Every designer has an inspiration for his or her collection, but few take their subject matter as far and as deep as Jean Paul Gaultier. He loves to play on the side of kitsch and shows some of the most ostentatious and bold looks on the runway season after season: creating one of the must-see catwalks consistently and essentially making him a natural fit for Couture. His Spring 2016 influence was that of legendary Parisian hotspot, Le Palace—a party go-to in the 70’s for people like Gaultier and all of his famous friends and muses.
Punk Queen Edwige Belmore was the motivation behind the assortment of 80’s power suits, the brand’s signature menswear-inspired tailoring, loungewear that we’d all love to wear outdoors, head-turning metallics, and vi...
At this point in the summer, getting dressed becomes a real chore. Stores are gearing up for fall, but you’re getting ready to be hot as hades in August and September. My solution? A romper, a throw-on-and-go onesie that will come to your rescue when you need it most. Shop some of the best on the market, here.
After Michelle Obama kicked things off on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, it was clear that she not only raised the bar in terms of delivering a poignant message to everyone watching, butsartorially speaking, she didn’t disappoint (but then again, does she ever?).
Day two saw several female celebrities including Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, American Ferrera, Elizabeth Banks and Debra Messing make appearances on the DNC stage to show their support for Hillary Clinton...
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...
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, brothers, 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 third day of the men’s shows, which they kindly submitted via text message. Enjoy!
Give in to the floral crown. You know you want to.
BY JUSTINE CARREON
If Valentino’s turquoise jewelry and Saint Laurent’s ubiquitous suede jacket are any indication, festival dressing can be done right. We get it, there’s a strong love/hate relationship with the style; it is a look thatcan elicit very strong feelings. But deep down in your gut you know if you’re heading to Coachella this month (or any festival for that matter!) you wish you were Vanessa Hudgens, twirling around in the perfect gypsy outfit as you wander aimlessly through Indio. So embrace the fringe, give in to the floral crown, and get weird this weekend with our massive roundup that meets all of your Coachella needs.
Versace has solidified its place in history for praising and exalting the female form: its every arch, curvation, and bend. Donatella Versace has been at the helm of the brand for almost two decades now and has definitely made the iconic Italian fashion house synonymous with power, sensuality, and strength: yes, the kinds of pieces you would wear for a night out but for the love of your own body and not that of the male gaze. D-ring accented straps, bomber jackets, functional knits, and contrast stripes kicked off the sporty chic vibe that pervaded over its latest Couture assortment.
But let’s not fool ourselves: Versace was not straying from its signature aesthetic. Expertly-tailored power suits, deep-cut necklines, sultry slits, and flashes of flesh were on parade...