News from the International Fashion Community
by Alex Rodriquez, Fashion News Correspondent
With New York Fashion Week at the halfway point, there are plenty of wonderful eye-candy runway shows to check out. There have been a lot of highlights so far this week, but here are just a few everyone should know about. Try checking out Jil Sander’s rocker chic collection, Herve Leger’s BDSM-inspired looks, Prabal Gurung’s devilish blacks and angelic whites pieces, Nicole Miller’s 70s-inspired collection, Billy Reid’s refreshing, for-men-only clothing, Rag & Bone’s warm layerings, Peter Som, Jason Wu, Honor, and many more.
Most designers showing in New York Fashion Week tend to keep the setting muted when presenting the clothes and jewelry. However, Erickson Beamon’s show took the inspiration for the collection, 1920s speakeasies, and turned their show into a speakeasy complete with flappers, live music, and, of course, booze. Check it out here.
After enjoying the success of a well-reviewed runway show and the release of his popular affordable collection, Karl Lagerfeld is on a hot streak. However, he has recently met some backlash after he publicly criticized pop-singer, Adele, for being “a little too fat.” Adele quickly retaliated stating she “never wanted to look like models on the covers of magazines.” Kelly Cutrone and other Adele fans have boycotted Lagerfeld’s brand over his comments. Lagerfeld is well known for verbally insulting everyone from Russian men to the Royal Family.
Alexander Wang gave a throwback nod to the 90s at his NYFW show when he had popular 90s models such as Gisele Bundchen, Shalom Harlow and Karolina Kurkova. Wang is bringing back supermodels.
Don’t forget to check out the first ever all-bloggers fashion show streaming live from Polyvore.com on Monday. With four designers from FIT and a Covergirl makeup artist, it will be a show that cannot be missed. Check out this page to see all the participating fashion bloggers.
In other fashion news, the New York Times recently delved into the underground world of fashion in Silicone Valley. The must-have item for the tech-oriented community? Crazy-patterned, colorful socks. These socks have become a major trend in Silicone Valley. They are used to attract the ladies and as a sort of secret ‘gang sign’ for co-workers. Read the New York Times illuminating article on the subject.