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Cathy Horyn’s Favorite See-Now, Buy-Now Looks From Fashion Week

nymag.com — Since the advent of fashion shows in the early 20th century, we've been used to waiting six months for clothes to reach stores. But at New York Fashion Week that tradition has been broken, as a handful of adventurous designers, led by Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger, begin to offer clothes and accessories to consumers immediately after their runway shows.

Marc Jacobs, Fashion’s Great Appropriator, Turns to Rave Culture

nymag.com — This Marc Jacobs show did not really need an explanation, as previous ones - like the giant artificial sun he installed in 2013 - have. It was clear from the strings of lights and the puddles on the black elevated set (by Stefan Beckman) that the designer had conjured a rave.

The Problem With the Direct-to-Stores Runway Trend

nymag.com — The biggest trend of this Fashion Week is not a collective embrace of a certain look - those kinds of trends don't exist anymore - but rather a shift to showing clothes that are available in stores right now, instead of next season.

The Dream of New York Can Get in the Way of a Good Dress

nymag.com — At some point, everybody in this city has a dream of "New York" - the glitter, the opening nights, the promise of a more glamorous life. And so, on Tuesday evening, we climbed the stairs to the gaudy heights of the Russian Tea Room.

’70s-Socialite Style Goes Digital at Thom Browne

nymag.com — The photographer Slim Aarons once described his ideal subject as "attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places." That meant socialites like C. Z. Guest and Babe Paley relaxing in Palm Beach or the Bahamas, wearing clothes that were understated and always their own.

Fashion Is More Political Than Ever, But What Is It Saying?

nymag.com — In a sense, fashion has always been political. Rising hemlines came with the 19th amendment. Chanel's cardigan jacket was a form of liberation, no matter how chic it looked. In the '90s, Gaultier famously made statements about diversity, sex, and the freedom to love whom you wanted.

Triumphant Alexander Wang’s Red Hot American Summer

nymag.com — It's no secret that people aren't buying clothes at the moment. But it's also no secret what would get them to buy again: great fashion at a very affordable price. A side of fries would help, too. I am referring to Alexander Wang 's fantastic show on Saturday night at Pier 94.

Hadid Helps Hilfiger Pull Off Instagram Fashion

nymag.com — Everyone knows that Instagram has changed how people view fashion. You could even say that it has produced a divide in the fashion world - between designers with a refined sense of taste and cutting, who know the subtle tricks of dressmaking, and those seeking a visual pop, with color or vivid graphics, who use young celebrities like heart pills.

Thakoon Perfects Instant Runway Shopping

nymag.com — When the literary critic Walter Benjamin observed in the 1920s that fashion tempts us into "the landscape of the body," he did not know about smartphones and how they would completely transform our sense of anticipation and novelty. For example, after the Thakoon show last night on the Brooklyn waterfront, I took a car service back to midtown.

Fashion Week Contrasts: Tom Ford’s Grown-up Innovation and Kanye’s Carelessness

nymag.com — Shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Laura Brown, the recently appointed editor-in-chief of InStyle magazine, walked up to security guards at Kanye West's Yeezy show on Roosevelt Island and told them that people (mostly journalists) would leave if the guards didn't let them in soon.
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Sep 17, 2016

RT @VanityFair: The story behind Natalie Portman’s eerily accurate portrayal of Jackie Kennedy  http://vntyfr.com/JiTLbEd  https://t.co/Kp0hRv4T4f

Sep 16, 2016

RT @ndakogboya: @CathyHoryn: Worse than "appropriation"? PC attacks that fail to see that evil is in the eye that sees evil everywhere. Pure ideology.


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