February 12, 2014 |
NEW YORK -- Her parents' armor collection--yeah, that's right--is what inspired the strong fall 2014 collection Tory Burch showed Tuesday during New York Fashion Week. The clothing was a mix of textures, including heavy knits, tapestry brocades and florals, plus bold belts and rectangular box bags with chain details. The look: Medieval made modern. Key pieces : Equestrian print top and short pleated skirt worn with chain belt, over-the-knee sweater tights and lace-up ghillie heels.
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.
September 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- During a break in the Fashion Week runway action here, we had a chance to get an up-close look at the spring and summer 2014 Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers men's and women's collections. Like Brooks' regular collection for next spring, the Thom Browne-designed collection is full of details -- some subtle and some decidedly not -- that can only be truly appreciated up close. The inspiration: Although no explicit inspiration was given (when it comes to sharing what inspires him, Browne is a gray-suited riddle wrapped around a short-pantsed enigma)
July 13, 2013 |
With summer in full swing, the beach is beckoning, the hammock is hovering and the lawn chair looks like the long-lost lap of luxury. If downtime means picking up a good book, we've compiled a list of some recent fashion-focused books and breezy reads to help you kick back in style. "A Grand Complication: The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch," by Stacy Perman (Atria Books, February 2013, $26) To the hardcore horological enthusiast, a 352-page book about an early 20th century competition between wealthy watch collectors already sounds like a scintillating read.
April 29, 2013 |
They call it the "nerd's ball," but the Washington correspondents' dinner on Saturday was anything but, with a dazzling array of Hollywood stars brightening things up. Katy Perry, Hayden Panettiere and Barbra Streisand mingled with grizzled journalism vets and talking heads. Sofia Vergara, for instance, was spotted laughing with Bill O'Reilly. Despite all the stars, Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore says that when it came to fashion, all eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama, who was wearing a beaded black lace gown by Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier.
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 ...