A great hi-lo mix on blogger Golestaneh outside the Elie Saab show in Paris: a Stella McCartney colorblock sweatshirt with a blue miniskirt by Zara.
Adding a little bit – or a lot – of fringe makes skirts and dresses just a little bit sexier, especially when they’re in motion. At the BCBG show in NYC, a guest wore a leather fringe skirt and Aquazzura peep toe booties.
Always on the forefront of new designers and trends, Vogue Australia editor Christine Centenera wore a pale wash denim jumpsuit printed with the word “white” by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh to the Chloe show in Paris. We saw a lot of this designer’s sportswear on fashion week attendees – particularly the menswear.
As simple as the sweater dress may seem, it’s actually all about taking it up a notch with great accessories. Elena Perminova looked gorgeous as usual in an eggshell white sweater dress, over-the-knee pale suede boots and Chloe bag outside the Chloe show in Paris.
Let’s hear it for the boys: WWD announced yesterday that the CFDA is starting up a separate men’s fashion week in New York this July. And why not? American men’s fashion is extremely influential around the globe. At the Peter Som show in NY, one of those influencers, Kyle Anderson of Marie Claire, wore an amazing MBMJ Nascar-inspired jacket, mesh shirt and a flight suit, partly undone and tied around his waist.
Throwback Thursday: I am still thinking about this colorful Tracy Reese paisley skirt my friend and Redbook EIC Meredith Rollins wore to the Rebecca Minkoff show in NY. It would be great go-to piece for holiday cocktail parties.
Colorful knits can be like visual vitamin C during a long winter and make great holiday gifts. Model Xiao Wen Ju wore a pink, blue and black sweater, scarf and top by Kenzo after walking the show in Paris.
“These are my wings,” Garage Magazine’s Michelle Elie said of her leather Comme des Garçons halter and sleeves outside the Kenzo show in Paris. A huge supporter of designer Rei Kawakubo, Elie treats fashion like wearable art, not just something to wear. It’s always refreshing to see during fashion week. The shorts are Jil Sander.
The holidays are the time to rock a serious cocktail dress, like this beautifully beaded and fringed Balmain leather dress on Anna Dello Russo, seen here at the Nina Ricci show in Paris. The tribal look gives it an amazing tough-chic vibe.
Who would have thought that Fendi bags would still be so popular more than a decade after the Fendi baguette craze? And yet that seems to be the case, with many a fashionista toting them around this past fashion week season. They’re also a little more practical than investing in just the “monster” charm. Helena Bordon paired a Fendi bag with blue and white pajama style pants and an orange coral necklace at the Nina Ricci show in Paris. Full length shot, after the jump. (more…)
I love the color burgundy at this time of year. I also love warm turtleneck sweaters, but hate looking schlumpy. Of course, Olivia Palermo managed to style all these things to look quite chic. At the Nina Ricci show in Paris, she ignored the “rule” about not tucking your sweater into your skirt or pants and tucked her burgundy turtleneck sweater partway into a pencil skirt of the same color to emphasize the waistline. Then she topped it with a big statement necklace and added nude heels for a ladylike look. Brava.
I still love the classic combination of black and blue, especially in winter when all black gets so boring. Top model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a black and blue tuxedo jacket, black leather mini and black ankle boots and monogrammed navy blue bag to the Balmain show in Paris. It’s also amazing how she color-coordinated with her bodyguard – on purpose? The jet setter recently contributed a travel checklist to Who What Wear Daily that was totally personal and totally fascinating – check it out here.
When the weather gets tough, leather vests and pants are an even tougher shield against the cold. At the Balmain show in Paris, a guest wore an embossed snakeskin-giraffe print leather vest and green leather leggings. Chic armor.