Clashing prints, maxis, cropped tops, John Lennon sunnies, wide brim hats, and cross-body bags in the sun can only mean one thing! Hello Festival Season! The festival that started it all was Woodstock of '69 but now you can find a music festival no matter what part of the world you reside in. Almost every leading retailer has a festival fashion segment on their homepages and high fashion designers such as Dsquared have created a collection inspired by festival fashion. It is time to channel your down-to-earth, inner hippie, and frolic around the grass fields to your favorite music.
WGSN held their 2nd annual Global Fashion Awards honoring fashion elite from all over the world last night. The event was held at Gotham Hall in New York City and select attendees came in the masses for the black tie ceremony and dinner. The event was hosted by fashionisto and personality Robert Verdi and some of the notable attendees included Anna Sui, Peter Alexander, Charlotte Ronson, and Liam Gallagher. While the night was focused on who was winning what, one of the most exciting features of the night was who was wearing what. So let's get to what it was really all about --the fashion in the room! Of course everyone was dressed to the nines (as you can imagine), but here are a few major standouts that really made an impression.
Celeb favorite Matthew Williamson already has a capsule collection, Butterfly, in British department store Debenhams, as well as a hugely successful high-end collection loved by both Mischa Barton and Sienna Miller, but he’s certainly not planning to stop there.
It was just announced that Williamson will launch a capsule collection exclusive to Macy’s. The collection will be comprised of 30 pieces, including party dresses, scarves, rompers, and separates. Prices are estimated to be $50 for tops, $150 for dresses, and $300 for jackets.
Something we may have taken for granted and hardly recognized this fashion week in New York was crystal bedazzlement and it's subtle creep onto the runways of a lot of designers. With London Fashion Week underway, and Matthew Williamson crystalizing a few looks, we look back at Day 6 of New York Fashion Week for, well, an aesthetic that could possibly be permanent for Spring.
Gottex: An entire collection of divine bathing suits walked the runway, with so much potential and quirky things we'd like to try - we wondered could they worn alone as just leotards, far, far away from the beach. Models donned bathing suits with capes, avant-garde straps and some with extended trains sweeping the floor. But, not only would one have to worry what design to choose, but color - from, beiges to black and greens to reds - emerald green being the most coveted. After such a color fuss, came swimsuits bedazzled in swarvoski crystals at the shoulders and torsos. Where the swimsuits wearable? Not entirely - we coudn't bear the thought of chasing crystals in water - but, they were defintely beach-side posing appropriate.
Typically, Matthew Williamson is a breath of creative and free-spirited air. His days at Emilio Pucci were ground-breaking, whilst his signature line brought young, fun ideas to fashion week that nobody cared to show. With his recent collaborations and rise in fame, Matthew's Fall 2010 bevy failed to capture the essence of what many have identified him by. Perhaps, that may have been his intentions - to work outside of the box - but, in a time of economical needs and London's history of impressive designers, Matthew's mainstream collection showed as a bit under par. We've put together 5 things we think could have suited the designer we once admired.
This year’s not-to-be-missed week in fashion has surpassed New York and moved right on over to London. This year, designers like Burberry, Matthew Williamson, and Pringle of Scotland have decided to travel back to their home city for fashion week. Even Anna Wintour is forced to attend this time around.
London's SPring/Summer 2010 shows have turned out to be more daring and up-to-date then what was seen in New York last week, much to the surprise of the fashion world. London often times sits behind New York, Paris and Milan (not in that order) for all things fashion related; but this year, they have brought back such a cavalcade of fresh ideas and well-known designers, their five day fashion week is hosting an impressive crowd.
Out with the old, in with the new—well, kind of. Today kicks off the 25th Anniversary of London’s Fashion Week. You can expect to see old favorites like Burberry and Vivienne Westwood, but this year, keep your eyes on the fresh faces of fashion. London wants to focus its trendsetters towards the 40 emerging designers hoping to make it big in the next week.
With fashion shows being held all over the city, many companies are sponsoring future design stars. New Generation, who helped launch the careers of Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, and Boudicca have seventeen participants—watch for Henry Holland and Danielle Scutt. Fashion East, launching young brands like Marios Schwab, will debut its young designers Holly Fulton, Michael van der Ham and Heikki Salonen.