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New York Fashion Week as we’ve come to know it over the past few years is over — and we’re not sorry about it.
Real or faux, we saw heaps of hair on New York’s runways this week — and we can say confidently, we’ve never been more motivated to steer clear of the snooze button and spend an extra hour in the morning teasing, gelling, curling, or braiding to achieve one of the following elaborate coifs.
We get the Led out at least once a week, so when we learned that the ornamental prints that glided across Anna Sui’s runway were inspired by our beloved Jimmy Page’s hoard of tapestries, we were extra enthused about this season’s offerings. Paige collected the pieces from Pre-Raphaelite deity Edward Burne-Jones, and his collection was on display at Tate’s Pre-Raph retrospective earlier this year. Sui went, saw, and just like that, her vision for spring was born.
There’s a certain type of person who a) wears outlandish getups that practically scream for photographic confirmation of their wearer’s cutting-edginess and b) fake-texts outside Lincoln Center all day. You know the ones and so does Jimmy Kimmel, which is most likely why he sent a camera crew to test just how knowledgeable these street-style-blog wannabes really are.
Serge Gainsbourg’s breathless purrs have never ceased to strike our fancy, especially now that French singer’s “Cardo Culte,” has served as the spark for one of our favorite collections from J. Mendel to date. Designer Giles Mendel cites the nuanced strains as helping him re-imagine Gainsbourg’s muse: an ultra-refined New York sophisticate, elevating ingénue silhouettes to the very height of elegance — which we read as a blithely chic Chloë Sevigny-type sporting his pure luxe designs from day-to-night, or Café Gitane to Le Baron.
We imagine that most were puzzled by Jenny Packham’s show vow to a ”70s take on austere Edwardian attire,” but it made perfect sense to us. After all, as Anglophiles our enthusiasm for blue blood Brits mirrors even that of our keenness to Bianca Jagger in Studio 54′s heyday. But for those less privy to dichotomies, the designer pegged the 1975 Australian cult flick Picnic at Hanging Rock as the catalyst for this season.
Since entrancing us with her debut record The ArchAndroid, Janelle Monáe has cut a rug into hearts with her apocalyptic dance moves, gender-bending tuxedos, and idiosyncratic music videos.
Fresh off of Tory Burch’s Spring 2014 show, we’re mourning the loss of summer and its subsequent garden parties. Inspired by the French Riviera in the ’60s, the designer gave us botanical vibes aplenty, and had us wishing we could while away the hours in the collection’s jeweled Queen Anne’s lace print organza dress, or perhaps one of the beaded appliqué burlap dresses.
While street style tends to be touch and go, what with all the crasher peacocking and shameless Sartorialist bait, we can always rely on fashion week’s front row to be ripe with sartorial inspiration. Whether it’s a celebrity whose stylist is hitting it home, an editor with an idiosyncratic eye, or a blogger worth their salt, each VIP attendee tends to live up to their runway-side perch. Here are our favorite front row looks from New York Fashion Week, thus far:
What we love most about the Styleite office’s Prince and Broadway perch is not our proximity to Dean & Deluca or being a stone’s throw away from every high street store in existence, it’s actually that we can call Ricky’s NYC a neighbor. As editors, we feel it’s our job to test drive the latest and most trying beauty trends of the season (because if we don’t, who will?) and for anyone’s that’s trolled Ricky’s hair, beauty, and even costume aisles, you know it’s laden with just about everything you could possibly need for
acheiving attempting a Pat McGrath-inspired look.
New York Fashion Week might be at risk of losing its home once again thanks to a lawsuit being filed against New York City and Lincoln Center. According to The New York Times, residents of the surrounding area, in alliance with environmental groups, claim that Lincoln Center’s commercial purposes limit the public’s access to the adjacent Damrosch Park.
As much as we not-so-secretly love getting all dolled up to watch the latest collections walk down the runway at New York Fashion Week, sometimes we just want to do it while eating mac and cheese in an old tee and a pair of grungy sweats. Alas, we can’t, but you, dear reader, can do just that with our livestream of every single fashion show this season. Yeah, that’s right — every. single. show.
In a surprising turn of events, Peter Som has cancelled his fall 2013 women’s ready-to-wear runway show that was scheduled for February 8 at 10 AM at Milk Studios during New York Fashion Week.
We’ve got your all-inclusive and exclusive access to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week right here, courtesy of IMG.
Twenty minutes before Rebecca Minkoff‘s spring 2013 show was scheduled to start, I got a message that Ryan Lochte would be attending. Needless to say, I, like every other reporter who confirmed with his Twitter account, took off my heels, slipped on flats, and hustled up double-time to Lincoln Center. Once inside The Theater, the vibe was noticeably more electric than any of the previous shows I had attended, with more reporters and photographers milling about on the runway. And then it began.
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How have you been getting prepared for New York Fashion Week? Hitting the gym? Loading up on Tommy Ton-ready accessories? Flexing those tweeting fingers? Odds are you’re not still not quite as prepared as this dream team.
This Thursday marks the start of the marathon known as New York Fashion Week. And since fashion is always a season ahead, while we’re gearing up for fall, designers will be sending out models in breezy spring looks. We’ve got your first look at the inspirations behind their spring 2013 collections, and a peek at what’ll come strutting down that runway.
New York Fashion Week is officially upon us! And you know what that means? Everyone’s favorite grill-sporting Olympian Ryan Lochte is in town, and he’s coming to a front row near you.
New York Fashion Week might get a dose of British royalty: Pippa Middleton is in town! (Okay, she’s not considered a Royal per se, but close enough.)