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!
Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra, Derek Lam–all names we expect, and look forward to seeing on the New York Fashion Week calendar. But, J Brand, G-Star, and Juicy Couture? Not exactly what comes to mind when we think about runway shows.
We look into why so many mass market brands are showing at fashion week this season.
Inaugural Fashion Roundup: The big style news from this week’s presidential festivities was Michelle Obama’s (second) Jason Wu inaugural ball dress, but there were plenty of other great style moments, too. We also led you through the rest of the FLOTUS’s ensembles, including Thom Browne for the public Inauguration appearances, Naeem Khan at church, and Reed Krakoff at the swearing-in.
The Reigning Style Blog Stars: We compiled all the data, did our research, and ranked the most influential personal style bloggers right now. Did your favorite streetwalker make the cut?
Name: Jason Exeter
What do you do? Marketing for a Pharmaceutical company
What would you never be caught wearing? A suit with a shirt un-tucked or a tie with a shirt un-tucked.
What was the last thing you bought? A cappuccino.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution? To get a promotion.
What are you wearing?
Every single piece of Michelle Obama’s extensive inauguration weekend wardrobe has been thoroughly scrutinized, but there’s one item in particular that’s gotten everyone extra fired up: The J. Crew Valentina belt the First Lady added over her Thom Browne coat.
It’s no secret that the First Family has a thing for J.Crew. All three of the Obama ladies–Michelle, Malia and Sasha–wore at least one item from the retailer this Inauguration weekend. But just because they live in the White House doesn’t mean the Obamas get special treatment from the brand.
Lyons addresses the speech, in which she acknowledged her relationship with Courtney Crangi, for the first time, saying,
It’s just as surprising to me as it probably is to everyone else. It certainly is strange to wake up, at 44, and look at the person next to you and think: ‘Oh! This wasn’t what I expected.’ But I don’t think love works that way, and I am O.K. with that.
Mickey Drexler also weighed in.
Everyone has been noticing and commenting on how much the Obama girls have grown up and matured in the last four years. While they look like a blend of their parents, their style inspiration clearly comes from one source: their mom, Michelle.
Mickey Drexler, the outspoken and charismatic CEO of J.Crew, made a whole bunch of fashion company CEOs super uncomfortable at yesterday’s Financo forum.
According to the Financial Times, Drexler “sensationally hijacked” a meeting about retail strategy to rail about how luxury companies don’t acknowledge how important outlet sales are to their business.
Renew Your Closet: We compiled the best sites for retailing your clothes online, so you can put that new money toward your updated, 2013 wardrobe!
Learn from the Best: J. Crew’s Mickey Drexler revealed some secrets of his success at this week’s WWD CEO summit.
Fashion Family Tragedy: In unfortunate news this week, a plane carrying members of the Missoni family went missing, amid rumors of a possible kidnapping. However, the company has decided that the menswear show must go on, so it is still scheduled for Sunday in Milan.