Met Gala to Honor Lagerfeld; Loewe Bowls Over Paris Fashion

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — Loewe’s ever-creative director Jonathan Anderson became the toast of Paris Fashion Week on Friday with his subtly provocative, concept-driven runway show triumph that had critics and VIP guests, including Karlie Kloss and Alexa Chung, bowled over. Meanwhile, US Vogue’s Anna Wintour announced that next year’s Met … Read more

Chloe Goes for Pared-Down 1970s, Riffing on Disco in Paris

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — Chloe — the house that invented ready-to-wear — got almost ready-to-dance at Thursday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week as designer Gabriela Hearst developed disco fever, cracking open strobe lighting, colored 1970s disc motifs and grungy hair. And this season Rick Owens, the indefatigable US designer, brought … Read more

Paris Fashion Week Prepares for Balmain Fashion Festival

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday with shows by many fashion houses and strong anticipation of Balmain’s spectacular evening fashion festival — a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and secret celebrity performances. Here are some highlights of spring-summer … Read more

InMilan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN (AP) — The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer. Sometimes it was about inner transformation, like at Gucci, sometimes about upgrading your style game, like at Sunnei, and sometimes it was about brand transformation, like at Missoni. … Read more

In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei and Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week’s third day, mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer, was all about transformation. Sometimes inner transformation, like at Gucci, or brand transformation, like at Missoni. And sometimes it was about upgrading the style game, like at Sunnei. Here are some highlights from Friday’s shows. GUCCI’S ‘TWINSBURG’ Gucci’s creative director … Read more

New York Fashion Week: Inside The Black In Fashion Council’s Latest Showroom

While the fashion industry has made slow strides regarding diversity, equity and inclusion, history has proven that passiveness does not lend itself to progress. Rather than waiting for change to come, we may have to be the change we want to see. Since its launch in August 2020, the Black in Fashion Council has been … Read more

New York Fashion Week: How Black Designers Stole The Show

NEW YORK — Thursday marked the end of New York Fashion Week (NYFW) spring-summer 2023. Aside from the storied afterpartiesthe real-life “Devil Wears Prada” moments and celebrity sightings, the weeklong series of events is heralded as fashion’s grand mainstage. NYFW signals the styles and silhouettes that will be dominating retail racks in the coming months, … Read more

Duo Behind the Blonds Get Introspective With New Collection

By BEATRICE DUPUY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — From the first beat, it was clear The Blonds latest collection would fuse their past with the label’s latest collection and one embellishment would tie it all together — gold chains. Strutting to Jennifer Lopez’s “Get Right,” the first model Wednesday glittered in a gold corset … Read more

Tom Ford Closes Fashion Week With Big Hair, Miles of Sparkle

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Ford closed New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with Madonna on his front row and a runway full of big hair, disco cowgirls and sequins for miles. Love was clearly on his mind, and dancing all night. On a reflective runway worthy of all that … Read more

Tory Burch Embraces Flats and Flowy Form in New Collection

By BROOKE LEFFERTS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With a spectacular Hudson River sunset as a backdrop, models wearing dusty colors streamed onto a cement runway, as Tory Burch’s vision for spring and summer 2023 came to life during New York Fashion Week. The open-air space at Pier 76 was unusually large for a … Read more