Topic: Band of Outsiders

5 Of The Biggest Color Trends For Spring 2014 From NYFW

5 Of The Biggest Color Trends For Spring 2014 From NYFW

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 »

NYFW Trends: Designers Weirdly Convinced That Real Women Will Wear Head-To-Toe White For Spring

NYFW Trends: Designers Weirdly Convinced That Real Women Will Wear Head-To-Toe White For Spring

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 »

Frank Ocean Makes His Fashion Modeling Debut In Band Of Outsiders’ Instagram-y Spring Campaign

Frank Ocean Makes His Fashion Modeling Debut In Band Of Outsiders' Instagram-y Spring Campaign

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 »

Star Wars Characters In High Fashion

Star Wars Characters In High Fashion

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 »

Fashion Week’s Biggest Trends: The 3 Kinds Of Prints That Will Rule Spring

Fashion Week's Biggest Trends: The 3 Kinds Of Prints That Will Rule Spring

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 »

Ready-to-Click: Christian Lacroix Goes Into The Fairy Tale Business

Ready-to-Click: Christian Lacroix Goes Into The Fairy Tale Business

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 »

Ready-to-Click: The British Are Wedding! The British Are Wedding!

Ready-to-Click: The British Are Wedding! The British Are Wedding!

…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 »