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.
Emma Stone, Elle Fanning, Cate Blanchett , Sarah Jessica Parker and more hit the red carpet for Elle‘s ‘Women in Hollywood’ event. They embraced color and we liked it. Click through to see what everyone wore.
Click through to see what trends heated up this season–and start planning your spring wardrobe accordingly.
Fashion looks east for inspiration.
Looking for fur, faux or otherwise, in every color of the rainbow? Milan is more than willing to help you on your search.
The fashion flock might have already taken flight for Paris, but in case you’re still getting your Guccis and Puccis in a row, this afternoon we check in with your ultimate crib sheet to Milan fashion week’s most well-reviewed collections.
As with our London and New York roundups, we’ve pored through The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Style.com, Vogue.com, SHOWstudio.com—and every other broadsheet and blog we can stream in our Google Reader—to bring you just the adjectives and adverbial phrases and other one-liners used to qualify the shows.
Which designers came out on top? In the spirit of the new Milanese minimalism, we’ve pared the list down to seven. Flash back with us now through the best of austerity chic and graphic tailoring.
The men’s shows just wrapped and haute couture has already started. But before we start analyzing Bill Gaytten’s latest efforts for Dior couture, let’s take a look back at the amazing over-the-top-ness that happened at the fall menswear shows in Milan and Paris. I always love the menswear shows because the runway looks are much more extreme, much more Zoolander. There were coats with peacock feather tails, men wearing headbands that read ‘I Love Black Cock,’ a model in a gas mask, Minotaur-inspired bejeweled nose rings, and some serious bed head.
OK on the runway. Not OK in real life. Men, please, do not try this at home.
Metallics were shining brightly on the runways of Milan this past week, continuing a trend we saw in London and New York before that. While the word “metallic” usually means hard and shiny, the offerings on the runways were decidedly more soft and fluid. Sequins added shine to the brighter colored garments in many of Read more →
The Fall 2011 shows are 75% over, and we’re pretty comfortable calling braids a world-wide trend. Can we blame/credit Alex Wang‘s S/S 2010 collection for the current plaitmania? Hard to say, but you couldn’t go more than 50 feet without seeing a braided model.
They were loose and boho at Rag and Bone and Erdem (and Mara Hoffman topped hers with turbans). Rachel Roy and Erin Fetherston were channeling the St.Pauli Girl (or yodelers). Alexandre Herchcovitch and Nanette Lepore got complicated with their braided updos, and Etro flirted with cornrows.