Fashion month is over, and that means we’re hunting for trends. Remember New York fashion week, way back when? Brocade was everywhere. It’s a more refined answer to the very popular prints we’ve been seeing, and designers aren’t holding back their enthusiasm for the fabric (and neither are we).
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.
It’s certainly been one whirlwind of a week, and just like that, NYFW has come to an end once again! Of course we still have shows in London, Paris, and Milan to look forward to–but there’s nothing like seeing amazing people and style right in your own neighborhood.
Each day this Fashion Week, our street style cam has captured the style and personalities of some of the brightest stars in fashion – from celeb stylist and Bravo star Brad Goreski, to blogger Elin Kling, to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo and more.
In celebration of the end of New York Fashion Week and all the fabulous street style that came with it, here’s a gallery of our top 25 street style snaps from the past eight days. Which ones are your faves?
New York Fashion Week has come and gone. We survived! Yay! Now it’s time to take a look back on the shows that really made an impact on us–from J. Crew’s wearable mix of prints, to Marc Jacobs’ directional (and Jamiroquai-inspired!) collection. Read on for our personal favorite shows. Which collection did you like best? Read more →
People have been predicting the death of nail art (at least on runways) for a few seasons now, and this is the first time we’ve been worried it may actually happen. There was a relative dearth of nail art this week, as it only showed up on a few runways. The big nail story during Read more →
Milly designer Michelle Smith not only brings her adorable daughter to runway shows–and interviews her for us (!!)–but she also remembers to feed her all four food groups.
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.
Move over, PETA. There’s another group targeting the fashion industry.
I guess we should have seen this coming. Occupy Wall Street is looking to cause a stir at the parade of all things one percent that is fashion week. They’re organizing as we speak to march from Liberty Plaza to Lincoln Center, where they will, according to their website, “raise awareness of the 1% Structures behind the Fashion Industry through a direct action of art, cosmetics & an #OccupyWallStreet fashion show.” They’ll also march to Calvin Klein’s show at 39th street to do something even weirder. They’re calling the event #OccupyFashion. And while we can understand their cause, we’re not so sure it’s going to work. Read on.
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.
Fashion Week’s move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center was never terribly well-received. And now, it seems, the groaning prayers of fashion industry Broolynites and downtowners, loathe to travel so far uptown, have been answered. Well, sort of.
Residents of the neighborhood surrounding Lincoln Center say that since Fashion Week moved to the plaza in 2010, Damrosch Park is off limits nearly ten months out of the year, thanks to the bi-annual industry event, as well as other cultural and private events alike, reports the New York Times. It’s true many of these events–like the Big Apple Circus–have been staged at Lincoln Center for years, but, according to one resident of a nearby building, Susan Levy, “[Fashion week] was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.”
One of our favorite parts of Milly designer Michelle Smith’s shows, besides the clothes of course, is when her adorable five-year-old daughter, Sophia Oshrin, joins her on the runway for the finale. It happened last season and melted our jaded fashion hearts. This past year, Sophia became an even bigger presence in her mom’s fashion biz as she’s the fit model for Milly’s year-old insanely cute children’s line.
In anticipation of Sophia’s scene stealing runway appearance at today’s Milly show, we asked Smith to interview her daughter about helping her mom prep for the show, her runway walk, and her design skills. Brace yourself, it’s the cutest thing ever.
After six days of fashion week, we are still going strong. (A lot of Valentine’s Day chocolate is definitely helping carry us along.)
Today we took in shows from Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Diesel Black Gold, and saw quite a few girls in leopard coats – on and off the runway.
Check our our pictures from today to see New York Fashion Week from our perspective.
Our show reviews are still coming fast and furiously. Check out Tory Burch‘s luxe collection, Betsey Johnson‘s Betseymania and Alice + Olivia‘s naughty schoolgirls. And head over to our
We can’t imagine anything better for V-Day than Rachel Antonoff‘s pink and heart-filled mad libs. Plus, we’re totally on the same page with the kittens thing!
We’re in the home stretch of New York Fashion Week, but these five tent regulars haven’t gotten the least bit lazy with their styling choices. If you’re beginning to lose your inspiration, look no further than Linda Fargo, Brad Goreski, our former editor Lauren Sherman in a gorge Katie Ermilio suit, and more; or check Read more →
If you thought Nicki Minaj was a weird front row guest last season at Carolina Herrera, wait until you hear this one. We weren’t at this afternoon’s Rodarte show (sadface) but a little spy told us that none other than George Lucas was there, sitting next to Dakota Fanning. And here’s the photographic proof. The Read more →
It was something that was sitting in the back of ours minds during the first few days of fashion week. A fur hat at Rachel Zoe (how cozy!), a cowboy hat that opened Nicholas K (how bold!), a floppy hat at Nicole Miller (how boho!) and then BAM. Monday happened. Yesterday, Donna Karan‘s smartly-suited parade Read more →
Here’s an awesome Valentine from J.Crew to us. Jenna Lyons mentioned a while back that she would love to do a high-end collaboration along the lines of Christian Louboutin for J. Crew, and now it looks like her plans have come to fruition. For Fall 2012, Manolo Blahnik has collaborated with J. Crew on a line of their classic Bebe style heels. The shoes will be available on J. Crew’s website both in J.Crew exclusive prints and seasonal colors. No word on price yet, but go ahead and get your credit cards ready, because you’ll definitely want to grab these.
