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
Statement coats with strong defined cuts and big, solid gold buckles gave more than a hint about what Francisco Costa was thinking for fall 2013: Military.
After his show on Thursday afternoon, Costa said he was inspired by the Andrei Tarkovsky 1962 Russian movie, “Ivan’s Childhood,” about one boy’s traumatic journey through World War II. Of the collection he said, “It’s male-female and very...Read more »
Ralph Lauren had timeless heroines who were independent and bold on his mind at his Friday morning downtown show on the last day of New York Fashion week.
His runway unfolded like a movie about some rebellious beauty during the Russian Revolution trapped at a seaside village where she dressed in black nautical garb – shapely coats, a crested officer’s jacket, sailor pants, breeches, fisherman’s...Read more »
The folks at Clover Canyon may design, cut and sew their clothes in sunny California, but the new brand has Russia on the brain for fall.
Called “Winter Palace,” the line takes inspiration from the land of Baryshnikov and Tolstoy, using prints derived from photos of everything from grand architecture to dramatic vistas, from the Siberian plains to the stage of the Ballets Russes. The ornate...Read more »
You could tell Anna Sui was cooking up something très, très Francais from the moment you stepped inside the tent and took your seat, serenaded by a series of ‘60s (and thereabouts) French pop songs. Another tip-off -- her program, entitled “Nouvelle Vague” (or New Wave).
Ahhhh, oui, oui, but of course -- La Sui, she is paying homage to the French New Wave, a group of maverick French...Read more »
Jeremy Scott sure knows how to put on a show -- the roar of applause was deafening after he unleashed a jet-fueled, neon-lit, sugar-rush collection inspired by the raucous, take-no-prisoners punk rock / New Wave movements, and sure to please all you club-hopping fashionistas and downtown dudes out there.
It was like time traveling back to 1979, with the B-52s anthem “Rock Lobster” blasting...Read more »
Supermodel Karlie Kloss isn't just a pretty face. Wednesday the catwalk regular was off the runways handing out dairy-free, gluten-free cookies for a good cause. Proceeds of each Perfect 10 cookie from Karlie's Kookies, in conjunction with Momofuku Milk Bar pastry chef Christina Tosi, will provide 10 nutritious school meals to children across the world through the organization FEED.
American...Read more »
As one of the most powerful women in the media industry, Arianna Huffington knows how to dress for success.
The president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group chose to attend just one show this New York Fashion Week: Nanette Lepore.
Huffington wore a simple, tailored, navy blue Nanette Lepore coat over a black Nanette Lepore pantsuit with pink and green details and...Read more »
Narciso Rodriguez is a slasher extraordinaire—known for outfitting celebs like Julianna Margulies and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss in sleek, figure-hugging numbers with sexy, slashed cutouts. For fall, he loosens the silhouette, and offers no flashes of skin, but keeps things exciting with unexpected, diagonal color-blocking and slashed, angled hemlines.
There are no horizontal or vertical lines here....Read more »
You almost feel like you should have your passport on you when you attend a Sophie Theallet runway show. Surely there’s some sort of customs checkpoint, where cold but impeccably dressed officials should survey your papers, and a front-row seat requires a visa. Because as soon as the lights go down, the music pumps in and the models start down the runway, well, it’s clear we’re not in...Read more »
Jenny Packham’s runway was achingly beautiful with mostly evening gowns and cocktail dresses that simultaneously managed to be delicate and strong. These, said the designer, were inspired by 17th-century Paris Salons that served as virtual women’s clubs, where “strong-minded women met to discuss arts and culture.”
Packham, a British designer, who has dressed a bunch of strong-minded...Read more »