Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, I’m sure you’ve noticed the resurgence of ‘90s street wear in fashion. Brands like Vetements have taken '90s staples like the oversized floral dress and made them relevant and cool again. Floral patterns can be a bit tricky to wear, but we’ve got 3 ways to wear one of this season’s biggest trends that will look effortless and stylish on just about anyone. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
With temperatures rising here in N.Y.C., we’re going to go out on a limb and declare that spring has arrived (hooray!). And of course, there’s nothing fashion people love more than celebrating spring with a whole new wish list chock-full of spring buys. Ahead, Yahoo Style editors share the pieces they’re dreaming of adding to their wardrobes this spring. Sure, we may not nab them all…especially not when Zara or Topshop will be rolling out similar, wallet-friendly versions soon.
Stripes can be one of the hardest patterns to wear for even the most stylish women. But with brands from Prada to Tommy Hilfiger showcasing stripes in various widths and colors in their Spring 2016 collections, zebra is definitely the way to go. Luckily, stripes are versatile — just one striped sweater can serve as the focal point for outfits that take you from the corporate boardroom to weekends in the park. Ahead, three ways to wear this spring’s coolest top.
Photography by Hans Neumann Styling by Nicholas Grasa Hair by Adam Markarian Makeup by Yacine Diallo Manicure by Dawn Sterling Models: Athena Wilson at Marilyn Agency, Saara Sihvonen at Fusion Models, Nick Hadid at Click Models, Robert Spencer at Major Models Think “spring fashion,” and what leaps to mind? Easter-egg colors, feather-light fabrics, and florals (quelle groundbreaking). But there’s a new mood in the air for spring 2016 — one that mixes a little darkness and decadence in with all those dreamy pastels. We took this spring’s most inspiring looks out on the town — namely, to the Palm Beach-influenced Paul’s Cocktail Lounge at Roxy Hotel.
For 2016, designers seemed to adopt a different type of adornment — patches! Look no further for Gucci’s Dionysus Bag with glittery lips and purple lightening bolts, Marc Jacobs Lady bag with relics of all things Americana including the Coke wave and red, white, and blue popsicles. Brit “it bag” designer Anya Hindmarch took the idea one step further by slapping sticker-like emojis all over her satchels.
The fashion flock is in Paris for the spring 2016 haute couture shows, and the street style looks are good. From Olivia Palermo’s perfectly paired uncoordinated prints to Anna Dello Russo’s single raccoon tail Miu Miu statement earring to Kate Bosworth’s emblazoned vest, here’s the best on what’s on the Parisian pavement. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
This past fall, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci staged a runway spectacular in New York — replete with artistic direction by Mariana Abramovic and 1,500 free seats for the fashion-adoring public— as an homage to the city that he adores on September 11th, which also quietly commemorated his tenth anniversary at famed French label. The darkly romantic collection featured 88 looks — both ready-to-wear and haute couture, mainly in shades of black and white — worn by a diverse group of both female and male models that have all served as Tisci muses throughout the course of his tenure. ...
From Chanel’s Native American headdresses to Valentino’s recent Africa-inspired collection, there’s at least one show per season that leaves the industry cringing. In Paris last month, Valentino’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli sent Masai-inspired beading, feathered skirts, and white models with cornrows down their runway. We don’t want to please the others—we want to do something that we believe in.” OK, but why appropriate Africa? “After [the Rome-themed Fall 2015 couture collection] we felt that we had to move,” clarified Piccioli.
Fashion Week is ostensibly about the clothes, but let’s be real—come next season you’ll be splurging on the shoes and the bags.
Steve Harvey with his wife Marjorie, wearing Giambattista Valli Couture, at the designer’s show on Monday afternoon in Paris. Photo: Getty Images He may host Family Feud, but Steve Harvey knows how to avoid any drama on the home front: buy couture. “Keeping my wife happy is the number one thing in my life,” he told us at Giambattista Valli’s show on Monday afternoon in Paris. “She’s the real star of the show here.
Marni is forever the queen of the cool girls. She’s quirky, but not kitschy like Moschino, self-confident but no sex-goddess Versace vibes, decorative without the Baroque excess of Dolce and Gabanna. She’s that girl who knows herself, isn’t afraid of a little ugly-pretty, and always looks quietly more next-level than everyone else in the room. The Marni girl does her.
Photo: The mullet was the signature hairstyle of rockers like Billy Ray Cyrus and Joan Jett, and this Milan Fashion Week, it’s also creeping up on us as a trend to watch. In this case though, it’s all party! The style first appeared on the runway of Blumarine’s sister label, Blugirl, where Anna Molinari, Milan’s answer to Carolina Herrera (aka Italy’s national treasure) had girls with legs as long as Route 66 sashay down the runway in long ruffled skirts that were short in the front and long and flowing in the back. Then at Peter Dundas’s debut at Roberto Cavalli, model Maartje Verhoef came down in a T-shirt and a leather skirt and tied around her waist was a train of ruffled fabulousness that would make any of RuPaul’s girls green with envy! At today’s last show of the day, Dean and Dan of DSquared had the same idea with a pleated chiffon layer that was attached over sexy minidresses for maximum drama. Photo: Model Maartje Verhoef wears a leather skirt with silk, ruffled attachment at Roberto Cavalli.
