Jacobs dreams a little dream to close Fashion Week on a high
NEW YORK (AP) — Twice a year, the New York fashion world trudges to the Upper East Side and the cavernous Park Avenue Armory to see what new tricks Marc Jacobs has up his sleeve.
Badgley Mischka evokes an island flair at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — All that was missing was the sand at the Badgley Mischka spring/summer show that featured floral prints, bathing suits and glitzy evening gowns, evoking island flair.
Proenza Schouler explores interplay between power, softness
NEW YORK (AP) — The Lesley Gore classic "You Don't Own Me" played as Proenza Schouler's models took their final lap of the runway, a clear message that the designers were thinking about...
The Blonds go over-the-top with the help of ‘Moulin Rouge’
NEW YORK (AP) — Runway met Broadway when The Blonds took to the stage of the splashy musical "Moulin Rouge."
With the help of Billy Porter, who performed two songs, the ever-theatrical...
Big Sean, Halsey, Migos rock Rihanna’s lingerie fashion show
NEW YORK (AP) — Big Sean, A$ap Ferg, Halsey and Migos rocked Rihanna's Savage X Fenty crowd Tuesday from a color-saturated stage at the Barclays Center as Normani and Laverne Cox joined an army of...
Christian Cowan honors his roots in Spain at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan always brings playful, colorful looks to the runway and his spring 2020 collection was no exception.
There were electric reds, fluorescent pinks, voluptuous...
Naeem Khan launches his fashion collection at home
NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan brought it home with his new spring-summer 2020 collection, launching his runway show in the chic lobby and courtyard of his New York City apartment building.
Dominican vibes and a youthful feel at Oscar de la Renta
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta's designing duo, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, looked to the homeland of the label's late, legendary founder for their latest show: the Dominican...
Tennis court to runway: Serena Williams hits Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a quick recovery. Only three days after her shocking loss in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams went from the court to the runway to present the latest collection of...
Vera Wang returns, with hippie hair and couture lingerie
NEW YORK (AP) — After a two-year break, Vera Wang returned to the New York Fashion Week runway on Tuesday with a moody and visually arresting show that featured high-couture lingerie elements,...
Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y."; a spoken word artist who reminded...
Kate Spade takes NY Fashion Week guests on a city safari
NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade took its New York Fashion Week guests on a city safari.
With Anna Kendrick, Emma Roberts, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Danielle Macdonald and Sadie Sink on the front...
LaQuan Smith brings sexy back in NY Fashion Week collection
NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith turned to cowboys and bikers for spring-summer inspiration, bringing a sexy edge to his designs at New York Fashion Week.
At Carolina Herrera, wildflowers bloom on the Hudson River
NEW YORK (AP) — Wildflowers were blooming on the banks of the Hudson River on Monday, thanks to the fertile imagination of Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera.
Hilfiger joins with Zendaya for joyous ’70s Harlem party
NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Hilfiger never shies away from spectacle when it comes to his runway shows, and his return to New York Fashion Week after several years was no exception.
Prabal Gurung asks: Who gets to be an American?
NEW YORK (AP) — With flower crowns and beauty pageant sashes, Prabal Gurung asked a fundamental question of the day: Who gets to be an American?
Tory Burch celebrates Princess Diana with fashion week show
NEW YORK (AP) — From a linen and leather pant to a macrame tweed skirt, Tory Burch looked to one of the most important fashion icons of the 20th century for inspiration at New York Fashion Week:...
Janelle Monae rocked Ralph Lauren’s jazz club of yesteryear
NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae brought down the house Saturday at Ralph Lauren's New York Fashion Week show, where "the house" was a jazzy nightclub of yesteryear that Lauren created inside a Wall...
Brandon Maxwell gets emotional after a huge year of fashion
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell has had quite the year.
The designer joined the cast of "Project Runway" as a judge, had some of the most famous women in Hollywood wear his designs and he...
Siriano brings art to the runway in glittery pop-art party
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion lovers argue that it's not only a business but also a true art, and Christian Siriano made that argument in a literal way on Saturday by bringing an actual artist to his...
Jeremy Scott conjures up a glamorous space-age pop band
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Jeremy Scott sent his models down the runway in electric hues, crystal-embedded garments, sparkly sky-high boots and brightly colored wigs, evoking what he called an...
Tadashi Shoji returns to Japanese roots at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Tadashi Shoji said returning to his Japanese roots on the runway took years.
In a show he titled "Once Upon a Time ... in Japan," the designer captured the essences of cherry...
Queer style kicks off NY Fashion Week with inclusive show
NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of gender-fluid fashion and inclusion of all kinds, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week, filling the...
Elie Tahari mixes sophistication with playful hats, patterns
NEW YORK (AP) — Elie Tahari didn't shy away from playful elements in his spring-summer 2020 collection. But the patterns and bucket hats didn't take away from the classic sophistication he brings...
Vera Wang, Reem Acra: Highlights from NY bridal fashion week
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a church wedding with a Madonna soundtrack, a sit-down tea at a fancy Midtown hotel, and yards and yards of tulle and trains at April bridal fashion week in New...
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A few feel-good moments to remember from NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week:
BARRY IN THE HOUSE
No, Michael Kors didn't make that orange bedazzled "Copa" jacket that Barry Manilow wore to perform at the designer's show. We're not sure who did, but it was fabulous.
Michael Kors throws a ’70s bash with Barry Manilow on stage
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors threw a fashion show worthy of Studio 54 with Barry Manilow belting "Copacabana" on a glittery stage and rock muse Patti Hansen walking the runway Wednesday.
His crowd, seated inside a Wall Street ballroom, went wild for both on the closing day of New York Fashion Week as he rolled out shaggy coats and feather boas, sparkly gowns in neon purple and electric blue, and flirty ruffles on dresses and skirts, all worthy of the heady '70s.
A very prompt Marc Jacobs welcomes back a ’90s supermodel
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Jacobs didn't waste a second before starting his runway show on Wednesday. Literally.
The designer, whose high-profile show traditionally closes out Fashion Week, was clearly determined to make amends for a September show that began 90 minutes late, leaving fashion editors tapping their heels and checking flight schedules. This time he started his show the very second the clock struck the appointed hour of 6 p.m.
Christy Turlington helps Marc Jacobs close out New York Fashion Week
Lil’ Kim struts and sings at The Blonds’ saucy fashion show
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop icon Lil' Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song "Go Awff" to close the design duo's New York Fashion week show inspired by "Scarface" and other classic gangster movies.
Christian Cowan brings London club vibe to New York runway
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan was finding it hard to stand still backstage after his high-energy show on Tuesday, practically jumping up and down in place.
The British designer, at 23 already a favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga and rapper Cardi B, presented a new collection that harked back to his days as a London club kid but also channeled New York-style energy.
At Oscar de la Renta, meditations on a multicultural Spain
NEW YORK (AP) — The designing duo at Oscar de la Renta, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, presented a collection of relaxed silhouettes and colorful, eclectic clothes on Tuesday, a runway show they said was inspired by a multicultural Spain.
"We wanted to do a Spanish collection for Oscar but today's Spain, the real Spain," Garcia said.
Naeem Khan gets a boost from a trio of ’70s Halston muses
NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan brought 1970s glam back to New York Fashion Week with the help of a few models of the era.
The Halston icons Pat Cleveland, Karen Bjornson and Alva Chinn closed Khan's show Tuesday in silver sequined evening gowns, joined by the veteran designer on the runway for his bow.
Khan is known for his sparkling evening looks, but he got his start at Halston back in the day.
Anna Sui puts on a pop-tastic NY Fashion Week show
NEW YORK (AP) — Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber looked positively pop-tastic on the New York Fashion Week runway of Anna Sui's 1960s-inspired show where short, teased wigs in groovy hues of blue, purple and pink took center stage.
A modern take on the classic white shirt at Carolina Herrera
NEW YORK (AP) — When the last model walked down the Carolina Herrera runway in a floor-length, billowing gown that looked like a huge white shirt, it was a playful nod in two ways.
First, it was a take on the tradition of ending a fashion show with a bridal gown. And second, it was a nod by designer Wes Gordon to his predecessor and her famous love for a crisp white shirt.