It was hard to miss Anna Dello Russo and her YSL feathered fabulousness at the Marc Jacobs show last night. So we asked the street style phenom to weigh in on the collection–because if anyone could pull off a head-to-toe look from Jacobs’ fall 2012 collection, giant fur Dr. Suess hat and everything, it’s Dello Read more →
Day five of New York Fashion Week was a real dream. We took in shows from Marc Jacobs, Chris Benz, Preen, Karen Walker, and Donna Karan – meaning we saw all our friends and our favorite NYFW celebrities.
We snapped Dakota Fanning meeting Jared Leto at Marc Jacobs, the fabulous Michelle Harper at Preen, and Coco Rocha at Betsey Johnson. We also received a cute (and cat themed!) Valentine’s Day gift from our PS I Made This and caught up with the Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, twice!
Check out all our photos in today’s gallery.
Yep, New York fashion week rages on. Check out the Juicy Couture founders’ new Skaist-Taylor line, Lela Rose‘s “linear curves,” and Behnaz Sarafpour‘s interpretation of a fashion x-ray. Even more great fashion awaits you on our fashion week home page.
Yesterday, while waiting to interview one of the vampire celebs at DKNY, we spotted former Rachel Zoe assistant Taylor Jacobson for the first time this week. She was looking way less disgruntled than she did in those early seasons of The Rachel Zoe Project and graciously chatted with us for a minute about her new reality show, which was filming there. She didn’t say much other than the new show “shows a younger generation of stylists who do different variations of work like music videos, editorial, red carpet generic commercials” and she’s looking forward to J. Mendel and Michael Kors.
Later, we realized: Three celebrity stylists, who at one point all worked together, had a falling out, and now have their own reality shows, are all at New York Fashion Week right now.
It may have been the softest hit he ever delivered, but on Friday night at Milk Studios, Sean Avery took a shot at Tom Brady.
The topic was menswear, the setting a panel at Milk Studios, organized by Parsons, sponsored by Gillette and featuring hockey player Sean Avery, rapper/actor Common, creative director Timothee Verrecchia, and designer Richard Chai. The hit came as the panel was discussing the loosening of stigma on men caring about fashion and how they dress. Common had offered that celebrities, including famous athletes, publicly declaring in interest in fashion (from Kanye’s fashion line to Sean Avery interning at Vogue), has helped removed the stigma.
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 →
Today we saw some of our favorite people, like Susie Lau, Lindsey Wixson, and Jenny Kang, and some of our favorite shows like Thakoon, Zac Posen and Victoria Beckham.
Forget brunch, our Sunday was full of NYFW.
We’re not slowing down anytime soon! If you haven’t found your inspiration in days one, two, or three yet, our street style snapper has found five more of fashion’s finest. For your consideration, we present three models, a designer, and Style.com’s Senior Market Editor Marina Larroude! Who gets your vote?
Today the Fashionista team was busy running all over Manhattan to catch shows from Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Band of Outsders, Rachel Antonoff, Wes Gordon, and so many more!
In between taxis, subways, and the occasional pedi-cab, we managed to take a few snaps of NYFW through our eyes. Click through the gallery to see everything from Gisele backstage at Alexander Wang (yes, this happened and we almost died) to a real cat posing with models at Rachel Antonoff!
A few weeks ago I received a bright pink invitation complete with pink stick-on rhinestones inviting me to come to the “Barbie Dream Closet” at Lincoln Center. Obviously I hightailed it over there on opening night to check it out. Barbie moved some of her not inconsiderable wardrobe–and 360 pairs of identical pink pumps–over to Read more →
Hey, Patron, are you listening up? Send Rebecca Taylor a couple shots…she deserves one!
Kaelen showed her fall collection on Thursday and it was awesome, so we can forgive her for having some trouble with her mad libs.
With New York Fashion Week in full swing, there’s definitely no shortage of outstanding looks outside and inside Lincoln Center. It’s Day 3 and our street style photographer snapped some of our favorite style stars, including Streetpeeper’s Phil Oh, Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo, and a model from Marc Jacob’s latest campaign, Xiao Wen Ju, Read more →
When I saw Coco Rocha heading backstage at the Jason Wu show, looking quite magnificent in the skinniest of black jeans and a curly shearling black chubby coat, I assumed she was walking in the show. But I was wrong. Yes, she was there to work, but in a different capacity.
Rocha’s teamed up with New York Magazine to do some interviews, and she also hooked up with Google +. The famously social media-savvy model will be live-streaming shows and events with the platform, including her fitting for Zac Posen, which is the only show she’s walking in this season. In addition to embracing social media, she’s also embraced some modeling causes–like the newly-launched Model Alliance–so I decided to ask her about the recent CFDA guidelines about underaged models and her experiences as a young model.
