The fall/winter 2013 show season is just past the halfway mark, and emergent ready-to-wear trends have been well-documented from New York and London’s respective runways. But, what of the season’s accessories? As Tom Ford, Erdem and Gucci would have it, retro-futuristic eyewear will soon be touching down in edits and outlets near you – the sort of statement-making oculars perfect for protection from autumnal glares and solar flares.
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Berlin’s burgeoning Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this week veered (surprisingly) toward the sophisticated and refined — even ladylike. But worry not, the city’s reputation for cutting-edge irreverence shone through as well. Here, ARTINFO picks our five savviest fall ‘13 looks… (more…)
Milan saw a busy weekend of men’s shows, spanning the traditional (Burberry Prorsum’s “I Heart Classic” show) to the decadent (Roberto Cavalli). Yet there were three standouts worth highlighting: Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Missoni.
Spring’s romance needn’t be represented by saturated sunflowers or babydoll sweetness, nor should it be. Take for example one of the season’s emergent, and in turn steeliest and most attractive trends: diaphanous, floor-length skirts and dresses in cooled-off neutral colors.
Facetasm’s Hiromichi Ochiai definitely has a signature look: Layers, and lots of them. Ochiai sent models down the runway yesterday in piles of satiny deconstructed bombers, cropped mini-tanks, sheer leggings, and pants with vented knees. Plaid chiffon shirts and, in some cases, what looked like backwards aprons, hung from waists and down the backs of thighs. The designer upped the drama another notch with curly, teased-to-there wigs, and, in lieu of lipstick, rhinestone bedazzled pouts. (more…)
Tokyo Fashion Week is in full swing, with Japanese designers showcasing their spring 2013 wares. Shiho Shiroma, who launched her namesake label in 2010, sent models down the runway this morning in loosely layered digital print separates topped off with iridescent peep-toe booties and deconstructed coccoon coats. Mohawk-pompadour hybrid hairstyles and bold red lips finished off the looks. (more…)
The latest batch of runway reviews are in, and they’re rife with Nirvana references, shout-outs to Courtney Love, and paragraphs dedicated to the return of plaid and the question of whether or not we should be tying flannels around our waists next spring. But grunge wasn’t the only ’90s trend we spotted on the catwalks. We rounded up five forgotten Clinton-era looks that popped up this fashion month, from Rachel Zoe’s modern spin on fanny packs to Phillip Lim’s take on overalls. (more…)
Gucci’s spring 2013 collection was all about jewel tones. The label’s creative director, Frida Giannini, sent models down the runway in sharply tailored looks done up in super-saturated shades of ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, and peridot. Designs were topped off with architectural ruffles and necklines were adorned with clusters of plastic gemstones, while slender-heeled ankle-strap shoes and python bags provided the final flourishes.