Are they faced with the same pressures of being a "product"? How do they internalize the demand to be "picture-perfect"? And what about the stereotype that they are brainless mannequins?
As fashion collides with wearable technology, what we wear will most likely be transformed in surprising and complex ways.
We'll be keeping our eye out on how this all translates to the racks in the months to come. But for now, we can all shop our own closet racks to play dress up, or dress down, with the shirts we already have.
An interesting mix of New York grit and the well traveled gentleman, the Public School brand continues to evolve and provide their perspective on contemporary menswear.
Three of my favorite looks to play with during fashion week can be amped up for the runway or toned down for an evening out. And many are inspired by the past, but can be individualized and altered for a very current feel.
While the rest of the fashion world and glitterati hit the Big Apple for Fashion Week this year, I chose to pass on the event because, well, I'm over it. And while I'll probably go to fashion writer hell for this heinous admission, it's the honest truth.
What was once an exclusive event for the fashion elite, has become the Super Bowl for fashion lovers, full of live streaming, Tweeting and up to the minute commentary. I, for one, watched in my pajamas, and not the expensive, pajamas-as -day-wear kind of PJs.
In a year where the deaths of over 1,000 garment workers in Bangladesh revealed that the West's demand for cheap product literally kills, the need for a solutions-based approach like Modavanti could not be more pressing or timely.
Fashion Week has long been a culmination of starving souls yearning, aching and damn near dying to be noticed. It happens twice a year, for a week at a time (and thankfully not more).
As Fashion Week kicks off in New York, Phillip Lim and Target are making their own show in celebration of their collaboration, with a massive instillation of the longest moving, interactive digital image.
by Katherine Bernard Packing for fashion month is an art: It requires discipline to fit all your necessities in one suitcase as well as the creativ...
So how to get in to this elite industry... Well, your best seat might just be in your bedroom. Years ago, this wouldn't have even been a thought. But now, with a strong signal and some good snacks, you can watch the whole week in your pajamas.
Here, nine of our editors share what they always have packed in their bags and can't live without during fashion week season.
Jenny Packham has dressed a lot of stylish and individual women like Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton. As she prepares for New York Fashion Week, which starts on September 5, Packham takes a break to talk about modesty, burlesque dancing and love.
It's August and New Yorkers know that means two things: First, if you need a shrink you'll find it, as Woody Allen once quipped, in the Hamptons. Second the opening of New York Fashion Week is just around the corner and with it the opening of the global season from Milan and Tel Aviv to London, Paris and, yes, also Johannesburg, South Africa.
On a wall in Dennis Basso's atelier hangs a sketch of a wedding gown, lovingly drawn and complete with a veil. It was the designer's first creation, imagined when Basso was just seven years old -- a promise of extraordinary things to come.