Posts for September 12th 2011
>> Cohesiveness was the word at the packed-in, high-energy outing for Marc Jacobs' secondary line earlier this evening. Swapping time slots with the main collection, this Monday night Marc by Marc offering felt refreshingly grown-up and pared-down: Mix-and-match separates in easy-wearing silhouettes got a high-octane kick with some clever color combining — poppy neons with navy, stony khakis with coral — while structural details like mini bubble-peplums added a hint of elevated cool to shift dresses, jumpsuits, and pencil skirts. There was an easy quirkiness at play here as well, one that appeared in the form of striped halter-neck swimsuits, sporty ruffled T-shirt dresses, and jumbo high-top sneakers.
>> On day four of Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week, the street style catwalk brought out neon in a big way: on sneakers, in haircolor, and even head to toe. See what Sarah Rutson, Taylor Tomasi Hill, and more street style favorites wore.
>> Designers Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thorton effortlessly blended femininity with modernity in one fell swoop for Spring 2012. Silhouettes were straightforward and cut simple — no deconstruction in sight, just a hint of girlishness in the form of mini peplums and frilled collars. While there was a strong showing of solid separates in navy, pale blue, lemon, and white (made lively with spikes of neon at ruffled waists and cuffs), the real stars of the show were the prints. A checkerboard pattern in cupcake-hues was refreshing for its understated geometry, and a recurring doily floral refrained from looking precious with the help of a digitized pixel-print.
>> Rihanna's first ads as face of Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans — she replaces Megan Fox — have just been released. Steven Klein shot the pop star in black and white in New York, sprawled across the hood — or alternatively, the back seat — of a black car. See the full set in the slideshow.