There were a lot of trends on view at NYFW this past week: from obvious Spring choices like pastel colors and bright citrus shades to (possibly unrealistic?) all white ensembles and graphic handbags (along with much maligned trends we’d love to see go away forever like peplums and crop tops).
But the trend that landed on nearly every runway?
Can you guess? More
Here at The Gloss, we tend to shy away from the too-common bullying language of many fashion publications–5 Designer Items You Need Right Now! 5 Bags Everyone Will Have!, etc–because it’s unrealistic and obnoxious (no one needs a designer anything, for one).
However, for those of you who like following fashion but feel no obligation to spend a month’s rent on a damn handbag, one very easy way to translate the runway to your regular old wardrobe is with color. By incorporating the season’s biggest shades–whether through recycling stuff you already have or buying something new–you’ll achieve roughly the same effect as wearing trendy, eye-catching (and super expensive) runway pieces. Next Spring, these are the colors you’ll be seeing. More
We know that designers often imagine a specific kind of woman for each collection–but who is the woman that wears head-to-toe white? And, judging by the amount of solid white columns on the runways, they must think she’s out there in droves.
Let’s have a look at the permanent Spring trend–and, as fresh and alluring as many appear, just keep in mind the coffee stains… More
It’s been a pretty good year or so for Frank Ocean. His debut full-length, Channel Orange, won a Grammy for “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” and better yet, most people correctly thought he was the rightful winner of the “Album Of The Year” title stolen by Boring And Sons. The world reacted well to his revelation that his album was partly about a male lover, and he came out looking like the good guy in an altercation with Chris Brown (granted, not a hard thing to do). Now, he’s branching out into the world of fashion with a starring role in Band Of Outsiders’ spring/summer 2013 campaign, and while he certainly looks good in the clothes, I kind of wish you could see them better. Kids today, with their high tech digital simulations of shitty old cameras! That said, it appeals to the part of my brain that is addicted to Instagram, and the campaign is a clear sign that he’s become a beacon of pop culture, as previous BofO stars include Michelle Williams and the Harry Potter kids. More
Us Gloss editors have occasionally described the site as “fashion for people who care more about Star Wars.” Now, an artist named John Woo–not the Face/Off guy, though that’d be great–has deftly combined the two in some fantastic illustrations. Here, beloved Star Wars characters (well, and Jar Jar) are clad in the likes of Gareth Pugh, Thom Browne and Comme des Garcons. We’re posting a few of our favorites, but do yourself a big favor and visit his Etsy store. More
Michelle Williams is all over the place these days. More
Spring is the time for prints: florals, usually, and this past fashion week saw some weirdo forays into Hawaiian. However, three of the biggest trends to emerge for prints weren’t actually about flowers: we saw geometric patterns, plenty of ombre and animals. …I don’t mean leopard spots or tiger stripes, but prints of animals: birds, butterflies, even a few zebras. Let’s take a look. More
Apparently, a degree from Hogwarts can lead you into either the world of magic, or the world of modeling. More
Designers are always looking forward and back. This past NYFW, a few major (and oft-referenced) time periods seemed to dominate. The answer is after the jump. More
One undeniable trend on the catwalk this past NYFW (besides the dreaded printed pants!) was a decidedly more wearable trouser: of the wide leg variety. Some had a challenging high waist, some had an exotic harem cut, but all were voluminous. There’s a right version of this style for everyone, so here’s some ideas from the runway and a whole lot of options. More
Now that we’ve come out of our NYFW haze and adequately re-hydrated, we’ve begun the project of sifting through hundreds of images from the runways and attempting to parse what will stick and what won’t for Fall 2011. That said, let me be frank with you: More
Sketches from Prabal Gurung’s upcoming collection are worth checking out. -Style.com
Speaking of sketches, these are pretty amazing, too. -Style Bubble
Rodarte and Opening Ceremony have teamed up for the boys. -High Snobiety
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have also teamed up for the boys. -Refinery 29
Another opinion on Michelle Obama fashion, Mick Jagger’s little girl wears jeans, and More
Christian Lacroix is branching into fables. -The Telegraph
Teasers for Kate Moss’ upcoming Dior Addict ads have dropped. That was fast. -Catwalk Queen
She has also reportedly insisted that her fiance give up drinking…? -The Independent
Yohji Yamamoto likes “dirty” stuff, is thoughtful. -Racked
LVMH keeps on acquiring, Kirsten Dunst models, Abbey Lee doesn’t and More
…But you knew that. And this Kate Middleton wedding dress conjecture is always… super… exciting… -TODAY
Mayhem at Bruce Oldfield thanks to Ms. Middleotn. -The Telegraph
No one seems to be talking about what Wills will wear, except Vivienne Westwood. -The Telegraph
Fashion is making people angry. -New York Times
Tavi, Gaga, lots from the Golden Globes red carpet, and More