In seasons past, I have sniped that London was the first victim of New York Fashion Week. The British fashion capital commands a shallow beachhead on the fashion calendar between two giants New York and Milan.
Milano Moda Donna has arrived and with it a live stream of Gucci‘s Spring 2012 collection replete with nearly all gold everything. Ford’s Alana Zimmer, Karmen Pedaru, and Sigrid Agren featured. Did you catch that? Sigrid’s back! [Fashion Etc]
The biggest evening story on the Fall runways had nothing to do with hemlines. Instead, designers turned their attention to the tuxedo, offering everything from updated Bianca Jagger-style suits to bib shirts and cummerbund accents. Click through to add some le smoking to your look.
Ford Models Fashion teams up with lensman Craig Arend, whose blog, Altamira, is the definitive source of off-duty model style. Arend has a particular talent for capturing models as themselves, highlighting the unique personal styles of the women who are paid to dress up as others most of the time. His photos are a natural fit for our site, of course, and we’re pleased to present his images as part of our continuing Fashion Week coverage. Here, a first look from the European shows.
It’s a drizzly Tuesday morning in Manhattan two days before New York Fashion Week. I am set to meet Brenda Kranz, a new face model from Düsseldorf, Germany who joined Paul Rowland‘s board in the summer.
This just in…The Guardian reports that yesterday afternoon the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 show was also an event on Twitter. Now if only they explained what this Twitter is…. [Guardian]
Jonathan Saunders’ Spring collection was a festival of brights, featuring dots, paisleys, and kaleidoscopic prints in vivid hues like acid green, lemon yellow, and watermelon. On the runway were Ford Women’s Lara Mullen and Ford’s Ruby Jean Wilson, Erjona Ala, Janice Alida, Daiane Conterato, Karolina Waz, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Hanne Gaby, Julia Nobis, Valerija Kelava, and Alice Cornish.
London Fashion Week—Ford’s Michael Bruno was backstage at Giles Deacon today, where no fewer than 10 of our fine lasses walked the runway. Here’s a preview of Deacon’s makeup—a romantic look with rosy cheeks and groomed brows—and runway shots. Stay tuned for more from London Fashion Week.