We’re big fans of the casual, subdued direction Madewell’s new head designer has taken for spring.
Stuff you can wear regardless of your company’s dress code.
And she’s not the only one who’s got first dibs on the new season loot.
London and Milan put an unexpected twist on sportswear.
It was everywhere during NYFW.
Shades of Yves Saint Laurent were all over the runway last week (aren’t they always?)–specifically the designer’s sexy take on safari.
If you felt a little alone watching the spring shows on your home computer this fashion week, you were actually far from it: According to Mashable (via IMG and Rightster) more than 630,000 people tuned in to watch livestreaming runway shows this New York Fashion Week–59 collections in total–an approximately 50% increase from last season.
Invent as many fancy fashion apps as you want, tech world. Instagram will always (okay, well, maybe not always) be the fashion crowd’s app of choice, and its influence has never been as prominent as it was during this past New York Fashion Week.
Not only was everyone posting Instagram pics of everything, at all times, but, at times, it almost felt like designers and producers actually had Instagram in mind while planning shows and presentations.
It’s Friday, which means that for better or worse, the circus that is New York Fashion Week has come to a close. But while we’re icing our feet and catching up on our carbs (mmm…pizza), most of these models are on their way to the UK for London Fashion Week!
Since everyone loves an awards show, I decided to bestow all the most notable looks with completely made up awards. From “Best Neck Makeup” to “Best Giant Cornrow,” no detail was left unrewarded. Click through to see the most original and innovative beauty from the spring 2014 shows.
How do you get Cara Delevingne, Sky Ferreira, and Georgia May Jagger on one runway? Be Marc Jacobs.
You’ve heard of wearing jewelry to complement your face, but how about makeup to complement your jewelry? This season backstage, makeup and nail artists were inspired by the shimmer and shine of jewels and precious metals to very creative effect.
It’s Francisco Costa’s 10th year at Calvin Klein Collection, so you can expect the designer to go big at today’s spring 2014 runway show–and we’re livestreaming it right here at 2pm EST!
The funny—and sweet—ways guys deal while their wives’ lives are insane for 10 days.
“She’s a Lady” must have been the meme on the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week, where critics were buzzing about the buttoned-up looks at Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Proenza Schouler that were sweet, but also a bit sexy.
Read what the critics thought of it all.
Go ahead. Drool.
Fashion people are pretty fond of hyperbole, so we tend to tune out any kind of freaking out over fashion week. It’s just clothes people! Except just a few hours ago around 50 editors and buyers got stuck in a freight elevator leaving Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi. A source tells us that fire trucks were even called to the scene.
But far be it for something like a stuck freight elevator to stop an editor from getting to his or her next show.
This season it’s all about the #selfie. And no one is better at the medium than those genetic lottery winners, models. Not only are they young (and therefore spending a lot of time on social media), but they’re also exceptionally photogenic and know a thing or two about lighting and angles.
You guys, something really amazing happened at last night’s DKNY party–sure, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora performed, but our very own Nora Crotty snapped a “thumbs up” pic with Terry Richardson. We’re pretty sure she wins fashion week. But we saw more than just Uncle Terry: from cute (and attention stealing!) puppies to a Real Read more →
Go big, or go home. That seemed to be the theme of the fifth day of New York Fashion Week.
With the ’90s being the decade of inspiration du jour for designers in spring 2014, one comes to expect some typical ’90s staples. Case in point, Birkenstocks, overalls, and the slip dress, but what would the ’90s be without florals and plaid? Paired together, they are showing up on the runways and thankfully not always in the typical grungy fashion.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs SS14 show is here, and we’re excited to see just how the new creative director Luella Bartley and new accessories designer Katie Hillier have spiced things up for the brand.
Start watching below:
If New York fashion week designers like Katherine Polk of Houghton, Micah Cohen of Shades of Grey, and Danielle Sherman of Edun, and Trina Turk have anything to say about it, ugly-cool footwear–namely Birkenstocks–will be hotter than ever next spring/summer. After the Houghton show, I ran into Birkenstock director of product development Shelly Glasgow backstage Read more →
It’s a slip dress takeover for spring 2014.
It’s day five of fashion week and we finally spotted it–the mythical cronut.
