July 4, 2010 |
It wasn't easy to steal the thunder from the European menswear designers this season: Raf Simons staged an exquisite 15th anniversary show that touched on themes from the last decade and a half of collections, Italian textile maker and clothing label Ermenegildo Zegna pulled out all the stops to mark its 100th year, and Dolce & Gabbana's runway show, celebrating its 20th year of menswear, included a surprise performance by Annie Lennox. But in the penultimate time slot on the final day of the Paris fashion calendar, nearly an hour late, American designer Thom Browne made his Paris Fashion Week runway debut, made a lasting impression and made it clear that he is poised to be as big as his suits are small.
January 30, 2011 |
PARIS ? When it came to theatrics, the Paris leg of the recent menswear shows was as full as the generously cut trousers that filled the runways. And, though the designers in Milan and Paris don't always mine the same trends, for fall/winter 2011 the collections in both cities were in lock step, focusing on outerwear (especially blanket coats and toggle-button closures), and, almost to the one, including a pop or two of vivid blaze orange. Among the highlights of the Paris shows: Thom Browne The stage ?
November 26, 2013 |
The first thing you'll probably notice about Aitor Throup's 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the second a satchel of gray melton wool the size of a cantaloupe that unzips across the mouth. Then your eye will probably wander to the trousers that don't end at the ankle, continuing on instead into Kevlar-soled foot covers that make the pants look like a Goth-Ninja version of footy pajamas.
March 14, 2013 |
Council of Fashion Designers of America president Diane von Furstenberg and CFDA chief executive Steven Kolb have announced the following nominees for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Womenswear Designer of the Year Alexander Wang Marc Jacobs Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler Menswear Designer of the Year Michael Bastian Thom Browne Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown ...
February 12, 2014 |
"You Bug Me. " That's was the phrase emblazoned across the front of a sweater in Vera Wang's moody fall 2014 collection. It was definitely one of my favorite statement sweaters in a season of many. Wang's collection is always darkly romantic, but this season it also had some humor, which was refreshing to see from the designer. She hit on a lot of the season's trends, with enveloping wool cloaks and coats, and chunky knits worn over cropped full-legged pants or floaty chiffon blouses, dresses and drawstring pants.
February 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The hounds-tooth check is turning out to be a trend with some serious legs this season. After first gathering steam at the Milan and Paris men's ready-to-wear shows (at Calvin Klein, Paul Smith and Versace, among others), we first spotted it running wild this side of the Atlantic at the Tommy Hilfiger men's runway show in a range of sizes and colors. (That's where we also learned, thanks to the screens flanking the exits streaming real-time social media reactions, that the Spanish equivalent of hounds-tooth is “la pata de gallo,” which translates as “crow's foot.”)