September 27, 1999 |
Cindy Crawford, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Carrie Fisher must have found it hard to compete with the adorable kids who stole the spotlight--and the audience's heart--at the Macy's and American Express Passport fashion show Saturday in Santa Monica. Jamming down the runway to DJ Jay-R's beats, the young boys and girls in puffer coats and skater pants by Tommy Jeans made the fourth annual star-studded HIV/AIDS fund-raiser feel like a rockin' schoolyard party.
February 26, 1992 |
By any stretch of the imagination, the form-fitting look is the newest thing in menswear this season. Designers are cutting clothes in leaner silhouettes and using stretchy fabrics. Watch for double-knit jeans, calf-clinging jodhpurs, hip-hugging cardigans and more. Perry Ellis' daywear features snug-fitting knit pants worn under loose sweaters. Sabato Russo mixes flexible microfiber--a slightly stretchy, silk-like polyester--into his lean trousers and chest-hugging sport coats.
May 6, 1988 |
American menswear retailers, who often ask "who would wear that? " during French menswear shows, were saying the clothes looked "almost normal" during the recent fall/winter 1988-89 showings. If monkey-fur trim on a black leather motorcycle jacket or sequined stirrup pants or ski knickers worn with a smoking jacket or a classic suit in cardinal-red gabardine with a cranberry-color shirt can be defined as "normal," then the French attitude of "Why not?" has become contagious.
September 18, 1987 |
In the spring/summer 1988 menswear collections just shown here, there was a lot of masculine leg on view. From the more conservative houses, such as Christian Dior and Nino Cerruti, to the avant-garde, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Marithe and Francois Girbaud, it was only a matter of minutes before the shorts came marching down the runway. Often, they were the bottom half of a serious suit message and a theme of day through evening wear.
October 4, 2002 |
All those futuristic visions of the 21st century invariably included a wardrobe of simple, unisex, high-tech uniforms. Fortunately, that look has never materialized, but something more attractive has. A fusion of fashion and active wear, Fashion Active Lab, or FAL for short, blends luxury fibers such as cashmere with a minimalist sports vibe to make distinctive men's and women's clothes.
January 29, 1988 |
It's starting to happen. Men are actually dressing like TV fashion plates and models in magazines. Real men, the kind you see in the streets, are changing their approach to dress. They're taking the biggest chances in the smallest fashion details. But they say they have a strong motivator--women--encouraging them to try new styles. They also say that other men are their toughest critics.