New York Fashion Week kicks off today with BCBG Max Azria and Richard Chai Love. Can’t get to Lincoln Center? No worries, many designers offer live streams of their runway collections. And this season brands like Burberry and Marc Jacobs plan to take it up a digital notch, allowing viewers to shop the pieces in runway real time. [WWD.com]
Crystal Renn (Ford) effectively kicked off the women’s ready-to-wear season with her showing for her dear friend‘s Z Spoke by Zac Posen Fall 2012 collection. In its sixth season, Posen’s more modestly priced line has come into its own through a combination of smart tailoring and an inky color palette with a firm eye on evening.
Whether you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day jetting in and out of fashion shows or merely following the runway action from home, it’s important not to let the holiday slip by without some fanfare. As for gifts, we’re fans of the traditional—with a twist. Like Payard truffles boasting an explosive surprise, love notes on Lanvin stationery, or a big kiss in the form of a Solange Azagury-Partridge ring. We also love the promise of a night of undivided attention, via a Phonekerchief. What’s that? Click through to discover, and find something perfect for your sweetie.
The hashtag is a method of indexing a particular tweet on the microblogging service known as Twitter. Douglas Perrett, founder and creative director of COACD, coined one such hashtag, #WildThings, for a series of digitals shot by casting and photo director Kathy Lo. The hashtag proved so popular that it migrated out of its digital substrate and into the realms IRL publishing to become the title of a new monograph chronicling a decade of casting Polaroids by Douglas Perrett.
If bold moves often pay off, there’s plenty of opportunity to bank a few wins in the beauty department this season. Statement-making looks—neon eyelids at Richard Chai Love and Miu Miu, and extreme bedhead at Mulberry, to name a few—were the highlights of Spring runway beauty. Drama not your thing? Toned-down versions of the most over-the-top looks let you stand out without looking clownish. Here, tips, advice, and product picks from Ford Artists hair and makeup pros help you strike just the right balance to look your best this spring.
New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 castings came thick and fast this weekend. Photographer Craig Arend of Altamira was on hand at the BCBGMAXAZRIA / Hervé Léger by Max Azria casting where amongst other models he encountered Andie Arthur (Ford) and Kate King (Ford).
Hot on the heels of our Spring 2012 Trend Guide comes our user’s manual for shopping and wearing the season’s most newsworthy looks. We handpicked one chic piece per trend—a ’50s-inspired varsity sweater from the Mid-century Modern camp, for instance, or a very botanical pair of pants from Perennial Favorites—and styled each two ways. The result? Of-the-moment ensembles that won’t lose their luster. Click through to shop all the looks … twice.