As I approached the Elle team (featuring Joe Zee and EIC Robbie Myers) front row at the Jason Wu show to ask them some questions, none other than Shailene Woodley plopped down in the empty seat next to Zee. In an unassuming (yet totally chic) sweater and skinny pants, she started chatting with Elle about how comfortable her shoes were. And no, they were not those five-toed shoes that made headlines after she wore them to an after party post-Golden Globes–they were sky-high Jason Wu’s, of course.
She was shockingly not swarmed by photogs, so I loitered around until she finished her conversation and took the opportunity to ask her about those shoes, her Oscar dress, and what she’s been learning at fashion week.
Day two of NYFW was a breeze, with fun shows from Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, and Kate Spade.
What did we see? Well, we caught up with the unbelievably gorgeous Hanneli Mustaparta at Rag & Bone, saw Coco Rocha practicing her interview skills at Jason Wu, and verified that Daphne Groeneveld is just as perfect in real life as she is in print.
See NYFW from our eyes after the jump!
One thing’s for sure about New York Fashion Week: The looks outside of Lincoln Center are most often just as inspiring as those inside. On day 2, our Street Style cam caught up with some definite head-turners, including Teen Vogue‘s Laurel Pantin, model Aline Weber and Opening Ceremony buyer Kate Foley, and some other stylemaking Read more →
So the big model news this Fashion Week, aside from Karlie Kloss not walking any shows, is that the CFDA’s new guidelines require catwalkers to show proof that they’re 16 or older in order to walk the shows. How this will be enforced, we’re still not sure. Ford has already sent out a statement confirming they are repping models under the age of 16. And it’s likely other agencies are too–and sending those girls out on castings.
Well, after the Cynthia Rowley show last night, we spotted former model and now actress Rebecca Romijn and figured we’d get an expert opinion on the matter.
“I think that models should be 18 or older,” the stunner told us emphatically.
We’re still waiting for our favorite up-and-coming rapper/fashion muse Azealia Banks to make her fashion week debut, but yesterday morning we got one step closer to her via her new fashion pal Nicola Formichetti, with whom she shares a birthday.
Formichetti is perhaps best known for his roles as Mugler‘s creative director and Lady Gaga’s stylist, but over the past few weeks, he seems to have also taken the “212″ singer under his wing. As we’ve ascertained through Twitter, he styled her for a V shoot and her forthcoming video for “Liquorice.” Banks also provided the soundtrack for his menswear show in Paris.
We chatted with Formichetti backstage at his friend Richard Chai’s show yesterday. Here’s what he had to say about how he and Azealia ended up working together, why it was meant to be, what to expect from the ‘Liquorice’ video and whether or not their collaboration will be ongoing. He seemed to really enjoy talking about her.
Everyone was so sad yesterday to learn that Karlie Kloss wouldn’t be walking in any New York fashion week shows. However, Karlie is happy, so that makes us happy for her. After not hearing much from her for a day or two, the model took to Twitter to confirm what we already knew.
Today was a game changer ;) #LovingLife
And then two hours later:
It’s the first day of New York Fashion Week! We’re optimistic, wide-eyed, and really looking forward to the rest of the week, even though we know by Monday we’ll be grumpy and our feet will hurt.
Today, though, was a great kick-off to the AW12 season. With shows from Richard Chai to Creatures of the Wind, today was a day for great fashion, and we rubbed elbows with our favorite fashion friends like Leandra Medine and Giovanna Randall.
Take a look at NYFW from our perspective. We’ll be sharing our photos with you all week!
New York fashion week is officially upon us, and that means lots and lots of inspirational street style. Check out our top 5 favorite girls from day 1. And check back here every afternoon to see more shots of the girls (and boys!) who pose for our camera. Today we snapped Becka Diamond, Hanneli Mustaparta, Read more →
Dear PETA, Last night, to kick off fashion week in the best way we could have possibly imagined, Vice, whom we love for their unconventional fashion coverage, threw a party/fashion show at strip club-turned fashion hotspot Westway to celebrate the launch of their fashion issue. But not just any party/fashion show. A leather-clad man walked Read more →
Rachel Comey is not usually one of those shows that has a celeb packed front row. Or any celebs in the front row for that matter. Devoted editors, buyers and Brooklyn cool girls a plenty but celebs? Not so much. So imagine our delight when one of our favorite celebs, the Party Girl herself, Parker Posey, plunked herself down a few seats over from us at last night’s show (runway pix and review to come shortly, don’t worry).
While waiting to interview Comey backstage after her show, Posey joined the line of fashion editors. “So, is this where we line up?” Posey asked me. I resisted my urge to yell “Air Raid!” and seized on the opportunity to turn my recorder on the incredibly down-to-earth actress first. “OK,” she shrugged, jokingly. Only, somehow she ended up interviewing me instead.
]New York Fashion Week runways may lose the best legs in the business this season, if rumors are to be believed. Thanks to the alert eyes over at Fashin, there’s some Twitter rumbling that Karlie Kloss is skipping the season for a better opportunity.
Alina Cho, a hard-news reporter who’s bringing back fashion coverage at CNN (check out the profile on her in the New York Daily News–she’s the new Elsa Klensch!) tweeted (via @AlinaChoCNN) this nugget last night: