Keeping with the already-established midriff trend, this season’s little white dresses are all about the bits they’re missing. From Topshop Unique‘s sheer panels to Stella McCartney‘s sharp angles and lacy eyelets, these are summer frocks by way of paper snowflakes. Click through the gallery to see those, plus nine more, and three members of the cutout club spotted on the streets of New York.
*This article originally appeared in the May 27, 2013 issue of New York Magazine. (Slideshow)
I recently had the opportunity to create the production design for an amazing collection. The venue was at the Helen Mills in midtown in this multi-purpose room that we had wanted to convert completely. The staff was very nice and the resources limited, but overall it came out well. The clothes were beautiful. For more info, look up Sukeina International.
Vita Gottlieb funded her homonym womenswear label in 2011 and she was a finalist at the London Fashion Fringe in 2012. Behind Vita’s creations there are not only hints from different cultures, they also tell a story and create an atmosphere. The designer mixes patterns and fabrics to create clothes that humor the woman’s body and are both fashionable and comfortable.
When was the label founded? Vita Gottlieb: The label was founded in early 2012 and launched at London Fashion Week in September.
Your works do not look European, there are details that hint to other cultures. Where do you get them from? Continue reading →
NEW YORK (AP) — Diane von Furstenberg walked the catwalk by herself Sunday at New York Fashion Week — and that’s something she hasn’t done in a long time. The moment was all hers because, unlike in recent seasons when she’s had a creative director at her side, she called all the shots for the fall looks. The clothes from the “Glam Rock” collection were von Furstenberg from head to toe. One could imagine her wearing any of the wrap dresses, long her calling card, the jumpsuits or metallic jackets. Maybe von Furstenberg, who first came to the fashion industry in the 1970s, won’t quite be rocking the high-shine silver leather skinny pants, but one can imagine she once did. “The idea is not that it’s clothes for a party, but it’s clothes. It’s life that’s a party — and that was my inspiration,” she said in a backstage interview.
New York Fashion Week — Richard Chai showed his fall 2013 men’s and women’s fall 2013 runway collections at the Lincoln Center tents on Thursday, the first day of New York Fashion Week.
Inspiration: The designer seemed to be mining military motifs for many of his silhouettes, the world of men’s suiting for his fabrics and raiding a jewel box of gemstones to add pops of color to a palette based in brown, navy blue and olive drab.
New York Fashion Week continues with Fashion Celebs
Peter Brant, Harry Brant, Stephanie Seymour, Jaime King and Allison Williams attend the Jason Wu showing
Designers and brave fashionistas turned up in force for Day Two of New York Fashion Week as the blistering blizzard rages outside. Jason Wu presented his fall-winter collection at posh Park Avenue. Celeb guests included Jamie King, Allison Williams and Stephanie Seymour. Wu, who designed two dresses for Michelle Obama, sent down a variation of the First Lady’s scarlet inaugural gown down the runway. The Rebecca Minkoff collection was presented with live music from Wild Club. Ashlee Simpson and Jamie King sat front row, and Lauren Bush Lauren wore unconventional footwear to the show as freezing sleet fell on the city. Lauren tweeted: “My trusty LL Bean boots sitting front row at @rebeccaminkoff Surprising amount of stilettos despite Nemo.…”
With a schedule of shows that spans seven days, New York Fashion Week can be a doozy to navigate, with many emerging designers getting drowned out by high-fashion heavyweights. In our attempt to spread the love around, we’ve pulled together a shortlist of designers to watch through the NYFW melee. From dystopian menswear to faux nude knits, we’ve compiled six brands that will be making a splash and garnering some much-deserved attention in the upcoming days. Check back all Fashion Week long for more FADER NYFW coverage including backstage photos journals, FADER TV interviews and exclusive runway jams.
Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012-2013 Italian designer Giambattista Valli was feted for his Haute Couture collections in Paris this year. Valli’s organic shapes featured butterflies and gilded leaves as elaborate accessories.
Photo by Greenfield-Sanders studio 2012 :: BEAUTY BONUS: Don’t assume that anything left on the cutting-room floor is inferior to the finished product. At least that’s the case with the DVD of “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now,” a documentary directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. In the film, Carol Alt, Marisa Berenson, Karen Bjornson, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Jerry Hall, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, China Machado, Paulina Porizkova, Isabella Rossellini and Lisa Taylor discuss their careers, the current state of modeling and their views on aging.
“About Face” originally aired on HBO in July. The DVD, $29.99, is available on Greenfield-Sanders’ Web site, greenfield-sanders.com. It includes a 43-minute extras section of footage from supermodel Continue reading →