By Martin Waitt, February 9th, 2013
By Ying Lam, February 7th, 2013
Models sported a combo of uber short black wigs and sunglasses (for many) at the Rachel Comey 2013 RTW show at Chelsea’s Pier 59. Inspired by menswear, there were plenty of loose knits, loafers with a mix of chunky heels, and slacks with interesting drape work. That was balanced by feminine dresses and skirts in an array of patterns and lengths, from stripes to florals. The first look was one of our favorites, reminiscent of an ideal cozy outfit for a chilly Sunday afternoon out in the park. We also loved the ensemble that came in fourth. Work uniform, anyone? And the striped dress was a hit, casual yet chic on its own. Can we just steal the entire collection for our fall wardrobes? Resident cool girl Rachel Comey nailed it again.
By Martin Waitt, February 7th, 2013
By Mackenzie Gavel, November 12th, 2012
By Liz Black, September 15th, 2012
Looking like a pool of oh-so-chic modern day Mad Men-esq secretaries, the models at the Erin Barr show sat, lounged, posed and played a friendly game of fashion tag. While the playful game kept the presentation moving, the real interest were the graphically-printed, impeccably tailored, feminine clothes.
By Liz Black, September 9th, 2012
By Rachel Park, September 5th, 2012
By Maitland Quitmeyer, September 4th, 2012
By Liz Black, August 24th, 2012
By Liz Black, July 24th, 2012
By Rachel Park, June 25th, 2012
By Martin Waitt, February 15th, 2012
By Martin Waitt, February 14th, 2012
By Ying Lam, February 12th, 2012
Tibi designer Amy Smilovic gave us an unpredictable yet well put together collection for Fall/Winter 2012. Opening with the classic song “Season of the Witch” by Donovan, the looks began with a perfect mix of menswear styles with a feminine touch, moving on to simple clean-cut shapes that were not too serious yet had their own classic touch.
Lako Bukia is a womenswear brand, which is trying to redefine the way the world sees femininity and sexuality. Due to a decade long pressure from the fashion world and show business representatives, femininity and sexuality are now widely perceived as being equal to wearing tight and revealing clothes. The women of the world forgot that there is something more exciting in the about the mystery of those type of garments which do not stress one’s body shape, and thus pointing to a more important side of a woman.
By Mackenzie Gavel, February 22nd, 2011
By Tiffany Yannetta, September 23rd, 2010
As we comb through our favorite New York Fashion Week moments, our neighbors at Ben Sherman on Spring St. are at the top of our list with their delightful little prank—or anthropological case study on your average New Yorker. What happens when you hang a “Shop Load of Shirts” outside your store windows? Watch the video after the cut to find out.
By Liz Black, September 21st, 2010
From stunning black & white portraits of some of the industry’s “It” girls, to an eerily beautiful film shown above a live classical music performance while plaster-cast clothed bodies danced in the wind outside, IMPROVD gave all those who attended the presentation something that they’re always desperately searching for: something different.
By Tiffany Yannetta, September 16th, 2010
Apparently, there’s no better time to (re)open a club than during Fashion Week—if you’re club is Don Hill’s and you’re hosting a week chock full of the best parties and afterparties, that is. And with Belvedere on hand providing the booze, you can’t really go wrong. The former dive it still a dive—no doubt about that—though this time around it’s home to a better looking crowd. Last night’s attendees at the Proenza Schouler afterparty included Terry Richardson, Adrian Greiner and Michelle Rodriguez, plus a performance by New York’s own Crystal Stilts.
By Marquita Harris, September 15th, 2010
Monday night, the Perry Ellis show featured a load of lovely lads clad in what can only be described as Mad Men in Monte Carlo. Or perhaps, Bermuda? Pops of coral and tangerine dominated the collection, while pale hues of blue and lime added a more subtle kick. With this collection, Creative Director John Crocco and his team made a loud and clear statement: that navy, khaki and gray aren’t the only colors that should be found amongst men’s wardrobes.
By Tiffany Yannetta, September 13th, 2010
If there’s any venue famous for a wild bash, no doubt it was CBGB’s, and John Varvatos has done a pretty good job at keeping the reputation alive at the brand’s shop on the Bowery. It’s 10th Anniversary party was no exception; the party’s tagline, “Prohibition is Over,” was more than applicable, as Stillhouse was on hand to debut it’s Original Moonshine Clear Corn Whiskey for one wild cocktail hour. But would you expect anything less when Cherie Currie, Perry Farrell, Alice Cooper, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill are providing the soundtrack? In person, that is.