One of our Fashionista 15 designers to watch, Adeam designer Hanako Maeda, fresh from the challenge of dressing Lady Gaga, explored more of her idea of tomboy cool, inspired by Tokyo’s gloomy beautiful hydrangea season. Looking past the cheery bloom of cherry blossom season, Maeda (Adeam is her last name spelled backwards,) looked to the Read more →
Much like Jason Wu and Michelle Obama, it’s hard to talk about Jenny Packham’s designs without mentioning the name of her most famous client, a certain duchess, whose name rhymes with Schmiddleton. Packham may not be designing looks specifically with the duchess in mind, but there’s no need, when your signature is decorous, yet beautiful Read more →
This season, Mathieu Mirano’s girl is a little bitchy. “You see,” he said, pointing out a scarlet python-textured crop bustier and pencil skirt, “like, this is pretty bitchy.”
It’s often said that the clothing you choose acts as a form of daily armor against the world. In the case of Libertine’s collection this season, it may be literal, as designer Johnson Hartig infused his designs with a happy sense of joyful protectionism.
It was a trip to Cannes, its history, and some inclement weather, that served as the inspiration for Pamella Roland’s latest collection.
This season, her red carpet gowns (and formal, luxurious raincoats—hence the inclement weather), were modern takes on ‘60s classics. Classics, in the truest sense of the word, as Roland informed me backstage, that the ’60s in Cannes, were origins of the first official red carpet.
You either get Mark McNairy or you don’t. If you get him, you know that he was voted one of GQ’s best new menswear designers in America. You get streetwear and music references, so you understand the awesomeness of him–including his choice of playing Backstreet Boys in the pre-show soundtrack. You get how cool it is that he got Greg Chapman, Nick Wooster, Pusha-T, and his models to drink Heineken and brandish switchblades while walking the runway. And you just have to get the inherent, tongue-in-cheek coolness of his clothes–because he does not like to talk about the ever-present, designer topic, of “inspiration.”
Think of Carlos Campos’s spring collection as a more refined take on football fanwear. This collection was a big valentine to soccer and everyone that loves it, down to the players, referees, and fans.
They may be students, but that didn’t stop the design students of the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from using their chance at Fashion Week to grab their moment in front of a crowd of fashion industry insiders like Cameron Silver and Robbie Myers. In a runway show, exclusively featuring the work of Read more →
Creating sophisticated versions of the clothes he remembered from his ’90s California childhood was Bell’s focus this season, drawing from “a journey of memories of [his] youth, from surfing with [his] father.”
Worshippers will find continued reasons to keep the faith in the “high priestess of Goth opulence”, as coined by Style.com. Although her new collection is a little lighter, acolytes (like Lady Gaga) will be pleased by LaPointe’s continued exploration of the sinister and dark, this time, via the inspiration of the deli.
We’ve been told all our lives that dirt is bad. Bad to eat, bad to track into the house, and, especially, bad for your pores. Most beauty cleansing products are designed to eradicate dirt from your skin, but there are actually benefits to having a little bit of it in your beauty routine. Earthy ingredients with dirt bases, like clay and volcanic ash, actually clarify and cleanse your skin in a non-drying way that soap just can’t.
In honor of Earth Day, we’ve picked out some beauty products that actually celebrate dirt, whether it be as a cleanser, scent (yes, really), or color inspiration–and work really really well.