| Jul 14, 2013
In a world increasingly attuned to fast fashion, we can still pause to dream of extreme luxury. During Paris Haute Couture Week, which ended July 4, designers provided a lot of fuel for our flights of fancy.
Among the offerings:
Viktor & Rolf returned...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:29 AM
It’s no longer just nice to share.
Just ask Hans Schmidt.
Whenever the 30-year-old South Loop resident is headed to the grocery store, library or a friend’s house, he takes out his smartphone and opens his SideCar app.
| Oct 13, 2013
PARIS — Step-dancing hijinks, jungles of flowers and enough art world inspiration to fill a Chanel-branded gallery.
The spring 2014 collections shown at Paris Fashion Week this fall were entertaining, to say the least.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
L.A.-based Mother Denim has partnered with model Freja Beha Erichsen on a capsule collection that will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières – the international medical humanitarian organization known in the U.S. as Doctors Without Borders.
| Aug 23, 2013
A bargain is always a thrill. It's why I am willing to poke through bins of ratty-looking stuff at a thrift store or paw the racks at the Salvation Army looking for hidden treasure.
It's still rousing to gaze at the $6.99 Manolo Blahniks that I found at...
| Sep 1, 2013
This is the year of punk. Vogue magazine decreed it to be so, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute chimed in with its "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition this spring.
When Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and others turned...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
D-ID (Denim Identity)
Quilting from a leather menswear jacket inspired the distinctive diamond stitching that is the signature of D-ID, or Denim Identity, the new line designer Jimmy Taverniti debuted last month.
"The whole print trend is slowing...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:03 AM
NEW YORK -- It was alphabet city at the Alexander Wang show Saturday afternoon at New York Fashion Week, with the designer literally writing his name all over his collection--in laser cut leather and lace, woven houndstooth and jacquard.
| Aug 30, 2013
The first time I met Swathi Narra, I admired her unique sense of style. Effortless, bold and confident, it exhibited her personal taste -- a subtle mix of her Indian heritage with contemporary American appeal.
The second time I saw Narra, during...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:52 AM
NEW YORK -- Michael Kors proved he is the word on American sportswear with the knockout spring 2014 collection he showed Wednesday morning at New York Fashion Week.
I was looking forward to seeing Kors' collection in particular, because so many...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Kim Kardashian's haute couture photo shoot with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld took place in Paris when she was eight months pregnant with North West, her daughter with fashion-enthusiast boyfriend Kanye West.
The edgy shoot — the one that...