Kenzo's Fall 2013 collection showcased a stunning array of bold Asian-inspired prints (specifically those from India, Nepal, and China), spun into a sharp lineup of asymmetrical wrap skirts, tailored trousers, and structural tops. With the downtown girl in mind, designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim utilized luxe textiles — the designing duo are also the creators of Opening Ceremony — and highlighted chic sweatshirts with angular skirts, jacquard suit sets, and an undeniable set of outerwear. The latter, featured a range of robe coats, midlength blazer coats, and wide-sleeved bomber jackets done up in glossy finishes and a fun evil-eye-pattern print. Needless to say, it was all about the prints and textures for Kenzo, made in the coolest, chicest way. Also to note were the peep-toe boots and sandals, tantalizing as ever and utilizing the same exotic patterns and metallic finishes seen on the clothes. See the most standout print looks from Kenzo's Fall showing now.
Minimalist master Phoebe Philo cut Céline's Fall 2013 lineup with a cooler eye, creating clean lines with just the right measure of detail. Attention to structure and the architecture of separates are what makes the collection sing — and makes women want to wear it. Skirts this season come with more femininity, fitted throughout the hips but flared, trumpet style, at the knees and paired with boxy turtleneck tops and calf-high booties.
It's that cool and wearable brand of androgyny — carried in a minimalist palette, the construction, and Philo's take on plaids. Tartan coats are delivered with modesty and ease in oversize proportions and layered over thigh-high boots, for the more sophisticated customer than those drawn to the punk plaids on other Fall runways. The artfully wrapped sleeves constructed on coats and dresses, too, is a much more polished nod to the shirt tied at the waist from our '90s days.
Our community members are gearing up for Spring in bright colors and vibrant prints. This week's favorites: Rita Korkounian, Amy Fohr - Leopard and Lillies, CBladyàlamode, AmadeusOnTheCatwalk, stylesbyassitan, PursuitofShoes, Lovely Style, nettevartanian, JoyShana, and sorelle in style. Congrats, all!
This week we bid farewell to award season with the most glamorous show of them all: the Academy Awards. We made sure to keep you up to date on every red-carpet style moment, from Jennifer Lawrence's stunning Dior gown to Anne Hathaway's triple gown change. The shimmering metallic gowns, red-hot dresses, and sleekly tailored lighter numbers helped to close out what might have been the most fashionable award season yet. Our coverage didn't stop when the show did, though — read through our ultimate 2013 Oscars recap to check out all of the best looks from the afterparties, too!
The rocker chick always has a place at Jean Paul Gaultier, and for Fall '13, she's taken on a distinct '80s punk vibe. Wherein, the styling is subtly subversive and the confidence of the Gaultier woman is bolder than ever. Models (with punk-inspired wigs) took the runway — as "Iron" by Woodkid played overhead — in an assortment of off-the-shoulder silhouettes mixed with loud jewelry, printed and patchwork-infused pieces paired with sweeping floor-length outerwear, and of course, the designer's signature strong-shouldered blazers and pantsuits with a metallic sheen. As for the finale? Models posed seductively behind a Jean Paul Gaultier-monogrammed light screen, which projected their shadowy figures to showgoers like a scene from a vintage burlesque number. For Gaultier, though, this kind of epic rock-star showmanship is par for the course. See all of the looks inside.
The anticipation leading up to the Christian Dior Fall '13 collection was parlayed into expectations met — and exceeded. Designer Raf Simons delivered statement coats, artful strapless dresses, and intricately crafted knitwear, each piece more beautiful than the one before. And really, how could you not think this lineup dreamy? The scene itself was dreamlike, as models walked down the blue-skied, silver-ballooned runway. Don't waste a moment more — see why the Christian Dior Fall '13 collection will (most likely) be spotted on Jennifer Lawrence, Marion Cotillard, and Charlize Theron very, very soon.
We asked, you played (the bracket) — and the 2013 Oscars best-dressed winner is . . . wait. Before we announce the winner, let us also pay homage to the ultrachic "runner-ups," all of whom showed off — and stood out — in equally stunning gowns. From the dramatic ruffle-tiered dress trains to superformfitting corseted bodices to one excellent use of silver sequins, it was all undeniably no-holds-barred glamour on the Academy Awards red carpet. We've got Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, and Charlize Theron all in the mix, so click through to see who earned honorable mention and who took this year's top spot!
Paris Fashion Week shows no signs of slowing — both in excitement and in the Fall '13 collections — and our editors are in the midst of it all. We caught up with them (en route to another show, no less) to hear the verdict on two of our favorite designers' shows: Isabel Marant and Roland Mouret. Marant surprised with a much sexier lineup, with an emphasis on nail-stud detailing and cutouts at the bust. Meanwhile, Mouret delivered geometric perfection and just one sleek gown for evening. For the complete rundown — straight from PFW — keep watching.
Spring is here — well, not quite yet — and we're more than excited to swap out our heavy Winter gear for lighter layers and pretty prints in anticipation. This month, we're transitioning into the new season with an array of colorful bags, dresses, and, of course, gorgeous sandals and jewels to polish it all off. Additionally, we found the perfect pair of cool shades to block out those harmful UV rays and an adorable floral-print baseball cap to stylishly hide those occasional bad hair days. Click through to shop all of our editors' March must haves now.
The button-downs were finished with oversize bows — maybe the clearest representative of the boy-meets-girl feel that ran throughout Viktor & Rolf's Fall '13 lineup. Where there were mini hemlines, ruffles, and drop waists, there were sharp double-breasted jackets, vests, and smart loafers to counter all the leg baring and femininity — a perfect marriage of the delightfully girlie and the charming and boyish. From start to finish, the show ran entirely in black and white — save for the red footwear that punctuated a handful of the looks — making textural play crisper and easier to spot, like the furry white details on head-to-toe black suiting or a furry black coat finished with spots of white patches. It's a story of little dichotomies — black and white; sweet and masculine; sharp and soft — that add up to something very pretty without the bells and whistles. Click through for a look at the whole collection.