New York Fashion Week

Trench Coat, Outside Michael Kors FW2020

April is definitely trench coat weather in NYC and environs. Here’s an excellent example of the form on a gloomy day outside the Michael Kors show. Leg of mutton sleeves like these have been going in and out of style since, oh, about the fifteenth century. They add a touch of whimsy and luxury to a wardrobe staple.

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City Scene, NYC February 2020

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Retro Chic: Marina Ingvarsson at Collina Strada FW2020

If you only get to step out once a day, make your outfit a great one! A timeless look on Marina Ingvarsson, seen this February at the Collina Strada show.

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Green Layers, Outside Sies Marjan FW2020

Such a great and individualistic look outside New York’s Sies Marjan show, where you can always find interesting people. Love the accessories and her tone-on-tone layering of different greens, a color we saw a lot of during fashion month.

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Zebra Is the New Leopard

Among the many big question marks hanging over the fashion industry, which has been devastated by the closure of retail stores, order cancellations, layoffs and supply chain disruptions, not to mention actual Coronavirus cases among those in the industry, is the mystery of what we will all be wearing when infections subside and we finally emerge from our homes. An entire season of the fashion calendar, vanished. Will we pick up where we left off? Will we start again in a totally different place? And how will trends emerge without the visual cues we pick up from each other on the street?

There is a lot to be gleaned about what people are wearing from Instagram, Tik Tok and video conferencing. One thing’s for sure: an interesting print certainly stands out on Google hangouts, even if you only dress the top half of your body. Zebra was the print of the moment by the end of this fashion month, hedging out leopard for spring. File under: things that might have been trends. (more…)

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Elaine Welteroth at Coach FW2020

Elaine Welteroth is such a star right now but still remembered a few of us street style photographers from her Teen Vogue days. Super stylish, and super nice too! Her Instagram feed is also inspiring in these trying times – one to follow if you want some uplifting content.

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Rainbow Coat, Outside Concept Korea FW2020

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NYC One Month Ago: People!

These are all photos from NY Fashion Week with too many people in them. People in the background, people in the foreground, people looking in the wrong direction, people moving erratically, people making faces. But this is what we miss so much about city life now that people, those pesky people who wouldn’t behave in a scripted way, have gone indoors. (more…)

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Spring Forward: Belted Coat, Outside Self-Portrait FW2020

A great look outside the Self-Portrait show in NYC. Belted coats are still going strong, and I’m really feeling this bright kelly green color for spring.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Jeannie Mai and Jeezy at Pamella Roland FW2020

Jeannie Mai and Jeezy made for a super cute couple at the Pamella Roland show.

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NYFW Trend Takeaway: Winter White

If there was one look we noticed over and over again during New York fashion week, it was winter white. There were so many winter white outfits that rival editors and buyers showed up wearing the same thing on the same day. Look closely at these photos, and you’ll see some even include another person wearing all white in the background – that’s how prevalent it was.

The all-white clothing we’ve seen recently started as a signal of solidarity with suffragettes, an indication of the collective power of female voters. In D.C., female senators wore all white to the State of the Union speech, and in Hollywood, Billie Eilish chose an all-white Chanel outfit for the Oscars. In New York, it may be a reaction to global warming and the extraordinarily mild temperatures we’ve had this winter. Or it may just be fashion: white is certainly a flexible neutral, no matter what the weather.

So if there are any last minute items you want to snap up before all the spring merchandise comes into stores, make it a white or cream-colored coat or jacket in any style. If you really want to double down on this trend, get some white boots or sneakers as well. Both will last into the spring… if it ever gets cold again. (more…)

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Best of NYFW (This Time Last Year)

It’s that time again: New York Fashion Week is upon us. It brings the semiannual dilemma: what are we going to wear?! Here are some of the best looks from New York Fashion Week this time last year – looks that have stood the test of time and would still work well today, no matter what the weather. They represent people in many walks of the fashion world from models, influencers, aspiring influencers, society ladies, editors, and buyers. Whether you’re dressing to look all-business or just to have fun and get from place to place, here are a few ideas.

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Pantsuit Nation

One notable fashion takeaway from last night’s Golden Globes was the number of stars wearing feminized versions of the tuxedo: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Awkwafina, Kathy Bates, Kate McKinnon, Portia Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, to name a few. Unlike years past, when women at the awards shows wore certain shades (white, black) to signify their alignment with suffragettes or the #metoo movement, this trend seemed to arise organically. It was as if they were saying: we’re not here to swan about in a froufrou gown, we’re here to get sh*t done.

Here are a few pantsuits – tuxedo and otherwise – we saw this past fashion month as well. It’s a boss-lady look we saw on quite a few power players in the fashion industry.

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NYFW Trend Takeaway: Fashion Is Freedom

Though there are fewer hard and fast rules in fashion these days, every NY fashion week highlights some change in the way people are dressing now. Here are some trends we noticed not just on influencers, but on editors, buyers and generally chic people on the street during last week’s shows.  (more…)

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Reese and Molly Blutstein After Collina Strada FW2019


Reese and Molly Blutstein after a show by Collina Strada, one of the indie fashion brands that’s shaking up New York Fashion Week.

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