This season, no single moment dominated the fashion conversation. But there was still lots to talk about. Today, BoF brings you our bi-annual post-fashion month feature, The Season That Was.
NEW YORK, United States — Today, BoF contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Derek Lam, DKNY, Thakoon and Diane von Furstenberg shows, held on day four of New York Fashion Week. Sonny Vandevelde is a contributing photographer at The Business of Fashion.
Being Thom Browne: His Moment Is Now (NY Times) “‘Other designers get cross-pollinated a lot,’ Michael Hainey, deputy editor of GQ, said in discussing Mr. Browne. ‘You know, suddenly everyone’s showing orange this season because that designer’s fabric person is researching the same fabric as three other people. Thom stands apart. He’s always stood apart.’ He is a game-changer, Mr. Hainey added, a
NEW YORK, United States — With many European editors still stranded on the other side of the Atlantic due to a massive snowstorm that battered the northeast of the US, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us behind-the-scenes images from the Jason Wu, Helmut Lang, Suno and Rebecca Minkoff shows, held on the second day of New York Fashion Week. Sonny Vandevelde is a contributing photographer at The Business
NEW YORK, United States — Despite the impending chaos of winter storm Nemo, New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday. And, as always, Sonny Vandevelde is backstage at the shows, bringing us a daily photo diary of behind-the-scenes imagery from the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections. First up, it’s Creatures of the Wind, Duckie Brown, Richard Chai Love, Costello Tagliapietra and BCBG. Sonny Vandevelde is a contributing
Why Some Labels Will Sidestep Fashion Week (WSJ) “New York’s calendar has become noticeably more crowded as labels squeeze in with entrepreneurial zeal. While fashion shows used to be limited to high-style labels, midprice contemporary labels and menswear brands are now muscling into New York. One reason: No official body controls the calendar, unlike in Milan and Paris, where just a few dozen labels are invited to show
Things Turn in the Right Direction (NY Times) “As if by agreement, or maybe decree by the empress herself, Diane Von Furstenberg, the dreariness that had settled over the first days of the fall shows vanished on Sunday with collections full of great clothes in vibrant colors… Zac Posen also sent out a good collection, rich in color, though stuck in a lady-as-a-vamp time warp.” BCBG’s Off-the-Runway Struggles (WSJ)
LONDON, United Kingdom — It was a fashion season of extreme weather. After the New York Fashion Week schedule was upended, first by an earthquake and then by the State of Emergency declaration that came courtesy of Hurricane Irene, an unprecedented heat wave in Paris threw buyers, editors and bloggers into a wardrobe tailspin. The American editors were worst off, having packed for the European shows two weeks before Paris with no
PARIS, France — The fashion world is in a tizzy. Ever since the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) laid down the gauntlet, scheduling next autumn’s Milan Fashion Week from September 19th to 24th, a massive rift has emerged amongst the fashion fraternity. New York Fashion Week, organised by the Council for Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), is scheduled to start on the 13th of September and conclude on the 20th. London