©ourtesy of Lydia O’Connor Our Los Angeles designers are doing us proud at New York Fashion Week so far. L.A.-based Tadashi Shoji and BCBG Max Azria both kicked off our favorite week of the year with inspired collections that maybe have us wishing for colder temperatures. Tadashi Shoji’s Fall 2013 collection, presented on Monday, was inspired by a trip to St. Petersburg, and his gowns were nothing but befitting of a Russian princess. They may be more appropriate for the Siberian cold front than Los Angeles, but his lux velvet
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Inspiration: The designer seemed to be mining military motifs for many of his silhouettes, the world of men’s suiting for his fabrics and raiding a jewel box of gemstones to add pops of color to a palette based in brown, navy blue and olive drab.
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New York Fashion Week continues with Fashion Celebs
Designers and brave fashionistas turned up in force for Day Two of New York Fashion Week as the blistering blizzard rages outside. Jason Wu presented his fall-winter collection at posh Park Avenue. Celeb guests included Jamie King, Allison Williams and Stephanie Seymour. Wu, who designed two dresses for Michelle Obama, sent down a variation of the First Lady’s scarlet inaugural gown down the runway. The Rebecca Minkoff collection was presented with live music from Wild Club. Ashlee Simpson and Jamie King sat front row, and Lauren Bush Lauren wore unconventional footwear to the show as freezing sleet fell on the city. Lauren tweeted: “My trusty LL Bean boots sitting front row at @rebeccaminkoff Surprising amount of stilettos despite Nemo.…”
Six Designers To Watch
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With a schedule of shows that spans seven days, New York Fashion Week can be a doozy to navigate, with many emerging designers getting drowned out by high-fashion heavyweights. In our attempt to spread the love around, we’ve pulled together a shortlist of designers to watch through the NYFW melee. From dystopian menswear to faux nude knits, we’ve compiled six brands that will be making a splash and garnering some much-deserved attention in the upcoming days. Check back all Fashion Week long for more FADER NYFW coverage including backstage photos journals, FADER TV interviews and exclusive runway jams.
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HAPPY Fuckin’ NEW YEAR 2013
The YEAR of the SNAKE
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Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012-2013 Italian designer Giambattista Valli was feted for his Haute Couture collections in Paris this year. Valli’s organic shapes featured butterflies and gilded leaves as elaborate accessories.