This New York Fashion Week delivers 13 brands–with aesthetics ranging from avant-garde and edgy to classic and couture-inspired–being helmed (or co-helmed) by African American creatives. We are excited to see these individuals defying the odds many face as black designers in New York. Click through the slideshow to check them out.
Click through to see our comprehensive guide to all the trends and takeaways from Resort 2014.
Four cities, one season: Fall 2013. Nemo kicked the collections off and every city to follow added its own dose of wintry chill. Somehow all that cold weather caused a discernible note of restraint to float through the collections. Don’t worry–the passion and excitement were still there, but designers actively pursued defining new ways we can really dress next fall. These looks felt grounded in the return of the “Lady,” as fashion’s pendulum swung away from the risqué, toward the refreshingly refined (spike-studded shoulders be damned). Check out our top trends for fall in the slide show.
You can watch pretty much any designer runway show from the comfort of your own couch these days thanks to livestreaming. Designers run them on their Facebook pages, on specific livestream sites, and on fashion websites like this one. While you, the at-home fashion consumer, may be watching for entertainment or to make your shopping list for the next season, know this: The brands are also watching you (and your tweets) closely.
Fashion week came, and brought a feisty lil’ friend named Nemo along for the ride–forcing us to consider forgoing, “Well, doesn’t she look chic!” for, “Well, doesn’t she look warm?!” The runways begged to differ, offering up endless new ways to bundle-up beautifully for fall 2013. Check out our top ten trend takeaways from the fashion week that weathered the storm in style.
Belstaff made their name on waxed cotton jackets since opening up shop in 1924–but in the past several seasons creative director Martin Cooper has seemed keen to leave that heritage behind, perhaps in an effort to establish the brand’s fashion cred.
For fall 2013, however, Cooper seemed ready to go back to the brand’s roots.
The Clothes: Still new to Belstaff, Burberry alum Martin Cooper continues to breathe new life into the storied British label, taking inspiration from vintage travel cases and the sense of luxury associated with global voyages, to create a lush, but still highly wearable collection. Wide striped, linen and canvas shirtdresses, silk aviator jumpsuits, and sleeveless Read more →