Karl Lagerfeld isn't the only runway star celebrating a milestone birthday today. The most social of models is ringing in 25, and since she's the reigning queen of Instagram, it's only fitting that we wish her a happy one with her 25 best snaps. Keep them coming, Coco, we can't wait for 26!
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Narciso Rodriguez is bringing sexy back for Spring 2014. With sharply cut miniskirts and skorts paired with cropped tops, it was a more skin-baring approach from the designer. But, as always, it's in the details for the designer. Draped backs added drama to dresses, while the texture of embellished tops resembled the surface of a full moon. Front row fan and good pal of the designer Jessica Alba oohed and ahed her way through the show, and we can't say we blame her. Sexy, sharply cut and utterly wearable — what isn't there to like?
If the mere thought of Rodarte's Spring 2014 collection didn't light up your soul, then the runway's electric blue and purple beams would. Still, it wasn't until the clothing hit the neon catwalk that the major spectacle began!
The collection itself was as wild as those flashing bulbs. We're talking leather, fringe, animal prints, and plaid — and that's only the first few looks. Not a wardrobe for the timid, Rodarte's hair metal band and Sunset Strip-inspired line took the crop top to dangerous new heights as bralets paired with daringly asymmetric waistlines. The runway closed with strobing neon, and we're eagerly awaiting the real show when these designs hit the streets.
If you didn't spend last summer vacationing in Mykonos, you may consider doing just that in Sachin + Babi's isle-inspired Spring 2014 collection.
After all, the husband and wife duo behind the lattice-stitched and brightly hued collection dreamt up the designs in part based on floral photography, but mostly for a more personal reason: "Apparently all of our friends were in Greece this summer," Sachin Ahluwalia told us. "I said 'we need to be there.'" And that's exactly where Sachin + Babi took us with sheer flowing skirts, embroidery, and the richest of cobalts. Creating an assortment of pieces that just scream "pack me for the beach," wife Babi Ahluwalia might do just that with Sachin's favorite design: a rich yellow maxi dress that flew down the runway as if it'd already been transported to Mykonos.
Oscar de la Renta's clothes are far too beautiful to ever be reduced to simple themes, but his Spring 2014 collection — filled as it was with his glamourous, colorful clothing — took a little inspiration from the Elizabethan era.
The designer told WWD that a portrait he owns of two noblewomen named Anne and Mary Fitton was in the back of his mind when he designed this collection. It wasn't the most obvious starting point for a collection that featured floral, polka-dotted A-line dresses and more circle skirts than you could shake a stick at, but you get the feeling that a Queen Elizabeth I wouldn't have said no to the lace collars and ruffs, elaborate embroideries, and the copious strands of pearls that came down the runway.
New York Fashion Week is in full swing in the Big Apple! Today's NYC edition of POPSUGAR Live! comes right from the Empire Hotel, across the street from all the action at Lincoln Center. We're giving you the latest on day six of the stylish extravaganza, including our chats with designers Zac Posen and Christian Siriano as well as our catch-up with model Jourdan Dunn.
Fashion loves a good mashup, but when Jenny Packham's show notes for her Spring 2014 presentation promised a "'70s take on austere Edwardian attire," we were skeptical. Then we saw the first look, a mustard yellow shift dress embellished with traditional silver marbles and pearls, and got the idea.
Watching this runway, it was hard not to squint and imagine Kate Middleton, a faithful customer of the British designer, wearing the gowns. We see her most in the long-sleeved baby blue dress with a tulle overlay of soft pink stripes of Swarovski beading. And the dusty peach silk gown cinched with a marching satin ribbon. And, maybe if the duchess is so bold, the spearmint off-the-shoulder leotard with that sheer leg moment. Now that would be quite the Packham mashup.
Vera Wang's show notes were short and to the point: "Spring 2014 explores an artful and architectural approach to clothes with a decidedly athletic reference." Working in black, violet, marigold, and scarlet, Wang crafted multilayer looks with sheer warm-up jackets over pieced chiffon dresses and mesh insets into beaded gowns. Save for the delicate flutters of flowers that traced a few backs, this was a decidedly tougher turn for Wang.
It's like the lazy girl's guide to fashion at Steven Alan, where silky printed pajamas and sweatpants ruled. But, crafted in sweet florals, cleverly layered, and paired with mirrored shades, perforated oxfords, and gladiator heels, this loungewear was made for so much more than lounging.