McQueen, for Hive-Minded Princesses Who Rule the Honeycomb Hideout

McQueen's Spring 2013 collection shown in Paris on Tuesday was all about Queen Bees and Wannabes. Apparently designer Sarah Burton had apiology on the mind: Large hats resembled bee-keeping masks; trousers were printed with a honeycomb pattern, dresses were corseted and wasp-waisted; tiny golden bees flitted about on… »10/04/12 12:40pm10/04/12 12:40pm

Vivienne Westwood, for the Demented Disowned Royal Heiress in You

Didn't we just see a demented Vivienne Westwood show, in London? Why yes, we did. But this is her Paris collection, a fancier, even more fucked up Spring 2013 collection: Mad queens with powdered faces and lopsided crowns, jewel-encrusted dresses with raw edges, burlap turbans, ballgowns worn with short shorts. You… »10/01/12 2:00pm10/01/12 2:00pm

Lanvin, for the Fierce, Up-All-Night Disco Partybot in You

Paris Fashion Week continues! What did Alber Elbaz cook up for the Spring 2013 collection? Dark heavy metal partybot asymmetrical jumpsuits. Jewel-tone satins. Aggressively square shoulders. Cowboy boots with stiletto heels. Blade Runner-esque raincoats cinched with obi sashes. The makeup was described as being very,… »9/28/12 6:15pm9/28/12 6:15pm

Dolce & Gabbana, for the Kooky, Carnival-Loving Italian Grandma in You

Grazia called Dolce & Gabbana's vision for Spring 2013 (shown yesterday in Milan) "Sicilian kitsch." What does that mean? Florals, stripes, folkloric prints, stripes, burlap sacks*, stripes, beading, stripes, raffia, stripes, polka dots, stripes, sheers and stripes. And did we mention stripes? Some of the ensembles… »9/24/12 6:30pm9/24/12 6:30pm

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

Calvin Klein, for the Stoic, Color-Shunning Zen Minimalist in You

When it comes to the monochromatic neutral-hued ensembles Francisco Costa designed for the Spring 2013 Calvin Klein collection, it's all about details: Delicate strings layered over a strapless dress; a sculpted bodice encircled with a slender inky ribbon; tailored jackets quietly unadorned. And look, maybe there is a… »9/14/12 4:40pm9/14/12 4:40pm

Ralph Lauren, for the 1930s Vaquero-Loving Bullfight Enthusiast in You

Ralph Lauren is known for fetishizing Americana, but last night's presentation of the Spring 2013 collection had a decidedly Spanish flair. It was unclear whether he was referencing the Iberian peninsula or Mexico, Argentina or Chile, but there were flamenco flounces, vaquero hats, and dresses as red as the Castilian… »9/14/12 12:40pm9/14/12 12:40pm

Proenza Schouler, for the Color-Blind Future-Dwelling Career Gal in You

It's tough to know what to say about the Spring 2013 Proenza Schouler collection. It's boxy and bright. There are digital floral prints, Mondrian-ish jackets, snakeskin accents and skirts with patent-leather shine. These women look busy, like they're rushing to show real estate in a Blade Runner-esque super city of… »9/13/12 5:50pm9/13/12 5:50pm

Marchesa, for the Rich, South Asia-Obsessed Oscar-Winning Actress In You

Last night designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig staged the Spring 2013 Marchesa collection at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central station in New York City. The romance of travel and exploration was evident in the stunning clothes presented, described by the AP as "Indian inspiration - via the Beatles' 1960s… »9/13/12 12:20pm9/13/12 12:20pm

Naomi Campbell Was the Surprise Guest on the Runway at the Pretty Pretty Zac Posen Show

Last night in New York, Zac Posen presented his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, and supermodel legend slash noted phone-thrower Naomi Campbell opened the show. According to reports, the crowd gasped when they saw Naomi. Also on the runway: Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha, Crystal Renn and Hilary Rhoda, among others. The… »9/10/12 6:20pm9/10/12 6:20pm

The 2013 Prabal Gurung Spring Collection: A Pugilistic Overview

According to Vogue's Emily Holt, Prabal Gurung's 2013 spring collection has a lot to do with the looming presidential election, which translated on the runway to a looser fitting clothes that "would liberate women's movements as they go about their day." You know, like help them vote or whatever — I'm not really sure… »9/09/12 5:30pm9/09/12 5:30pm