This Fall, We'll All Be Perfectly Princessy Ophelias Channeling David…

Fashion week stomps on! Yesterday's collections included Derek Lam, Tommy Hilfiger, Reem Acra, Calvin Klein, Bill Blass and Zac Posen. The day saw lots of tragically romantic dresses (Ophelias on opium) and lots of skinny, menswear-inspired suits for women (David Bowie). Derek Lam's collection was dominated by dark… » 2/08/08 12:30pm 2/08/08 12:30pm

Marc, Narciso, Behnaz & Monique Incite Mini-Revolutions

Four major labels — Marc by Marc Jacobs, Behnaz Sarafpour, Monique Lhuillier, and Narciso Rodriguez — showed their fall looks late yesterday, and though the collections seemed, at first, completely different, there was a major thematic similarity: namely, that they played against type. Rodriguez, celebrating his… » 2/06/08 10:30am 2/06/08 10:30am

This Fall, We'll All Dress Like Hooker Poet Socialites

It looks like the dress' dominance on the runway isn't waning anytime soon, or at least not based on yesterday's showings by Oscar de la Renta, Betsey Johnson, Halston, and Proenza Schouler. While the boys behind Proenza offered expertly-draped and cut trousers as their stand-out items in a decadent fall collection… » 2/05/08 10:00am 2/05/08 10:00am

This Fall, We'll All Be Flappers On Acid In French Boarding Schools

New York Fashion Week kicked off on Friday at the tents in Bryant Park, and in the ensuing three days, plenty of big-name designers have given us their vision of what women can look forward to, sartorially that is, once winter passes, summer swelters, and the chill sets in again. Designers as disparate as Diane von… » 2/04/08 10:30am 2/04/08 10:30am