Tuesday 25 September 2007 at 12:07 pm
Agyness Deyn in House of Holland, Spring 2008
Tuesday 25 September 2007 at 10:50 am
Carmen Kass in Giles, Spring 2008
Monday 24 September 2007 at 5:43 pm
Mulberry, Spring 2008
Monday 24 September 2007 at 12:01 pm
Piggy backing on fashion week (i.e. attempting to ratchet up the celeb-count by throwing a party when the international press were already in town) was the launch of the new Frost French store. The new shop is on a super-chic street barely two metre wide called Camden Passage, in London’s evening time Mecca, Islington. Guests spilled out onto the tiny path out of the low-ceilinged shop that was devolving into a full-on sweatbox. Designer duo behind the line, Jude Law’s ex Sadie Frost and Jemima French (oooh, “Frost French”, now you get it!) teetered around the store looking more than a little flustered by the gaggle invading their new outpost. Guests were treated to bags with an odd assemblage of goodies: a tee shirt with a crossword motif (what fashionista reads?! JK), and a bar of chocolate. Thankfully, there was a pot of seaweed gunk tossed in to counteract the negative effects of cocoa indulgence.
SARAH MASLIN NIR
Sadie Frost and Jemima French at launch party
Thursday 20 September 2007 at 3:06 pm
First let’s set the scene. I’m a veteran of many an NYC fashion week where photogs and videographers, bloggers and reporters fight doggedly in the press pit (a four foot by four foot pen) for coveted access to firewire cables, power sockets and Ethernet connections. Tensions run high as everyone is frantic to upload their stories and pics in time for their publication’s international deadlines. It’s sweaty and as unglamorous as it gets, crouching under another reporter’s armpit to angle your laptop just so to pick up intermittent wi-fi.
Tuesday 11 September 2007 at 8:51 pm
collection was, as expected, classically chic, with fluid silhouettes and can't-go-wrong colors. - AYA
Tuesday 11 September 2007 at 8:41 pm
Aya falls for big bows, ruffles, and polka dots at Betsey Johnson
Tuesday 11 September 2007 at 8:30 pm
Aya gets some good shots at the Marc by Marc Jacobs
Tuesday 11 September 2007 at 3:22 pm
Designers have been referencing one of my favorite beauty products of yore: Manic Panic
. Punky, clashing colors are turning up without abandon for spring, and crazy hair is back with a vengeance (Rodarte, Marc Jacobs
Chris Benz, Spring 2008
Tuesday 11 September 2007 at 12:35 pm
Levis/Andy Warhol/Damien Hirst, Spring 2008
Monday 10 September 2007 at 2:56 pm
, Philip Lim
, it was a tongue-tying, but inspiring, Sunday. I am just obsessed with American designers right now. It seemed like Derek Lam had raided the boudoir of a 1940s Hollywood starlet, perhaps just back from a weekend tryst in the Palm Springs desert. Loved the louche silks and lizard prints. Philip’s 3.1 collection was also stunning. More chartreuse—in abundance—and zipper miniskirts.
Before I forget, the Ralph Lauren
extravaganza at Central Park’s observatory on Saturday night was beautifully orchestrated. NYLON
Fashion Director Aya Kanai
and I couldn’t get enough of the fabulous flower arrangements. Also, if you weren’t at the show, please, please check out what the inimitable Mr. Lauren wore for his runway bow. I love any man in a jockey’s outfit.
After the show, Aya, Editor-in-Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett
, and I hit up the Mister Softie truck right outside the show. I had a rocket pop—red, white, and blue—and so American, just like Ralph. - JENNY
Maryna Linchuk in Derek Lam
Monday 10 September 2007 at 11:37 am
This time around Jenni Kayne
showed her collection as a presentation rather than a runway show. When you walked in you felt like you were in a beach dream house, with clean white wood plank floors, and perfectly aligned water bottles to give your body that pure clean feeling the presentation radiated. The models looked absolutely beautiful in the collection, with all of the nice colors, fabrics, and patterns going on. Enjoy some of the beautiful creations from Jenni Kayne.
Monday 10 September 2007 at 11:13 am
We heart Jose Ramon Reyes
. Not only is he a super talented designer, he is also a straight up BABE. Haha. NYLON
's Fashion Director Aya Kanai and I were up bright & early on Sunday morning to attend his 11am show, and it did not disapoint. The show had a sporty Great Gatsby feel but with a totally modern and fresh viewpoint.
