• Dena Silver | February 15, 2015

    Misha Nonoo Fall 2015

    As a welcome reprieve from the thumping techno beats or throwback ‘70s tunes found on  most catwalks, Misha Nonoo hired Decoda, a live string ensemble, to serenade her audience. Often influenced by art, this season Nonoo looked to Tracy Emin’s The Last Great Adventure Is You, an exhibit focusing on the intricacies of a woman’s life. The artist’s work in

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 15, 2015

    BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2015

    What to wear when the temp drops into single digits? BCBGMAXAZRIA has you covered. Over-the-knee boots, neck warmers, quilted coats with fur touches, tunics—with this well-styled array, if nothing else, you’ll be shivering in style. Lots of floaty numbers mingled with cozy-looking (yet not bulky) knits. Chic pairings indeed!

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 14, 2015

    Suno Fall 2015

    Care for a bit of madness? At Suno, designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty used Bertha Mason, the more than slightly insane Charlotte Brontë character, as their starting point. The message was conveyed through busy prints and a range of silhouettes, both of which the label has plenty of experience in executing deftly. However, this time the patterns fluctuated

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  • Dena Silver | February 14, 2015

    Tanya Taylor Fall 2015

    Fashion and fishing might not be the most obvious of pairings, but Tanya Taylor found inspiration for her latest collection from fishing lure. Unexpected? Yes. Kitschy? Absolutely not. The designer offered a slew of young swingy shapes in a wash of pinks and orange and blues. A bright plaid pattern adorned a sweet dress, anchored

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  • Dena Silver | February 14, 2015

    Sally LaPointe Fall 2015

    When a designer does something right, why mess with the equation? Sally LaPointe knows her way around a proper pant, a fur top, and swingy skirts, she stuck to that foolproof combination this season. Movement was a big story here: skirts swished with fringe and pants featured waist ties that floated along. For accessories, mile-high

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  • Dena Silver | February 14, 2015

    Nicole Miller Fall 2015

    A mix of colorful fur, mystical prints, and plenty of dark glamour was Nicole Miller’s latest equation for Fall. While she may have sourced her initial inspiration from mythic arts and dark force paintings, the collection had that modern day cool factor, thanks to the ripped tights and metallic heels that accompanied each look. She

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  • Dena Silver | February 14, 2015

    Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2015

    While the sky-high Louboutins may have put the mods on the Cushnie et Ochs runway (the casting included Crystal Renn and Devon Windsor) into another stratosphere, a view of the world from a far-up vantage point is exactly where Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs found their inspiration. They viewed various images of the world from

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  • The Daily Front Row | February 14, 2015

    Zimmermann Fall 2015

    Zimmermann’s palette of rich hues certainly warmed up a  very frigid second day of NYFW. Drawing inspiration from interior designs of the ‘60s, and incorporating silhouettes that nodded at the ‘70s, designers Nicky and Simone Zimmermann showcased their fall/winter collection, which felt effortlessly cool. “It was really pretty crazy back here, and you have no

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  • Paige Reddinger | February 14, 2015

    Kate Spade New York Fall 2015

    Kate Spade New York’s Deborah Lloyd is a master of whimsy and color. Roald Dahl’s fantastical children’s novels like Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr. Fox were the cheeky inspiration for this season. Foxes snuck their way onto a dress and a clutch. Plus, fox fur mittens? Super chic.

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  • Zachary Weiss | February 13, 2015

    Kanye West’s Adidas Originals Presentation: Celebs Galore, Tears, And More!

    At Kanye West‘s highly-anticipated presentation for Adidas Originals, daughter North West provided a soundtrack of her own, crying for the first half of the showing. Luckily, she was carried out mid-show by grandmother Kris Jenner, and opted to play iPhone games in the green room with her nanny. The presentation was devised by performance artist Vanessa

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 13, 2015

    Marissa Webb Fall 2015

    “Everyone always wants to hear about a new inspiration, but I’m doing my same themes of menswear inspired pieces mixed with feminine pieces,” said Marissa Webb backstage before her show for her eponymous collection. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to a very specific DNA; look where that’s taken Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. That being

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  • Dena Silver | February 13, 2015

    Nicholas K Fall 2015

    Film noir has never looked so chic! Cult-fave Nicholas K label, helmed by brother and sister duo Nicholas and Christopher Kunz particularly focused on the twisted film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for Fall. “It’s a silent film,” Nicholas told us backstage. “It’s one of the first abstract painted sets, so it’s slightly distorted, very gothic, dark, and when you look

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  • Paige Reddinger | February 12, 2015

    How VFiles Is Continuing To Support Young Designers

    Every season the VFiles show kicks off Fashion Week with a burst of energy and a major dose of youth culture. These days, the latter spans every genre. It’s not quite club kid, not quite hipster, not exactly hip-hop, but rather, a bit of everything. Every season, the show becomes a hotter and hotter ticket,

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  • Dena Silver | February 11, 2015

    Frame Denim Fall 2015

    Frame Denim’s name might allude to collections that are purely denim-driven. But three years after its inception, the label now involves ready-to-wear for the first time. The inspiration for this range was the ’70s, most notably the American take on the key styles of the era, based on how Europeans were dressing at the time. This translated to

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  • Daniel Chivu | February 6, 2015

    Catch Mercedes-Benz’s NYFW Shows, Livestreaming Right Here!

    We’re just three days away from the flurry of runways that is NYFW, darlings. Be sure to check out our livestream of the catwalks at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s plethora of shows at the tents, right here, all week, beginning Thursday morning. See you in the front row!

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  • Paige Reddinger | January 29, 2015

    Valentino Couture Spring 2015

    There’s something about Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s clothes for Valentino that make us want to run through some ancient romantic castle and pretend we’re in a fairy tale. As it turns out, that romantic notion was exactly what they were going for, quite literally, with poetry sewn onto some of the gowns. They

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  • Dena Silver | January 29, 2015

    Viktor & Rolf Couture Spring 2015

    A perfect summer day’s essentials are comprised of a sundress, a pair of flip-flops, and a straw hat. Viktor & Rolf put their imaginative, off-kilter touch on those basics and debuted them on the couture catwalk yesterday. Starting with black and white florals, these baby-doll dresses got more and more intricate, building into wildly colorful creations featuring ruffles, smocking,

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  • Dena Silver | January 28, 2015

    Elie Saab Couture Spring 2015

    Elie Saab’s Couture show audience must have felt like kids in a candy store; the sweets in question were frothy frocks, dusted with a light coating of sparkles and embellished to the nth degree. The color scheme stayed pretty true to pale pinks, soft nudes, spring greens, and snowy whites, but toward the end of the

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  • Daniel Chivu | January 28, 2015

    Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 2015

    A slinky, sexy showing from Couture’s latest addition: Alexandre Vauthier joined the club last month, thanks to an official haute couture appellation from Chambre Syndicale, and he turned out a richly textured collection grounded in hunter green, lots of black, a couple sparky numbers (including some bejeweled knickers!), and a palette cleanser of three all-white looks. Working with extra

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  • Paige Reddinger | January 27, 2015

    Chanel Couture Spring 2015

    Hobo chic? For the debut of Chanel’s haute couture collection this season, Karl Lagerfeld sent out a trio of male Huckleberry Finns whose outfits were topped off with frayed straw hats. One model even carried a watering can. The set for the show was a faux mechanical garden. What ensued for the ladies: distressed ladylike Chanel

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