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15 Of The Wackiest, Most WTF Looks From NYFW

15 Of The Wackiest, Most WTF Looks From NYFW

Even though NYFW is known for its outrageous street style bait techniques, the shows themselves are a pretty staid affair compared to Paris and Milan (especially, of course, the couture shows).

While it’s a consistent criticism of New York that homegrown designers don’t experiment enough, we saw some pretty valiant experimentation at the Spring 2014 shows–which occasionally resulted in balls out crazy, too.

Don’t believe us? Here’s what we mean… More »

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 »

Gallery: Full Sleeves Are In Bloom Again

Gallery: Full Sleeves Are In Bloom Again

You’ve probably noticed a proliferation of yeti arms in recent seasons… and, if the Fall 2012 runways are to be believed, they show no signs of slowing. However, one thing we noticed at the NYFW shows was the enormous variety of sleeves. Obviously, they’re going to be a staple for Fall (it’s chilly, after all) but they won’t be your garden variety arm covering: designers like Thakoon, Peter Som, and Rodarte showed unexpected proportions… while known minimalists like Nariso Rodriguez played around with surprising volume. More »

Will You Be Buying A Leather Dress Next Fall?

Will You Be Buying A Leather Dress Next Fall?

Fashion Week happened, as you know, and now we begin the pick-up part of the season, where we root through the collections and decipher trends in color, texture, print, silhouette, etc. One Fall-appropriate hit: leather, especially dresses. They were tight and sexy at Cushnie et Ochs, cool and voluminous at Cynthia Rowley and surprisingly ladylike at Rachel Comey. They cropped up at Peter Som, Thakoon, even Marc Jacobs did a few.

A leather dress will go great with the rest of your urban warrior costume but… aren’t they still really sweaty? And they bunch in such unflattering ways! And it’s hard to pull off a heavy texture like that. Here’s a few of the different styles we saw at NYFW, let us know if you’ll be headed that direction next Fall.
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Fashion Week’s Biggest Trends: Blue Reigns On The Spring 2012 Runways

Fashion Week's Biggest Trends: Blue Reigns On The Spring 2012 Runways

Fashion Week has come and gone, which leaves us to pluck out and organize the meaningful data. Spring 2012 was about a lot of things (prints! peplums! citrus shades and cutouts!) but it seemed like every catwalk hosted at least one piece in saturated blue, in all shapes and silhouettes. …Luckily, this is one trend that looks lovely on just about everyone. Here’s all the cobalt, ultramarine, and aqua that ruled the runways. More »

Gallery: Hawaiian Prints Are Trending At Spring 2012 Fashion Week

Gallery: Hawaiian Prints Are Trending At Spring 2012 Fashion Week

It always feels a little weird for summer to end, for fall to gear up and… here’s the fashion press all agape at bright prints on the Spring runways. Spring is the time for prints, of course, and non more than the floral variety, but here’s the current twist on a season-standard: Hawaiian. Yes, the formerly dorky print of choice for stoner Dads and hungover frat bros is getting revamped this season as something a little more downtown. Opening Ceremony wins this round for being so far ahead of the curve. More »

12 Striking Prints To Jolt Your Wardrobe… All Under $200

12 Striking Prints To Jolt Your Wardrobe... All Under $200

If there’s one major trend we saw on the Fall 2011 runways at NYFW, it was… prints. By which we mean prints on everything. Abstract prints, geometric prints, criss-crossing lines, bright and graphic prints splashed across skirts, sweaters, dresses and especially pants (but we’ll get to that). In the interim, we scoured the internet for printed pieces with a touch of what we saw on the catwalk. As always, we tried to keep the pricepoints as accessible as we’re able. More »