Yigal Azrouel. Need I say more? Weirdly, he wasn’t surrounded by hugs-n-kissers immediately after the show. Maybe I just scooted in early and beat the crush.
Here’s the final run of Nanette Lepore’s Fall 2011 show in NY, an undersung (though extremely successful) designer who consistently caters to women who want to be feminine and have some frilly attitude in places where some people might expect them to be wearing….Armani.
Sophie Theallet always mezmerizes me with thoughtful details that don’t necessarily show up on screen. I had the opportunity to see her collection up close a few days before yesterday’s show. The fabrics were so soft, I wanted to rub my face on them. This is the kind of collection that could dress you for a season. The tailored suits are new for her - they don’t brag, they just...
Marc by Marc Jacobs was all grown up, very seventies. Here’s the last lap by the models, so you can see the whole show yourselves!
Narciso Rodriguez F/W 2011 →
This was one of my favorite looks from Narciso’s show, by WSJ photographer Kurt Wilberding. Graceful colorblocking. That rust is the color of the season —- we’ve seen it on a lot of runways.
Marc Jacobs was a wild rollercoaster ride of proper clothing. Here’s the final run of the his Fall/Winter 2011, on video. Enjoy!
Catherine Malandrino describes her inspiration for... →
The most common complaints about fashion runways concern the skinniness of models (fair enough) and the freakishly stylized clothes. A look at the comments posted to my column today in The Wall Street Journal (“Six Trends to Watch”) are a good example of how angry many people get about it. Models shouldn’t be so thin. Fashion people have been conditioned to think that rail-thin...
Six Trends to Watch from Fashion Week - My column... →
Here’s what to look for, if you’re looking for trends.
Packing for NY Fashion Week
Snow boots: check Politically correct fake fur coat: check Vintage fur scarf, politically correct: check Latest-season party dresses: check Adaptors for laptop, camera, iPhone, Blackberry: check Mental note to buy yoga mat for hotel: check
There is nothing “week” about Fashion Weeks. I’m just about to take off for what I like to refer to as “fashion month” because, for instance, the Fall 2011 collections start in NYC on Feb. 10 and end in Paris on March 10. So I don’t know why we call it “fashion week.”
Give it a try. Life is an adventure.