London is a city full of color and spirit, but no color made as much of an impact as purple, especially when it came in the form of midi-length dresses coming just above or below the knee. (It sounds a lot like a spring look, actually.) The trend came in opposing looks, from the more Read more →
Our favorite collections of Fall 2011, arranged in alphabetical order. Did your pick make the cut?
Beauty looks at Fashion Week should complement a designer’s vision and help cement an image and theme in your mind when you view a collection. We saw some spectacular looks in New York, and the next two cities didn’t disappoint either.
While New York Fashion Week feels like a marathon, London and Milan are more like whirlwind sprints. In case it went by too quickly for you, stop here and breathe for a second, before we head to Paris.
Click through for the best and most interesting beauty looks from London and Milan.
Model Jade Parfitt looked cool and ladylike in Christopher Kane. Alexa Chung went casual for the Burberry show, making her Burberry Brights bag the star. Lou Doillon mixed Club Monaco and vintage effortlessly. Our new best friend Samantha Cameron pulled off Christopher Kane with aplomb. And Clemence Poesy made us all want to wear Mulberry forever. London’s street style is tops! xo, Fashionista
LONDON–And best bash of LFW (so far, and yes, slight intoxication may tint our estimation) goes to the Love magazine for Alexander Wang party at Liberty.
Daisy Lowe was there, dancing up a storm in a Mark Fast crop top and pencil skirt. When Beth Ditto forgot the lyrics during her a capella version of “I Will Always Love You,” she called on none other than Alexa Chung to complete the phrase.
LONDON–Tom Ford appointments were yesterday and today, but don’t expect to hear anything about the presentation from the journalists, fashion editors, and stylists who attended.
All attendees were asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement that requires them not to write or reveal anything about the collection until the summer. As fall collections usually hit stores in late June/early July, expect profiles on Ford in the May/June issues of your favorite magazines.
LONDON–Mulberry left the enchanted countryside set from the show in place for its after-party at Claridges. Guests Kirsten Dunst and Clemence Poesy sipped organic cider and noshed on mini toad in the hole, while other attendees posed for snaps in Fantastic Mr. Fox animal masks. As for us? All about the dance floor, baby.
Click through for images form the party.
Both Prabal Gurung and Matthew Williamson showed ombré fur coats for autumn. Would you rather be seen in Prabal’s lavender or Matthew’s ochre hued fluffer?
LONDON–It’s only the second day of London Fashion Week, but the party circuit is in full swing. First up was Club Monaco’s event with Browns at the Royal College of Art. The Ralph Lauren-owned label is selling its wares in the UK for the first time through the legendary retailer, and they brought campaign star Lou Doillon and a slew of industry types out to celebrate. Along with a repeat appearance of that black and white photo booth–Club Monaco had one at last month’s Spring 2011 launch party in New York–the event’s big moment was when Clare Maguire took the stage. The singer/songwriter, who has been compared to Annie Lennox and Stevie Nix, is about to release a new single….
LONDON–Fashion Week crowds across the globe are awaking from a bleary eyed winter slumber to the spectacle of the Fall 2011 collections. So what better timing than the night before London’s catwalks ignite, for biannual magazine AnOther to celebrate its first decade of razor’s edge fashion editorial. Editor-in-Chief Jefferson Hack placed illustrated birthday cards from designer pals–including Karl Lagerfield, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, the Missoni family, Philip Treacy and Gareth Pugh–into the hands of local patissiers to create 10 birthday cakes on display through the weekend at Selfridges.
“I wanted to inspire our readers with the insane possibilities of what can be achieved at the highest level in bringing fashion and food together,” says Hack.
LONDON–New York Fashion Week has come to a close, and now it’s time to switch gears and move to London. But what to expect?
New venues, for one. Although Somerset House remains show central, Topshop has moved its showspace to Old Billingsgate Market, a fish market, following a successful season at the old Eurostar terminal. Vivienne Westwood will show her anarchic Red Label wares at the Royal Courts of Justice, and Temperley London will become the first brand ever to mount a fashion show at the British Museum.
Look out for warring fashion parties, with AnOther Magazine’s tenth birthday bash at The Box (which just opened its London outpost on a suitably seedy Soho block) going head to head with the Love Magazine Party for Alexander Wang at Liberty on Saturday night. Temperley’s after-party takes place at the Groucho Club at the same time as Mulberry’s Claridges fete on Sunday. We’re keeping a cabbie on speed dial. Walk? In these shoes?
Still, our favourite parties are the shows themselves.