Sorry, Nemo. Designers showing Friday weren’t letting you rain–or hail, or snow, or sleet–on their hit parade. Critics concurred that from Chantilly lace bonded plastic trenches at Jason Wu to very mod flight jackets at Rag & Bone, there were plenty of looks to be had that were haute–and warm.
Peter: Snowstorms are so in right now, oh my god they’re so chic.
Harry: They’re hot.
More of this, this way…
One of the things we always look forward to in the pre-fashion week madness is all the pretty show invites that land on our desks.
The invites often give you an idea of what to expect from the show, too. This season, we’ve seen neon, translucent pink rubber; holographic birds; and used Petri dishes (yes–really).
We’ve rounded up some of the more eye-catching and creative NYFW invitations to show up in our mailbox so far. Aren’t they pretty?
It’s only the first day of February, but Jason Wu is having a very good 2013. Two weeks ago Michelle Obama chose one of his gowns for the Inaugural Ball, and today the designer announced he’s launching his very first makeup collection.
How major is Leelee Sobieski’s couture pose?
We look forward to Bridget Foley’s WWD op-eds, mostly because it’s one of the few times the industry trade offers up a real opinion. (It wasn’t always so stale: read John Fairchild’s Chic Savages to learn all about WWD‘s heyday in the 1970s.) But this morning, the Fashionista team was collectively turned off by “Fashion Pound Puppies,” in which Foley lambastes Michelle Obama for requesting designers create inaugural outfits for her on-spec. “How does Michelle Obama get a pass on the ridiculousness surrounding her inaugural wardrobe selections?” she says. “The whole thing would be merely silly and undignified if it weren’t so disrespectful of the time and resources of others, some of whom have little of both at their disposal.” We were so annoyed by her presumptions, in fact, that Leah and I spent like 15 minutes talking about it over Gchat:
Four years ago, Michelle Obama launched then-little-known designer Jason Wu into the spotlight when she chose to wear his one-shouldered white gown to the Inaugural ball. Since then, his career has taken off–in addition to presenting successful and critically acclaimed ready-to-wear collections he’s launched a collection for Target and a contemporary line. Four years later, after lots of anticipation about which new young designer the First Lady might anoint with her choice of ball gown tonight, she’s chosen Wu once again.