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POLITICAL STATEMENTS & PARTY MANTRAS AT NYFW FW’17

Fashion can provide a welcome respite from reality but it can also be a comment on the times. From February 9th - 16th, New York Fashion Week designers mostly went for the latter, deciding that the current chaos of the United States is too dire to ignore. From big time labels to emerging talents, many collections…

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WEAR THE PANTS THIS SEASON – TRENDY TROUSERS FOR SPRING

This spring it’s time to wear the trousers! Social awareness groups like Pantsuit Nation have made menswear a style of resistance so put on your favorite pleated trouser. Taking a stand in slouchy slacks is much more comfortable than marching in mini-skirts. Baja East gives fringe some much-needed fierceness on these luxe slacks. Hood by Air…

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POLITICS ON THE RUNWAY AT NYFW MEN’S FW17

When Raf Simons was designing his Fall/Winter collection he may not have meant for it to be overtly political but at NYFW Men's on February 2nd his show felt especially timely. In light of Trump’s executive order banning travel and immigration from seven Muslim nations, Simons’ love letter to the big apple was a powerful statement…

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GET READY FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FALL WINTER ’17

New York Fashion Week is back! From February 9th through 16th, classic names and hot newbie labels will send out an arsenal of models to strut their Fall/Winter 2017 collections down the runway. The talk of the town is Calvin Klein - Raf Simons is at the helm and his debut collection as chief creative officer for the brand…

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SAY IT OUT LOUD WITH FASHION THIS SPRING

Subtle statements and quiet tones are not the thing this season. With everything going on politically, there’s never been a better time to state your opinion - on the streets and on your sleeve. This spring, designers have taken cues from the global state of affairs and churned out spring collections that feature amped up graphics,…

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MEN’S FW17 – GET THE SCHEDULE!

New York Fashion Week: Men's is back to kick off the city's fashion scheduling! The short and sweet event will take place from January 30th to February 2nd and will feature a host of seasoned menswear designers including Joseph Abboud, John Varvatos, BOSS and Raf Simons, who will show his namesake label in the big apple for…

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DESIGNERS WEIGH IN ON DRESSING MELANIA TRUMP

With the plethora of controversy surrounding President-Elect Donald Trump, it is no wonder that his wife, future First Lady Melania Trump, receives some slack as well. Whether being criticized for standing by a man making misogynistic comments to her comparative accomplishments of past First Ladies, it was only a matter of time until the fashion…

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RETAIL SHOCKER: NASTY GAL FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

Ten years after its launch, Los Angeles retailer, Nasty Gal, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move comes as a shock and is also mired in irony as the company is most famous for the rags-to-riches story of founder, Sophia Amoruso. The self proclaimed “Girl Boss” went from shoplifter to eBayer to an inductee…

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MET COSTUME INSTITUTE’S SPRING 2017 EXHIBITION TO FOCUS ON REI KAWAKUBO

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced this week that The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition will be Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, on view from May 4 through September 4, 2017. The exhibition will examine Kawakubo’s fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. Existing within and between entities—self/other, object/subject, fashion/anti-fashion—Kawakubo’s work challenges conventional notions of beauty,…

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MISSONI LAUNCHES SURFACE CONVERSION WITH ARTIST SERVANE MARY

Missoni Creative Director, Angela Missoni, is merging contemporary culture, modern art, and fashion design with her new project which launched this week, Surface Conversion. The project has the intention of developing a series which is based in the idea of sharing, discussing and supporting contemporary art. The ongoing program will be alternating every three months, and will touch upon various disciplines…

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THE GENDER QUEERING OF FASHION

From Jaden Smith's skirt sporting Louis Vuitton advertising campaign, to Ungendered, Zara's unisex clothing line, a blur in the definitions of genders has become apparent in fashion, reflecting its current trend in mainstream media. I Am Jazz is a reality show on TLC about trans woman Jazz Jennings. MTV's Faking It discusses the stigma around bisexuality and features an intersex character.…

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SELFISH OR SMART? A LOOK INTO SEE NOW BUY NOW FASHION

This New York Fashion Week brought us our biggest taste of the evolving industry yet. Labels such as Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger both brought us the future of buying: the see now buy now model. Instead of a six month waiting period to be able to purchase clothes from the show, collections are available…

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MARC JACOBS – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – FASHION SHOW

Marc Jacobs is always the finale of New York Fashion Week for a reason! His latest collection on September 15th at the Hammerstein Ballroom was the perfect closing spectacle and just the thing to wake up fatigue fashion editors after 9 days of trekking around NYC. For SS’17 the season designer gave us a world…

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PORNO CHIC: WHY SEX SELLS

Get your S&M on with @_namilia_ #bdsm #fashionshow ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #sex #runway #hellyes #sm #namilia #theuntitledmagazine @peoplesrevteam A video posted by The Untitled Magazine (@theuntitledmagazine) on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:52pm PDT We’ve always heard the phrase "sex sells," but recently designers are taking that literally. Deemed by some as “porno chic”, collections aren’t just about…

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ALEXANDER WANG – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – FASHION SHOW + AFTER PARTY

Business went super casual at Alexander Wang Spring/Summer ’17 on Saturday, September 10th at New York Fashion Week. As front row guests, Madonna, Lourdes Leon, Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Skrillex, and Pamela Anderson looked on, the designer showed beachy silhouettes, such as bikinis and board shorts, in fabrics more typically found during a conference call. Referring to…

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ALICE + OLIVIA – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – PRESENTATION

Stacey Bendet’s SS'17 Alice + Olivia collection made for quite the garden party! Inspired by tarot cards and a trip to Italy, Bendet showcased fairy tale gowns, rainbow color schemes, and retro stripes for her New York Fashion Week presentation. She also debuted the brand’s new sunglasses line at the September 13th event. Alice + Olivia SS'17…

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BROOKS BROTHERS BY ZAC POSEN – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – PRESENTATION

On September 14th, during New York Fashion Week, Zac Posen presented his latest collection for Brooks Brothers to a fashionable crowd, including Katie Holmes. Posen was appointed Creative Director for the brand in the beginning of this year. For SS'17 he played with proportion to create dresses and separates suitable for a typical day at the office or…

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CHRISTIAN SIRIANO – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – FASHION SHOW

Christian Siriano is on his way to being a household name, complete with a high/low blend of high-profile customers (like Michelle Obama) and commercial collaborations. On Saturday, September 10th, his latest NYFW runway show made it easy to see why he possesses wide-ranging appeal. Siriano debuted 52 looks and while they ran the gamut from simple silhouettes…

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DKNY – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – FASHION SHOW

The future has been up in the air at DKNY since the departure of Donna Karan herself and G-111 Apparel Group’s recent acquisition of the company. No matter what happens, at least there will always be SS’17. For the most recent DKNY collection, shown on Monday, September 12th, at NYFW, creative directors Maxwell Osborne and…

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ECKHAUS LATTA – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – FASHION SHOW

Last season Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta held their runway show in a spacey geodesic dome at MoMA PS1 but for their latest NYFW presentation on September 10th, the RISD grads brought things back down to Earth, opting to show their SS17 clothes in the middle of the Lower East Side’s Seward Park. The location choice…

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