I am fully obsessed with the knit one piece retro bathing costume that was shown with an equally amazing vintage swimming cap with earflaps. My favorite skateboarding bad-ass model also walked the show wearing an all American cardi and a fisherman cap. Love her. Off to more shows! More later! - MICHELLE
Elyse in Reyes, Spring 2008
Monday 10 September 2007 at 11:04 am
Alexander McQueen’s McQ
line of sportif little outfits, shown at the Bowery Hotel, were adorable. So were the tasty miniature pistachio cream cookies, by the way.
I also loved Rodarte's
punk-fairytale-esque collection. I’ve known Kate and Laura Mulleavy
—the label’s sister designer duo—since a wintry day in 2005 when they came to New York’s Thompson Hotel to show one of their first collections to editors. The Mulleavys possess an encyclopedia’s worth of knowledge of the history of fashion, and it’s great to see them culling from the past while also putting forth some new ideas. I got to catch up with the (exhausted) girls later at their afterparty on Freeman’s Alley (hosted by Miranda July
, looking her usual ravishing self in, what else, Rodarte
Speaking of celebrities, I’ve been getting a much-appreciated eyeful of that heartbreaker, Ryan Adams
this week as he’s been on the fashion circuit. I’m hoping to catch him in concert at Hammerstein Ballroom next month once all this madness is over.
I’m still recovering from the United Bamboo
afterparty at Happy Ending on Saturday night, too. It was awesome because I ran into my old friends Carol Lim
and Humberto Leon
from Opening Ceremony
; as anyone who knows these incredibly cool, intelligent kids can attest, they’re some of the most fun people in the fashion business, and definitely the life of any party.
McQ Spring 2008
Sunday 09 September 2007 at 6:59 pm
Might chartreuse be the color of spring? At the Thakoon
show, designer Thakoon Panichgul
applied the citrus-bright hue to his abstract-meets-bohemian prints, while Maria Cornejo
favored it for her one-sleeve dresses and double-stripe motif for her Zero
collection. Mixed with black, white, and taupe, chartreuse provides just the right of pop for next season’s palette.
Speaking of Thakoon, I loved the laid-back, sunny, confident mood of his spring line. It’s going to be a long weekend, but cheerfulness is in the air. -JENNY
Catherine McNeil for Thakoon
Kinga Rajzak for Thakoon
Friday 07 September 2007 at 3:32 pm
Siri Tollerød in Alexander Wang SS08
Friday 07 September 2007 at 2:59 pm
Agnete in Karen Walker SS08
Friday 07 September 2007 at 11:42 am
What does a fashion editor do when her shoes are slowing her down? D.I.Y. @ TRAINING CAMP, that's what...
Our newly appointed Style Director Dani Stahl
Burberry patent booties were slicing and dicing her ankles so we ducked into the Training Camp (one of NYC’s most extensive sneaker stores) on 6th Ave. for an emergency sock purchase.
The only sock options were of course black athletic socks- which Dani of course insisted upon calling “eggi” socks circa 1989. These, again of course, were too thick to fit in lux Burberry booties so we borrowed scissors and fashioned a legwarmer scenario.
Long story short: Dani’s ankles survived the trauma, and the paparazzi stopped her for a close-up photo of her new eggi sock/legwarmer/Burberry boot combo the second we re-entered the tents. - Market Editor MICHELLE RENEAU
Thursday 06 September 2007 at 8:08 pm
In addition to a very inconveniently timed New York City taxi strike—not that there is ever a “convenient time”—that has skyrocketed the fares of our faithful little yellow cabs while drastically reducing their availability, today brought a number of setbacks. First, too much high-heel traipsing has finally done in my feet. While I set out for my first show of the day, Miss Sixty
, at the Tents, with high hopes—and even higher ankle boots from my favorite label, Loeffler Randall
—by the time the models had disappeared behind the curtain, my poor heels and toes were suffering. Add this to the unfortunate incidence of the fire martial closing down the Alexander Wang
show because too many people had crammed into the Bumble & Bumble space, leaving tons of editors stranded on the sidewalk, followed by my walking from the West side to Broadway, in heels again, just in time to catch the awesome French girl band, the Plasticines
, perform at the NYLON
/Urban Outfitters private concert (myspace.com/plastiscine
); all three have such great, and authentic, style), and I am, after all of this, exhausted
... - JENNY
Thursday 06 September 2007 at 7:47 pm
Spring was in the air at Charlotte Ronson
! - AYA
Thursday 06 September 2007 at 12:44 pm
Last night, Vena Cava
's presentation, which featured fresh-faced models holding oversize paper props of musical instruments, a camera, and even a supersize cat, was so charming and clever. I was especially excited about the high-waisted, drapey silk shorts...
Vena Cava model Pinkie