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.