Fur and faux furs bags were all the rage at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Dries van Noten, and Michael Kors, and while the perspex bags at 3.1 Phillip Lim and the cute minauderies from Diane von Furstenberg may not be totally useful, they sure are cute.
Or course if you need a bag that will actually fit your things inside it, the giant leather carryalls at Alexander Wang might just do the trick.
We’ve scoured the Fall 2012 collections for the most amazing shoes, and it was easy, because there were plenty. The best part? Footwear options for Fall 2012 are a lot more reasonable than their Spring 2012 counterparts. (Remember those 6 inch Versace lucite wedges?)
Fall 2012 saw lots of wide heels and mary-janes on the runway, and sometimes both simultaneously–like at Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Marni. Knee-high black boots ruled at Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Givenchy, and Rick Owens, and ladylike pumps could be found at Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Jil Sander. Of course, if you’re looking for something crazy, look no further than Alexander McQueen’s heel-less fur shoes. Impractical, but so lovely.
Take a look at all the amazing shoes from Fall 2012 and just try to pick a favorite. It’s near impossible.
She wore blue velvet. And black velvet. And purple velvet. And… well, you get the idea. Prints aren’t the only thing getting the all-over treatment this season. London was chock full of George Constanza-approved velvets in an array of dark, sombre colors at shows like Burberry Prorsum, Paul Smith and Topshop Unique. Is it now Read more →
We attended Aussie designer Dion Lee’s debut London presentation over the weekend, and loved the sexy, modern vibe of it. We liked the shoes, too, but didn’t think much about them again, until we saw an interesting tidbit posted on the Daily Pedestrian: Kanye West designed the shoes with Dion Lee.
Dion Lee’s PR representative confirmed that the shoes are indeed by Kanye, as a special collaboration for A/W 2012. We also read that we just missed Kanye at one of Lee’s continuously looping presentations–he showed up for one of the intimate gatherings to lend his support, according to PagesDigital.
Which leads us to wonder, is Kanye hedging his bets with a shoe design career if he can’t get his fashion line off the ground?
Milan and New York spent weeks arguing about the scheduling for fashion month come next September, and we subsequently spent weeks trying to follow along with all the arguments and compromises. While Milan and Paris ultimately “won” the day, and New York scheduled its week around the European weeks accordingly, London was sort of in the middle of the scuffle, getting squeezed time-wise and ignored in general.
London has only recently become respected as a fashion city, and they’ve produced some world-class designers and labels like Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Gareth Pugh, who all subsequently left to show in Paris. Up-and-comers like Christopher Kane and Erdem are making international fashion news, but will they stay? How do London designers feel about being treated like fashion’s poor relation?
The darkly romantic looks on the first day of Milan fashion week may have been a palette cleanser from the rainbow-splashed prints on display over the weekend from all the young guns in London. But you might still be wondering what wild and wonderful British fashion stood out from the digital swirl—which is why we’ve compiled the ultimate crib sheet of the season’s most well-reviewed shows.
London Fashion Week has come and gone. And along with a stream of innovative, exciting and fun fall collections, there were a slew of well-dressed show-goers and, of course, photographers ready to take their pictures. Since street style can sometimes be just as fun to pour over as a new collection, we decided to compile Read more →
Last London Fashion Week, before Kanye debuted his eponymous (and critically panned) collection in Paris, he hit up a bunch of big shows: Burberry, Christopher Kane, and then, seemingly randomly, smaller more indie designer Louise Goldin–only then it turned out Goldin was helping him with his first go at a line. This season, Kanye has only turned up once, yesterday at Mark Fast’s show.
Coincidence? We think not. A while back a little birdie told us that Kanye had enlisted Fast for help with his second collection, set to hit the runway in Paris on March 6. Second time’s a charm?
We have hope. Do you think he’ll pull it off?
So have you guys all enjoyed your long holiday weekend? We have, too…working in London, where no one cares that it is President’s Day and that everyone in the US is off skiing or doing whatever. But we are definitely not complaining. Today was day four of London fashion week, and it was the best Read more →
LONDON-Azealia Banks didn’t make an appearance at New York fashion week, and we found out why yesterday at the Tophsop Unique show: She’s been touring. But she got some front row experience in London, first hitting up Mulberry bright and early, then at Topshop Unique later in the afternoon.
We chatted with her before the Unique show, while the photogs were busy bothering Olivia Palermo. Wearing a skintight Unique dress from Topshop‘s spring 2012 collection, she was friendly and approachable, and seemed genuinely excited to be at the show. I said to her that it seems like she’s sort of burst onto the music and fashion scene simultaneously, and asked if she had always had an interest in fashion.
The Burberry show is always one of the biggest, most important (and most celeb-packed) shows of London Fashion Week. So we’re streaming it live, right here at 11 a.m. As Mario Testino says of the label, when asked why it’s the show that folks come in from abroad for, “I think that Burberry manages to Read more →
If there was any question (hope?) as to whether fashion’s obsession with songstress Lana Del Rey was fleeting this should confirm that she’s here to stay, at least for a while (regardless of her contestable talents as a ‘vocalist’): Brit heritage brand Mulberry has created a bag for her. The ‘Del Rey’ debuted on Mulberry’s Read more →
LONDON-Today was a marathon day that tested our endurance (and more than once had us wandering around London thoroughly lost) but we ultimately triumphed–and remembered to take a few snaps along the way. We started our day at 10am with the star-studded, furry Mulberry show and ended it at 9pm with a crushing backstage party Read more →
At Stella McCartney’s very fancy VIP London dinner party presentation yesterday, Kate Moss and Mario Testino exchanged greetings. Only it ended up looking like much more than a British cheek-kiss hello from this angle.
It’s been an exciting first few days of London fashion week, and while we’re a little jetlagged, it’s nothing a lot of English breakfast tea can’t take care of. Day 1 was all about new talent–we went to some cool small presentations (one featuring sparkly bondage masks) and took in the Central Saint Martins student Read more →
Stella McCartney had a special presentation tonight in London, and it sounds like it was possibly the best thing that ever happened. We were sadly not there, but we are giving the endurance tweeting award to Grazia, who kept us up to speed about what was happening inside the venue. And a lot happened. First Read more →
Today marks the last day of New York fashion week, with London gearing up to start shows tomorrow. While New York fashion week didn’t exactly bring out the a-list glamorous celebs (well, unless you count George Lucas and Matt Damon), it’s looking like at least one diva is going to make an appearance at some London catwalk shows. And no, we’re not talking about Kanye West.
Rihanna is scheduled to perform next week at the BRIT Awards, which are the UK equivalent of the Grammys. Elle UK is reporting that the singer is expected to hit a few front rows during her time in London.