Talk of the Tents
New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.
BloggersAnne Bratskeir Joseph V. Amodio Nina Ruggiero Barbara Schuler Greg Emerson
On again, off again, on again. That was how it went with Betsey Johnson’s show at New York Fashion Week, and when it was finally on again Monday evening at the Lincoln Center tents, Newsday decided to bring in a guest reviewer: none other than 17-year-old Melanie Martinez of Baldwin, a contestant on NBC hit show, “The Voice.” Who better, we thought, than this teeny fashionista who favors '50s frocks...Read more »
The Marc by Marc Jacobs line, especially popular with the older teen and 20-something demo, is often chock-full of campus-ready gear and preppy-with-a-twist collegiate looks. For fall, the pendulum seems to be swinging in the opposite direction, with a line that seems focused on an après school wardrobe. Yikes -- these gals have had to get jobs, so they’re going to need more than that one...Read more »
Phillip Lim is known to explore themes in his collections -- like “duality,” for instance, or a pastime like “kiting.” But this season the theme seems obscure, something to do with biker chicks, clearly, given all that leather.
The first look down the runway held much promise -- a pink, quilted coat worn atop a taupe sweater, light blue button-down and caramel-colored leather miniskirt...Read more »
With rich brocade, opulent jewel tones and luxe fabrics making headlines for Fall 2013, it makes sense that designers from Japan (Tadashi Shoji) to New York (Pamella Roland) were inspired by ornate Russia.
Rolland drew her inspiration specifically from the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, the baroque-style former home to Russian monarchs.
Strong, tailored suits, metallic tops and elegant...Read more »
Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet was strolling the streets of Paris in September when two glamorous women walked by and inspired her Fall 2013 collection.
"This collection is fantasy street style," Bendet said, dressed in a floor-length red gown with black overlay, matching red roses in her hair. "It's making the ordinary extraordinary."
Bendet played with proportions...Read more »
Donna Karan’s models had black, smudged eyes and sleek, high, swingy ponytails wrapped tightly at the base, creating a contradictory canvas that was simultaneously primitive and sophisticated.
Her stretch jersey-centric collection sent out that very same vibe. And if you give Karan jersey to work with, well she can do practically anything.
So, this time around, Karan went savage glam...Read more »
Supermodel Karlie Kloss somehow managed to open Carolina Herrera’s Monday morning show after appearing at the Grammys the night before. In a blush and cream gown in a geometric pattern with a slim, black tie at the neck, Kloss was flawless, and resembled, more than a little, a 1940s beauty.
And that’s what Herrera seemed to have on her mind for Fall 2013... old-time glam. Slim, luxurious silhouettes,...Read more »
Busy, busy boy that Prabal Gurung. Last Thursday, there was the huge bash for his new line at Target, then on Saturday, his downtown uber-luxe runway show was the hot ticket. On Monday, at the tents, he presented his ICB collection, a contemporarily priced line of savvy city girl clothes that really hit the mark.
So how tired was he? “It hasn’t hit me yet,” said Gurung, looking fresh as a...Read more »
Tommy Hilfiger’s show at the Park Avenue Armory on Sunday must have achieved a new record -- for longest runway. Ever. It was like an airstrip, stretching out for what seemed like miles.
But then, Hilfiger is an old hand at injecting some theatrical flair into what is, at heart, very traditional clothing. For fall, he borrowed heavily from menswear (not so surprising) and some mod elements...Read more »
For all the chatter about Zac Posen having once been the “enfant terrible” of fashion -- ohhh, his meteoric rise and, alas, mystifying fall (hey, the economy hit a lot of designers hard) -- Posen in many ways has a strong, traditionalist streak. Which may be why he’s managed to not completely go under, but eke it out season after season. Indeed, his dresses seem to be popping up on the red carpet...Read more »