| Mar 22, 2009
There was a luxe trashiness to many of the collections for fall that's curious when everyone is in survival mode. Between Alexander Wang in New York, Pucci in Milan, Balmain and Givenchy in Paris, I was left with a distinct morning-after feeling. But why,...
| Sep 13, 2009
The $300-billion fashion business is in the midst of an epic shake-up that is changing the way clothes are designed, marketed and purchased. The Internet -- the same force that has splintered the media and music industries -- is challenging the taste-...
| Jan 17, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama has become something of a muse to several New York designers, who showed pre-fall 2010 collections in December that reflected signature elements of her style.
"She's a fashion icon, an inspiration for designers," Sasha Charnin...
| Feb 16, 2011
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| Sep 12, 2010
Even as a style-obsessed teen growing up in New York City, I had no idea when it was fashion week, the twice-a-year occasion when designers roll out their collections for a season hence for select store buyers and influential editors. But now, it's...
| Sep 19, 2010
"Elegant American sportswear." Those are the words that best sum up the recent spring 2011 runway shows in New York. A new generation of designers has turned the page here, led by Alexander Wang, who has figured out what people want and how much they...
| Oct 24, 2010
By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
| Oct 11, 2010
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His hands have worked magic on some of the most famous manes in the world: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista. But Cuban-born Oribe Canales, 54, wants you to know that he's just an average Joe. He's frequented the same...
| Oct 17, 2010
Say "so long" to short skirts and hello (again) to the 1970s. Get ready to banish black from your wardrobe and get creative with color.
Now that the spring runway shows are over in New York, Milan and Paris, it's up to department store fashion...
| Nov 23, 2010
Vogue once compared a Chanel black dress to a Ford, which was both a compliment and a prediction back in 1926, when Coco Chanel designed the short black frock as one of her many acts of fashion rebellion. (Black?! For something other than mourning?!)...
| Nov 23, 2010
Walk into the fashion merchandising class at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta and you might find yourself face to face with the next Anna Wintour or Alexander Wang.
Students are poring over design textbooks, fashion magazines, how-to videos and...