| May 29, 2011
In 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis and with the disappointing sales figures of his last collection hanging over him, Los Angeles-based fashion designer Gregory Parkinson went for broke, using rare fabrics from his archive to create his most...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from New York
The women's fall/winter 2011 runway season started in New York a little more than a week ago with more than 100 shows. Several themes emerged, including a dressed-up mademoiselle chic and Western romance. Bright color clashing...
| Oct 29, 2012
Forget that old trick of wearing one's heart on one's sleeve. This is the political season and one's sleeve — one's entire attire even — can be a billboard proclaiming loyalty to a party or a cause. With these updated hues, designers are...
| Aug 13, 2012
The pouting models who stalk the runways wore it first, of course: Earthy but intense color on lids and cheeks, balanced by nude lips in a beauty look that designers are calling safari-chic.
This season, it's everywhere. Witness the leopard-hued Dior...
| Feb 19, 2012
Celebrity sightings and New York Fashion Week go together like a navy blue blazer and gold buttons, and the fall-winter 2012 shows, which officially wrapped up here on Thursday, were no exception.
It's to a designer's advantage to invite high-profile...
| Jan 18, 2013
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It has been more than a decade since Target launched its first designer collaboration, sparking a seemingly endless number of imitators. The pairings lure customers with the promise of designer looks at mass market prices, while the designers and...
| Jan 20, 2013
In the past four years, no woman has been a more powerful fashion force than Michelle Obama.
Even after so much time on the public stage, her wardrobe choices still spark trends, drive sales and generate discussion and dissection on blogs and morning TV...
| Jan 21, 2013
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The American fashion industry held its breath on Inauguration Day for a series of Big Reveals.
Word came quickly that the navy check coat and dress Michelle Obama wore to the morning prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church was from American...
| Jan 22, 2013
No critic could find fault with how first lady Michelle Obama looked in her ruby-colored Jason Wu gown and freshly cropped bangs at the inauguration balls. She radiated warmth and sophistication, and the red velvet and chiffon halter-top design...
| Jan 28, 2013
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Though the SAG Awards may not have the global draw of the Golden Globes and Oscars, that underdog quality can make the red carpet fashion all the more interesting. Not as much at stake means more risk-taking and more chances for lesser-known designers...
| Mar 11, 2011
If you're in fashion withdrawal because the fall-winter 2011 women's ready-to-wear shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris are over, fear not. You can revisit them by taking a look at my top 10 shows of the season: Prabal......