Next time you spill something sparkly in your makeup bag, just go with it.
Her #aesthetic is so strong.
Fall 2015 is not a season for subtle accessories.
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.
It was a pretty exciting season to be at Milan Fashion Week, what with new designers coming to the forefront, old designers trying new things, Anna Wintour making the rounds, and that Prada collection. There was a lot to see, so here's what it looked like from my iPhone's point of view.
Former Kenzo creative director Antonia Marras really brought us into his world for spring 2014.
The “Moda” in Milan was certainly “Alta;" no denim or designer leggings to be found anywhere. Instead, we found gorgeous felt coats and tailored dresses--a new reserved chic, often refreshingly subverted with slightly rumpled styling. We’re excited about this “Downton Dowager” idea, as well as all the other news from the Italian shows. Check out our list of the top ten trends the from the city where luxury knows NO limits.
The words "timeless" and "elegant" were being thrown around a lot in Milan, especially the first few days of the collections. And we admit that when we think of Milan, home of Versace and Roberto Cavalli, those aren't the immediate words that come to mind. Until now.
Let me guess, you aren't reading this post from Milan, are you? No? Me either. That's why all of us sitting at our desks right now can be grateful that Milan's designers have fully embraced the live stream. Can you say P-R-A-D-A? And hello Ferragamo and Gucci! So, take a bathroom break at school/work/set an alarm to wake up at 2:30 in the morning to watch from your bed, glue yourself to your smartphone/computer and relish your front row seat at Milan's hottest shows.
Usually, it’s editorial shakeups that get us all confused and inspire us to create befuddling charts and guides to recap and (at least attempt to) make sense of movement within the fashion industry. Lately, however, it seems that most of the movement is taking place at big fashion houses. Whether it’s the economy or designers getting burnt-out, it seems like a top level position opens (or gets filled) every week. From Galliano's exit from Dior to Marios Schwab's from Halston (which happened so recently we didn't have a chance to include it), here’s our little visual guide to the recent ins and outs at major fashion houses.
With so many top-level shakeups at major fashion houses, we've come to expect the unexpected and we're pretty sure no one could have predicted this (at least we were pretty shocked). LVMH has appointed Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, co-founders of specialty store Opening Ceremony, as the new creative directors of Kenzo, effective immediately. As in they are already in Paris piecing together some sort of a collection to present in some format this October. This news is surprising for a variety of reasons, the first of which being that Kenzo already had a creative director, Antonio Barras, who seemed to be doing fine. The brand, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, was doing well, but not everywhere, according to WWD, who reported dwindling sales in Kenzo's traditional markets, but an increase in emerging countries like Russia and China. Also initially surprising--that two retail store owners with no formal design training were chosen to take over the fashion house.
PARIS--Kenzo isn't a buzzy brand, at least in the United States, but it is an important one. On Tuesday night, I attended the the label's colorful 40th Anniversary show. It included looks from creative director Antonio Marras' Spring 2011 collection, as well as an homage to the brand's history, with a stage of models dressed up like Babushka dolls in pieces from the archive.