New York City hummed with palpable electricity as legions of fashion fiends swarmed the tents at Lincoln Center to behold the collections built on blood, sweat and glitter. This was New York Fashion Week.
The intrigue of Alexander Wang’s collection enticed fashionistas to schlep down to Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, far from the chaos of Manhattan. Complete with a spinning runway, Wang dazzled with his dramatic flair.
Models were unrecognizable with icy stares, bleached brows and slick-straight wigs, which reflected the androgynous overtones of the show. They marched down the runway in utilitarian dresses with rows of pockets for things you never knew you needed. Wang played with gender bending in menswear-inspired frocks. Billowing slacks hid under oversized coats with massive lapels that veiled any trace of womanly curves.
Traditionally the hub of Fashion Week activities, Lincoln Center offers ample opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry.
Chef John DeLucie’s traditionalist, old-school lavish style comes full tilt at his grand ballroom of a restaurant, designed by decorator Meg Sharpe (formerly of Ralph Lauren). Indulge in almost theatrically fine dining with Hudson Valley Fois Gras, Caviar Service, and decadent entrees like grilled Maine Lobster, Rack of Lamb plated over delicate chantrelles, and Steak served with enormous marrow bones. For simpler fare, try the delicious hand-made pastas, like the Rabbit Risotto, served with fall squash, pea greens, garlic butter, rabbit jus, or the Tagliatelle Carbonara with wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, farm egg, cream, parmesan.
Have you ever had someone ask you why you need so many purses? Have you ever had to explain how your purse is your life? Yeah , we know all about it. When do you need your purse most? FASHION WEEK!
With fashion week fast approaching here is the ULTIMATE survival guide on what you so need in your purse!
STEP ONE :
Clearly you need a purse. We suggest something sturdy, large and something you can wear a lot. Neutral colors are always a plus but if you are bold then go for it! This Cedar Street Kate Spade satchel comes in three colors and is a fab size to carry all your survival tools in some serious fashion!
With her ability to create an efortlessly chic esthetic, Kimberly V is one of the most sought after stylists on the scene. The New York born mastermind is original, fresh and able to incorporate a personal touch to every look. She also sports the most amazing client list featuring Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chelsea Lately, Usher, Drake, Keri Hilson, Ne-yo, Jordin Sparks to name a few. And from such an eclectic list, it is easy to see that she is able to capture and array of personalities and cater to all types of, well, types!
Wang announced the move to Duggal Greenhouse for his February 8th show. Fashion followers are complaining about the move and the commute from the base in Lincoln Center across the East River.
Being the must-see show of Wang's debut collection - the turnoput is not expected to be poorer because of the trek.
Wang will be the first major designer to go outside the Manhattan box for Fashion Week. Wang is also considered one of the only designers with enough of a following and a pull to bring fashion watchers to the stunning Duggal Greenhouse location.
Just in time for the Holiday Season, Alexander Wang has premiered his new line of headphones that he designed for the popular brand Beats by Dr. Dre.
The new headphones and pill speaker are sleek and black with just a touch of pale gold, which is Wang's signature combo. The new line includes ear buds ($149) which come with its own fashionable black case with keyring and clip, a beats pill speaker ($299) and studio headphones ($449)
When: Now through Thursday, August 22nd
Times vary by store location
Where: Bird, all Brooklyn locations
Cobble Hill - 220 Smith Street at the corner of Butler Street, 718.797.3774
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm, Sat: 12pm - 7pm, Sun: 12pm - 6pm
Park Slope - 316 Fifth Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets, 718.768.4940
Famed fashion house Balenciaga is known for designing bags synonymous with rocker chic, as their pieces are usually adorned with studs, buckles and zips. However Alexander Wang’s first accessories collection for the company is a far cry from the brand’s classic pieces.
The 2013 Fall collection, aptly entitly ‘Le Dix’, has been stripped down to encompass simplistic details and high quality leather; along with it comes an equally high flying price. The name of the debut collection has a special meaning for the brand. Wang has stated, “Le Dix refers to the original address where Balenciaga was founded...It was also the name of the brand’s first fragrance. It was only natural that this heritage also be translated into a bag for this first collection."
And you can get your hands on the designs today as they hit stores worldwide…if you can afford the $995-$2,250 price tag that is!
Reining it in from past seasons of embellished brights and quirky colors, ready-to-wear is taking back black and white is tagging along for the ride. Jil Sander and Narciso Rodriguez class it up, while other top designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang move toward the edgier side of the contrasting colors.
Alexander Wang—a designer way ahead of his time if you ask us. Who could possibly forget the grand finale of Mr. Wang's Spring/Summer 2013 show during Fashion Week back in September? If you happened to miss it (shame on you) all of the lights shut off and well...the whole collection became glow in the dark.
Now that spring fashion is here, the Fashion Week pieces have hit store s and we are ready to indulge in the coolest Alexander Wang designs to date. If you follow fashion then you must know optic white has stolen the show from the beloved black-on-black dressing. So, with Wang’s glow-in-the-dark collection you will be #trending in white during the day and become the "it-girl” at night. Tell me who can take their eyes off the girl who is glowing in the dark at the party?