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.
“We wanted to show a more focused collection and the zodiacs miraculously made sense,” said the designers behind avant-garde label ThreeASFOUR, who dedicated their new collection to the (almost expectedly) esoteric theme of the signs. “But there was something missing, so we dug further and discovered that there was a recently announced 13th sign that Read more →
The Clothes: A funny thing happened at The Hole yesterday. Adi Gil, Angela Donhauser, and Gabriel Asfour–who we’ve always loved for their conceptual exercises like cutting fractal patterns in leather or parading girls dressed in stringed instruments through the Saatchi & Saatchi HQ, say–showed clothes that were not only wearable, but wearable above 14th. Think athletic-inspired multicolor silk Read more →
It’s the last day of fashion week, but we’re not done yet. Check out our review of Anna Sui‘s predictably fun collection, ThreeasFOUR‘s circular inspiration, and Nomia‘s flourescent foray. And be sure to check out all the reviews and New York fashion week news you may have missed on our fashion week page.
In a time of fast fashion, with trends coming and going in the blink of an eye, it can seem like nothing lasts. ThreeASFOUR’s Fall 2012 collection works to combat that feeling of temporality by touching on lasting themes.
Taking inspiration from eternal and supernatural occurrences, like crop circles and the “end of the world” rumored for 2012, threeASFOUR created a collection based on the shape of a circle. Leather was laser cut into circular fractal patterns and made into elegant headdresses and knee-high boots. Circles made their way onto the clothes as an adornment, like on some mini dresses, or as the shape of the garment itself, like in an architectural cream wrap coat. A favorite piece of mine was a mini dress in a fragmented landscape print, which while resonating with environmentalist and apocalyptic themes, was just plain beautiful.
New York Fashion Week, everyone is tired and no one is sure what day it actually is. That said, today proved to be an awesome one for us.
We saw Yoko Ono, Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin, Tyson Beckford (yum), and all in one day. Oh yeah, and some truly inspiring clothes from Proenza Schouler and Marchesa, among others.
Check out all our pictures in today’s gallery!
So we’re only halfway through New York Fashion Week, but there have been enough interesting beauty looks that a recap is in order. It’s a bit early to call trends yet, but orangey lips and strong eyes (not together!) are still having a run. As far as hair, we’ve seen just as much textured, messy hair as we’ve seen middle parts with stick straight locks. And nails are all over the place, but an early prediction is slate grey and deep burgundies will rule next fall.
Click through to see our favorite beauty from NYFW so far. We’re not suggesting that all these looks are wearable, but they’re definitely cool.
Imagine, if you will, a delicate yet tough neo-futuristic assassin with a penchant for accessories shaped like classical musical instruments.
OK, so officially the theme was resonance and waveforms at threeASFOUR, and there was a somber and eerie quality to the show. From the geometric patterns projected on the walls to the teeth-rattling electronic bass to the blinding spotlights, it all felt like a bit of an assault on the senses.
On Tuesday, at around 7pm, I made my way over to Sarah Roosevelt Park in Chinatown where the threeASFOUR spring 2011 show was being held. I pass this park several times a week and instead of being full of screaming kids like it usually is, it seemed to have been transformed into the inside of a space-age museum. In the center of a cement lot–a basketball court?–was a spiral-shaped installation, which served as a backdrop to several projections of some very Warhol-esque movies.
After about twenty minutes of waiting around, in came the models wearing garment bags. The bottoms cut out, allowing them to walk. They carefully lined up against the installation and waited for their cue to unzip and remove their garment bags. And voila! With the nod of some girl standing next to me, the clothes were visible, the music began, and the show was well on its way.