While the currently available styles are a fun, not-too-serious mix of ’80s-inspired prints—I love the windowpane check and the blue paint splatter best—fall’s focus is a deep, dark palette with just a hint of ’70s ski bunny. But whatever era Kate Spade Saturday is channeling, the sporty, modern feel is the same.
Click through for a first look at the fall collection. And shop Kate Spade Saturday’s spring offerings at Saturday.com.
To those who follow/stalk Lena Dunham or Rachel Antonoff on Instagram, it’s no secret that the two are friends (or that Dunham is dating Antonoff’s brother).
So, it’s only natural that the two of them would end up working together, especially in this age of fashion films as unofficial ad campaigns.
The Best of New York Fashion Week: Overwhelmed by all the fashion week coverage out there? We’ll make it easy. Check out our 10 favorite collections, the 13 most critically acclaimed shows, and the top 10 trends you need to know.
Listen While You Look: Get the full ambiance of New York fashion week with our top 15 tracks from the runways.
Kim Kardashian Lands a DuJour Kover: The magazine’s co-editor Keith Pollack on what it was like to work with the pregnant star and whether they had problems pulling clothes for her.
This budding it-girl had a packed New York fashion week but kept a pretty awesome sense of humor about it. We asked her to chronicle it for us. Dare you not to develop a mini girl crush.
In addition to attending approximately one million fashion shows, Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive has to fulfill her responsibilities as a TODAY show contributor, as a boss, as the host of panel on fashion week’s first ever hackathon, and as a wife and mother to two.
Click through to see what fashion week was like through Leive’s eyes–she’s added her own captions too!
From Sofia Coppola (so. perfect.) to Olivia Wilde to Bryanboy, click through for New York fashion week’s 20 (famous) best dressed.
We’ve seen tasteful nude nails backstage for fall 2013, and some original nail art–both of which we expected. More unexpected? Decidedly dull nails. And by dull we don’t mean boring–we mean shine-free. (Well, except for Marc Jacobs’ shiny new line.) Yep, matte nails are offically a trend.
Layering is a staple for cold fall/winter climates. With warmth a priority, designers only have so many options to show customers how to bundle up in as chic a manner as possible. So, how about doubling up on coats? That appears to be the message this fall, with collections from Altuzarra, DKNY and The Row pairing short coats over long coats.
Backstage yesterday afternoon at the Marc Jacobs show, beauty editors were herded into a small holding room away from all the hair and makeup action, because with 55 models getting prepped for the show, it was way too chaotic for us to be roaming around. I should mention that in the holding pen there was a small version of the “sun” light that was on the main floor, meaning we were all in this surreal lighting for a good hour while waiting to hear about the beauty looks. (FYI it’s the least flattering lighting ever.)
Well, it was worth the wait because we got a peek at the nail polish which will be part of Jacobs’s hotly anticipated makeup line for Sephora.
This week, we learned all about Max Azria’s surprisingly relevant collection and die-hard Herve Leger fans. Now here is his very funny mad libs which he actually filled out blindly!
We’ve reached the end of fashion week–but not the end of street style! Check out what we snapped on day eight.
Fashion week is almost over and it’s Valentine’s Day. We figured this was the perfect way to celebrate. Aren’t they pretty?
There’s much to be said about John Galliano and his return to fashion.
Fashion industry leaders, like Anna Wintour and Oscar de la Renta are all for it (it was Wintour, after all, who asked de la Renta to host Galliano in his studio). A select few members of New York’s Jewish community quoted in yesterday’s reactionary New York Post story, are against it. But whatever camp you fall into, there’s certainly a lot to discuss–and that’s precisely what top fashion writers like WWD‘s Bridget Foley, the International Herald Tribune‘s Suzy Menkes and the New York Times‘s Eric Wilson have done today.
Click through to see everything we saw at day eight–from Sofia Coppola dashing from a show to Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss goofing around backstage.
The last two days have been pretty colorful backstage. From Chloe Norgaard’s neon hair and tons of statement lips everywhere, it’s been pretty fun to look at. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of wearable inspiration too, in the form of Kate Moss hair and dewy skin.
Click through to check out beauty looks from Rodarte, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and tons more.
Karen Walker’s new eyewear look book features Advanced Style ladies Ilona Royce Smithkin, Linda Rodin, Joyce Carpati, and Lyn Dell, and it’s pretty much the best campaign ever.
We sat down with Royce Smithkin and Rodin, who sat front row at Walker’s show yesterday, to get the scoop on how they became models, and what they thought of Walker’s latest collection.
Now, it looks like her company, which is rumored to be going public, may have caught the interest of another powerful investor.
We’re approaching the home stretch of New York Fashion Week, which means many of our attitudes have shifted from excited and energetic to when-will-this-be-over? So, we asked some of fashion’s busiest bees to tell us what they do to stay sane (and no we don’t mean pharmaceuticals–though those certainly aren’t off-limits). From Jenna Lyons’ many coats, to BryanBoy’s cathartic Instagramming, click through for their (and our) tips and tricks!
Fur sure makes a statement, but patterned fur makes an even bigger one.
It’s day five and the street style just keeps getting better! We snapped models and editors alike around the shows today–get inspired by their sartorial prowess!
This trend just keeps going, and going, and going and going, and going and going, and…
The snow is finally melting away! You’ll finally (hopefully?) be able to move around the shows a little easier–which is why we’ve come up with this handy little guide to eating, drinking, and yes, shopping, around the epicenters of New York fashion week: Lincoln Center and Milk Studios.
