Among the highlights of DKNY's 25th anniversary party was catching up with supermodel Joan Smalls, who has already walked numerous runways at New York Fashion Week. During our chat, Joan told us her craziest backstage experience, the most exotic place she's traveled to, and her favorite part of modeling. Get the full scoop here!
Tucked away inside the many pleated skirts in Proenza Schouler's Spring 2014 collection were shiny metallic strips that were exposed as the models walked down the runway. In fact, this collection included a lot of shiny elements, including metallic knits, floral necklaces, and business-card-size buttons on a few well-tailored, serene-looking coats. Click through to see the collection.
New York Fashion Week is nothing if not a wealth of style inspiration. Whether you've had the privilege of attending the Spring 2014 shows or you've caught up on all of our Fashion Week coverage, there's no way to end the week without a few new styling tricks. So, in celebration of NYFW — and all of the sartorial inspiration it provides — we've launched a special contest!
We've teamed up with Kiwi fashion designer Rebecca Taylor to give away an impeccable $1,000 look from her collection. To enter to win, just pin a piece from one of our ShopStyle shops that you most consider "New York Fashion Week chic" to any of your own Pinterest boards by Thursday, Sept. 12, and complete an entry form with your contact details. The lucky winner will be chosen at random. Bonne chance!
Not surprisingly, the feeling at Nannette Lepore was pretty and peppy. The girlie girls will love the flirty ruffles, embroidered dresses, and daffodil prints, but even if you don't subscribe to a totally feminine dress code, you can appreciate the bright, poppy red palette — which was most striking on a jumpsuit — and the chunky-soled heels and flat sandals that are right on par for Spring '14.
While the rest of us will have to wait until early 2014 to get our hands on the styles walking down the runways this week, Rihanna proved she has some special privileges. The pop star stepped out in London wearing an Alexander Wang sweatshirt that the designer debuted just days ago. She paired the printed top with coated J Brand skinnies and white pumps, a covered-up look that belied the "parental advisory" label. What do you think — will you be buying a similar style once they hit stores?
New York Fashion Week isn't over yet! In fact, one of our favorite shows is coming up in a few minutes. We’re taking you backstage just moments before Rachel Zoe’s Spring 2014 collection walks down the runway for some all-access, preshow action. We've teamed up with The ZOE Report for a live Google+ Hangout On Air where we'll be talking about her newest collection — before anyone else even sees it.
Join Rachel Zoe, her husband, Rodger, The ZOE Report's Jessica Amento, hair and makeup artist Joey Maalouf, and our own style director, Meg Cuna, for an exclusive inside peek. Be sure to tune in and take part in the conversation — got a question for our expert panelists? Share them with the hashtag #RZFW, and you just may get some answers.
Join us live today at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Michael Kors must have been feeling groovy while designing Spring 2014. With a mellow soundtrack — including Bette Midler and Fleetwood Mac — floaty printed tea dresses, belted cardigans, and slit maxi skirts wafted down the runway in a '40s-meets-'70s mashup that is utterly wearable down to the chunky platform sandals. There was a heavy emphasis on luxe vacation wear with '40s-style two-pieces and even a pair of denim shorts. We never say this after a show, but we couldn't feel more relaxed.
See all the photos and video of the collection here.
In the spirit of full disclosure, we've had a bit of a fashion crush on Mathieu Mirano for awhile now. Young and brilliant, the Long Island native has churned out a few seasons of clothes that are wearable yet fanciful and comfortable residing on the upper end of the luxury spectrum. When we heard he'd designed the above paper outfit Lady Gaga wore to premiere "Applause" on Good Morning America, we cheered, marking it as another milestone in his path to success. Excited to catch up with the designer at his Spring 2014 showing, we chatted fashion and Mother Monster herself.
POPSUGAR: Everything from Spring looks beautiful!
Mathieu Mirano: Thank you! It's almost like a new beginning with this collection because it's the most wearable I've ever done, but it's really important to me right now to be a legitimate business. So it's about making things that are wearable, but still dreamy, you know?
PS: Of course. So spill, how did things come about with Gaga?
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, so we're sure 15 of the world's best-known supermodels are plenty flattered by Tyra Banks's most recent photo project. For 15: A Tribute to the Supermodel, Banks used hair, makeup, lighting, and, of course, clothes to make herself look like everyone from Kate Upton to Carmen Dell'Orefice.
Banks had released a few of the photos through Twitter earlier in the week, but she unveiled the full set at an exhibit in New York City. Photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth took all of the photos but, at Banks's request, didn't retouch any of them. (It's why there's a bruise in the Cindy Crawford shot and why you can see Banks's taped forehead in her tribute to Karlie Kloss.)
Take a look at Banks as the likes of Lauren Hutton, Grace Jones, Linda Evangelista, and more, here in the gallery.
After the high-drama runway show for his eponymous label earlier in the week, it was refreshing to get a decidedly pared-down offering with the Spring 2014 collection of ICB by Prabal Gurung. This season's lineup was relaxed from head to toe (literally — the models wore mesh footies inside their silver metallic platforms). From slouchy-yet-sculpted crop tops to boxy jackets and tent dresses, basic staples and wardrobe-maximizing separates were aplenty. Vinyl paillettes stitched onto organza dresses was as done-up as it got, and that's fine by us.
See all the photos and video of the collection here.