While I love a good denim and leather combination, it’s Thea’s snake-print tux jacket that pulled me in. Thea says it’s her new go-to garment and that she’s been pairing it with everything she can. There’s something quite modern and cosmopolitan about Thea’s look, but the casual elements keep things fun and youthful.
Lian has a sleek, updated Mod look going on. The windowpane print is a clear winner this week, and I love the retro, mock-neck fit of Lian’s top. Her sharp camel coat gives the look a little vintage flair, while her accessories keep things cutting edge. Her bright red lip is the perfect color complement to a modern, neutral palette.
Prepare for battle. For Alexander Wang‘s last season before starting his post at Balenciaga, he created a tough collection of thick, draped knits, sliced leather and slouchy silhouettes. Everything was sculptural, oversized and, for the most part, gray. Wearing fuzzy boxing gloves and fitted hoods with slits in the back for long swaths of ruby hair, the models resembled warriors storming the barracks of lower Manhattan. And from the looks of these clothes, they came to conquer.
Halloween is creeping upon us (just 6 days and counting), which means it’s time to concoct a frighteningly fab costume. Instead of looking to horror flicks for inspiration, let the runway wow you with the most haunting of styles.
From Riccardo Tisci’s gypsy girl to Sarah Burton’s futuristic proportions, to Rick Owens’s elemental mode, fall was full of masked fantasy. Cast an alluring spell this All Hallows’ Eve by creating your own veiled mystique.
Ever wanted a sneak-peek at a designer’s showroom? Our Designer Buying Team shared a few snaps from their adventures at Fashion Week. Check out our team as they browse and select pieces from the collections you’ll be seeing at Nordstrom.
Our PR girl, Pamela, snapped this cute pic of ’90s supermodel Jenny Shimizu, at Alexander Wang‘s spring/summer 2013 show, which is happening right now. “She basically invented downtown style,” Pamela says. “The original Alexander Wang girl.”
The people watching at Fashion Week is just as fun as the shows. Lincoln Center, in particular, is constantly flooded with bloggers, celebrities, editors and random bystanders who don’t mind having their picture taken. Here’s a sampling of what I saw today:
This is Project Runway Season 6 contestant Christopher Straub, with America’s Next Top Model judge Kelly Cutrone, whose company, People’s Revolution, is producing several NYFW shows this season. (She gave me a secret password that’ll get me into any of them—yay!)
Love the unexpected lack of heels on this girl’s shoes.
This studded bag reminds me of one by Alexander Wang. I’ve been seeing them everywhere this season!
Love this girl’s breezy, voluminous pants and sweater. She’s probably the most comfortable person at Lincoln Center—without sacrificing style.
Look what happens when you get Alexander Wang and Azealia Banks together with a little art direction by Christopher Simmonds. It’s a fashion-rap video baby of awesomeness. Check out the fall 2012 T by Alexander Wang moving-image campaign featuring Banks’s “Van Vogue.”