Rachel Roy was at Vera Wang's NY Fashion Week show Tuesday, in a choice seat next to John Legend. Tory Burch regularly attends the shows of Narciso Rodriguez and Proenza Schouler. Diane von Furstenberg always makes room for Oscar de la Renta, and Tommy Hilfiger took in Belstaff.
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.
The big names at New York Fashion Week who are watched for trends include Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. But now, Jacobs and Proenza designers Jack McCollugh and Lazaro Hernandez have more on their minds than mere creativity and innovation.
Proenza Schouler presented a new collection of straightforward clothes that not only include the trends that emerged at New York Fashion Week but tweaked them with fresh and modern twists.
Marc Jacobs. Calvin Klein. Ralph Lauren. Spring previews wrap up Thursday at New York Fashion Week with shows by some of the most influential designers in the business before the industry moves on to the runways of London, Milan and Paris.
New York Fashion Week launched Thursday with spring previews, but consumers don't necessarily have to wait that long to place their orders _ and that has potential to upend the traditional fashion calendar.
Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs are sure winners at Monday night's Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, already named this year's style icon and lifetime achievement winners.
Marc Jacobs is the guy who can change the direction of a fashion juggernaut with a single silhouette. If other designers are doing sleek and slim, he'll do big and poufy. If everyone else is doing neutral colors, he'll go bold.
The message after eight days of fall previews at New York Fashion Week is that the consumer has choices. There isn't a must-have look or a white-hot label that everyone is talking about.