Is Harry Potter a fashion inspiration? It is so, according to Australia's Brisbane Times. Fashion is, of course, inspired by anything and everything, and movies are an often-recurring source of material for designers. If The Wicker Man (the original very cool British movie, no the Nick Cage knockoff...) can inspire Gareth Pugh, why not Harry Potter? Certain elements of Harry's look are easier to replicate than others. Hermes and YSL showed long black capes that had a certain Hogwarts mystery and intrigue. Sienna Miller has been spotted out and about in capes as well, although she has a preference for more modern cropped capes in bright colors. On the other hand, Harry's trademark round spectacles will be a liitle harder for us Muggles to pull off. And for any over the age of twelve, a Hogwarts-style striped scarf is just a big, big no-no - Though Ginny and Hermione wore some really cute cable knit sweaters that we swear came from Marc by Marc... --ALLIE MERRIAM
The Best Looks From Emma Watson's Harry Potter Press Tour
Thank goodness the new Harry Potter movie is out soon. Not because I can't wait to be at the theater on midnight the night it opens with my cape and quaffle (not that I'm judging--I have played quidditch before and capes are totally in), but because it means Emma Watson, in all her sartorial splendor, is tearing up the red carpet to promote it. Watson and her new mod 'do have designers clamoring to dress her. At the NYC premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I last night Watson wore custom Calvin Klein Collection. She's been sticking to black on the red carpet--in a one-shouldered velvet Vionnet and a lace mini by Rafael Lopez. At Heathrow airport, en route to the NYC premiere, Watson wore a Burberry Bespoke trench--she's got one with black leather sleeves and one with studded sleeves--and she was the very first person to step out in one. "That's London done, now off to New York! Wearing my favourite trench that Christopher Bailey @Burberry designed for me. Love it!" she tweeted. And appearance after appearance, whether she's in a stunning black dress on the red carpet, wrapped up in a Burberry Bespoke trench, or rushing to the Late Show in a baggy gray sweater over a plaid button down, she looks flawless. She might just pull this Alberta Ferretti designer collab off. Take a look. What's your favorite?