September 15, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Maybe it was the unrelenting summer heat, or perhaps American designers are acknowledging the varying paths women are taking on their life journeys. Either way, many of the spring 2017 collections presented at this week's New York Fashion Week were filled with nomadic references that made them comfortable, travel-friendly, and, believe it or not, a touch dressier than recent seasons. Designers like Diane von Furstenberg featured tops blousy yet tailored. Tory Burch's printed skirts continue to hover midcalf to midankle in both pencil and A-line silhouettes.
September 9, 2016 |
As part of New York Fashion Week, which kicks off this morning, plus-size super model and Sports Illustrated swimsuit alum Ashley Graham will debut an eponymous collection of ready-to-wear lingerie. The runway, produced by New York production company Style360 and underwritten by South Korean car maker Kia Motors, promises to be star-studded: Kylie Jenner will be there, as will 19-year-old model Jordyn Woods. "Who would think a size-16 model would have an event this big, with so many confirmed celebrities?"
March 10, 2016 |
The Veronica Beard collection taps into a basic tenet in women's fashion - women want to look thin. Or at least thinner. And put together. And let's not forget comfortable. When sisters-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard, 36, and Veronica Miele Beard, 43, started their New York label in 2010, they wanted their go-to-work, go-to-meetings, and go-to-happy-hour pieces to achieve all these goals. The brand's signature item is a fitted blazer that comes with a zip-in, snap-in, or button-in dickey.
February 25, 2016 |
Now in their 11th year organizing Philly Fashion Week, Kevin Parker and Kerry Scott have perfected their annual weekend of high-gloss, emerging designer runway shows. So fierce! This year's street-wear party, luxe cocktail event, and two runway shows were held at 2300 Arena. Fern Mallis, credited with organizing New York Fashion Week as we knew it under the Bryant Park tents, and who is now an independent consultant and regional fashion week promoter, was in town for Friday's and Saturday's runway shows.
February 18, 2016 |
NEW YORK - American designers are fighting to keep Fashion Week relevant. Between releasing collections on Instagram and scrambling to produce runway looks in six weeks instead of six months, everyone is trying to find a good formula for the future. Yet, many of our favorite on-the-catwalk designers freshened their fall 2016 looks this week with a piece of old-school apparel: dresses boasting long and longer hemlines. Creative directors at established fashion houses from Jason Wu to Carolina Herrera dropped their A-line skirts well below the knees, but not quite all the way down to drag-on-the-floor maxi.
February 17, 2016 |
Gone is the ethereal lace of a Tory Burch spring. Fall 2016 is one of power and primary colors as the Philly-area native and grand dame of one of the industry's most successful fashion houses presented a collection Tuesday morning flush with saturated primary shades that blended elements from Burch's equestrian childhood on a Valley Forge farm, a café scene in the 1972 French film Love in the Afternoon , and her athleisure Tory Sport collection....
February 17, 2016
The only time Julia Fleming gets to sit still during New York Fashion Week is when she's getting her hair and makeup done. It is then that the 19-year-old model from Wyndmoor checks her emails, scrolls through her Instagram feed, and writes in her journal. Running to and from castings can be hectic and downright exhausting. This is just Fleming's second season walking the international Fashion Week runways, but she has packed in a lot since she debuted in New York in September: She traveled to London (with the shortest and most intense cat walks, she says)
February 11, 2016
As the fall 2016 women's collections are set to begin Thursday at New York Fashion Week, we can expect the usual: Dozens of the industry's top American designers, from Michael Kors to Ralph Lauren, will send beautifully tailored, autumnal-hued coats, slacks, and dresses in luxe wools and cashmeres down their runways. The models will be pencil-thin and young. Bloggers will coo, and revered journalists will critique. And buyers from department stores and specialty boutiques will write hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of orders that will start arriving in stores in July.
September 24, 2015 |
Julia Fleming's New York Fashion Week got off to a slow start: Three days into the spring collections, the 19-year-old freshman model from Wyndmoor hadn't yet walked a show. But on the morning of Sept. 13 - the fourth day of the spring 2016 presentations - things began to pick up. Quickly. Fleming made her first high-fashion appearance for Spice Girl-turned-celebrity-designer Victoria Beckham. (Not bad.) That evening, she glided down Prabal Gurung's runway in an orange dress like a sunset.
September 14, 2015 |
After 22 years in a central location - 17 at the legendary Bryant Park tents and five at Lincoln Center - New York Fashion Week's biannual runway presentations are now widely dispersed throughout the city. The spring 2016 shows, which kicked off Thursday and will wrap up this Thursday, are underway in venues as far north as 59th Street and as far south as Wall Street. For New Yorkers going about their days, the change means traffic comes to a halt no more. But for everyone else participating - from the designers to the groupies to the fashion press - the change, well, changes everything.