With a celebrity fan base including Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Middleton, it's no surprise that Jenny Packham is one of the most sought-after dress designers of the moment. We caught up with her backstage at her Fall 2013 runway show to talk about what inspired her decadent Parisian-chic collection, as well as her definition of modern elegance. See what she had to say — and find out which pieces she's loving most from her line — when you watch our interview now.
From start to finish, Jeremy Scott's Fall '13 collection was a wildly zany tour de force of neon brights and kitschy streetwear. And, of course, we can all look to the designer's latest Adidas collaboration — this time, in platform heel form — for a shoe that street-style stars are sure to wear. Held in a jam-packed gallery at Milk Studios, the front row was lined with Jeremy Scott's biggest fans; read: the NYC downtown set, bloggers, editors, The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham, and rapper A$AP Rocky. The famous faces didn't stop there, though. Cara Delevingne opened the show as Beastie Boys' "Girls" blared overhead, and thus began a parade of punk rock-meets-supersexy-meets Garbage Pail Kids looks. Herein find the most outrageous(sly fun) looks from Jeremy Scott's Fall '13 collection.
While taking a break from New York Fashion Week to grab a bite at Bar Pitti, Jessica Hart covered her blond locks in NYFW's hottest hat trend — beanies! These toppers are clearly having a major runway moment — just check out BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2013 show — so take note from the Australian model on how to wear one too. Jessica completed her cold-weather ensemble with a white button-down, topped with a soft-pink ribbed sweater, black leather pants, Charlotte Olympia platform booties, and a black structured Salvatore Ferragamo bag. Shop our editors' picks below, and for more ideas on how to work a beanie, check out these celebs.Click for our editors' picks.
With more structure than seasons past, Rachel Zoe infused her signature nods to boho with a sharper, equestrian-inspired feel for Fall '13. That's not to say that you won't get that '70s vibe that Zoe owns on and off the runway, but the silhouettes we've come to expect from the designer are redone with a crisper, sharper eye. Flares are paired with cropped, structured blazers; dresses are tight, short, and clean; and nothing floats or hangs. The looks are purposefully tailored and tough to reflect Rachel's inspiration points, which draw from London, menswear, and a more androgynous girl. Her glam-rock style is done in small doses of gold, like sequins (but this time on tomboy shorts), or with Baroque prints on key-hole cutout blouses — but this is, predominately, a more polished lineup with a succinct black, white, and camel palette.
- Front row: Olivia Palermo, Anna Dello Russo, and Miley Cyrus.
- Trends: '70s, flared pants, fur, leather, and sequins.
- Shoes: Riding boots, buckled ankle boots, and pumps.
- Accessories: Floppy hats, leather gloves, handheld buckled clutches, and bucket bags.
- Key look: The playful little black leather dress with a ruffled neckline and a white collared blouse underneath.
For the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Fall 2013 collection, creative director Natalie Ratabesi focused on easy, feminine pieces for the polished party girl. Sheer-shoulder blouses and printed peplum tops were paired with Audrey Hepburn-style cropped trousers, while swishy knee-length skirts got a dose of '60s sex appeal with bright knee socks, slouchy sweaters, and candy-colored heels. One of our favorite Fall pieces — a structured black wool coat that was artfully nipped in at the waist — looked utterly sleek and sophisticated with ankle-length black pants and patent leather pointy-toe pumps. Click through to see the rest of the prettiest looks from the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Fall 2013 runway.
Rooney Mara and her costar Jude Law are currently touring the globe promoting their movie Side Effects, and for the latest premiere in Berlin, the actress chose a beautiful black Valentino Couture dress with a square neckline and asymmetrical hem. Upon her arrival, the actress covered up in an equally sleek black and white coat. So far, Rooney's promotion ensembles have been dark and moody, with mainly black pieces, but she did show off her lighter side in a white Alexander McQueen dress at the NYC premiere. For more of Rooney's fashion-forward style on tour, step inside to get a closer look.
Michael Kors sure knows how to put on a show, and his Fall '13 collection didn't skimp on the sporty sex appeal. We caught up with the always-charming designer backstage before the runway show, where he let us in on his inspiration for the collection. Michael shared his musings on living in a big city, saying that you've "almost got to be like an athlete," and that the modern-day woman's wardrobe needs to look great while also being functional. We also got his thoughts on the three closet staples every girl should own — and they might make you blush. See our hilarious interview with Michael Kors now.
Nanette Lepore traveled to Mars for her Fall '13 collection, as evidenced by the iridescent Space Age details and structured tailoring found in almost every piece that went down the runway. Even the most feminine dresses — namely, the graphic rose-printed iterations — took on an otherworldly vibe, courtesy of the designer's standout lineup of shimmery, holographic accessories. And to top it all off, we spotted actor Steve Buscemi sitting front row! See the 10 best looks from the Nanette Lepore Fall '13 collection now.
Michael Kors defines American luxury, and Fall 2013 was jam-packed with all the furs, cashmere, and sleek suits that his ladies love him for. With famous faces like Zoe Saldana, Jada Pinkett Smith with daughter Willow, and Hilary Swank in the front row, Kors sent out sleek sportswear dotted with bright pops of orange and cobalt amongst the black and white separates. Furs and wovens alike got a camo-print treatment, while evening had a whiff of the '80s in the form of minidresses with long taffeta trains. As always, by Kors's joyful jog along the runway, the full house was smiling, dreaming of the jet-set life his clothes are made for!
Zara just released its February TRF lookbook, filled with covetable Spring pieces we'd like to wear, well, now. Yes, there might still be snow on the streets, but there's no harm in stocking up for the warmer weather (and Summer concert season) ahead. That said, feast your eyes on the Spanish retailer's slick array of embroidered jackets, crystal-embellished tops, and enough denim to last you all season long. The latter highlighted some irresistibly cool nomad and dot-print patterns on an array of bleached jeans. Meanwhile, there are enough cutoff shorts to take you to Coachella, Central Park's Concert Series, and beyond. See our top three picks below, then click on to see the complete lookbook.
- We'd like to pair this silky embroidered sweatshirt with a pencil skirt and heels for a fun twist on office dressing.
- How gorgeous is the floral detailing on this quilted moto jacket? It's the perfect Spring statement piece.
- This beaded military vest was made for Coachella. Channel the Kate Moss effect and pair it with cutoffs, a tank, and moto boots.