Ralph Lauren previewed a few pieces from his Spring 2013 collection of accessories on his “World of Ralph Lauren” tumblr. He will be showing his full collection on Thursday at New York Fashion Week, but gave us a glimpse of what’s to come. This red cut out handbag is a major statement piece, but it’s quintessentially Ralph. In addition, he showed a pair woven heels and another black satin pair with gorgeous detailing. It looks like Ralph will be going in a super luxe direction at his show tomorrow, with lace, brocade, and intricate embellishments. We’ll have to be patient until tomorrow at 10 a.m., when all will be revealed. But there’s no doubt the show will be the essence of the Ralph brand, as always. We can’t wait!
Some women say the feel naked without their purse, truth is: Men do to! Our daily commute usually involves lugging a laptop, work or school stuff, we need a pocket for our keys, iPhone and what have you. So, not only do we need to be fashionable, but also functional!
Here are some of our favorite bags from New York Fashion Week:
In order: Tommy Hilfiger, Simon Spurr, Richard Chai, Rag&Bone, Number:Lab, Joseph Abbourd, John Bartlett, General Idea and Billy Reid.
High quality, high function = High Fashion! What do you think of this falls favorite bags?
While only a select few will be able to successfully pull off the hologram leather pants, the majority of Oliver Theyskens’ SS2012 Collection perfectly captures cool, downtown dressing. The designer stuck to most of his style principals: drop waist dresses, beautifully structured jackets, and hues of gray, black, white, and blue. But he also added some note-worthy adjustments to denim, making them both high waisted and slouched at the hip… We didn’t think re-inventing jeans was possible, so needless to say we’re impressed. Another fun detail, and our personal favorite, was the breast pockets on a few of the jackets; instead of in front, they’re located right under the arms, and appropriately named “clutch pockets.”
Theyskens’ Theory is definitely a label worth obsessing over. Its relaxed, yet innovative, and full of staple pieces that we think would fit rather nicely in our wardrobe.
Derek Lam completely mastered minimalism with his Spring/ Summer 2012 Collection. Full of delicate sweaters and bold color, the pieces were eye-catching, yet totally wearable. We love how there’s something for everyone in this collection; Sporty blazers, leather trench coats, and well tailored separates are balanced by feminine silhouettes, with longer hemlines and vibrant patterns. (It should be noted that some of these dresses and skirts appear to be made out of the most comfy-looking material ever!) The gowns shown were amazing too, particularly the disco-ball(ish) one. If only we had a red carpet to attend…
Its very rarely that you get to hear a designer elaborate on their inspiration for their own lines, but a few days ago, The Boston Bazaar was lucky enough to snag that opportunity. Being in New York, covering some fashion week events and parties, we wound up at the TeenVogue party, right around the corner from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks epicenter. Complete with make-up sessions, preview of new fall trends and mini-cupcakes, we sat in this pink paradise and got a first hand account of what Jill Stuart thought about her Spring 2012 line.
With a mix between diluted earth tones and candy land colors, Jill described her line as “whimsical” and “ethereal”. Unlike her usual pattern, she didn’t create as many tailored forms, almost all pieces had had a loose movement to them. Despite not being form-fitting, they all were still complete feminine. Jill, who started the spring line about 3 days after the Fall 2011 show in February, also created all of her own prints.
Having graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in jewelry design, Jill originally started in accessories, and when asked what her favorite thing to design was, she explained that she loved everything! Creating shoes for a dress are joint process, not separate projects. We couldn’t agree more Jill!
We won’t be in New York Until tomorrow morning for Luca Luca (had to stay behind and give Fashion Night Out Boston some love) but we’ve been watching the live streams and monitoring the blogs very carefully and so far our MBFW Day 1 favorite is Richard Chai. He’s definitely got a bit of androgyny meets 90s grunge and you know all of us at The Boston Bazaar love us some 90s grunge. Let us know what you think!
The rumor mill went ablaze last month with word that Kanye was held up in a Paris studio diligently working on a fashion venture that will hit stores in Spring 2012. A part of me had doubts and I didn’t bother to blog about it but let’s face it, I’d knock a few kids on their knees to see that show. Hell, if I’m anything like my roommate I’d “accidentally” punch them in the face while jogging if I had to.
The Telegraph reported “The dedicated follower of fashion–who was a firm fixture in the front row at the autumn/winter 2011 catwalk shows–is said to be working on a high-end collection comprising looks for both men and women, from a studio in the centre of the French capital.”