What began as a tepid courtship between fashion and social media has become an all-consuming love affair as designers unveil new digital initiatives for fashion week. Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Rodarte and Perry Ellis are among the brands that will live stream their shows over the coming week, while scores of others — including Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch and Nanette Lepore — are using Facebook, Twitter and their Web sites to update fashion followers on their shows, effectively expanding access beyond the exclusive enclaves of Bryant Park.
Fashion Week is all about dressing effortlessly. Celebs, editors and fashion personalities have to make sure they look great for the front row photographers but are still comfortable for the rest of the day, which is spent shuttling to different shows.
It’s only a few days into New York Fashion Week, but we’re already seeing hints of next season’s trends. What we’re not seeing: stiff hair, bright makeup, shimmer, and dark nails. What are we seeing? You’ll just have to read on to find out.
A mannish suit, worn with a bolero budding with roses, sent a clear message at the start of Diane von Furstenberg’s show: women can be masculine and feminine at the same time.
If fashion didn’t routinely select a new group of designers to acclaim, it wouldn’t be fashion. There must always be someone waiting in the wings, the “next” one. These three designers now appear to be the leading candidates.
While most people were out celebrating Valentine’s Day, the fashion world spent the weekend putting on and attending runway shows. Here is a recap of our favorite collections from the weekend.
Calvin Klein Men’s Collection by Italo Zucchelli always draws the best front-row male celeb crowd of any men’s show during New York Fashion Week. At Calvin Klein headquarters today, Ryan Phillippe, Kellan Lutz, Chase Crawford, Jared Leto, and Michael Brooks viewed the premiere of Zucchelli’s fall-winter 2010 collection.
Style tip? In a season of economic uncertainty, we’re turning back to basics, and the color palette of the season is reflecting our economic reality.
Model after model and celeb after celeb strutted down the runway Friday night for the Relief for Haiti fashion show organized by Naomi Campbell and held at New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 to raise funds for earthquake victims in Haiti.