Of course, that’s not all we saw: From celebs like Rita Ora and Olivia Palermo, to amazing clothes, here’s everything we saw on day five on fashion week:
Report Card is unofficially officially calling day four of New York Fashion Week opposites day. The two shows critics had the most to say about were DVF, where it was even more than a party than usual, and Victoria Beckham, where the erstwhile Posh Spice sent out looks exactly unlike those she wore in the nineties.
Ermm…we don’t how we feel about this one.
Continuing Tommy Hilfiger’s dedication to integrating exciting digital initiatives into his runway shows, the iconic American designer has partnered with Fashionista.com to live stream his Spring 2014 women’s runway show during New York Fashion Week. The designer’s Spring 2014 collection is inspired by 1970s beach culture and gives relaxed, inventive surfer-girl style his signature preppy twist. The West Coast-themed show will take place on Monday, September 9 at 11am at Pier 94 and will be live streamed here for fans everywhere.
Sunday may be a day of rest for most people, but during fashion week, we’re still out and snapping all the cool stuff we see. From a late night Nicki Minaj spotting at Alexander Wang’s after party to um, naked people (really!) outside of DKNY, we saw some pretty mind-blowing stuff.
Check out everything we saw on day four.
One of the most exciting things about fashion week happens before it even begins–getting the invitations. And while many designers still choose to go with the standard invites (don’t get us wrong–they’re great too!), or emails (more eco-friendly, sure), we’re all about the fancy ones. There’s just something to be said about getting a little creative–so we wanted to put a spotlight on those designers that went above and beyond.
Click through for a look at the coolest Spring 2014 New York fashion week invitations.
“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art,” Andy Warhol once said. On the third day of New York Fashion Week, critics were jazzed about Joseph Altuzarra making good on luxury conglomerate Kering’s recent investment as well as the lean, mean cocktail dress coup de théâtre at Prabal Gurung, and wonderboy Alexander Wang’s cheeky play on branding.
We’re just about half way through New York Fashion Week, and neon orange lips have already popped up on some very major runways.
Somebody fetch us a heating pad, will ya? The ovaries… oh, how they ache…
It’s only day three of fashion week and we have our first official Kanye West sighting. But we didn’t just spot Yeesus–we saw loads of other celebs, as well as models taking #selfies and Bill Cunningham in action.
Check out all the great stuff we saw on day three:
New York fashion week doesn’t rest during the weekend–and neither does our eye for street style! On day three, our camera caught up with queen of cool Erin Wasson, Tales of Endearment blogger Natalie Joos, The Wall Street Journal Magazine’s Preetma Singh and more!
Want to see what each of these flawlessly dressed ladies was wearing? Click on through.
As if the gorgeous clothes and frolicking models at Honor’s show Thursday afternoon weren’t enough to make us happy, our favorite Girls character was sitting front row! Yep: Shosh! Which wasn’t terribly surprising: she pretty much exclusively wears Honor on the red carpet these days (which is definitely what I would do if I were a celebrity).
Backstage, after taking photos with stars of my other favorite TV shows (Natasha Lyonne of Orange is the New Black and Morgan Saylor of Homeland),
Shosh Zosia Mamet was nice enough to answer a few of our burning questions. Like, why does she love Honor so much?
Crop tops keep cropping up!
Let loose! Report Card concludes that was the meme for the second day of New York Fashion Week, where at the three most buzzed about shows–Peter Som, Jason Wu, and Rag & Bone–three masters of prim and proper decided to go with the flow.
Show-goers looking to attend Nautica’s spring 2014 runway show at Lincoln Center yesterday were greeted by more than just the normal crowd of photogs and well-dressed editors: A coalition made up of fashion models, U.S. labor rights organizations, and Kalpona Akter, a leading Bangladeshi labor rights advocate, were on hand to protest the brand for failing to sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Come learn about Deborah Lippmann’s “matteen almetto” nail.
We kicked our day off bright and early with the debut of the first ever plus size fashion line to show at fashion week, and never slowed down. From checking out the best beauty backstage at Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang, to scoping models-off-duty, we saw a lot.
Check out all the awesome stuff we saw on day two of New York Fashion Week:
No one ever said starting your own fashion line was easy. Just ask 24-year-old Filipino-American womenswear designer, Ryan Jordan. Lada Gaga scooped up a few pieces of Jordan’s senior thesis collection from Parson and now he’s working on his first collection which he presents tonight. But it’s not as simple as that. Getting a few pieces worn by Lady Gaga does not an overnight success make. Jordan’s learned that the hard way.
