic they almost become urban…
Thom Browne is cool and fun, in fact, so cool and fun that it remains a bit shocking that he still has his runway shows in New York. Thom Browne, don’t ever leave! For Fall 2017, he created a little Winter Wonderland for us all, as filtered through a broken mirror into the Upside Down.
Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 commenced at New York Fashion Week today and in keeping with his high-priced tradition, it looks like rugged basics in muted tones meant to evoke eternity. Also, though: denim, a first for Yeezy, shown like workwear for a truly utilitarian vibe.
Chromat, the continually innovative New York fashion label that’s celebrated model diversity since long before The Wokening, knows exactly what women want right now. And what we want is to float down a calm lazy river, maybe somewhere in the Caribbean, the phuq away from the bullshit.
When Tiffany heard the guard say her name, it sounded faint, wispy, like the sound of a breeze rustling the curtains on a fine spring day. She grunted into her arm, bare but for a thin sleeve, crafted from the same stiff nylon as her matching grey pants. She assumed she was dreaming—no one had called her by her…
Last month, Jezebel received an invitation for Ivory Couture Clothing’s fashion show. I didn’t know them, but—having never been to a fashion show before—I asked culture editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd if I could attend. She said yes.
Adam Selman, up-and-coming cool guy designer known for Rihanna’s naked CFDA dress, delivered a satisfying, bouncy ‘70s-inspired collection that considerably punched up the generally awful NYFW roster.
There still remain many delights in the world, and one of those delights is the person of Bill Nye dressed up in a semi-metallic star suit.
Lindsay Degen is one of New York’s most creative and interesting designers, using her namesake label Degen as an outlet for her vibrantly colored and sometimes wacky knits. In the past, she’s created rainbow fantasies and cartoony interpretations of body consciousness; in her Fall 2015 collection, she applied these…
Marc Jacobs, responding on Instagram to critiques of appropriation after he wove wool dreadlocks into the hair of his majority white runway models this week in New York: “funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair.”
On Friday, September 9, New York Fashion Week attendees shuffled into the Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown for the only show to present Spring/Summer 2017's hottest looks for dogs.
Delpozo, a Madrid-based brand helmed by Josep Font, put out an incredible Spring 2017 collection on Wednesday at NYFW and I am DROOLING, everybody!!!!
Thom Browne, that wily genius who imagines his collections as just a little bit (or a lot) off-perspective from what you or I might see, has done the damn thing again with Spring 2017, in which he referenced old photographs from the ‘60s and ‘70s and essentially gave the Valley of the Dolls an acid freak-out.
The normally consistent Oscar de la Renta show was a bit off this year, likely owing to the fact that the design house is between designers—Peter Copping stepped down in July, and Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, of buzzy New York-based label Monse, will step in for the Fall 2017 collection.
Proenza Schouler’s whole deal is encapsulating a cool, fun, feminine-but-not-overtly-so “downtown” archetype, and over the last few years they’ve seemed to increasingly refine their vision. They make garments that are familiar in that the designers seem like they already know you, but they never copy (they themselves…
An important reminder for anyone interested in designing for plus-size women: Conservatism isn’t necessarily your friend.
Opening Ceremony designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, not known for sticking to the straightforward runway presentation, put on an ambitious and very wide-ranging show yesterday on the anniversary of September 11, dubbed the “Pageant of the People.”
You would have been forgiven for thinking that the crowd lining up outside a warehouse venue in Chelsea Thursday night was there for a mass wedding: everyone was dressed in white, radiantly young, and full of hope. The line wrapped around the block. A young woman in a white dress, heels, and a tan baseball cap that…
Not a lot of people would accuse Barcelona label Desigual of being extremely in sync with millennial culture in general; they manufacture mid-range, brightly colored clothing in patchworks and prints that are reliable and functional, never really hewing to trends.
As I have expressed here many times, clear is my favorite color, so imagine my delight when I noticed it has already appeared twice so far on the runway this New York Fashion Week. The fashion world is finally catching up to the splendor of synthetic see-through, as promoted by ‘60s go-go dancers, exotic supply…