October 1, 2012 |
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at the glorious rococo-style Opera Garnier on Monday morning during Paris Fashion Week. But the clothing on the runway couldn't have been more different from the gilded environs. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The scene: Proud papa Paul McCartney was front row, as he always is, along with M.I.A., Jerry Seinfeld and Kate Moss. The look: Masculine-meets-feminine sportswear. Down to earth but special.
July 10, 2013 |
Anthropologie, the retailer known for its twee and often vintage-inspired fashions and home goods, opened its first BHLDN "shop within a shop" store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. The sister label, pronounced “beholden,” launched as an online bridal collection in 2011 and has since expanded to two standalone brick-and-mortar stores in Chicago and Houston. But the Beverly Drive location, taking up 1,000 square feet on the mezzanine level of the existing 10,000-square-feet Anthropologie store, represents the first time both brands have coexisted in the same space.
January 30, 2011
Costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge, whose career spanned 50 years, never failed to generate a buzz with her dazzling ensembles on stage and screen. On Broadway, think billowy feathered costumes in "La Cage aux Folles" and the transformation of everyday clothes into sparkling dancing outfits for the finale of "A Chorus Line. " Or in Hollywood, Mia Farrow's dreamy flapper dresses and Robert Redford's smart white suits in "The Great Gatsby," which garnered Aldredge an Academy Award in 1975.
September 26, 2013 |
New York-based designer Alexander Wang showed his hotly anticipated second collection for the French fashion house of Balenciaga on Thursday morning at the Paris Observatory. The scene: Guests climbed the stairs to the top floor, where a picture window looked out over the treetops. In the audience at the early morning show was pop star M.I.A., hiding under her customary hoodie, and sporting some seriously cool gold, baroque-style nail art. The inspiration: Bringing sportswear ease to Balenciaga's signature sculptural shapes.
July 10, 2011 |
Although the hunt for vintage clothing may be enticing to some people, others would rather bypass digging for buried treasure that, even when found, may consist of garments that are tattered or in a size best suited for the bird-boned women of the 1940s. But the retro aesthetic is still a desirable one, particularly for the thriving rockabilly subculture of Southern California that favors 1940s- and 1950s-inspired dresses. Not to be excluded are the plus-sized women who love the look of vintage garments but are hard-pressed to find pieces that fit, especially since the average American woman is an inch taller and 24 pounds heavier than her counterpart in 1960, according to figures compiled by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
September 30, 2012 |
Avant garde Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo showed her spring-summer 2013 Comme des Garcons collection Saturday afternoon underneath one of the docks on the Seine at Paris Fashion Week. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Damsels of deconstruction. Long blond Guinevere-style wigs. Helmets made out of recycled metal junk. White muslin cloth dresses and tops that were assemblages of bustles, ruffles, sleeves and pieces of gold leather biker jackets. Some were worn over plasticky white pleated skirts or cuffed shorts.
January 9, 1987 |
"I seem to approach each collection as if I were creating a perfume, blending basic, well-loved style elements with 'top notes' of our own," says designer Adolfo in the show notes for his spring collection, presented at the St. Regis Hotel here this week. "The result is meant to please and intrigue the women who wear our clothes. These women reject an overpowering fad as they do an overpowering scent. They loathe the term 'high style' as much as I do."
October 30, 2011 |
L.A. fashion week took center stage this month, with several familiar and some not-so-familiar labels showing collections to buyers and the media. But off the runway, there's a fairly new crop of promising contemporary brands that didn't participate in fashion week events but are worth knowing about because of the way they capture the L.A. lifestyle through their easy, wearable and versatile pieces for women. Offering wares as varied as menswear-inspired sweaters and ultra-feminine silk dresses, these designers have keen fashion and business sense, creating practical pieces at a mostly palatable price point.
March 19, 2006
Your Spring Fashion Issue showcases Bryce Dallas Howard in a $26,665 evening gown and another dress priced at $12,000 ("The Most Fair," Feb. 26). This bothers me as a fashion- and budget-conscious consumer. I doubt that the majority of your readers can afford dresses in this price range, and I venture that most of them would choose not to spend that much on clothing even if they could. Moreover, I am offended as a citizen of the world. I sponsor an African child's educational, living and health needs for $288 per year.