Latest Derek Lam Items
During every season of designer previews at New York Fashion Week a few key, quirky items seem to pop up on different runways. They're not quite trends since one has to think they're partly for runway effect not retail orders, but they're part of the style zeitgeist nonetheless.
Bikini season may be over, but this is no time to tone down the workout. Many of the styles on the runway at New York Fashion Week flash a bit of skin here or there: bare midriffs, cutout backs, keyhole necklines.
Africa-influenced fashion, from Yves St. Laurent's 1960s collections to Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam's Spring 2012 shows, have been featured in designs for decades. Now, however, more and more African fashion designers are using both their heritage and international trends to gain attention on the world stage.
It's time for the well-heeled women who shop from New York Fashion Week runways to pull themselves up by their bootstraps _ preferably Christian Louboutins _ and carry off clothes rooted in strength, confidence and even toughness.
The fashion world stood still when the World Trade Center towers came down in the middle of New York Fashion Week a decade ago, but the shows went on at the anniversary with moments of reflection and remembrance.
The fashion world stood still when the World Trade Centers came down in the middle of New York Fashion Week a decade ago, but the shows went on Sunday with moments of reflection and remembrance from the tents at Lincoln Center to venues within distance of ground zero.