Fall Fashion Week 2012 Page 1
Proving that you can keep beating a dead horse for as long as you damn well please, the good people of The Platform took to YouTube to inform us of the kind of shit fashion girls say at New York Fashion Week.
We know fashion designers get their inspiration from some pretty far reaching places, but we’d be lying if we told you that a TV show based on a series medieval fantasy novels would provide the direction for a major fashion show. Nevertheless, the people at Helmut Lang say they were inspired by HBO’s hit program, Game of Thrones.
We talked to nearly every protester who showed up at the Calvin Klein fashion show today, in Occupy Wall Street’s attempt to occupy fashion week on its last day.
Do you love poring over images of runway shows mere minutes after they’ve been taken? Then you’d better thank your lucky stars for men like Frazer Harrison, a staff photographer for Getty Images, who endures sweaty, cramped, and often smelly conditions in order to satisfy your insatiable thirst for gorgeous fashion pictures.
Kelly Osbourne was the first of a number of celebrities who made photographers lose their minds at the J. Mendel runway show Wednesday, and when the flashbulbs died down, we took the opportunity to ask her a few questions about being a card-carrying member of The Fashion Police and what she’s wearing to the Oscars.
Arianna Huffington is a front row darling whenever New York Fashion Week rolls around, but does she actually watch the shows she’s invited to? Photographic evidence says no.
We’d been wondering whether Occupy Wall Street would try to make a statement during Fashion Week, and it turns out they’ve had something planned for the last day of shows all along. OWS organizers plan to march on the first of this afternoon’s two Calvin Klein‘s runway presentations, and they’re going to set up a makeup booth when they get there.
We sort of expected to see Nigel Barker at the Whitney Eve runway show this morning, since it’s just been announced that he and designer Whitney Port will work together as judges on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model this year. But it turns out that Barker has worked with Port (he photographed her campaign) and he’s a legitimate fan of her career.
How sad were you when three time US National Ice Skating Champion Johnny Weir announced that he was leaving fashion behind last month to train for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? (We know, we know — we were devastated, too!) Fret no longer! Though he’ll be training hard for the most of the next two years, he told us last night that he’ll take a little time here and there to do a few fashion-related things.
Almost every model who walked in designer Tracy Reese‘s fall runway show on Sunday wore a pair of sunglasses or a long-billed cap. And why? Ostensibly, to shield their eyes from the pleasantly garish amount of bright colors they were wearing — or maybe just to block all the hate from the wide-eyed fans in the front row
Diane von Furstenberg‘s show notes promised lots of drama and a healthy dose of sexual tension in her fall 2012 runway presentation. And while her clothes were good (because honestly, they’re never not good), what was actually delivered was a mix of conflicting personalities. The models were dressed like red carpet divas, corporate warriors and quirky girls all at once.