Yes, Kanye West made his front row debut this season at Louise Goldin--she's believed to have played a large part in his last Paris runway collectio
It's only day three of fashion week and we have our first official Kanye West sighting. But we didn't just spot Yeesus--we saw loads of other celebs, as well as models taking #selfies and Bill Cunningham in action. Check out all the great stuff we saw on day three:
Fashion week came, and brought a feisty lil' friend named Nemo along for the ride--forcing us to consider forgoing, "Well, doesn't she look chic!" for, "Well, doesn't she look warm?!" The runways begged to differ, offering up endless new ways to bundle-up beautifully for fall 2013. Check out our top ten trend takeaways from the fashion week that weathered the storm in style.
New show reviews and galleries are in! Check out Louise Goldin, Monique Lhuillier, and Ostwald Helgason.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made an unexpected appearance at Louise Goldin's show last season and caused a pretty big media shitstorm (and gave wa
Day four of NYFW was basically heaven on earth. In the past 12 hours, we saw Chloe Sevigny modeling her own collection for Opening Ceremony, Alexander Wang prove that he's got the skills for Wanglenciaga Balenciaga, and went backstage at all the shows including Wang, Prabal Gurung, Louise Goldin, and more. Click through to see everything we saw!
New York is unreasonably cold right now. Like impending-blizzard-freeze-your-Rag & Bone-covered-butt-off cold. This is exactly why we, and fashionistas nowhere near New York, are praising the fashion gods (more like IMG & various PR people) for the glorious amount of New York fashion week shows livestreaming this week. We wrangled 89 shows (89!) and presentations to tune into over the course of the next week...with even more coming in! The best part? You won't be judged for taking in these shows in your pjs over some popcorn or pizza or half a bottle of wine... See any shows we missed? Let us know!
Summer is almost officially over (we know, sad) and that means that New York fashion week is right around the bend. Like three-weeks-from-now-around-t
Even though Kanye's staying mum about his rumored fashion line, his actions (attending Alaïa couture, mining a Central Saint Martins prof and A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou for fashion advice, designing silk scarves with French graphic design and art direction team M/M, and performing in women's Celine) would suggest otherwise. The latest rumor about Kanye's forthcoming fashion line comes from Grazia, who is reporting that the rap star will debut his womenswear collection at New York Fashion Week.
If Vogue writer Sarah Mower is Louise Goldin's muse, as has been suggested in the past by a few British magazines, it's not surprising. Goldin, whose knitwear skills have been utilized by Donatella Versace, designs for a curvy-but-fit lady who isn't looking to take shortcuts with her clothes, yet doesn't want to ever look uncomfortable or put-upon. Sounds like Mower to us, or at least the woman we know via her essays.
Since working with Isabella Blow in the '00s, Nadja Swarovski and her fashion team have made it their responsibility to support designers--both emerging and established--during fashion week and beyond. This season, Swarovski will underwrite the shows of several important New York, London, Milan, and Paris designers. In New York, this includes:
If you live in New York and you happen to prefer Alaia and Proenza over Aldo and Payless--even if it's just to look at--you've probably heard of Tribeca boutique Edon Manor. Launched in 2007, the beautifully furnished, beautifully stocked shop attracts those chasing after the perfect pair of Giambattista Valli pumps but aren't willing to hike all the way uptown to Bergdorf to get them. (The boutique also happens to be right around the corner from Locanda Verde--one of our favorite restaurants in the city--and Smith & Mills, a favorite bar.) Now the team behind Edon Manor wants to get to know shoppers outside of their New York City niche a little bit better. Owners Ryan Korban and Davinia Wang recently launched their gorgeous e-commerce boutique, Edonmanor.com. I recently sat down with the duo to discuss what it's like to build a luxury boutique in the midst of a recession, and how to maintain unexpected success. Fashionista: I’d like to hear how you guys got together. How did you two meet?
LONDON--There’s something furtive-feeling about taking public transportation to the Dorchester. The storied Park Lane hotel is more a chauffeur kind of place, you see. But last night, a clutch of East London’s hardest-working young designers looked wide-eyed and happy to have made it there any way they could, as they sipped Laurent Perrier and hobnobbed with Daphne Guinness to celebrate their status as finalists in the first-ever Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. Guests of honor included Louise Goldin, Mary Katrantzou, Chau Har Lee, Hermione de Paula and Thomas Tait. It was the judging panel, though, that really brought the star power: there was Guinness, resplendent in a floor-length sequin gown and a cream lace headpiece that she drew across her face like a veil; Yasmin Le Bon in a flippy little Alaia dress; Manolo Blahnik looking natty and correct in a grey suit and evergreen velvet slippers with swimming-pool-aqua bows; and milliner Stephen Jones, wearing a three-piece suit and green cap (dream client: Michelle Obama, because, “she’s not really a hat person”).
London Spring 2011 was hands down my favorite fashion week ever. Shocked, are you? Once you feel the energy, see the masterful technique, and find yourself wide-eyed by the innovation, you'll understand where I'm coming from. Here are my ten favorites. Additionally, I must send out a big thanks to Swarvoski, not only because they sponsored my trip to the UK, but also because they underwrote almost all of the very best shows at LFW. If not for them, some of these collection mightn't have happened.
LONDON--I ran in and out of Louise Goldin's intimate presentation at St. Martins Lane, mostly because I felt feverish, but also because, well, there wasn't much to see. Yet this was most certainly a positive. The celebrated designer decided to pare things down this season. There were just a few looks in four colorways: red, black, white, and nude.
Swarovski just released the list of shows it'll be sponsoring for Spring 2011. The roster is long, but distinguished: Prabal Gurung Juan Carlos Obando Erdem GILES Marios Schwab Richard Nicoll Mark Fast JW Anderson Holly Fulton Henry Holland Michael van der Ham Louise Goldin What does a Swarovski sponsorship afford designers?
We already mentioned five things we need from London, here's ten more pieces we want now--not next fall. more 1. Christopher Bailey's white goat ha