Rachel Zoe's models never hit the runway without some element of glamour. For Fall 2013, it was all about re-creating a young Erin Watson or Kate Moss look, including a "badass lip" as requested by Rachel herself — which translated into an ombré style. Models were made to look fresh-faced and glowy with BB cream and bronzer, while the hair was cool, casual, and weekend-chic. Go backstage to see the magic unfold before the show.
When it comes to autumnal makeup trends, dark, raisin-toned lips are to be expected, but at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week, artists backstage shook things up a bit. While moody brown lips still made their obligatory appearance, unexpected bold greens and unabashedly bright blues lit up the runway. And as for hair, gorgeous ponytails and intricate braids were de rigueur, while nails were painted in geometric shapes and elongating nude tones. See the biggest trends to emerge from NYFW — and steal a few ideas to wear right now.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel, Maria Del Russo, and Kaitlyn Dreyling
Sure, sure, Fashion Week is ultimately all about the clothes. But the designers, models, editors, and felines who make New York Fashion Week possible set tongues wagging about way more than houndstooth knits and quilted leather.
That's because the most buzzworthy moments of the past eight days had nothing to do with clothes and everything to do with dancing, fluorescent pants, outlandish accessories, and elaborate set design. Read on for explanations of those — and for more of what got the New York crowd talking this week.
Think the runways of New York were the only places that offered major style this week? Think again. Between the BAFTAs in London, the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, and the store openings, movie premieres, film festivals, and parties everywhere else, this week's best-dressed posse may be the bestest yet. Click through to see all the superchic looks — including Emma Stone's cool Stella McCartney ensemble at the Berlin Film Festival (left) and all the front-row snaps from Fashion Week — right here in the slideshow.
Most of the shoes on New York's runways sped by so fast that there was barely a chance to observe them in all their heart-pounding, foot-stomping glory. But never fear: we've gathered up the best of them (and trust us, there are plenty!) right here. From Alexander Wang's mohair-covered pumps to Nanette Lepore's iridescent booties, these are all the Fashion Week goodies.
Shortly before Carolina Herrera unveiled her Fall 2013 collection, we stole a few moments with the designer, who revealed how music inspires her, her favorite fashion decade, and how she defines elegance. Herrera, who's known for her beautiful gowns, says that when it come to being elegant, it's not what you're wearing but rather, the way you're wearing it. For the rest of our chat with the designer, watch right here.
Start saving those pennies now because come this Fall, there will be plenty of glorious bags to spend them on. Just a few of the ones we couldn't take our eyes off of at New York's recent shows— including the cobalt colorblocked zip-clutches at Rag & Bone, the oversize totes in ivory and black at Derek Lam, and the hard-cased circle bags at Marc by Marc Jacobs — are right here in our runway bag recap.
New York Fashion Week has proven that a little (or a lot of) rain, snow, sleet, and muddy puddles aren't going to stop the street-style scene from looking its very best. From head to toe, we've witnessed a bevy of knockout Winter looks. And that's exactly why we're zooming in on what could be the second-most important detail of an outfit: the bag. Céline, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Valentino, Givenchy — see the hottest handbags spotted around NYFW.
The Anna Sui 2013 Fall collection could only be described as fun, and with its deep hues and retro '60s flair, we can absolutely see why. Even though you might not have been at New York Fashion Week, you can still see the looks up close and personal — with 7 picks for your home. Inspired by the colorful runway show, we've gathered candy-striped chairs, fuchsia light pendants, and more for you to shop right this second.
If you've gotten a glimpse of Tommy Hilfiger's Fall 2013 collection, then you can already see it's filled with plaids, houndstooth print, and has a polished prep-school feel — now we're giving you all the details on the lineup straight from the designer. Backstage before the show, we caught up with Tommy, who shared his Fall inspiration, favorite fashion decade, and modern-day fashion muses (like the gorgeous Zoe Saldana). Watch now for the full interview!