Runway

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Season
Designer
  • Daniel Chivu | February 23, 2015

    JW Anderson Fall 2015

    Jonathan Anderson goes by the beat of his own drum, which is why this season he ignored the endlessly pervasive ’70s trend and went full-on ’80s. The result was incredibly fun! There were pieces like a silver lamé worn cinched with a geometric belt and triangular oversize earrings and slouchy yellow boots. The dress’ patterns

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 23, 2015

    Mary Katrantzou Fall 2015

    Bizarre fabrications, like cushy foam-rubber (which matched the bubblegum-hued runway), plastic, and spiky glass filaments trimmed most looks in Mary Katrantzou‘s high-concept latest collection. The theme was a mashup of modern-day minimalism and Victorian-era horror vacui (fear of empty spaces) and the packrat-ish clutter that ensues, according to Style.com’s Tim Blanks. That strange conceit explains the always-creative Katrantzou’s

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | February 23, 2015

    Jonathan Saunders Fall 2015

    Cheeky, cheerful, color-saturated: It’s Jonathan Saunders in his most signature state, and it sums up the positively groovy collection the designer trotted out in London yesterday. Saunders was inspired by artists Bridget Riley, Allen Jones, and Martin Creed, the looks involved zippy, super-graphic A-line frocks with short or long sleeves, a trippy, recurrent cloud print, a slew

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 23, 2015

    Simone Rocha Fall 2015

    Simone Rocha revisited her muse, artist Louise Bourgeois, for her Fall collection. Rocha wrote her senior thesis on the sculptor, who is known for her giant spider sculptures that earned her the nickname “Spiderwoman”. Therefore, plenty of black looks ensued, with the models’ coifs wrapped around their necks in a frizzy, haphazard way, not unlike

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 23, 2015

    Matthew Williamson Fall 2015

    It was all flirty floral prints and furs at Matthew Williamson: quite a breath of fresh air to those of us suffering through this polar vortex. Assuming we’ll be enduring another hard winter next year, the looks from Williamson’s collection will be exactly what you want to throw on when you’re dealing with an annual

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 23, 2015

    Gareth Pugh Fall 2015

    On the menu for Gareth Pugh‘s hard-edged, completely noir collection for Fall: lots of leather, strong, sculptural silhouettes, voluminous full skirts aplenty, finished with chains and a very intense red crosses painted on the mods’ faces. Quite a striking return to LFW after years of showing in Paris (plus a brief stopover at NYFW).

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 23, 2015

    David Koma Fall 2015

    Sexy and leather-packed, David Koma‘s Fall collection was filled with micro-minis, flared sleeves and hems, saucy slits, and zippered detailing. Those zippy little silhouettes, paired with circular cutouts on various body parts and patent detailing, were modish, but seen through a darker (read: wearable) lens.

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 23, 2015

    Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Fall 2015

    Flower-dappled, large-scale plaids mingled with lots of lace-up detailing and a couple of strong, sleek coats on Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s runway, though it’s the former that overpowered the rest of Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi‘s looks. The aforementioned plaid was softened by flouncy hemlines, lending a feminine touch the less-than-femme pattern. To finish things off, the duo rolled

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 23, 2015

    Issa Fall 2015

    Fall chez Issa equated to abstract iterations of animal prints in B&W, plus plenty of fringe on a series of black and rouge dresses, as well as some wide-set diagonally striped pieces. Also in the mix this season: Slinky dark dresses in navy, black, and the odd chartreuse number.

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 23, 2015

    Topshop Unique Fall 2015

    An icy, frosty vision for Fall was on tap at Topshop Unique’s show this weekend. An array of creamy, grey-tinged neutrals gave way to a (slightly) wider palette for the party-ready frocks and fetching toppers that followed. Check out the full collection, right this way…

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  • Peter Davis | February 21, 2015

    Tom Ford Fall 2015

    At last night’s Tom Ford show at Milk Studios in L.A., disco beats pulsed, and out came a kaleidoscope of patchwork skirts, coats, and pants–mixes of leopard, denim, lush blue furs, velvet and leather. Black and pink dresses, cascading with ruffles, beg to be twirled. A long fur looked like an abstract landscape in Santa

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  • Peter Davis | February 20, 2015

    Marc Jacobs Fall 2015

    Frequent Marc Jacobs collaborator Stefan Beckman enlisted Oliphant Studios to paint huge canvas backdrops of living rooms and parlors for Jacobs’ Fall show. The paintings resembling the set of a Broadway play about a rich British family who all want to kill each other, and were evidently inspired by legendary Vogue editrix Diana Vreeland’s New

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  • Paige Reddinger | February 20, 2015

    Calvin Klein Fall 2015

    Another chic fashion week nod to ’60s mod chez Calvin. But in Francisco Costa‘s hands, it had a sleek, thoroughly modern feel. There were all the era’s signatures, like culottes, A-line mini dresses, and retro coats. The latter were stellar and done in needle-punched haircalf and shearling. Costa also gave a twist to patchwork using

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  • Paige Reddinger | February 20, 2015

    Ralph Lauren Fall 2015

    Perched front row at Ralph Lauren yesterday was New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, who was escorted into the show by the CFDA’s Steven Kolb. In a press statement sent out late Thursday evening first deputy press secretary Marti Adams said, “The Mayor and First Lady believe that success and opportunity should be the result of hard work – not

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  • Paige Reddinger | February 20, 2015

    J. Mendel Fall 2015

    Gilles Mendel was dreaming of disco this season at J. Mendel. His inspiration was the “eternal glamour of New York City’s nightlife”, according to the show notes, and Anjelica Huston was the muse. Why? “Because Anjelica Huston embodies this kind of beautiful aristocratic fashion woman,” Mendel told us backstage. He also referenced Huston’s heyday at

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 20, 2015

    Sherri Hill Fall 2015

    All about eveningwear! Sherri Hill rolled out an extensive spate of black-tie and tapis rouge-ready looks for Fall last night, and the dressy looks befitted the posh Plaza Hotel location. Luxe and very weather-apropos, a series of velvet gowns were on offer, in rich shades of navy, Merlot, and eggplant, and for an unabashed, all-out glam

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 19, 2015

    Marchesa Fall 2015

    With Blake Lively perched in the front row alongside Anna Wintour (as they scrolled through baby pictures on Blake’s iPhone), designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig rolled out luxe evening looks with a ‘20s flair for Fall. Every look was embellished to the hilt, including one number that left a trail of feathers on the

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 19, 2015

    Boss Fall 2015

    Austerity and precision are two qualities that are inherently German. So who better to helm design for the the German house than Jason Wu? An expert at tailoring, Wu could not be a better fit. This collection had plenty of the serious attire that serve Boss clients well like perfectly tailored skirt suits, boardroom style dresses with

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | February 19, 2015

    Anna Sui Fall 2015

    Chic time travel via the catwalk! As always, Anna Sui’s aesthetic for Fall was all things groovy and ’60s and ’70s inflected, with prints on prints and major layering. But this time around, there was some inspiration from the Vikings (more on that later) on display in her 51-look show, opened by Gigi Hadid in

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | February 19, 2015

    Delpozo Fall 2015

    Delpozo’s Josep Font looked to a duo of artistic talents inform his creative, colorful, and sophisticated Fall showing. “This collection is about two contemporary painters—one is Rhys Lee from Australia, he’s really sinister but colorful. There’s a lot of contrast,” Font explained to us backstage. “The other painter is Andrew Remnev from Russia; he’s very

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