So, show's over. We think you know who got the most buzz on the last day of Paris Fashion Week. But aside from the standing ovation for Marc Jacobs'
If you want grand, artistic statements with your fashion, look no further than Paris! On the penultimate day of the Spring 2014 season, critics were buzzing about Valentino and Alexander McQueen's refined takes on ethnic craftsmanship. And then, of course, Karl Lagerfeld went all "Picasso Baby" at Chanel. Click through to find out what the critics had to say.
Critics thought a number of designers proved themselves masters of sex on the next-to-next-to-last-day of the French collections. Click on through to find out the top three.
Change was the order of the day on the sixth day of Paris Fashion Week where critics applauded--or at least queried--Céline becoming less minimalist, Chloé turning less innocent, and Givenchy going full-on crazy town. Find out what the critics were buzzing about.
When it comes to unwearable fashion, we'll always have Paris! On the fifth day of what seems like an interminable cycle of shows, critics were loving Rei Kawakubo's ripost to the whole hamster wheel fast fashion marketing machine at Comme Des Garçons. All was not anti-commercial, however. Things were conceptual--and full of merch--at Haider Ackermann and Junya Watanabe. Find out what the critics were buzzing about.
Change was the order of the day at the midpoint of Paris Fashion Week, where fashion's arch-conceptualist Hussein Chalayan showed convertible--and eminently wearable--resort-type looks, Roland Mouret made his soigne Parisiennes over as "Reggae techno" stars, and Christian Dior's Raf Simons took the New Look into the great blue beyond. Find out what the critics were buzzing about.
On the third day of Paris Fashion Week, Balmain had a bonafide "Zoolander moment," but critics felt it was Americans in Paris who carried the day, with Rick Owens flying in an Airbus full of collegiate steppers to replace the runway models and Alexander Wang going full-on sportswear-chic at Balenciaga.
The buzzword on the street on the second day of Paris Fashion Week was feminine froth, where Dries Van Noten and Rochas's Marco Zanini tried to outdo each others' ruffles and even master of dark Gareth Pugh got in on the pastel action.
Whether you go for bikini-length mini dresses or garb more suitable for the priory, you're more than covered by critically-acclaimed young guns, Anthony Vaccarello and Cédric Charlier. Find out what the critics had to say.
And then there was one. As the fashion flock prepared to take flight for Paris on the final day of Milan Fashion Week, Italian fashion's paterfamili
Choose your own adventure was the theme on the second to last day of the Milan collections--where Marni looked East, Missoni made a passage to India, and Dolce & Gabbana referenced Sicilian antiquity for a show that was right on the money. Click through to see what the critics were buzzing about.
The fourth day of Milan Fashion Week was a battle of the minimalist titans, with Bottega Veneta facing off against Jil Sander. Critics could celebrate the fact that not everything was pared down, however, thanks to the RiRi-ready looks at Emilio Pucci. Find out what the critics thought.
Milan Fashion Week isn't just about rampant sex appeal. On the third day of shows, three female designers got buzz for three very different views of femininity: Etro's Veronica Etro went for hippy deluxe, Alessandra Facchinetti did sleek and minimalist in her debut for Tod's, and Donatella Versace rocked out the bondage-shoe-biker-chick thing. Find out what the critics thought.
And the fashion train rolls on! From Constructivism at Fendi to Communist activisim-cum-Britney Spears feminism at Prada, the energy in the air on the second day of Milan Fashion Week fairly crackled and popped.
When "sexy" is a key term in the critical discourse, you know Report Card must be in Italy. On the first day of Milan Fashion Week, Alberta Ferretti went more romantic while No. 21's Alessandro Dell'Acqua showed a hard edge, and Gucci's Frida Giannini proved she is one hot mom. Find out what all the critics were buzzing about.
And that's a wrap, folks! On the last day of London Fashion Week, critics were giving props to designers for doing what they do best--whether that's
The fourth day of London Fashion Week was positively buzzing with sexual tension, from blushing English Roses at Burberry Prorsum to deflowering und
Designers showing Sunday at London Fashion Week who had the most buzz are those who put their best foot forward, showing digital shoe prints (Mary K
It's raining nonstop and the design innovation is breathtaking, so you know Report Card must be in London Town. On the opening days of the British Fashion Council's fashion week, critics were particularly jazzed about upcycling master Christopher Raeburn's new feminine polish, kicky knitwear player Sister by Sibling's tweaked denim, and wunderkind J.W. Anderson's subversive cardigans. Click through to see exactly what they were all buzzing about.
"She's a Lady" must have been the meme on the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week, where critics were buzzing about the buttoned-up looks at Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Proenza Schouler that were sweet, but also a bit sexy. Read what the critics thought of it all.
Go big, or go home. That seemed to be the theme of the fifth day of New York Fashion Week.
Report Card is unofficially officially calling day four of New York Fashion Week opposites day. The two shows critics had the most to say about were DVF, where it was even more than a party than usual, and Victoria Beckham, where the erstwhile Posh Spice sent out looks exactly unlike those she wore in the nineties.
"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art," Andy Warhol once said. On the third day of New York Fashion Week, critics were jazzed about Joseph Altuzarra making good on luxury conglomerate Kering's recent investment as well as the lean, mean cocktail dress coup de théâtre at Prabal Gurung, and wonderboy Alexander Wang's cheeky play on branding.
Let loose! Report Card concludes that was the meme for the second day of New York Fashion Week, where at the three most buzzed about shows--Peter Som, Jason Wu, and Rag & Bone--three masters of prim and proper decided to go with the flow.