Well, we didn't think we'd see Camille Grammer come down the runway.
During day six of NYFW we snapped some true fashion legends taking in the shows, from Anna Wintour, to Bill Cunningham, to Andre Leon Talley, and we caught up with our favorite internet friends from All the Pretty Birds, Into the Gloss, and The Man Repeller. Oh yeah, and we saw some pretty amazing shows too.
It seems impossible, but somehow, new designers are added to the fashion week calendar every season. But how do we know which ones to make room for in our own crazy-packed fashion week schedules? We did a little research and, like last season, came up with an edited list of five promising newbies for whom we think this fashion week could be just the beginning of a flourishing career. From a former J. Crew designer to a Brazilian import, click through for the Fashionista five of spring 2013.
As a seasoned livestreamer, running home from school everyday (and sometimes during lunch period) to catch a show made me feel like I was sitting front row, but without the annoying crowds.
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
SAO PAULO--Osklen is one of the most highly anticipated shows of Sao Paulo Fashion Week and it did not disappoint. This was one collection I'm sure wo
SAO PAULO--Remember ravers? Well, Brazilian label Osklen sure does. The brand used the subculture as the main inspiration behind their fall 2012 collection. But before you start picturing oversized Jnco pants, and pacifier necklaces, note that these are not the raving clothes we remember (and wish we could forget?): This time, they are all grown up, high fashion--and eco-conscious. Sure, there was a lot of neon, camo and brightly colored furry things (from purses, to hats, to sweaters), but there was also expertly tailored outerwear, filmy blouses and a digitized floral print that was decidedly 2012. Of course, what else would you expect from designer Oskar Metsavaht, whose background is not in design or fashion--but snowboarding. Fun fact:
I went to Sao Paulo fashion week to learn about Brazilian fashion, and I was surprised and impressed with what I saw. (I was also tickled by some extreme looks that came down the runways--extreme looks are de rigueur on the runway and most folks don't get to see them--and so I wrote a lighthearted humorous post about them. Some folks were amused, many were not. So it goes.) Brazilian fashion, I learned, is much more than colorful printed beachwear and bikinis (though Brazil does both those things exceedingly well). Here are five Brazilian labels that should be on your radar. There are, of course, lots more to know about but here's a start. *My travel and accommodations for Sao Paulo fashion week, courtesy ABEST (Associação Brasileira de Estilistas). **All photos: © Agência Fotosite/Zé Takahashi via FFW.com.br
I just got back from Sao Paulo fashion week. I saw a lot of great clothes come down the runway. I also saw a lot of wacky out there clothes come down the runway. Sometimes the crazier the clothes and the styling, the more fun they are to watch. So here are the top 10 most out there looks from Sao Paulo fashion week. **All photos: © Agência Fotosite/Zé Takahashi via FFW.com.br
SAO PAULO--Osklen's spring 2012 was easily one of the standout shows of Sao Paulo fashion week. While Osklen has a US presence, and a store on Wooster Street in SoHo, I didn't know much about the brand until I saw their show this past week. Their show show made me want to know more--and buy their clothes. The label's got a real urban sensibility--clean, simple yet sophisticated silhouettes in luxe materials--so their brick-and-mortar location on Wooster makes perfect sense. For spring, Osklen paid homage to African culture in Brazil, hence the title of the show: the Royal Black Collection. While Sao Paulo fashion week mandates that at least 10% of the models in each show are black, Osklen's show opened with seven black models. The collection was elegant and flowing and comfortable.