Thom Browne spring 17

They Feel Pretty: Thom Browne Spring 2017

Channeling an overly festive spirit for spring, Thom Browne showed a blindingly saccharine, gobsmackingly sappy ode to joy, not unlike a Stephen Sondheim ditty — starting with a disco ball as a dog head worn as a hat.

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Sep 12, 2016 22:06:00
Hood By Air spring 17

Wall Street Hustle: Hood By Air Spring 2017

Hood By Air's Shayne Oliver has all kinds of collaborations up his deconstructed sleeve, with Hustler and PornHub, as well as his own music label, Wench. The overt, ostentatious branding was off the charts at his spring show today, even by HBA's standards — an apparent, and devilish, send-up of Wall Street types and their hedge-fund-fueled rampages.

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Sep 11, 2016 23:55:00
Alexander Wang spring 17

Beachy & Peachy: Alexander Wang Spring 2017

It's like Alexander Wang just can't bring himself to be overtly sexy. He gets close to it, really close, but try as he might, he switches into streetwear. At his spring show tonight, an ode to beach-going and sport-doing, he seemed to poke fun at himself by printing small images of bikini-clad swimsuit models on assorted sweatshirts and other pieces. So 80s, so meta.

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Sep 10, 2016 22:44:00
Billy Reid Shindig

Kith & Kin: Billy Reid Shindig

Billy Reid, a Southern boy if ever there were, sure knows how to throw a helluva party. Over the weekend in Florence, Alabama, he staged the 8th annual Shindig festival, a laid-back, down-home celebration of fashion, music, food, and friends.

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Sep 01, 2016 16:49:00
Copenhagen Fashion Week spring 2017

WTF Looks from Copenhagen

They're intended to shock, and shock they do. Here, our WTF picks from the Copenhagen spring 2017 collections...

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Aug 16, 2016 13:30:00
Vivienne Westwood

A Leaner, Greener Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is making a homecoming of sorts. Having always shown her top-tier men's line, MAN Label, in Milan, the British designer announced she'll begin showing it London, starting with the men's fall collections in January. And she'll merge it with her women's Red Label, making official the mix of genders she's long shown on the runway. 

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Aug 11, 2016 21:58:00
Jorge Duque spring 2017

Doing the Tango: Jorge Duque Spring 2017

Colombian designer Jorge Duque presented his creations in Medellín on the opening night of Colombiamoda. The first winner of the Latin American version of Project Runway in 2010, he staged the show among the oak barrels of the Fabrica de Licores de Antioquia distillery.

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Aug 03, 2016 17:46:00

Taking Stock of Colombian Designers

Like nearly every other country on earth, Colombia — its textile sector, in particular — was pounded in 2001 by profound global economic adjustments when China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO). That addition caused Colombia's fashion exports to tumble by half from a peak of $1.5 billion.

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Aug 02, 2016 17:08:00
Valentino couture fall 2016

Drama Queens: Valentino Couture Fall 2016

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli turned up the drama for fall couture, with regal ruffs, floor-sweeping gowns, and an overall formal tone.

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Jul 06, 2016 17:55:00

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