April 17, 2011 |
Anyone who has set foot in Shareen Vintage, a vast downtown warehouse space lined with endless racks of sparkly cocktail frocks, gauzy hippie robes and an eclectic mix of other garments, will hardly be surprised to learn that the shop's owner, Shareen Mitchell, is starring in a new reality show, "Dresscue Me," premiering Tuesday on Discovery's Planet Green channel. Tall and blond with sculpted cheekbones and an imperious bearing that reflects her Seven Sisters education and thespian training, Mitchell also has a seventh sense for fashion.
October 13, 2013 |
PARIS - Step-dancing hijinks, jungles of flowers and enough art world inspiration to fill a Chanel-branded gallery. The spring 2014 collections shown at Paris Fashion Week this fall were entertaining, to say the least. And between philosophical discussions about how best to reinvent old brands for the 21st century, whether what's on the runway should be transporting or merely commercial, and what is going to happen to Louis Vuitton now that artistic director Marc Jacobs has left (Nicolas Ghesquière, late of Balenciaga, is poised to take the helm, rumors say)
September 30, 2013 |
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring 2014 collection Monday morning at the gilded Opera Garnier. The inspiration: Understated seduction. Fluid silhouettes playing on transparency and opacity, according to show notes. The look: Sweet in the City, with an earthy palette of navy, brick, chalk and blue. Key pieces: Cap-sleeve dresses with sheer skirts and subtle slashes providing natural air conditioning. Liquid silk pants suits. Organza dresses with a crocodile pattern effect.
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.
October 14, 2013 |
The Bohemian Society presented its Spring 2014 collection last Thursday as part of the Los Angeles Fashion Council's Grove-hosted fashion showcase. The inspiration: Designer Victor Wilde offered a single sentence as his Spring 2014 manifesto: "O.W.N. - Own Won Now - Live for the moment. Forget winning, you've won. " The look: While the brand's familiar repurposed military vibe - parachute fabrics, cargo pocketed pants and the like - was still very much present, the line seems to be continuing its move away from one-off statement pieces and into the realm of more easily produced cut-and-sew garments.
October 17, 2010 |
Designers Lisa Guajardo and Jessica Moss, cofounders of Los Angeles-based fashion label Leyendecker, initially bonded over their shared love of longhaired Chihuahuas. Guajardo was walking her tiny pooch one day when Moss ? a fellow owner of the breed ? pulled her car over to chat about canines. It turned out that an affinity for pocket-sized dogs wasn't all the pair had in common; both were trained in apparel construction ? Moss in costume design and Guajardo in fashion design.
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.
March 21, 1999
Cher, who dresses almost exclusively--and albeit scantily at times--in Bob Mackie creations for the Oscars, keeps her reputation for raising eyebrows intact year after year.