Watch out, Choupette. There’s a new girl in town.
Today we hit the midway point in the New York fashion week madness, with shows from Derek Lam, Victoria Beckham, DVF, Zac Posen, and many more.
We got a pretty good seat behind Anna and Grace at Thakoon and spied Bryanboy and Fashionista contributor David Yi rocking matching looks at DKNY. We also caught dreamgirls Crystal Renn and Coco Rocha being beautified backstage as Zac Posen (as if they needed it), and models vogueing backstage at Derek Lam.
Check out everything we saw and snapped from day five of New York fashion week!
It’s midway through fashion week and we’re still snapping tons of stylish show-goers. From editors like Eva Chen to our favorite fashion personalities like Harry Brant, check out what day four brought in style inspiration!
Yesterday’s most buzzed about shows were easily Alexander Wang and Altuzarra. In addition to showing on the same day and being generally hot young designers, Wang and Altuzarra had something else in common: they both featured huge fur mittens in their fall collections.
However, as is often the case, Balenciaga did it first.
We’re spending the week skulking around backstage at some of the hottest (and coolest) shows at New York fashion week to bring you the best beauty looks, new products, and gossipy tidbits that we pick up in our travels.
So click through to check out the beauty backstage at Jason Wu, Rag and Bone, Rebecca Minkoff and tons more.
Sorry, Nemo. Designers showing Friday weren’t letting you rain–or hail, or snow, or sleet–on their hit parade. Critics concurred that from Chantilly lace bonded plastic trenches at Jason Wu to very mod flight jackets at Rag & Bone, there were plenty of looks to be had that were haute–and warm.
Peter: Snowstorms are so in right now, oh my god they’re so chic.
Harry: They’re hot.
More of this, this way…
If the first day of fashion week is like the first day of school, then Thursday’s most buzzed about designers certainly gave a lesson in smart dressing. Creatures of the Wind put a saleable spin on their whimsical confections, Richard Chai said “hup! two, three, four,” and Holmes & Yang suited up.
Not even Nemo can stop the fashion crowd.
Billy Reid, Tommy Hilfiger, Rebeccca Minkoff, Yigal Azrouel, Monika Chiang, Tocca, Lacoste, Jill Stuart, Sun Jung Wan, Ruffian, Christian Siriano and Nautica, will be showing their collections as planned this afternoon, evening and tomorrow morning, respectively, when the storm is supposed to be at its worst, WWD is reporting.
A handful of Dannijo “girl crushes”–cool chicks that designer sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder love and feature on their blog–came to pay their respects at the brand’s presentation yesterday at the Jane Hotel.
Among them was model and model rights champion Coco Rocha. She took time out from gleefully tweeting and Instagramming (the girl loves her social media) to tell us how she feels about the CFDA’s controversial partnership with Organic Avenue and the differences between her, Naomi Campbell, and Karolina Kurkova on new model reality TV show The Face.
It might be freezing out, but that isn’t going to stop our top street stylers from bringing their A game to the tents! It’s just day one and we’re already impressed by the bloggers, journalists, and designers we snapped today.
Click through and find your style inspiration.
Her four inch Louboutins prevented her from doing any tumbling passes down the runway, but Gabby Douglas still drew the biggest cheers at last night’s Heart Truth Red Dress runway show.
I spied Douglas’s megawatt smile in the backstage pre-show chaos and grabbed a few minutes with her while she getting her nails painted. Punctuating her speech with “Oh my gosh”-es and excited giggles, she told me her thoughts on nail art, Ben Affleck, and dismissing that whole Olympics hair controversy once and for all.
New York is unreasonably cold right now. Like impending-blizzard-freeze-your-Rag & Bone-covered-butt-off cold. This is exactly why we, and fashionistas nowhere near New York, are praising the fashion gods (more like IMG & various PR people) for the glorious amount of New York fashion week shows livestreaming this week. We wrangled 89 shows (89!) and presentations to tune into over the course of the next week…with even more coming in! The best part? You won’t be judged for taking in these shows in your pjs over some popcorn or pizza or half a bottle of wine…
See any shows we missed? Let us know!
One of the things we always look forward to in the pre-fashion week madness is all the pretty show invites that land on our desks.
The invites often give you an idea of what to expect from the show, too. This season, we’ve seen neon, translucent pink rubber; holographic birds; and used Petri dishes (yes–really).
We’ve rounded up some of the more eye-catching and creative NYFW invitations to show up in our mailbox so far. Aren’t they pretty?
To survive in this business, you’ve got to have more than talent. You’ve got to be shrewd, savvy, determined—and a crazy-hard worker.
So here’s our list of the 50 most influential people working in New York fashion right now. To compile the list, we used our own knowledge of the industry combined with advice from inside sources.
Let us know what you think: You’ll find the entire Fashionista 50 list below. Click on the person’s name to read a full bio. And if you really want to click through the whole slideshow, you can do so here.
With nearly 300 runway shows and presentations taking place next week, not every designer on the New York Fashion Week schedule gets a spot at Lincoln Center, or even Milk Studios.
Nor do some of them want one. Alterna venues reign amongst the cool kids—Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders and Rag & Bone, to name a few—and the stalwarts (Oscar de Renta, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren always show off-site).
Under-the-radar spaces are also the best bet for emerging designers who many not be able to afford the high costs of the Tents. (Milk Studios is better for young designers, but spots are limited.) Here are a few off-the-map venues generating heat this season: