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.
Saturday, former Project Runway contestant Christian Siriano showed his fall 2014 collection, which was inspired by Parisian design in the '50s and '60s. In other words: chic wide-brimmed hats, nipped-in waists, checker prints and crocodile bags.
Now that New York Fashion Week is over, we've crunched the numbers. Of the 142 shows out of the 184 that showed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2014*, there were 4637 looks. Of those close to 5,000 looks, around 80 percent were modeled by white women. (80 percent. That's a number that, if you look at…
Milan fashion week marches on, and the D&G show was a parade of elaborate patterns and a riot of color. Many of the garments looked like the designers had quite literally taken scarves from their grandma's closet and tied and stitched them together into swimsuits, shorts, tunics and sundresses. Some of the…
The Burberry spring 2012 show — presented in London earlier today — was all about big wedge heels, big bags and deep, vegetable colors. Think eggplant, celery and squash.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has begun! At the BCBG show held today in New York City, bold color punctuated strong black lines on soft, sheer, flowy dresses. Apparently next spring will be all about bare shoulders, plunging necklines, vivid hues and touches of folkloric patterns. Fresh, contemporary, bold, but decidedly…
After fifteen years at Christian Dior, John Galliano was fired for inveterate alcoholism and being rather racist this spring. While Galliano fights a court case, Dior has dragged its feet in replacing him. So the brand went ahead with a couture show in Paris yesterday without a new designer. The pieces in the…
Some consider Halston to be a "cursed" label. Halston died in 1990 of AIDS-related causes, and since then, the company has been through eight different owners and many designers. The collection shown yesterday, created by Marios Schwab? Hated it!
Kick off your sandals, roll a joint and get hip to the beachy, retro vibe from the Tracy Reese show today.
María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1939. She based her luxury clothing line in New York 1980, and dressed luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In other words: expect classic, pretty, posh, proper ladylike looks.
Even though there will be only four finalists, TEN designers from Project Runway showed collections yesterday. Who are the decoys? Who are the finalists? Who will win??? We don't know. But SPOILER-ISH ALERT: lots of pictures ahead!
Crappy iPhone clip, but with cheers and applause, if you're into that kind of thing. Images from the show are here.
Of the dozens of designers who have appeared on Project Runway over the years, only Christian Siriano continues to make headlines. The collection he showed today was dreamy, wearable, imaginative and stunningly gorgeous. Oh. And. He's only 24 years old.