It's time to shine in fall's glamorous sequined separates. Metallic tuxedo jackets, tunics and tee shirts look effortlessly chic when thrown over a favorite pair of jeans or leggings. Brilliant accessories like the Topshop scarf and Fendi chain strap handbag are great alternatives to head-to-toe sparkle.
Posts for October 16th 2009
When the first five looks hit the runway at the Banana Republic fashion show yesterday—a denim trench, chambray shirts, and distressed jeans—it looked like Creative Director and EVP of Design, Simon Kneen, was headed back to Great Depression much like Ralph Lauren did for spring. Instead the denim looks gave way to Banana Republic staples including cropped peacoats, ruffle trim tanks, cotton cardigans, and wrinkled linen dresses.
For women there were great leather moto jackets in white and cognac, classic khaki trench coats and easy, colorful day dresses. As for accessories, the season's obsession with the clog continues. Models rocked what might be one of the best (and most affordable) styles we've seen thus far—gray and tan leather slingbacks with an open toe.
The men were casual yet cool in straw fedoras, navy blazers, suede boat shoes and drawstring pants. Overall, the show offered exactly what we love to see at Banana Republic—comfortable classics with a subtle nod to the season's most important trends.
Anna Wintour hosted an annual event for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists Wednesday night in her West Village townhouse. The ten designers gather chez Wintour to showcase fashion fund-sponsored design projects and mingle with past finalists and current CFDA members.
This year Google's Marissa Mayer was the guest of honor, as each finalist was challenged with designing pieces inspired by the Google search engine. (In 2008 and 2009 the project was sponsored by L'Oreal Paris color cosmetics.)
Designers arrived with models (Alexa Adams and Flora Gill of Ohne Titel with Dree Hemingway) and actresses (Waris Ahluwalia of House of Waris with Rose Byrne) to show off their one-of-a-kind creations. George Esquivel dressed Kemp Muhl in colorful "Google shoes" with search box back tags, and Wayne Lee designed a neoprene vest that could carry a 15 inch laptop.
Henry Holland collaborates with Levi's on jackets, jeans, dresses and tops for men and women under the label, Henry Holland x Levi's, which will arrive in Levi stores next February.
Barneys New York opens latest outpost in Scotsdale, AZ.
Christian Louboutin clarifies his Barbie has fat ankles comment and presents the Barbie-pink, red-soled shoes he designed for the doll's 50th birthday.
Gap expands into China and will return to television advertising this holiday season.
Richard Nicoll blogs for Vogue.com UK from the Frieze Art Fair in London.
Reed Krakoff plans to debut his namesake accessories line during February Fashion Week in New York.
DKNY created limited edition tee shirts for the New York City marathon in partnership with Free Arts NYC.