Welp, another one bites the dust. London Fashion Week came to a close yesterday–which means it’s time to pick our favorite collections from the week.
Giles was a highlight of London Fashion Week, as he often is, for designer Giles Deacon’s uniquely dramatic and surprise-filled wares.
From Carey Mulligan’s elegant Balenciaga to the Fannings’ edgy Rodarte to Ashley Olsen’s vintage Dior that appeared to levitate, click through for what we thought were the 20 best looks of the night, regardless of its theme.
The theme of last night’s event was punk–though you wouldn’t necessarily know it from the red carpet. Though some of the guests did step up the ‘tude a notch–some with spikes, others with hair dye–the majority kept it pretty, well, pretty. Let’s take a look at who was brave enough to go punk, and who Read more →
It’s here! It’s here! The Met Ball red carpet is finally underway. So the fashion is great–though not exactly punk. According to Anna Wintour, though, her florals are punk, in a way: Andrew Bolton, the currator of the exhibit told her that pink was the real color of punk. Hence the color scheme. So there. Read more →
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.
Playing the name game in London is far from easy: So many cool young designers, so many unusual names, and only a week to make sense of them all. It’s largely due to the aversion many Brit design talents have to being crafted into the sort of the fashion celebs we adore stateside. No worries; the clothes spoke volumes for themselves, as London dialed down the quirked, and turned out one of the most sophisticated seasons in recent years. See for yourself!
A ghostly Kristen McMenamy opened Giles’s fall 2013 show in a silk white maxi dress with ballooning sleeves, which flounced down the runway like a vision in a dream. It was the perfect opener for a collection that was equal parts darkly moody and ethereal. Following McMenamy’s white gown came a series of looks in Read more →