New York Fashion Week

News & Runway

MULBERRY F/W 2010

Mulberry showed the Autumn Winter '10 collection in The Library at Soho House in New York.  Inspired by an eclectic mix of the 'Valley of the Dolls" film, naughty English royalty, Hollywood theatricals and over-the-top animal prints the season is rich, decorative, glamorous and a little ironic.

Read more
News & Runway

THE BLONDS F/W 2010

Walking into The Blond's show, the spirit of the infamous 90's Limelight party "Disco 2000" was alive and well. The audience was dazzling in sequined dresses, spiked head jewels, and coifs that I haven't seen since 1984. Last night was a glam fête that included Patricia Field, who sat front row with her in-house family.

Read more
News & Runway

DOUGLAS HANNANT F/W 2010

Douglas Hannant has a fierce following, and the fashionable set gatherd in droves at The Kaye Playhouse to see his Fall 2010 collection.  A Banksy-esque set of graffitied panels infused the notoriously Uptown designer’s show with a bit of Downtown grunge.  The clothing evoked many an era past, with cues taken from the late 50’s - think sinister Mad Men - and latticed late 70’s.

Read more
News & Runway

GENERAL IDEA F/W 2010

Architectural, asymmetrical jackets with wide lapels were the order of day for General Idea’s menswear designer Bum Suk Choi. Add in rich color palettes of cobalt blue, creamy tan, and warrior black, and you have a collection that speaks to the young, urban man who is out to conquer the challenges of city life, but who still wants to be stylish while doing proverbial battle.

Read more
News & Runway

LORIS DIRAN F/W 2010

During the roaring 20's, champagne flowed, cultural and sexual inhibitions loosened up a bit, and Wall Street and silent movies went unrestricted and uncensored. Corseted garments were replaced by loose, shortened dresses with deep plunging décolletage. In his Fall 2010 Collection, Loris Diran references the cultural shifts of that era reflected in such celluloid icons as Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.  

Read more
News & Runway

BRYANT PARK STREET STYLE

I have dreamed about coming to New York and covering Fashion Week for years. However, on the first day of NYFW, Alexander McQueen died..  So, as a small tribute to him, I started my street style report from the front of his New York store, where fans left flowers, and other tokens of their esteem.

Read more
News & Runway

OSCAR DE LA RENTA F/W 2010

There’s nothing quite like the excitement surrounding an Oscar de la Renta show. Everyone is always dressed to kill – no matter the weather – and you’re sure to see a star or two in the mix. This season there was Jessica Biel and Rachel Zoe (hubby and Brad in tow) in attendance.  But it was Vogue Nippon’s Anna Dello Russo who left the most lasting impression.  Seated in the front row, the fashion director at large was donning the most luscious fluorescent pink Dolce & Gabbana fur coat. The bold pop of color was fitting given the bright colors – loads of rich emeralds, reds, magentas, gold – and the abundance of fur in Mr. de la Renta’s Fall Winter collection this season.

Read more
News & Runway

NANETTE LEPORE F/W 2010

Nanette Lepore showed a romantic, Canterbury Tales-esque (think lots of velvet), richly jeweled-toned collection (aubergine, orange, fuchsia, olive, purple, crimson red) this season. Heavy on cocktail and day dresses, the styling played with contrasting textures, colors, and patterns to spice up the classic silhouettes Lepore's clients turn to the contemporary brand for.

Read more
News & Runway

MAX AZRIA F/W 2010

When you take off all of the frills, beading, prints and ruffles, what are you left with? In this case, simplistic beauty that shows off the talent of the designer. Max Azria found it for Fall 2010 with his lean lines in black, grey, and nude color palettes. The minimalist looks were modern, elegant and showed off a true sophistication to his work.

Read more
News & Runway

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG F/W 2010

Her designs are loved by both women and men alike. Women feel great in them, and men love the way women look in them.  Sexy and relaxed, DVF designs make a woman look fantastic and still approachable. Gorgeous knits and soft chiffons draped, layered, and paired with men’s suiting is not something Furstenberg is typically known for, but she put her feminine twist on these suit jackets and trousers for Fall 2010. Muted metallics showed up as dresses, and silks were cut and draped in a way to look like crochet designs.

