There's a lot to say on the subject right now. Rei Kawakubo let us draw our own conclusions.
The editor is releasing her first fragrance — and the bottle is shaped like a cat, of course.
"Smell like Pharrell" kind of sounds like a Hallmark card.
Saturday is sort of PFW's version of hump day. Luckily, there was good fashion to get us through. My top five looks from the last 10 hours:
See which designers channeled Middle Earth, Ken dolls and Flash Gordon.
Fashion houses have reigned in rampant licensing since the 1990s. But in an era when social media lets us see what's going on around the globe at every moment, do they need to do more?
Farfetch.com has crowned the 'World's Best Boutique,' and it's in Mumbai.
With every new collection comes a fresh slew of movies, eras, and art that has aided in the fashion designer's creative process and we found a few of them for you. So skip the hours spent reading show reviews and click-through for this Fashion Month Spring 2014 recap.
And it’s finally over. The Spring 2014 collections have been shown, with Paris Fashion Week ending on a decidedly sentimental note. But as sad as the fashion world seems to be about Marc Jacobs exiting Louis Vuitton, there's plenty of excitement in the air as well: JW Anderson is off to Loewe, Nicholas Kirkwood is also joining the LVMH family, Miu Miu might release a fragrance, and most importantly, Nicholas Ghesquiere is almost definitely about to return to the fold. Fashion’s future is looking more compelling every day. Click through to see the 10 collections that got me going during PFW, and tell us, what were your favorites?
When the lights suddenly turned on, signaling the end of the ingenious and puzzling Comme Des Garçons show late Saturday afternoon, the crowd sat and clapped to demand that Rei Kawakubo come out from backstage. It was a repeat of the ovation given at the end of her Fall 2012 flat clothes collection. Then and now, there were no signs of the designer, who would rather the collection speak for itself. With just 23 outfits—each assigned its own music, which ranged from classical concerto to rapid drum beats—Kawakubo pushed the boundaries of what can be clothes to extreme limits.
In our exclusive clip, Marc Jacobs muses on the internet for Vogue. Plus, he dishes on that black lace Comme des Garcons Met Gala dress people are still talking about more than a year later.
I'm not much of a logo person but I have a soft spot for that Comme Des Garçons Play heart. It has eyes! It's so cute! And this one, carried by J.Crew, features a pink and a red heart. So I caved.
As if the amfAR Gala's red carpet wasn't enough to push you into fashion sensory overload, we now have the night's main event--the all-gold fashion show curated by Carine Roitfeld--to drool over.
"PUNK: Chaos to Couture," the latest exhibit organized by Andrew Bolton for The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, opens to the public tomorrow. The press got a first look today. And I have a feeling reactions will be mixed. (The International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes already panned the exhibit for being too "sanitized and bloodless.") Here's why:
The Met Ball is like the Oscars for the fashion industry: all the best people in all the best dresses. This year's theme, punk, presents an interesting conundrum: will people go all out, liberty spikes and Givenchy nose rings and all, or just throw some studs on a Chanel suit and call it pseudo-punk? We're hoping for the former, and so in the spirit of going the distance, we've picked out our favorite punk fashions and paired them with Met Ball regulars like Anna Wintour and Julianne Moore and some fantasy guests (Bjork, anyone?). Click through to see the looks we want to see on the red carpet, and let us know what you're hoping for in the comments.
‘The infinity of tailoring’ was how Rei Kawakubo summed up her stellar, ambitious, and at times emotional fall 2013 collection for Comme des Garçons. The classic men's suit, the kind you'd find on Saville Row, was the foundation and from that basic building block came endless variations:
Marc Jacobs usually prefers a kilt or a sheer lacy dress for events, but he switched it up this season by wearing PJs for his runway finale walks. This did not go unnoticed by Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, himself a proponent of comfortable luxury. A discussion between Talley and Jacobs on the awesomeness of pajamas follows which is... awesome.
From Versace inspired by Johnny Rotten to Karl Lagerfeld's version of Sid Vicious, see how punk and high fashion came together for the Met's upcoming Costume Institute exhibit.
The men's shows are ovah and it's on to the spring couture shows. We had our contributor Long Nguyen, co-founder and style director of Flaunt, front row taking it all in. Here are his reports from the menswear shows at Lanvin, Comme des Garçons, Dior Homme, and the man of the hour, Thom Browne.