The humble wardrobe staple is looking anything but basic this season.
It's easy to imagine this look worn today by a Brooklyn twenty-something on her way to a poetry reading.
Come for the vampiric lip colors, stay for the dramatic face coverings.
Or, for the especially talented, your next DIY polish job.
From "Euphoria" eyes to '80s hair.
Costume designer Keri Langerman did, however, make fake merch for the movie.
Notably, it includes extended sizing for ASOS Curve and ASOS Plus.
The Queens-born-and-based designer's New York hustle and signature aesthetic have earned him interest from the industry, celebrities and, soon, Asos's global consumer base.
So much black excellence on one stage.
Opening Ceremony, Prabal Gurung, Sies Marjan, Victoria Beckham and more.
And what he thought of Kim Kardashian transforming his sweater dress into a maternity outfit during New York Fashion Week.
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.
LaQuan Smith, one of our 15 designers to watch, holds a special place in my heart. I met the 22-year-old designer last year when he was working up to 19 hours a day out of his tiny bedroom in his grandparent's house in Queens to prepare for his first show. He's scrappy and works his ass off and he couldn't be more humble about his success (he's dressed Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, and Rihanna). Yesterday, like last season, LaQuan presented his show retro-style: Guests were seated at round tables (this time in a suite at the Peninsula Hotel), and models sashayed about the room pausing at each table to strike a pose. Only this season, as evidenced by the celeb-packed room, buzz has built around this young designer. While Andre Leon Talley has supported LaQuan since the beginning, for his second show, Talley brought along Diane von Furstenberg. Sandra Bernhard and Common were there (not together), and Serena Williams closed the show (maybe she is back with Common?). LaQuan's show was a nice break from the typical runway show. Instead of the standard issue vacant stare, his models engaged with the audience, even flirting with them, eliciting tickled shrieks from ALT himself. They actually looked like they were, gasp, having fun.