We spend so much of each Fashion Week and the months following it talking about trends, shoehorning each great piece under the larger categories that we deem "in" that season. But just take a look at the rise of the street style photographer to recognize that it is the individual style that truly captivates.
This spring, however, glamour, fashion and finely coiffed hair are all staged to hit the runways with the Strut Moms fashion show.
After countless shows, parties and events that we didn't understand, but went to anyway, we started to realize that we were stuck in an adolescent time warp.
The rest of the collection was bell bottoms, floral mini-dresses and jackets trimmed with fur or fringe. Looking at the prints and styles, I couldn't help but wonder if Ms. Miller had been inspired by Los Angeles designer Holly Harp.
"Uptown, I duck into the Royalton. Downtown, the Crosby Street Hotel is my home away from home."
When I think of Lincoln Center, I think about culture: fashion, music, dance. I never imagined that I would be thinking about my own Fall 2012 eveningwear collection there.
As Fashion week begins in New York, I have been contemplating on how independent fashion designers make it in this city and the industry. Does the fashion industry in New York have any way to assist emerging designers and where can they go to seek help?
We relish the excitement of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012, as a dizzying, somewhat dyslexic time, when we bundle up in our winter's wool and fur, while bustling by the boutiques on Madison and Fifth Avenue, brimming with the bright fashions of early spring and resort, simultaneously scurrying to survey the styles sashaying the runways for next fall.
How does a vintage staple cross over from dress-up item onto store racks? Pop-culture phenoms help. But thanks also goes to designers who look to the past and markets like the Flea.
While the rest of the city continues to celebrate New York's crowning achievement winning the Superbowl, those in the fashion industry have just embarked upon their own festivities. Yesterday marked day one of Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, and appropriately so, New York Giants' own Victor Cruz (the talented wide receiver who sealed Sunday's victory) joined me in unveiling the fourth season at Lincoln Center. For the next seven days, the industry will flock to the historic Lincoln Center to view the Fall/Winter 2012 collections of over 100 designers and brands. With seven days of shows every half-hour, even Victor agreed that Mercedes-Benx Fashion Week was nothing short of four-quarters on the football field.
Spring 2012 is all about colorblocking, and by the looks of some of the beginning shows of Fall 2012, next season will be as well. Almost every look at BCBG Max Azria involved an element of colorblock, and even the wide stripes at Richard Chai love seemed large enough to lump them in.
In honor of Fashion Week, I want to revisit one of life's eternal questions: if you have a dress you love, how often can you wear it before reaching an unacceptable number of "repeats"? READ MORE
Nothing Provincial About It I'm delighted to announce the launch of our fourth international edition, Le Huffington Post Québec, which joins HuffPost Canada in covering America's neighbor to the north. READ MORE
Planned Parenthood, Social Media, and a Win for Women's Health The recent reversal by the Komen foundation of its decision to no longer fund grants to Planned Parenthood is a case study in how radically social media have changed the way institutions relate to those they purport to serve. READ MORE
he Monday before New York fashion week, at 11am prompt, Vogue's editorial team religiously met to discuss the upcoming season. Much the impatient leader, Anna Wintour, my boss, always wanted to have access to 7th Avenue's hidden secrets before they hit the runway.
Just before the New York fashion week becomes hectic, Norma Kamali talks about great ideas, looking effortless and female empowerment. She also wants you to know that she is not as old as you think she is.
The fashion designer Yigal Azrouel has an advantage over many other designers. His designs are the clothes that models like to wear when they are off the runway.
Though Max Azria is the name that has long been associated with BCBG Max Azria and Herve Leger, credit must be given to his wife, Lubov, as well, the chief creative officer of the BCBG Max Azria Group -- the woman who gives the collections their feminine touch.