The event honored icons in the industry as well as budding fashion talent.
It's an inspiring step forward in diversity for the fashion industry.
Anchoring the month of fashion weeks is no easy feet, but Paris has never shied away from the challenge. With the longest line-up of presentations (beating out even NYFW) and arguably some of the largest scale productions, there's a LOT to take in. From the season's newfound artistic inclinations, to some "fringe benefits," we've distilled the best-of-the-best from The City of Lights. Click through the slide show to enjoy the feast…Bon Appétit!
Milano always brings the sexy. But this season, Fashion Month's third stop also brought forays into Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy-worthy quiet reserve and gallery-caliber, fine-art motifs. Click through to check out the top 10 trends spotted at the Milan spring 2014 collections.
At the top of the Standard Hotel, in an exquisitely tiny jewel-box of a presentation space, we happened upon Alejandro Ingelmo's Spring 2014 assortment. The Cuban craftsman's way with a sexy stiletto could not be more relevant, as single-sole constructions and "lady" silhouettes are shaping up to factor quite centrally within the industry's top trend-stories of this season.
Tess Giberson's a New York City girl at heart, but there was something rather West Coast about her presentation for Spring 2014. Not West Coast in a beach-babes, "surf's up" manner, but rather a forward-thinking, clean-living kind of way. Yes, that eco-conscious sensibility that factors so centrally in the Northern Californian lifestyle was evoked by Giberson's paired-down lines and airy details.
As adults we may describe poorly orchestrated social functions, ill-managed professional situations, and messy commutes as "circuses". Zimmermann's Spring 2014 presentation encouraged attendees to think back the magic, and optimism that the "Big Top" conjured for us as children.
When this writer moved to New York there was a buzz going on South-of-Houston on Mercer Street; back when Soho's Apple store was but a dream, J. Cre
This season, the Veronicas shook things up a bit, going in a decidedly more casual direction as a result of their current fascination with all things '80s--though thankfully, their foray into graffiti, head-to-toe denim, and op-prints didn't go the way of a Saved by The Bell season finale.
Charles Harbison is right at home in the American sportswear mix; having worked for both classics-enthusiast Billy Reid and maestro-of-metropolitan-simplicity Michael Kors, he’s no stranger to a rakishly cinched trench coat, or the most dandy of menswear-tailored slacks.
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.
A chance revisiting of Antonioni’s film masterpiece L’avventura inspired Organic designer John Patrick to take things in a discernibly more refined direction for Spring 2014.