Runway Show

Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Coach’s Glitter-Bombed Runway at New York Fashion Week

Photos by Indigital Images

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: COACH

The history: When the family-run workshop that would be Coach began in 1941, it employed six skilled artisans to make wallets and luggage by hand from fine leather. The products were a modest success, but the company really took off in the 1950s, when founder Miles Cahn realized the soft, strong, dark leather used for baseball gloves was ideal for making accessories. His wife, Lillian, suggested they try women’s handbags and—boom!—an empire of classic American style was born.

The designer: Brit Stuart Vevers worked at Louis Vuitton and Givenchy before creating Mulberry‘s ultra-cool aura with muses like Alexa Chung and Lana Del Rey. He joined Coach in 2013, and swiftly snagged Selena Gomez as his newest collaborator.

MORE ON THE SHOW

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Alexander Wang Stops Traffic at New York Fashion Week

Photos by Indigital Images

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Alexander Wang

The history: After interning at Marc Jacobs and Teen Vogue, Alexander Wang launched his namesake line with three cashmere sweaters; by 2007, a mere two years later, it had become a full collection of super-skinny denim, oversized leather bombers, tuxedo-front minidresses and some of the best-selling handbags of the past decade.

MORE ON THE SHOW

{ 1 comment }
Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Self-Portrait Makes Wardrobe Staples Special at New York Fashion Week

Photos by Indigital Images

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Self-Portrait

The history: This line is only two years old, but it’s already a fashion-girl favorite thanks to fans like Reese Witherspoon and the brand’s innovative twists on old classics. Think little black dresses redone in square-stitched lace, teal velvet blazers and black netted shoulders on sweet floral tops—wardrobe staples that Self-Portrait makes special.

MORE ON THE SHOW

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Monse Goes Into Overtime at New York Fashion Week

Photos by Indigital Images

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Monse

The history: An emerging star on the style scene, Monse began in 2015 with a rush of flashbulbs: Sarah Jessica Parker and Sienna Miller wore the brand’s tailored, graphic clothes before it had even shown a collection. Eight seasons in, Monse has amassed more Hollywood wattage from Amal Clooney, Selena Gomez and Lupita Nyong’o. From spotted silk blouses to origami-folded pencil skirts, this line is for women who dress to be noticed, and certainly admired.

MORE ON THE SHOW

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Backstage at kate spade new york at New York Fashion Week

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: kate spade new york

The history: Your favorite box bag was born in 1993, the brainchild of a former fashion editor named (yes) Kate Spade and her husband, Andy. (They met while working at a menswear shop in Arizona. Adorable.) Home goods, shoes and clothes soon followed, and now the brand even has a film studio, where it makes short (and usually hilarious) videos with female talent like Anna Kendrick, Anna Faris and even Gloria Steinem.

MORE FROM BACKSTAGE

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Tory Burch’s Graphic Content at New York Fashion Week

Photo by Indigital Images

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Tory Burch

The history: Founded in 2004, this go-everywhere, do-everything style brand found an early fan in Oprah Winfrey, who called the embroidered tunics and signature shiny flats “the next big thing in fashion.” Shoppers agreed, and Burch’s versatile styles and exceptional quality quickly made her a household name. Thirteen years later, she’s still going strong, thanks to understated handbags, crisp workwear, quirky shoes and her own fragrance line.

MORE ON THE SHOW

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Calvin Klein’s American Experience at New York Fashion Week

Photo by Indigital Images

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Calvin Klein

The history: Founded in 1968, Calvin Klein helped pioneer trends like designer denim, luxury minimalism and unisex scents. Its groundbreaking ad campaigns with Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg set the tone for the grunge generation, and their sleek day-to-night staples still resonate with the style set today.

MORE FROM THE SHOW

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Cinq à Sept’s Dreamy Rooftop Carnival at New York Fashion Week

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Cinq à Sept

The history: “Our label’s based in New York, but I saw the phrase in a French Vogue article,” said designer Jane Siskin. “It means ‘5 to 7pm,’ and it references that time of day that’s full of possibility.” They launched with crave-worthy dresses and wide-leg pants in 2015 and quickly became a must-have for street-style stars.

MORE FROM THE SHOW

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Last Looks: Yesterday’s Runways at CHANEL, Kenzo, Valentino and Ellery

Usually one to put on a show, Karl Lagerfeld has moved on from his CHANEL airports, supermarkets and street cafés to a refreshingly subdued runway with simple white carpet and gold seatingc’est tout–at the Grand Palais.

A look from Chanel at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016

Images: InDigital

For fall, the legendary designer reworked the brand’s classics. Multimedia boater hats, exaggerated pearl necklaces and camellia motifs–that ranged from large prints to heavily appliquéd cuffs–combined retro and trendy. The iconic CHANEL tweeds were saturated in neon berry hues, sometimes worked in with denim, and always paired with matching riding boots and caps. Standout pieces with sure street-style futures include the charming and ethereal, tiered ivory lace frocks in every length and the oversized pearl necklaces that accessorized the majority of looks.

READ MORE

{ 0 comments }
Fashion Week Style

Last Looks: Yesterday’s Runways at Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Hermès

Hedi Slimane fanned rumors around his exit from Saint Laurent at his Paris show, rousing critics and fans with an aesthetic departure from his usual slinky indie ’90s grunge looks. 

SaintLaurent_090_fw16Images: InDigital

Leave it to Slimane to show couture at Paris’s designated ready-to-wear week. In one of the brand’s recently renovated atelier studios, models teetered down a grand staircase in no less than 42 couture looks strongly channeling ’80s glam through single-shouldered minidresses and belted waists. The collection took the era’s strong shoulders to a new architectural extreme, paired with super-short hemlines—whether skintight or poufed—deep necklines and voluminous side bows. Still, Slimane managed to string along his signature ultra-skinny suits and shimmering minis before closing with a rouge heart-shaped fur coat.

 SHOP: Saint Laurent

READ MORE

{ 0 comments }