Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are taking their customers on an exciting voyage with The Row's Spring 2014 collection. The show space, covered with cream-colored material that made it look like the inside of an old-fashioned camping tent, wasn't the only indication of their wanderlust: more than one editor commented that the show, with its languid lines and minimal garments, made them feel like they were going on safari.
Throw on a few Dannijo jewels, and you're easily fully dressed. Such was the lesson at the Spring 2014 presentation, where models oozed glamour in little more than silk nightgowns but layers of the brand's signature standout jewels. The Noir Collection attracted a crowd of designers Jodie and Danielle Snyder's celebrity friends — Rashida Jones, Coco Rocha, and Hilary Rhoda all stopped by the presentation, decked in jewels, cool-girl t-shirts, and denim.
That's how the Dannijo customer wears her pieces. Styled out in boudoir scenes and silk negligees at the presentation, you'll see these chokers, chandelier earrings, and jeweled statement necklaces more often juxtaposed with basics. But that's the beauty of the line — unique, romantic-feeling, special-occasion jewelry that you don't have to reserve for special occasions at all.
With all the polling surrounding New York's mayoral race, we decided to get the city's designers in on the action (after all, predicting elections can't be much more difficult than forecasting seasonal trends, right?). And as expected, their opinions were as strong as Karlie Kloss's runway walk!
The votes are in, and if designers including Tadashi Shoji, Rubin Singer, Misha Nonoo, and Dennis Basso, have their way, they'll have a notable client to dress when Christine Quinn takes the title. While we wait to see how today's primary pans out, see what other votes have been cast by the city's most fashionable set.
In his 80 years of living, Karl Lagerfeld has seen it all, done it all, and pretty much said it all. And since he truly is the man who has everything, what better way to honor today's birthday boy than with the gift of Karl? We're saying, "Happy birthday, Mr. Lagerfeld," by pinning eight life lessons from the Chanel frontman on our inspirational board. May we invite you to do the same?
Just because Fashion Week is over doesn't mean the stylish fun has to stop. To accompany its Spring 2014 show (which you can catch right here — in both video and slideshow form), the brand has launched a dedicated website to bring the runway experience to life. See what inspired Tory, the best backstage moments leading up to the show, chic snaps of the model fittings — and every other behind-the-scenes tidbits you know you want to get your hands on. And when that's not enough, there are the most gorgeous shots of every dress, top, and accessory from her Spring line to satisfy your fashion craving.
See the show right here
With the booming beat of the tribal drum, Zero + Maria Cornejo launched Spring 2014. Seeking to explore a "modern way to look at things that have already existed" the collection incorporated architectural and anthropological references to past civilizations.
The structured separates were colored in the muted neutral hues of papyrus and linen, while graphic prints drew inspiration from the Palais de Tokyo and desert mirages. And in keeping with current trends, yes, the stomachs were bare! All combined, the collection was timeless no matter in which century it was set.
Like Stacey Bendet herself, Alice + Olivia Spring '14 delivered charm — but not without whimsy. Per usual, Bendet struck that perfect balance between the totally wearable and the statement-making, a balance that's won celebrity fans like Jamie Chung, not to mention countless fashion bloggers — who all showed their support at today's presentation.
Girls with a penchant for party dresses will find exactly what they're looking for in this mix of bustier tops, full-length skirts, lacy gowns, and frilly skirts; but there's a crop of slicker stuff, too. You might be surprised to see menswear-inspired leather trousers, slim white blazers, and sportier bomber jackets from the label that's practically a mecca for the girlie-girl, but we're not complaining. The more minimalist cuts and neutral palette make Bendet's series of accessories — embellished clutches, metallic pointed-toe pumps, and lace-ups heels — that much more eye-popping.
See all the photos and video of the collection here.
It was luxe hippie voyage at Donna Karan for Spring 2014, with shades of ocher, terracotta, and raw sapphire mingling in prints that recalled Southwestern pottery and were inspired by a recent trip by the designer to India. The whole collection had a weathered-by-the-sun sensation, down to the beaten-up leather hats pulled low over the models' sunkissed faces. Organic wooden necklaces were displayed in plunging, open tops that made the neck and sternum the sensual focal point of the collection. Fans of Karan will have plenty to love come Spring in that mix of ease and chic that she does so well.
The shoes at J.Crew's New York Fashion Week presentations always set tongues wagging, and the heels Sophia Webster created for the brand's show on Tuesday will carry that tradition straight into the retailer's stores.
Webster, the relatively young British shoe designer who was mentored by Nicholas Kirkwood, took some of her own signature shapes and applied J.Crew's Spring 2014 design motifs to them. The stilettos, pumps, and sandals Webster created for the presentation are covered in polka dots, floral patterns, and neon shades, and WWD reports that Webster's signature tassels are on some of the shoes, too.
J.Crew's customers will be able to buy the shoes early next year, but for now they exist as sketches. A look at the drawings of Webster's capsule collection, here.