Read more
News & Runway

PAMELLA ROLAND F/W 2010

Among those who stopped in to see the classic Venetian glamour-inspired Fall/Winter 2010 Pamella Roland collection were Brooke Shields, Nigel Barker, and Mena Suvari.  In keeping with the designer’s inspiration, the richly-colored Pamella DeVos-designed looks were beaded, fur-accented, patterned, and at times even somewhat hippie-esque with bell-shaped sleeves. There was plenty to choose from in the way of cocktail and black-tie dresses, as well as a handful of smart business looks. 

Read more
News & Runway

ERIN FETHERSON F/W 2010

Erin Fetherston dreams in beautiful pictures - or at least she daydreams them when she;s not working hard on her collections. A newbie on the block, she’s been well received among editors for her adorable, party dresses with fantasy undertones. She’s been very successful at creating beautiful dresses with a youthful aesthetic and expert quality.

Read more
News & Runway

TIBI F/W 2010

Tibi, as is usually the case, was focused on chic, easily wearable, wholly commercial contemporary wear. The Amy Smilovic-designed collection did, however, venture into new territory by exploring the interplay between various fabrics, colors, weights, and silhouettes which gave a wide variety of cuts, prints, and colors to choose from.

Read more
News & Runway

THUY F/W 2010

Before popping-into the Tibi show, Olivia Palermo made her way to Thuy – fitting given that the two contemporary lines have very similar consumer demographics. Kim Kardashian, who is in town to promote her line with Bebe, was also in attendance.  In a sign of how commercially viable Thuy is, Thuy Diep just recently launched a line for QVC which I happen to catch on Saturday when the designer, along with Marc Bower, Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Zoe, and a hand full of others made their way to the tents to sell their QVC collections live on-air.

Read more
News & Runway

ELIE TAHARI F/W 2010

This season Elie Tahari’s collection was “inspired by a woman traveling the globe in style.” Is that why there were no seats at the 9 am collection presentation at the tents? In any case, the designer stayed true to his contemporary client offering up a slew of chic, predominantly black, looks.

Read more
News & Runway

DIESEL BLACK GOLD F/W 2010

I completely understand why there is mild chaos sometimes in the Bryant Park tents.  After all, if one show runs late it kind of throws the next person off in terms of prep time. When designers show their collection off-site, however, I don’t really understand how they can run so far behind. When I walked up to the venue where the Diesel show was taking place I cringed, because I saw a rectangular tent adjacent to the venue that was overflowing with people waiting to get into the show. The claustrophobically-full tent had no more room in it, so there I was waiting with countless others in the snow. Then the piece de resistance – a pile of snow slid down from the top of the tent onto a whole group of people already shivering in the cold. Word has it that Anna Wintour left once she saw the crowds of people waiting to get into Diesel.

Read more
News & Runway

JILL STUART F/W 2010

Jill Stuart tends to be reliable for going soft and flirty for her Spring/Summer collections and more edgy-rocker for her Fall/Winter ones, and this season the designer once again stayed true to that. However, now that Stuart is working more closely with her 20-something year old daughter (who came out with her mother at the end of the collection), there seems to be a more pronounced effort to get away from the overly frilly dresses the designer is still most closely associated with.

Read more
News & Runway

TRACY REESE F/W 2010

Tracy Reese went the way of Nicole Miller this season and pursued an edgier direction than expected. Reese didn’t totally abandon the bread-and-butter key looks that her loyal demographic turns to her for season after season, however. And, given the popularity of Reese’s contemporary line among young Hollywood, it’s little surprise that show attendees included Kristen Bell, Julia Stiles, Michelle Williams, and Adrienne Bailon.

Read more
News & Runway

ANTONIO AZZUOLO F/W 2010

In Antonio Azzuolo’s fourth presentation for New York Fashion Week, he conjured up images of urban cowboys with a trajectory toward the future. Will this 21st Century cowboy continue to ride the range, or will he navigate between Venus and Mars? In Azzuolo’s world, he will successfully do both, looking sharp and sexy, while listening to the heartfelt crooning of Johnny Cash and Elvis.   

Read more
News & Runway

KATIE GALLAGHER F/W 2010

If Katie Gallagher had her way, the entire world would don sheer leggings and pieced-together, puffed outerwear. The young designer didn’t vocalize that wish specifically, but the looks in her F/W 2010 collection, presented at the Soho Grand Hotel, would speak to that assertion. On display were 20 outfits that combined exquisite piecing, thoughtful draping, and the real star of the show: experimental leggings.

Read more
Page 74 of 134« First...727374757677...Last »