Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsFashion Week
IN THE NEWS

Fashion Week

NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- The beauty of Comme des Gar ç ons shows is how they make the mind wander. Whenever I see one of designer Rei Kawakubo's collections, it's like visiting a contemporary art show, one that challenges you, makes you dream, or maybe leaves you scratching your head.  The fall Comme des Gar ç ons collection was more straightforward than some of Kawakubo's recent outings. It was a meditation on knitwear, in all it's comfy, cozy, security blanket glory, as well as its camouflaging, concealing, constraining potential.
Advertisement
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- At the Balmain show Thursday at Paris Fashion Week, designer Oliver Rousteing sent out an army's worth of cargo jackets and pants, pleated leather gladiator miniskirts with woven belts, and curve-hugging mini dresses covered in elaborate silk braid or animal prints framed by caged leather, or worked with chains or tubular gold beads. While the workmanship was stunning as usual, his take on the theme felt uninspired. And the show could have used an edit. Still, the sexy skirts and dresses will surely find favor with Balmain's celebrity fans, including Rihanna, the face of the label's spring collection, who was sitting front row. ALSO: More coverage of Paris Fashion Week First U.S. Alexander McQueen outlet to open in Cabazon Dazzling new Paris exhibit explores Dries Van Noten's inspiration  
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Raf Simons showed his most dynamic and commercial Dior collection yet on Friday at Paris Fashion Week, turning the focus away from the fantasy world of the red carpet, which the brand has virtually dominated in recent years, and toward the real world. OK, so maybe that incredible pink Astrakhan coat doesn't necessarily qualify as work attire, but still, overall, there was a sense that wearability and comfort were chief concerns in this collection. City lights were the inspiration according to the show notes, but it was more about the pace of the city.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Paris Fashion Week, which began Tuesday, is in full swing, and Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore has her stylish boots firmly on the ground and has been filing dispatches left and right. So far she reports  a dowdy-chic vibe at Alessandro Dell'Acqua's first collection for Rochas, an Op Art rave  at Dries Van Noten, and a global mash-up -- in more  ways than one -- at Jun Takahashi's cult Japanese label Undercover. [All the Rage] Wearable technology has its challenges -- and we're not just talking about making something that's functional and fashionable.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Rick Owens sounded another call for female empowerment at Paris Fashion Week with his show Thursday, channeling the aggressive team spirit from last season's runway step dancing performance into a collection of street-tough urban uniforms modeled by every woman. The show was a performance of its own kind, with models of every age and size (shaved heads, graying locks, wrinkles and all), ready to rumble in their Rick Owens power uniforms. Curve-disguising smock dresses, coats and all-in-one jumpsuits brought to mind sports pinnies or jerseys.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Signs point toward singers Katy Perry and John Mayer having broken up again, according to reports out Wednesday. The split allegedly happened within the last few days, a source told E! News , which first reported the breakup. No other details from that person, alas, though E! says in the video above that it was Perry's choice to leave. Us Weekly chimed in with its own sources, one of whom said Perry's upcoming world tour was a point of stress in the relationship. "Not sure how long it will last this time but yes, it is off for now," another source told Us. Perry has been solo during recent trips to Milan and London.
NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Paris Fashion Week kicked off Tuesday and there is a lot to look out for this season in the fall 2014 collections. The biggest news is the debut of a new designer at luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton. Last season, Marc Jacobs decided to leave the label to focus on his own namesake brand. His replacement is Nicolas Ghesquiere, the future-thinking designer who thrilled us with his Space Age designs at Balenciaga. Ghesquiere will present his first runway collection for Vuitton on March 5, the final day of fashion week.
NEWS
February 18, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Bradley Cooper is taking a kind of break from promoting his Oscar-nominated movie "American Hustle" by taking in London Fashion Week in support of his girlfriend, model Suki Waterhouse. He was in London anyway for Sunday night's BAFTAs , and on Monday he stuck around to watch Waterhouse walk the Burberry runway. The couple also attended Tom Ford's show. [Daily Mail] Kellan Lutz is to wear the first tuxedo that's been made as part of the Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge. The annual competition, founded by Suzy Amis Cameron, showcases eco-friendly fashion and encourages celebrities to set an example by wearing the garments on the red carpet.
IMAGE
February 16, 2014 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer debuts and anniversaries, quirky themes and collaborations - this runway season had it all. Here's the rundown on a few of the newsworthy shows at New York Fashion Week. Marc by Marc Jacobs Just like that, Marc by Marc Jacobs is cool again. For their debut season, Brit "It" girl designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier showed a brash, Riot Grrrl/punk/ninja-themed collection that put Jacobs' flailing secondary line back on the map. In recent years, Marc by Marc had devolved into a watered-down, fashion-irrelevant department store brand.
IMAGE
February 16, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK - The fashion pack weathered two major snowstorms, journeyed to Brooklyn via water taxi, got stuck in elevators, and slipped and fell on a chocolate-drenched runway. Wait, isn't New York Fashion Week supposed to be glamorous? Meteorological mishaps and logistical gripes aside, it was, and the shows that ended last week boasted a Dolby Theatre's worth of celebrities to prove it - including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Diane Kruger at Boss Womenswear, and Jared Leto at Jeremy Scott.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|