We spoke to the NYFW newbie as he prepped for his first-ever show.
It’s day two of New York Fashion Week, and the street style crowd is out in full force! Today our camera caught up with gorgeous models Josephine Skriver and Ming Xi–both rocking sleek ponytails in very different ways–and Bullett EIC Idil Tabanca.
Click through to see how these ladies and more made the streets of New York a little more fabulous today.
The curtain rose on New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center’s Theatre and Stage Thursday, but Report Card knows there was an awful lot of good style action happening among emerging designers presenting Wednesday–or Day 0. Critics were especially jazzed about Billy Reid alum Charles Harbison’s Aaliyah-African diaspora-Yves Klein-prepster mashup and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee Veronica Beard’s decision to blow out their blazer-and-dickeys into an eightiesrific full collection.
On the official first day of fashion week, fashion’s Midwestern eccentrics Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters blew into town with an infectiously ebullient ode to Hyperborea, a utopia where the sun always shines, and Richard Chai got some love from critics for his lightest collection in a number of seasons.
How on earth do you disrupt New York Fashion Week? If you’re Lexus and you want to top your competitor Mercedes-Benz–which probably has the largest hold over New York Fashion Week among all the automakers, being the primary sponsor at Lincoln Center and all–you do something drastically different, like team up with MADE Fashion Week, Coco Rocha, Giles Deacon, Joe Zee and Legs, the award winning multimedia arm of Milk Studios to present a revolutionary live fashion performance called Lexus Design Disrupted that involves holographs–yes, holographs.
In this video exclusive to Fashionista, the inimitable Pat Field explains what this open-to-the-public fashion show she’s putting on is all about.
Fashion week officially kicked off today, and we dove right into things head-first. From Rachel Comey’s perfectly intimate dinner presentation to the mobbed Phillip Lim for Target event, we were everywhere.
It’s heeerreeee. New York Fashion Week. Day one. Let the street style gawking begin. To start us off this week we’ve got Cosmo‘s latest hire, Shiona Turini, giving us big smiles and leopard prints, Editorialist‘s Kate Davidson Hudson playing with proportions, model Nathalie showing no fear in a mesh shirt, no bra, and overalls, and more.
Check ‘em out.
New show reviews and galleries are in! Check out Organic by John Patrick, Frame Denim, and Ann Yee.
It’s plain as day that fashion week in its current incarntion–with over 350 shows on the calendar and the ever-increasing media/blogger/street style circus that surrounds them–is verging on becoming unsustainable.
Even Fern Mallis, who helped turn the shows into the media event they are today, agrees. She told the New York Times‘ Eric Wilson: “Fashion Week needs to be rethought.” And we couldn’t agree more.
This New York Fashion Week delivers 13 brands–with aesthetics ranging from avant-garde and edgy to classic and couture-inspired–being helmed (or co-helmed) by African American creatives. We are excited to see these individuals defying the odds many face as black designers in New York. Click through the slideshow to check them out.
I haven’t worn heels in more than six months, which means I won’t be wearing them much during New York Fashion Week either. (If at all.) If you too would like to forgo cray-cray heels this season to achieve the perfect mix of comfort and chicness, click through to shop my picks. Whether you’re running to catch a show or the F train, any of these styles should do the trick.
If anyone can make an adorable cartoon bird sexy it’s Phillipe and David Blond of The Blonds. This is the duo that corsets and bedazzles the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and more after all. For their spring/summer 2014 show, The Blonds have collaborated with Warner Brothers for a Tweety Bird inspired collection. Phillipe and David are calling her the “original blonde.”
In addition to passing along some exclusive tail-feather-shaking looks with us, David and Phillipe answered all our questions about the collab. Starting with… Tweety Bird? Really?
“Street style has ruined EVERYTHING,” a friend of mine exclaimed on GChat after spending an extensive amount of time—which is like, five minutes in GChat world—trying to think of industry eccentrics whose outfits are cooler than the typical street style fodder. What she meant, I think, was that while more people look really good during the shows, less people look really weird.
And that’s too bad, because the odd ones are what make fashion week—and fashion in general—so great. Click through for seven unorthodox street style stars you should look out for at the tents.
The 15 emerging labels you need to know for Spring 2014.