Ji Oh fall 2016 presentation. Photo: Ji Oh

When Ji Oh debuted her eponymous womenwear line at New York Fashion Week in 2014, her fall collection landed on the cover of WWD the following day and Barneys New York placed an order. “It was very memorable and rewarding,” she says. “And I felt like, ‘Okay, now I can do this.'” Oh’s checklist of achievements as a young designer on the rise only continued, and 2016 has proven to be a breakout year. Not only did she earn a sponsorship to show during Made Fashion Week in February, but the CFDA also selected Oh as a member of the CFDA Fashion Incubator Class of 2018, and she was named a finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition.

But Oh’s success stems more from her determination to do well than simply sheer luck...


Selena Gomez Is Bringing Back Your Denim Skirt From High School

There’s no denying that we are major fans of “It” girl Selena Gomez‘s personal style. In fact, we’re so taken with the starlet that we’ve studied up heavily on her sartorial findings, but she recently stepped out in something that had us a tad perplexed: a frayed denim mini skirt. Now, we were fans, along with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, of the staple in the late ’90s and early aughts when we were in high school, but is the jean mini currently making a comeback? Apparently, according to Gomez (Kendall Jenner and Rihanna are also devotees).

Now, Gomez gave her casual piece the high-fashion treatment by pairing it with a black lace-up top and slinky open-toe knee-high boots. Clearly, marrying the skirt with a graphic tee and Ugg boots is no longer an option...

Guests at the Pearl Lam Gallery.

They Are Wearing: Art Basel, Hong Kong Edition

The art crowd has descended on Hong Kong this week for the latest installment of Art Basel and a host of satellite events around the city. WWD shot stylish attendees at a few key festivities so far, including Monday night’s opening of the “Structures of Recollection” exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries and Tuesday night’s Net-a-porter and Mr Porter party hosted at The Pawn.

Guest at both events — as well as those wandering the main exhibition at the city’s trade center — sported a host of styles. Many opted for all-black or black-and-white combos, but a few flashed some traditional Chinese red (or hot pink). Funky, colorful sneakers, especially in orange, as well as chunky statement necklaces were out in full force...


What actually is a babydoll dress?

Te catwalks have decreed that the babydoll dress is one of the key dress styles of the season. Valentino, Jeremy Scott and Giambattista Valli all offered different incarnations on the catwalk, but, judging by the responses in the GLAMOUR office, there is still confusion about what it actually is.

What actually is a babydoll dress?

The babydoll started out as a short nightgown invented by a designer called Sylvia Pedler in 1942 as a means of working with the fabric shortage during World War II. A version for children was also created – the length was kept short so that kids could have their nappies changed with ease, so bear that in mind when you’re wearing yours. Pedler apparently hated that women began calling them babydolls and never used the term herself.

What actually is a babydoll dress?
Printed silk dress, £853, Giamba at My-Theresa


In the past, we at Fashionista have sent an eager, curious non-fashion dude to report from the front lines at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a women’s ready-to-wear show, and, finally, the #menswear extravaganza that is New York Fashion Week: Men’s. This time around, we thought it would be entertaining to ask the non-fashion dudes in our lives — husbands, boyfriends, dads, platonic pals — whose occupations range from law to tech to television writing what their immediate feelings were about the looks presented on the NYFW:M runways. 

Without further ado, we present their snap reviews from the first day of the men’s shows, which they kindly submitted via text message. Enjoy!


A look from the David Naman spring 2017 collection. Photo: David Naman

A look from the David Naman spring 2017 collection. Photo: David Naman
Left: Alyssa's husband, Jon. Right: Chantal's friend, Nick. 

Left: Alyssa’s hu...

Laurie Hernandez Just Won a Spot on the U.S. Olympic Team…and Your Heart

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The freshest face on the Olympic team this year is Laurie Hernandez, the 2015 junior national champion turned senior star. Hernandez just turned 16 this year, which means she was born in 2000. (Feeling old yet?) She hails from Old Bridge, New Jersey and trains at MG Elite with Maggie Haney, a former NCAA gymnastics star.

Here’s a little bit more you should know about this rising star.

Her breakout moment

In 2012, Hernandez was barely 12 years old when she caught the attention of gymnastics fans at the Secret U.S. Classic, a qualifier for the National Championships with this floor routine.

Though the difficulty of the tumbling was low compared to the top junior competitors that year, the young gymnast stood out for t...


The Stars Who Slayed the Red Carpet in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

Even though rumors had been circulating for awhile now, waking up to the news that Hedi Slimane was officially leaving Saint Laurent came as no less of a shock (and on April Fool’s Day, too). As the creative and image director, Slimane wasted no time in making monumental changes during his tenure, like stripping away the Yves, reinstating couture, relocating the atelier, and renovating a 17th-century mansion l’Hôtel de Sénecterre. As for design, he repositioned the French luxury house and gave it a rocker edge that blended archival pieces with a dangerous streak of underground cool, like his cropped, modern-day take on Saint Laurent’s original green fur coat from the 1970s in his spring 2015 collection.

It was this refreshing overhaul that has led to a rediscovery of the brand for some ...


The 14 Unforgettable Gowns from Couture Fashion Week

070716-couture-week-dresses-leadHaris Haute Couture Fashion Week came and went, and along with it, the exquisite, extraordinary one-of-a-kind works of the couturiers.

But even though their time on the fall 2016 runways were fleeting (much like all good things in life), at least we have the photographs of each look to obsess-slash-drool over. Unlike ready-to-wear, couture is a way for designers to stretch their imaginations without worrying about silly things like affordability and in some cases, wearability.As a result, there’s no shortage of extravagance or spectacular looks that serves as a fine display of exemplary craftsmanship. Take designer Iris van Herpen, for instance. The designer fashioned a stunning masterpiece made of thousands of silicone-coated hand-blown glass bubbles...