For a smaller designer who isn’t on the “official” Mercedez Benz Fashion Week schedule, Eventide sent an impressive collection down the runway. Their designs were more original than most designers we’ve seen outside the tents, and some we’ve seen in. The former GenArtsters sent a lot of impeccably fitted blacks and grays down the runway with some gorgeous maroony reds and a signature print. Check it out in the video above, and the runway and backstage pics after the jump. And if you love the hair and makeup, then head over to ShinyGloss for more pics and details.
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With a collection that included oversize rose prints, embellished tie-dye satins, heavy bronze swing skirts, opulent velvet coats, animal, plaid and all manner of other rich prints and colours, the Tracey Reese collection was a little mis-matched, but nevertheless ticked the right boxes. Stand out pieces included fluid high-waisted trousers, belted strapless pencil dresses and bold crimson one-shouldered party dresses. See all the looks in the slideshow below…
Backstage at Twinkle by Wenlan, things started off surprisingly serene. So we grabbed a few seconds with designer Wenlan Chia to talk about her collection.
“The thing of this collection is the interplay with the feminine and the masculine,” Chia said. “It’s a new Victor/Victoria.”
And of course, chunky knits continue to be a Twinkle staple. The show notes say that “Wenlan manipulates yarn (loosening a shoulder, dropping an armhole) creating inventive shapes: oversize robes, vests, tunics, and jumpers.” More from Chia and more pics after the jump.
If your idea of where to hunt for basics online is the Gap, then listen up. Basic Boutique has the t-shirts and tanks you’re looking for, but they’re from hot designers and specialty brands you may or may not have heard of. Plus they have so much more, at so affordable prices. They also offer free shipping on all orders – the holy grail of online shopping.
We’re getting kind of tired of the ramped up sponsor-involvement in Project Runway. What is this, Top Chef? After last week’s Tresemme love-fest the product placement is getting tired. And what’s worse, this week it made the fashion tired as well. The three looks above, fashioned out of old pairs of Levi’s 501s, are our favorites from Ricky, Rami, and Christian.
Read on for more pics and – SPOILER ALERT – the surprising winner and loser.
With the volume seen at Christian Dior, it’s clear that balloon skirts aren’t going away quite yet. To the contrary they may be getting bigger – in size and importance!
We’ll have to wait for the rest of the upcoming shows to find out, but if you’re willing to take a gamble on a fabulous deal then there’s this Donna Karan Collection satin balloon skirt to consider.
The skirt is one of many great finds in the Bergdorf Goodman sale featuring up to 70% off top designers. This piece was originally $1,495 and is now down to $583. The pleats and texture are simply sophisticated while making a big style statement.
Valentino is in no rush to make his final bow on Wednesday after a 45-year career.
“I must leave a souvenir to all of my friends of something to remember, not five seconds of show,” he told WWD. Those friends expected to attend include Gwyneth Paltrow, seen with the designer above, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler and Elizabeth Hurley.
The show will include 75 looks, which is a lot for any show but particularly – amazingly – for haute couture.
“I really enjoyed very, very much making this collection and, on purpose, I decided to make it a little bit bigger,” he said. The designer seems to be conciously cultivating a very upbeat atmosphere around his final show, as opposed to a sentimental showing.
For details on the looks we can expect, keep reading.
You know it’s that time again, election time, when politicos start invading our favorite fashion magazines. But one candidate who won’t be appearing in one venerable fashion tome is Hillary Clinton who backed out of a spot in Vogue.
According to WWD, Clinton was all set to appear in US Vogue during the presidential race but backed out late last fall before the photo shoot was due to take place for fear of appearing too feminine.
You would think it was pretty clear Clinton has nothing against Vogue considering her traveling chief of staff Huma Abedin has been gracing the mag’s pages as often as a starlet lately. Maybe she just doesn’t think it’s presedential.
Keep reading for what Wintour had to say.
There’s so much action and silly scenes of models like Agyness Deyn and Lily Donaldson in this video of this shoot for a Burberry advertising campaign, we think we need to examine the still images to really get a handle on the clothes.
To follow our lead, check out the images over on Catwalk Queen.
Still looking for that elusive pair of shoes to see you through the remnants of those seasonal celebrations that inevitably creep into the new year – or, indeed, New Year’s Eve itself? Or perhaps looking for a pair of party perfect offerings for 2008? Well Shoewawa has tipped us off to these Sam Edelman peep-toe sandals. The shoe is made super sweet with the bright textured copper metallic. And for that inner tigress? Try a slash of leopard print lining! Certain to blend well with any outfit (one of the joys of metallics), they’re $98.95 at Zappos.
We hope you find everything you wanted under the tree and enjoy wearing all your new gifts! We’ll be publishing new stories throughout the week and back full time next week. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and a “blogging new year” from the Shiny Media team in London. We’re off next week but keep coming back because new stories will publish every day!
The latest CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award winner, Rogan Gregory, who was honored for his work on Edun, a collaboration with Bono, now has another high profile collaboration in the works. The designer is said to be signed on for a “seasonal collaboration” with Target. The campaign was shot by photographer Sarah Silver last week in New York. Perhaps we can look for apparel and objects?
Blue Cult jeans will again be available in America after a 2-year break when they only sold internationally. The best part is that prices will be cheaper than they were in the past.
“It’s hard selling $150 jeans anymore,” designer Frank Mechaly told WWD. “The consumer is looking for a premium product at a lower price.”
The jeans will feature the original Blue Cult fit and distinctive U-shaped back-pocket detail. The new collection will include 15 women’s styles in a faded wash, white linen and cream twill. Prices will be an affordable $89.