Rachel Zoe is arguably one of the most well-known celebrity stylists of our time, and now that she's a CFDA-grade fashion designer as well, the star has been busier than ever. We grabbed some time with Rachel backstage before her Fall 2013 show, where she debuted a more structured look than in seasons past. She shared her inspiration for the current collection (a "tough, sexy, androgynous girl") as well as her favorite pieces ("the fabrics are so rich and luxe"), and even took time to play a little game with us. See how she feels about stripes vs. sequins — and get details on the upcoming season of her hit Bravo reality show — when you push play.
Reed Krakoff's Fall 2013 collection was a quick study in luxurious fabrics like leather, cashmere, satin, and crocodile. From the array of knee-length leather skirts and flat black over-the-knee boots to the designer's spot-on use of print and fabric mixing — not to mention a selection of gorgeous leather handbags — it was clear that sumptuous materials and strategic layering were on the designer's mind for Fall. One of our favorite pieces has to be the gray cashmere zip-up sweater with crocodile patches. Click through to see the other sleek cold-weather looks from Reed Krakoff's runway now.
We loved the entire outfit Brooklyn Decker wore when visiting the Fox Studios in NYC, but it was her Tribune Standard Drawstring Leather Pants ($449, originally $1,495) that made us do a double take. This slick leather iteration is a far cry from the drawstring pants of the '80s and '90s (or the ones we wore in the high school locker room). They're the perfect blend of sporty cool and comfort, and Brooklyn added just the right pieces, including Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps, to put a pulled-together spin on her leather pants. Looking to do the same? Brooklyn's exact pair is 70 percent off at Shopbop, but even if that's a little steep, you can still channel the effect with a few of our favorite drawstring trousers — and our tips for crafting the same cool look.
- Look to Brooklyn and sport your drawstring pants with a blazer (in any color you desire) to give your outfit a structured-meets-slouchy feel.
- If your drawstring pants are in a solid print, add a printed top to further your outfit interest, just like Brooklyn did. If they're printed, stick to sleek blouses and button-downs in solid hues to let your statement trousers take the focus.
- Pumps, like Brooklyn's, will give your trousers a sophisticated feel; for an edgier vibe, try booties or caged sandals.
- Don't forget the power of accessories. Work your drawstring pants with a basic tee, and you can easily dress them up with a statement necklace, drop earrings, or stacked bangles.
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Visit Coach.com to view the Complete Gift Guide for yourself, and check out this slideshow now for peek at what we're most excited to give — and get!
Rachel Zoe's penchant for the '70s was tightened up for her Fall '13 collection, revealing tailored cuts, sharper silhouettes, and a nod to equestrian details. Cropped leather pants featured buckle detailing along the hemline, while leather and wool shift dresses were paired with riding boots. However, that's not to say that Zoe's signature effortless touch had completely gone away; the designer also showcased a covetable array of slouchy leather trousers, cozy oversize knits, and a metallic tunic that was a straight blast from the past. Flared pants also made their mark, styled with sharp cropped blazers and fur-lined coats. See every spin on the runway right here.
Just one look around Alice + Olivia's Fall 2013 presentation and you'd be struck with the high-impact texture, print, and statement accessories — all the standout pieces that add up to Stacey Bendet's take on "fantasy street style." While at the show, we were lucky enough to snag a few minutes with the designer, who talked inspiration points, styling, and favorite fashion decade. Watch on to hear that — and more — straight from Stacey, right here.
Like so many of our favorite contemporary designers, Michelle Smith was also feeling the '90s-era nostalgia for Milly's Fall 2013 collection. We typically look to Milly for party-girl dresses and easy daywear, but this season there was an obvious shift to something cooler. Drawing from urban landscapes, Smith's set had a punk-meets-glam rock feel in high-wattage finishes — be it via a hologram bag, plaid, or photo prints layered and juxtaposed against menswear-inspired silhouettes, classic wool, and leather bombers. There are the pieces that have the statement-making power built right in — the patent, embossed, and lurex minis, perforated sweatshirts, and glittered, girlie midiskirts that you can already envision bloggers showing off in street-style shoots. But, when you peel away the layers of plaid, sequins, and glossy finishes, there's a collection of great outerwear in brilliant color, leather trousers, and little dresses that have just as much appeal as any of Milly's trendier fare.
- Trends: Metallics, '90s silhouettes, leather, plaid.
- Colors: Black, royal blue, silver, hot pink, gray.
- Shoes: Black ankle boots, silver heels.
- Beauty look: Messy, low ponytails, fresh faces, pink lips.
- Editors' pick: We're eying those oversize hologram clutches.
Luxurious texture and red-carpet dressing are par for the course at a J. Mendel show, but Fall '13 revisited the designer's staples with an impeccably sleek direction and an effortlessness in everything from the furs to the evening gowns. Click through to see the gorgeous collection now, and come back soon for our full review.
If you checked out our interview with model Doutzen Kroes from the Spring shows, you'll know that the Victoria's Secret Angel loves two things: her son Phyllon, and french fries. This time around, we caught up with the Dutch stunner front row at the Theyskens' Theory Fall '13 show and got her opinions on more than just fast food. In addition to sharing her Winter fashion and beauty secrets, Doutzen chatted about the differences between runway shows now and in the '90s and talked up iconic supermodels like Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell. She also revealed her personal style muse — and, surprise! — it's another gorgeous catwalk fixture. See it all in our interview now.
Perfectly timed to Valentine's Day, the Honor Fall '13 collection came full of supersweet details — think heart-shaped sleeve cutouts and sparkly jewel-embellished necklines — and a whole lot of pink. In effect, designer Giovanna Randall provided the girlie-girl with a slightly cooler, more mod way to dress. Aside from the wide Peter Pan-collared cotton candy pink dresses and magenta-hued jacquard trousers, there were just as many looks sent out in a stark black-and-white palette, perfect for those who aren't looking to go the pink lady route. Bottom line: Honor delivered the most feminine kind of fare for Fall '13, and its romantic edge is exactly what longtime fans will love most of all about it. Click through for the prettiest looks now.