Riccardo Tisci with Cicciolina, left, and Vogue Italia editor, Franca Sozzani, right. Photo: Thank God for Givenchy! Literally, we are in the middle of Milan Fashion Week and we’ve had nice cocktails and great dinner parties with fun fashion families, but what Milan has been lacking is a damn fun party! That was until last night when Riccardo Tisci rolled into town to open a new Givenchy store and to sit front row at the Versace show.
When you tell people you’re attending your first-ever Versace show, their eyes light up and they go “Oohhhhhh” in a mischievous way, like you just told someone at the bar it’s your 21st birthday, and this is your first-ever Long Island Iced Tea. They’re basically saying, “you don’t know it, but you’re in for the ride of your life, kid.” I admit that in my head, Versace was a heritage brand, its glory days somewhat behind it. “You don’t understand — Versace is like a religion in Italy,” one editor told me. “You’re going to feel underdressed.” A friend of mine, a fashion director with an haute-vintage style, who’s about as opposite the Versace girl as you can get, surprised me by bouncing into her seat next to me, all smiles: “I love Versace — that and Prada are my only can’t-miss shows in Milan.” Clearly only a snob or a fool would doubt Versace’s import.
Phillip Plein has been called fashion’s most unapologetic maximalist. He must be comfortable with that crown, because his show at Milan Fashion Week last night certainly did nothing to disprove it. While many luxury designers’ shows emit a quietude and emotional coolness meant to convince you, like a gallery’s stark white walls, that something very important is going on here, Plein’s become one of Milan’s hottest tickets by consistently aiming for — and achieving — a Cirque du Soleil level of dazzlement and sensory stimulation. To wit: Plein has staged cage fights on his runway, brought Snoop Dogg and Theophilus London on stage (the latter entering via jet ski, because why not?), built a full-size, working roller coaster.
Upon seeing Fausto Puglisi ’s first look step out onto the runway — a shell encrusted minidress with cutouts, you could practically hear Ariel and all of her fish friends singing “Under the Sea.” But Puglisi’s models were a lot tougher than everyone’s favorite Little Mermaid. Their strength was rooted in Roman culture (hence all of that fabulous draping, and the loin-cloth-esque look seen here) and included shit-kicking boots a la Nancy Sinatra. Follow us on Facebook , Instagram , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
London Fashion Week just wrapped up yesterday and while some of NYFW trends continued on (one shoulder looks, chiffon and ruffles, ruffles, ruffles to name a few) there were plenty of new things to see from some of fashion’s edgiest and dare we say freewheeling designers? Here’s a recap of the biggest trends from LFW SS16. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterestfor nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Today, Italian-Hatian designer Stella Jean kicked off day one of Milan Fashion Week with a Big Bang of color, print, and charisma. The globe-trotting collection featured African textiles, Southwestern motifs, South American patterns - not to mention a pair of gigantic parrot ear cuffs that make any others look tame. It’s like shopping in a crazy-colorful bazaar while you’re on holiday (even if you’re not actually going anywhere). A giddy start to our week in Milano - Ciao Bella!
JJ Martin is a California-born, Milan-based writer and editor who regularly contributes to the likes of the WSJ Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Wallpaper, among many others publications. Earlier this year, the vintage aficionado and lover of all prints launched her website LaDoubleJ.com, as a colorful guide to the Italian fashion capital. It includes interviews with top designers such as Giorgio Armani and Peter Dundas, lessons on how to wear vintage, style tips from the city’s best dressed habitués, and of course plenty of opportunities to shop Martin’s incredible vintage archive. This Milan Fashion Week, she is even adding designer to her mantle, having created “8 print-tastic” dresses made of vintage patterns from Mantero Silks, which will also appear on Matches Fashion.
Designer Ashish Gupta, never one to color inside the gender lines, also sent out the gents above, holding hands as they strutted down the runway in glitter-bombed separates and high heels.
Emma Hill got two for her fashion show during London Fashion Week — and they galloped straight through the crystal-decked ballroom of Claridge’s Hotel. Anna Wintour took a picture on her cell phone. It was, in the words of breathless fashion fans, “a moment.” Shetland ponies storm the runway at the Hill & Friends presentation. Photo: Courtesy of Hill & Friends But while the spectacle was a definite shock, the new collection—called Hill & Friends —was not.
More pretentious designers might want their clothes, not the runway spectacle, to be the point of their shows — but Burberry’s Christopher Bailey harbors no such illusions. A Burberry model struts in front of the orchestra pit where Alison Moyet performed. Held at London’s Kensington Gardens in front of the golden, Victorian-gothic statue of Prince Albert, Burberry constructed a giant white hall with a sunken orchestra pit in the center of the runway. There, British singer Alison Moyet performed an arresting set backed by grand piano and strings — a welcome change from the thumping DJ sets and acid-house music that’s soundtracked many London shows.
Photo: On Thursday night, the last hurrah of New York Fashion Week, Anna Sui opened her newly relocated store in Soho and turned a page. Lovely in a floaty caftan, Sui was in an ebullient but reflective mood, and she chatted with us about fashion then and now and her current vision of a turquoise world. Anna Sui: We lost a lease, basically.
We’ve seen all sorts of street style, we’ve partied with strippers, watched models fall by accident and on purpose, spotted too many Kardashians, but hey we're supposed to talk about the clothes. Here's our roundup of the trends from New York Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2016. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.