Posts for September 2011
>> While pilfering from the guys is nothing new — the Fall 2011 runways of DKNY, Ralph Lauren, and Marc Jacobs were chock-full of menswear-inspired styles, from tuxes to tweed — we've taken the concept one step further and gathered up some of the coolest meant-for-men pieces around. In fact, these styles are so chic, it would be a crime to let the boys keep them to themselves; there's a chartreuse Jil Sander "document holder" that would make the perfect oversized clutch, a slim-cut teal blazer that would look so chic over a floral dress, and much, much more. Click through to shop all the picks.
>> Yesterday's heavy-hitting show schedule made for a full day of fun backstage at Milan Fashion Week. Not only was there plenty of pin-up girl posturing at Dolce & Gabbana — in bejeweled maillots, no less — but also lots of madcap twirling in tomato-printed skirts and aubergine-patterned dresses. At Ferragamo, models pranced in flowing gowns fit for a night in the tropics; at Missoni, oversized fans provided the perfect coy accessory. But the most delicious thing spotted backstage? Earrings made from pasta at Dolce & Gabbana. Get a peek at all this and more, here in the slideshow.
Photos by Greg Kessler
>> Milan Fashion Week may be drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean the style on the streets is any less inspired. In fact, the second-to-last day in Italy may have offered up some of the chicest street-snapped ensembles yet — from Giovanna Battaglia's mixed-print mash-up to Taylor Tomasi Hill's high-contrast black-and-white pairing. Also stunning was a jeweled gold-brocade miniskirt spotted on both Anna Dello Russo and Bianca Brandolini d'Adda. See how the two styled it — plus all the looks from day five — here in the slideshow.