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NYFW: Guess Which Horrible Trend Will Not F*cking Die

NYFW: Guess Which Horrible Trend Will Not F*cking Die

We have bitched and moaned about peplums for nearly as long as we’ve been doing red carpet coverage–they bother us for a number of reasons, namely that they tend to be awkward, bulky and unflattering on women in the actual corporeal world (as opposed to the fantastical creatures forged at fashion week and paraded down the runway) and because they look so pointless. Just a bunch of unnecessary fabric, engulfing the wearer, serving no visual purpose. No wonder Kim Kardashian loves them.

…But looks like we better start loving them too, because if the current NYFW runways are any indication, they’re not going away anytime soon. Here’s what to expect from the trend next Spring. 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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NYFW:The Major Fall Color Trends For 2012

NYFW:The Major Fall Color Trends For 2012

“Dark and moody” go the unsurprising fall color trends at NYFW: covering the runways were muted shades of midnight, plum, and the reigning combination of black and blue. …But just when you thought it was all very bleak and Fall-appropriate… bright, fuck-off, electric reds came down the runway. Absolutely no one had his finger on this pulse better than Jason Wu, whose collection was almost exclusively shadowy shades of blue, wine and blinding red. Here are the colors to keep your eyes on for Fall 2012. 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 »