Runaway Reviews Part Two

Lacoste at fashion week 2010

Peter Som
Peter Som was once a cocktail and evening man, but if the last three collections are any indication, the designer is hell-bent on becoming a day dresser. The term “quirky,” though overused, is an apt way to describe Fall, which is governed by a mish-mash of brights and prints and textures and sparkles and even fur. It’s a complicated look, even for Margot Tenenbaum. But daring sophisticates are sure to love the neon furs, floor-grazing chiffon skirts and slim-fit cardigans, which are best worn belted. But this is one designer who can really cut a dress–not to mention the wonders …continue reading

Runaway Reviews

A model walks wearing Vera Wang

Vera Wang
Dark was light and airy at Vera Wang’s runway show as the designer celebrated the midnight hour. The collection was an exploration of black as more than just a color, but rather its inherent texture, volume, composition and sensibility. Wang illustrated a dark romance, roughing up her scalloped organza and wool crepe gown with a slight, disheveled touch. Jet black tulle and feathers felt playful, while long gloves and bold, detailed shoulders were sophisticated and powerful. While glamorous to the end, Wang did tone down the opulence, opting for black twill jackets and baggy trousers. Clean lines, blazers and …continue reading

Fashion Week Helps Haiti

Models walk for Haiti

(NEW YORK) As Fashion Week rolls on, so do the efforts to support the people of Haiti. Last night, the tents were buzzing with excitement and anticipation, as it was clear that Naomi Campbell was in the house. The super’s massive charity fashion show, Fashion for Relief, promised to feature a slew of chicsters in designs which will all be auctioned off at Net-A-Porter beginning March 15th. Campbell spearheaded the show, as friends and supporters including fellow models, fashion designers, actors and musicians stomped down the runway in designer looks put together by Rachel Zoe.

Agyness Deyn must have been having …continue reading

Fashion Week Schedule

This is the schedule for NY Mercades-Benz Fashion Week:

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2010

9 AM
MACKAGE
SALON

10 AM
BCBGMAXAZRIA
TENT

11 AM
RICHARD CHAI
PROMENADE

1 PM
DUCKIE BROWN
SALON

2 PM
TONI MATICEVSKI
Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street

3 PM
PORTS 1961
PROMENADE

5:30 – 7:30 PM
LA PERLA
540 West 26th Street

6 PM
FARAH ANGSANA
SALON

7 PM
THE HEART TRUTH’S RED DRESS COLLECTION 2010
TENT

8 PM
MIK CIRE by ERIC KIM
Promenade

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2010

9 AM
CYNTHIA STEFFE …continue reading

Death Of Alexander McQueen Overshadows Fashion Week

Designer Alexander McQueen, RIP

The associate press reports:

LONDON – A bereaved Alexander McQueen left a note, then hanged himself in his apartment on the eve of his mother’s funeral, a coroner’s inquest said Wednesday, giving the cause of the fashion designer‘s death as asphyxiation and hanging.

The inquest has yet to formally deliver a ruling of suicide, but police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Coroner’s official Lynda Martindill told the inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court that the body of 40-year-old McQueen was found in an armoire at his London apartment on Thursday. In the dispassionate language of the inquest, she referred to him as “a single …continue reading

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