Designer nail polish collaborations are nothing new, and despite Cathy Horyn declaring at the end of 2011 that they were boring, they don’t seem to be slowing down yet. And we’re totally fine with that. During our various visits backstage (and stalking our beauty friends on Twitter) this season, we learned about a few exciting new collabs.
Click through for all the scoop on which designers will be gracing your digits this coming fall.
At this point, no one needs to spell out for you that prints were a huge trend last spring, mostly of the colorful, floral variety. But where spring was bright and sunny, fall has taken a turn towards the more staid and sombre, or at least as much as a digital print can be considered Read more →
In case you missed them, check out our reviews from some of our fave designers. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up Creatures of the Wind‘s fairy-inspired collection is a must-see. Our friend Kaelen showed her strongest and prettiest collection yet. And Peter Som‘s Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn-inspired collection is not to be missed. Head over to Read more →
“It’s a palate cleanser as I was really focusing on the line of the clothes,” says Peter Som of the 7-look long whiteout—sheer white nylon chiffon and organza dresses alternating with white silk crepe tuxedo shirts and ivory flannel pants layered with fuzzy ivory Mongolian lamb or lacquered wool tweed coats—that opened his Fall 2012 collection.
Though color emerged for the remainder of the show, the all-white looks at the beginning were quite a departure for the designer, considering he is known for his bold color combinations. Case in point: a number of the audience members were sporting some of Som’s photo-real, multi-colored floral items from the Spring 2012 collection.
But Som didn’t forego his color combining entirely:
Halloween weekend is finally upon us! We’ve had Halloween costumes on the brain all week and we’re not the only ones. We decided to ask some of our favorite designers what they were planning on dressing up as because we figured that, as fashion designers, they’d have some pretty creative ideas. And we were right.
From censored porn stars to an Irish version of Patty from Absolutely Fabulous, click through to find out what 12 of our designer friends told us about their costumes, and, if you care, our own costumes as well!
Let’s hope next spring is a sunny one because designers are putting their best lenses forward for spring 2012. From Giles’ kooky cartoon glasses to Rag & Bone’s goggle-like shades. Next spring’s eyewear isn’t joking around, but it certainly is funny looking. Would you wear such kooky sunglasses?
New York has been full of brights the past week, none more obvious than the shades of orange that have already graced at least two dozen collections. From a single pop (Doo.Ri) to a longer stretch (Kimberly Ovitz), it’s about as attention-getting as a color can be.
Check out the graphic floral prints at Peter Som, sweet shapes and sheers at Rachel Antonoff and Kate Middleton-esque dresses Wes Gordon over on our fashion week page.
After spending the morning with Peter Som a few days before his spring show, we couldn’t wait to see the strong, bright—but not overly feminine—floral prints take shape on the runway. Although we knew what to expect, we were still curious to hear Tommy Hilfiger’s predictions before the show began. “Fun and lux,” the designer told us. Clearly, Hilfiger knows his consultant well. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
What, exactly, do designers go through just days before their runway shows? We decided to spend the morning with Peter Som to find out. Upon arriving at his studio on West 26th Street Wednesday morning, it was nonstop action. Here’s a snippet of a day in the life of a designer pre-fashion week from too-big shoes to designer vices: