July 16, 2015 |
Only 7 percent of men are high-fashion customers. That means only a sliver would even think about donning one of the ankle-length trouser and blazer suit combos that Allentown-bred designer Thom Browne debuted Tuesday on New York Fashion Week's spring 2016 runways. And it's likely that even fewer guys would consider slipping into an all-white culotte outfit that Public School designers Dao Yi-Chow and Maxwell Osborne are forecasting as one of next summer's must-have guy trends.
February 19, 2015 |
NEW YORK - If spring 2015's runway looks - shown last September - were all about pared down, futuristic silhouettes, expect this fall's fashions to take you on a journey to outer space. At this year's Fall Fashion Week, ending Thursday in New York, three-quarter length skirts and cocoon coats have been both cozy and commanding. Expect to see midriff top and matching skirt (or pant) ensembles - also among the week's top looks - trending from spring into fall. It seems the higher-waisted - and the skinnier - the pants, the better, but mini bell bottoms will likely replace those tapered at the ankles.
February 13, 2015 |
Today marks the start of New York Fashion Week's fall 2015 runway shows, a haute hodgepodge of glitzy catwalks, intimate presentations, and invitation-only cocktail parties in and around Lincoln Center and hip, downtown studios. Although front-row celebrity sightings are a given under the heated tents at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, they will likely be at an all-time high, as Thursday marks the beginning of NBA All-Star weekend in New York City. The two worlds will even collide when, on Friday, Shaquille O'Neal hosts a fashion show at the Hammerstein Ballroom featuring NBA players as models.
December 19, 2014 |
NEW YORK - The City of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches. A judge Friday approved a pretrial settlement in a complaint brought by community groups. They objected to the onslaught of the fashion industry at Damrosch Park, a 2.4-acre stretch on the Upper West Side that is adjacent to and managed by Lincoln Center. The groups argued the insular nature of the fashion shows that draw top designers and hundreds of buyers, editors, and journalists violate laws governing public use of the land.
November 1, 2014 |
Parents simultaneously applaud and cry each year as their children make their way down a runway at a small fashion show for charity. For the children, who have various disabilities, the show is a chance to dress up and forget any struggles they may have off the catwalk. For their families, it is a chance to see their children, who might not be able to score a winning goal or compete in a spelling bee, shine in public. "It doesn't happen as easily with our kids, so these moments are really special," Suzanne Borio of Plymouth Meeting said.
September 5, 2014 |
Even with tousled hair and dots of milk of magnesia priming her face for a chocolate foundation, Raelia Lewis is prettier in person than she is on television. Lewis of North Philadelphia, one of 14 finalists on this season's America's Next Top Model , was getting runway-ready on Wednesday to audition for the spring 2015 New York Fashion Week catwalk. The presentations start Thursday, and when they end next Thursday, more than 100 up-and-coming and established designers will have presented warm-weather trends in and around New York's Lincoln Center.
June 3, 2014
THERE'S nothing like the sight of a man in a well-tailored suit, perhaps with a coordinated pocket square, colorful socks and finely made Italian leather shoes. That's why I loudly applaud Philly's first-ever Men's Style Week, actually a two-day event this weekend at the Crane Arts Building, on American Street near Master, in North Philadelphia. The event is the brainchild of FBH, which also produces the semiannual Philly Fashion Week. The "Week" part of the men's show is aspirational; its creators are hoping this new event will grow.
February 6, 2014 |
Project Runway winner Dom Streater will present her fall 2014 womenswear collection - a sophisticated fusion of minimalist silhouettes and rosy graphic prints - at an intimate New York Fashion Week meet-and-greet Thursday. It's a Fashion Week debut for the Philadelphia designer, and she's calling the collection Prima, inspired by the life of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. "I came across a black-and-white photograph of her with flowers in her hair, and she looked like a flower child in a classic, romantic way," Streater said.
October 10, 2013 |
The Style & Soul section produces four fashion issues a year, spring, bridal, fall, and holiday. For September's issue, I used a pretty, brown, girl-next-door type to show the season's wearable fashions. The comments started the morning the section was published and trickled in over the next few days. They went something like this: Nice section, but why did you have to use only a black model? It made me not want to buy the clothes. Ouch. Apparently, seeing a brown-skinned woman in a faux leather, cobalt blue peplum jacket turned some readers off. One reader even accused us of reverse discrimination.