Sometimes I’m particularly excited to write certain stories, and this is one of them. I think I’m pretty good at knowing a fashion girl when I see one. One of the reasons for this is that they wear things that are dead giveaways that they know and love fashion, and I’m an expert at spotting those things, if I do say so myself. In some cases, it’s a certain brand, and in others, it’s a specific It item or micro-trend that you’d only know about if you study the runways and perhaps read Who What Wear on a regular basis.
It was just over a year ago, during the fall 2020 show season, that the fashion world gathered together in one place for the last time. Since then, the twin forces of the pandemic and the social justice movement have riven the industry, forcing it to take a new look at an old system and confront questions that had been papered over for years — especially its own history of racism.
So where are we now?
As the fall 2021 season drew to a close, The New York Times gathered four industry power players to address the question: Olivier Rousteing,
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Years ago, I was going out on a date and I couldn’t find anything to wear. Eight hours into my shopping experience, on 34th street in NYC, I realized there was this void for women
WHAT DEFINES a cult fashion item? A degree of collective fascination, obviously, and—often—a curiosity about what inspires that magnetic pull. The “why” matters as much as the “what,” and a big part of the cult-status equation these days is the scarcity model: Unavailability drives desirability. So does a certain insider awareness that gradually spreads until the sweater or shoe in question has amassed a community of believers who mutually reinforce each other’s good taste. “The creep factor is key,” said Jessica Glasscock, a fashion historian and professor at New York’s Parsons School of Design. “One of the consistent elements of … Read More
In late February last year, Paris was quietly falling into the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic as packed runway shows took place at locations around the city during Paris Fashion Week. Event attendees joked uneasily about adopting the fashion cliché of air kissing, and applied extra lashings of hand sanitizer as they compared notes about who was being allowed back into the office or had been asked too quarantine at home “as a precautionary measure.” Despite it all, the event was largely uninterrupted and most attendees went about the business
Diana Vreeland once quipped that “age is totally boring” — I hate to deviate from the legendary editor whom I invariably turn to for inspiration, but I happen to think age is pretty fascinating. More specifically, the experience of aging and how it relates to self-expression. As children, there are no rules when it comes to fashion. As we grow up, our purchases become influenced by what others are wearing and the general zeitgeist. Once you reach a certain degree of adulthood, your tastes are a byproduct of life experience. Fashion items that women over 50 invest in can reflect
The players themselves might have mixed feelings about it, but NBA All-Star Weekend remains a magical time to be a basketball fan. Each year, in addition to all the high-flying dunks and long-range jumpers, the All-Star Game also offers hoopers a major stage to absolutely stunt on each other style-wise. It’s become a prime time for brands to drop high-profile sneakers and collaborations—and this year’s edition is no exception.
To start, it wouldn’t really be an All-Star Weekend without Nike delivering some covetable, next-level kicks. First up from the Swoosh is the beloved Dunk High in an eye-catching “Barely
Over the past year, fashion collections have been shown primarily through video and ultra-limited, socially distanced live presentations due to the ongoing pandemic. Now, a drive-in runway show can be added to the fashion world’s creative workarounds thanks to French fashion brand Coperni.
Models walk between rows of cars at Coperni’s autumn-winter
Months after giving birth to her first baby, Khai, whom she shares with boyfriend Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid has made her runway return.
For Milan Fashion Week, the supermodel headed the Versace Fall Winter 2021 collection show in an all-black outfit, chunky black boots, and electric blue eyeshadow. Fellow runway model/sister Bella Hadid was also one of the stars of the show.
On Instagram, Bella shared a behind-the-scenes look at the colossal production, including a massive set with a labyrinth-like design.
On the Versace YouTube page, the show is described, “Enter a labyrinth inspired by our iconic
Coperni debuts the first drive-in fashion show for Paris Fashion Week, and celebrities made an appearance at the virtual red carpet at the Golden Globes. Stay up to date with the hottest stories in this week’s top international fashion news.
Virtual Red Carpet at the Golden Globes
This year’s Golden Globes took place virtually. Stars like Amanda Seyfried and Kaley Cuoco wore custom pieces from Oscar De La Renta. Nominated for directing One Night in Miami, Regina King wore a black and silver Louis Vuitton gown, finished with thousands of crystals.
Anya Taylor-Joy stole the show with an emerald green