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
“Be your own oasis … an unexpected source of renewal, serenity and beauty,” read the intro to Diane von Furstenberg’s notes at her Sunday afternoon show at Lincoln Center. Suffice it to say, “serenity” was not in the mix (not that this was a bad thing).
Von Furstenberg’s show was a happy, rollicking affair -- celebs lining the front row bopping in their seats to this summer’s biggest pop hits....Read more »
Tracy Reese’s fashion show invite included a video clip of Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo playing “Babalu.” And the guys with the maracas and conga drums on the runway, along with the bags of plantain chips on the seats, well, you got a good idea that Reese had something Cuban up her pretty sleeve.
Indeed her optimistic, all-out fun Cuban-inspired collection virtually undulated with energy. Models,...Read more »
It’s hard to believe that the Donna Karan’s DKNY line has been around for 25 years -- it seems like only yesterday that the feisty brand was born. For her show on Sunday afternoon, Karan made one thing perfectly clear: Age has done nothing to dampen the spirits of the exuberant brand, which remains as relevant as ever.
Here boy-meets-girl repeatedly: boyfriend jackets, stretched white shirtdresses,...Read more »
Lela Rose’ spring 2014 collection was built around Danish industrial designer Arne Jacobsen and the quirky geometry of mid 20th-century furniture. It was positively lovely, somehow straddling the divide between ladylike and refined, and romantic and hip.
The idea of architecture and furniture design was apparent in the perfectly clean, sculptural silhouettes, textured tweeds and stunning wood-grain...Read more »
At Herve Leger, poured on body-con slithers that molded to every curve were, natch, out in full force -- these amped up with sexy cutouts (how could they be any sexier?), peplums, gold-tone zippers galore, fringe trim and wide, wide leather corsets. In some case cinched waists were so exaggerated that the models looked like comic book super heroines -- but hey, who doesn’t want to be Wonder...Read more »
Flirty, feminine wardrobe staples had a tiny bit of a tomboy edge at Rebecca Taylor’s afternoon show downtown on Saturday. All in white and blush tones, there was lots of open lace and plenty of perforated leather – this, deceptively innocent looking, but in fact, the cuts and holes allowed for a glimpse of some serious skin beneath.
Along with the girlie, there were quilted jackets,...Read more »
In the showmanship department, Prabal Gurung’s afternoon show at Manhattan’s main post office was, by far, the most dramatic of the week so far. Thirty-eight models filed out from backstage and marched into a rectangular box on the runway that was enclosed with plastic panels. They stood there, still, until, one by one, they emerged from the plastic, taking a runway walk and returning to their original...Read more »
Cages lined Lacoste’s runway (looking a lot like tennis ball hoppers) and models sauntered in well-constructed looks that were simultaneously substantial and airy. A polo tennis dress in pale blue featured a faux-cropped top. There was a slouchy, clay-colored robe-like coat and in the same shade, loose pants with pinstriping down the side -- lines, according to program notes (think tennis court),...Read more »
There’s no denying that Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs' focused collection show at Milk Studios on Friday afternoon exuded an aggressive sexuality — this for the woman who will break your heart and make you beg while she’s doing it. Enter Karlie Kloss, the show’s opener, strutting a white asymmetrical crepe bandage dress that fit better than a glove.
And so it went in mostly black and white...Read more »
There were gigantic, sculptural brass lamps on the runway; crazy good celebs in the house such as Maria Sharapova, Alicia Keyes, "Mad Men’s" Jessica Pare; and even big name models — Karen Elson and Karlie Kloss among them, but Jason Wu wasn’t getting whipped into a fancy frenzy — his show was all about ease and being relaxed.
Program notes called the collection “a dialogue...Read more »