As Fashion Month draws to a close, we must pick up the pieces and filter out the relevant information. So far, we know the Spring 2014 collections were all very Spring-y, the front rows were all very famous, and the models were all very white.
But! There were still surprises to be found in New York, London, Paris and Milan, as the accessories stole the show time and time again. Here’s 25 gorgeous, striking and occasionally very wacky bags from Fashion Month, featuring Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, rag & bone, Christian Dior, Viktor + Rolf, Lanvin and more!
The house of Carven has enjoyed a splashy revival since bringing on the talented (and charming, turns out) young Guillaume Henry in 2009. Here he talks to Popsugar about the women he envisions in Carven (“Attractive without showing too much”), various inspirations for the collections (Jules Verne!) and which celebrity he’d most like to dress (Kristen Stewart). More
I’m a fan of Chloe Sevigny. Or Chloë Sevigny as people with any keyboard proficiency like to call her. I think she has genuine style. And she was in Last Days of Disco, which ruled. Though I agree with her detractors that not every risk she takes pays off, she’s still always 90% more interesting than every other actress on a red carpet anywhere. Also, I’m hungover today and couldn’t come up with some kitschy ’90s show or guilty pleasure movie to mine for ideas. So here’s a bunch of great Chloe Sevigny style decisions and a bunch of things that resemble them. More
The mood in Paris was somber. The runways saw countless covered figures (loads of sleeved dresses, capes and capelets topped dozens of wideleg trousers), though these are Fall collections, after all. Some silhouettes were unapologetically ladylike (like at Miu Miu and Nina Ricci) but there seemed to be a storm cloud over many of the shows: Chanel was staged in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the Alexander McQueen collection was in honor of “the Ice Queen and her court,” and the backdrop for Lanvin’s austere looks was a weeping willow. Dark, maybe, but plenty to love.
All of these Fall 2011 New York/London/Milan Fashion Weeks (and their subsequent coverage) have almost got us forgetting that the next season up to bat is actually Spring! So, here’s some lightweight, versatile cropped pants (or varying lengths and kinds) to have you looking chic and effortless as it gets a little warmer. We’ve got some pretty neutrals, some denim, and a pop of brilliant blue for the more daring, from $90 to $595. More
I’m trying to be nicer! More
Weezy wore the Jeremy Scott x Adidas teddy bear sneakers! -Upscale Hype
Pierre Hardy always manages to make us briefly consider spending the rent on sneakers. -Racked
Danish menswear brand Soulland has opened in what was once a Copenhagen sex shop. -T Magazine
Taiwanese model Godfrey Gao is the first Asian face of Louis Vuitton, hot. -Bagaholicboy
Carven returns, a winter boot round-up, Ralph Lauren’s cars lead a life of luxury and More