Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fashion Week Update #2: Thom Browne

Thom Browne took us down the rabbit hole to a darkly seductive world for his fall 2013 show. Bare trees and male models outfitted in Browne's signature gray flannel suits wore crowns of thorns and were tied to beds with red ribbons. All of this was the backdrop for a collection that stayed true to form in its usual strangeness, despite Browne's recent turn at pragmatism that resulted in an A-line coat made of men's silk-tie fabric to be worn by Michelle Obama for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fashion Week Update#1: Alexander Wang and Rag and Bone

Jason Wu Fall 2013

Sexy, steely cosmopolitan style even found its way into the collection of the reliantly sweet-chic Jason Wu this season. So far at New York Fashion Week, it seems like every girl on the runway has a touch of street-cool. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Smarty Pants

Fashion Show: A scene  from 1960s art house film, Qui Ete Vous Polly Magoo? The film satirizes the fashion industry.

Faithful fashion followers have descended on Lincoln Center for the semi-annual pilgrimage that follows the sacred sequined trail from New York to Paris, with stops in London and Milan in between.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, we can expect the pendulum to swing in the opposite direction this season. The bells and whistles that came in the form of attention demanding prints, power clashing, and fancy trims will be traded for a more stripped-down, sumptuous anonymity rendered with "well considered details" and "heightened attention to overlooked features like shape, proportion, and fit." 

The change is in response to the increase in consumer fashion IQ. Customers increasing knowledge about clothes and their construction has led to a demand for "smart" clothes.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Street style photo + French film actress Nathalie Baye

 Get your stripes here,here, or here.

(photo#1 via Sartorialist)