Carlotta Kohl and Atlanta De Cadenet-Taylor
If there was any doubt that Diesel’s Fashion Week fete was the party of the night, they were dispelled immediately upon arrival at the Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side last night. Hundreds of people thronged the entrance, some waiting an hour to get in, but once inside, were treated to one of the best Fashion Week parties in a minute.
Heron Preston DJ’ed with Virgil Abloh
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Alexander Wang‘s back to just one job this season—his own—and all of fashion was waiting for a powerful, personal statement. And on Saturday night at Saint Bartholomew’s gilded and ornate church, they got it.
The statement was both overt and, well … fuzzy. An overall ’90s vibe pervaded, and sweaters, caps, leggings and more were blasted with key words—proclamations? Acknowledgments? Testimony?
FIND OUT WHAT WANG WAS SAYING
Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.Chriselle Lim (The Chriselle Factor) is a veteran style star here on The Thread with good reason. She knows how to do fashion week right. Here she plays black and white anything but safe. The bold text of her conversational clutch creates the perfect optical mix against an über-cool graphic top. Equally superb contrast is found between her sexy, femme lace-up heels and the edge of a tough-girl moto jacket. Metal-detail sunnies and jewelry complete the look.
Shop similar styles:
print tunics | white pumps | graphic clutches
Shop our editors’ picks to re-create this look:
eskandar Shibori silk tunic | Givenchy Rooja pointy toe mule | Givenchy calfskin leather pouch
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There’s so much to know about new-for-spring SPACE brand Phelan that it’s hard to know where to start.
On one hand, it’s important to convey that designer Amanda Phelan comes from a pure art background; she is a lifelong dancer and is ardent about the form, and at Rhode Island School of Design she explored painting before turning to textiles.
But it’s equally important that you understand her design pedigree. Before breaking off on her own last year, she was responsible for the tactile, 3D knits that hallmarked so many of Alexander Wang’s collections.
On Saturday in a small experimental theater on the Lower East Side, she quite literally wove those parts of herself together for a presentation that was as meaningful and stirringly beautiful as anything that stages like this will ever host.
DANCERS AND DESIGNS LITERALLY HIT THE RUNWAY: READ MORE
The late Talitha Getty is often cited by ’70s-loving creative types looking for a way to convey luxurious psychedelia and the free-spirited wander of elegantly unkempt jet setters. But in the hands of the ultra-refined Philippines-born Monique Lhuillier, Talitha Getty takes on an entirely new shine.
Saturday’s fall 2016 presentation included gorgeous tapestry slacks and richly embellished long-line jackets, as well as full and slim skirts and boxy, fitted toppers. Oh, and gorgeous gowns. As the program notes read, “The Monique Lhuillier woman mixes unexpected combinations for over-the-top elegance.”
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It was just the other day that we were up in the Herve Leger offices talking to creative director Lubov Azria about how to wear the current season when she mentioned that movement is one of her big passions, and there it was on the runway on Saturday: unfinished tweed fringe—flying and dancing wildly on the runway to an electroclash soundtrack.
And while we didn’t talk about grunge plaids, patchworked suede, safety pins and platform boots with her, it was clear that the entire realm of iconoclastic rock girls has been on her mind. The collection hit on all the best bad-girl elements from past decades while remaining remarkably true to its strong and affecting roots.
SEE THE BANDAGE DRESS GO ALT ROCK
A bloggers’ who’s who at the Ferragamo x Bloglovin’ NYFW party at The Box
“There’s over 138 bloggers here,” we overheard someone say at the Ferragamo x Bloglovin’ party at The Box last night. It made sense, because everybody looked KIND OF familiar. It’s like, “Oh, are you a friend of a friend or did I see you on like, Raya, or something?”
Natalie and Dylana Suarez
Basically everyone there was really tall and good looking. In the main room we spotted the lovely Suarez sisters, Natalie and Dylana, and the recently brunette Lisa Dengler, while upstairs on the balcony Nicolette Mason and Christian Siriano’s other half, Brad Walsh, Snapchatted and selfied over cocktails in the corner. The Surf Lodge owner Jayma Cardoso did a drive-by with Tommy Saleh.
DANCERS AND WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP: READ ON
British-born, New York-based footwear designer Paul Andrew picked a West Side penthouse as his New York Fashion Week base camp, but not because his collection has an overtly urban bent. Oh, these are shoes you’ll want to wear on the best city days and nights, but Paul always ties his seasons to a place on the map and fall’s geographical muse isn’t about concrete and steel.
WATCH OUR VIDEO TO SEE WHERE THESE SHOES CAN TAKE YOU
“Shoes are literally my whole life,” Alexandre Birman told me. “My friends have a joke that instead of a crib I had a shoebox.”
The son of a Brazilian footwear entrepreneur, Alexandre was born and raised in the industry. In his home country, his family brand is a household name, and here in America, his collections of exotic leathers, strappy sandals and artisan-driven boots and flats are gaining escalating traction each season. He says he’s on his way to realizing a childhood dream of designing and producing his own world-renowned namesake line one season at a time.
Alexandre points to three key elements for the season ahead: velvet, strong boots and python.
STEP INSIDE AND SEE HOW THOSE PLAY OUT
As I looked around Tanya Taylor‘s bustling, buzzy presentation on Friday afternoon, it seemed that everyone in the downtown Manhattan space was wearing the young New York City-based designer’s clothing. Colors were electric, silhouettes and hemlines were artfully mixed (high with low, low with high) and prints, patterns and playfulness were favored.
After spending the first 10 minutes with one eye on the stylish crowd and one eye on the alluring gradients of fall color—from rust to black to bright to neutral—I decided that, yes, lots of these women were wearing Tanya Taylor, but more to the point: Tanya Taylor designs exactly the way we dress. She makes clothes that fold effortlessly into what we are already pulling on.
And yet she manages to push us forward too—with color, with cut and with an imaginative collaging of all of it.
HEAR TANYA TAYLOR TALK ABOUT HER TAKE ON FALL COLORS