Zadig & Voltaire uses iconic nightclub at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Zadig & Voltaire's artistic director, Cecilia Bonstrom, is Swedish, but she had Parisian fashion culture on her mind Monday at New York Fashion Week.
That and the cool kids and hip-hop stars who frequented the Tunnel, an iconic New York City nightclub in an old freight terminal, back in the 1980s and '90s.
Proenza Schouler gets back to basics in NY after Paris stint
NEW YORK (AP) — In seasons past, you could count on Proenza Schouler's designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, to come up with the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies to create new fabrics for their creations.
Now, the designing duo, in their second Fashion Week back in New York following a stint in Paris, says they're going back to basics by eschewing groundbreaking technology to focus on traditional fabrics this season. Technology, says Hernandez, can sometimes be "a crutch."
Longchamp’s woman takes a NY Fashion Week trip to Paris
Brandon Maxwell’s mom joins him for his NY Fashion Week bow
NEW YORK (AP) — Tears flowed at the New York Fashion Week show of Brandon Maxwell when his mom accompanied him on the runway for his bow.
Pam Woolley has had a rough go of it lately. She was diagnosed with breast cancer after her son's show last season. This time around, he dedicated the show to her and strong women everywhere.
Zimmermann had espionage in mind at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps in another life, Nicky Zimmermann would have been a spy, an extremely chic one.
The Australian designer had espionage on her mind for fall Monday at the New York Fashion Week show of her Zimmerman label.
Correction: Fashion Week-Badgley Mischka story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about a Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week show, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was the label's spring show. It was the company's fall show.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Badgley Mischka sizzles with sparkle, stretch
Veteran evening wear designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka painted the town red at their fall show during New York Fashion Week.
Tory Burch inspired by artsy college for new collection
NEW YORK (AP) — Tory Burch was inspired by higher learning for her fall collection at New York Fashion Week. Specifically, she looked to Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina.
"I'm amazed by how many people don't know about it," Burch said backstage. "It was founded in 1933, rural North Carolina and it's really where modern art started in America. Not started but really informed the trajectory of modern art."
Christian Siriano wins best-view award at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — If there were a best-view award at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano would win it. The sights outside the designer's runway show atop Rockefeller Center were hard to beat: The Empire State building, the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks, just as the sun began to set on a cold but clear Saturday.
Palm Angels lights up NY Fashion Week with strobes, stags
NEW YORK (AP) — With a strobe light show worthy of a seizure warning and classic statuary in clear boxes, Milan streetwear cool guy Francesco Ragazzi brought his celeb-popular Palm Angels brand to New York Fashion Week on Friday for the first time.
And the reason? His explanation wasn't nearly as dramatic as his show.
Palm Angels lights up NY Fashion Week with strobes
Extra! Jeremy Scott makes news (literally) on the runway
NEW YORK (AP) — CHAOS! HORROR! PANIC! BABY, IT'S HOT! Designer Jeremy Scott has always liked to make news, but with his latest collection he did it literally, drawing design inspiration from New York's tabloid headlines.
Chromatically speaking, Scott's runway show Friday evening at New York Fashion Week was a very disciplined collection in all black and white; Scott usually uses a riot of bright colors and large cartoon graphics in his clothes.
Christie Brinkley and daughter walk the Elie Tahari runway
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Elie Tahari celebrated his 45th anniversary show with a pair of models at either end of their careers — veteran Christie Brinkley, 65, and her rising star daughter, Sailor, 20.
The blonde mother-daughter duo on Thursday seemed to capture Tahari's theme of ageless beauty and timeless fashions.
"I am so honored to be here, and I think that it is so wonderful that he chose me and my daughter to present both ends of the spectrum," Brinkley said.
Some fashion with your breakfast? Lauren gives intimate show
NEW YORK (AP) — "Can I get you some Ralph's Roast?"
Immaculately dressed young waiters offered coffee and pastries as soon as you sat down at Ralph Lauren's scaled-down fashion show on Thursday, a stark contrast with last season's lavish anniversary extravaganza in Central Park.
There was no stage, no spotlights, just models sauntering casually among the tables at Ralph's Cafe, Lauren's recently opened cafe space at his Madison Avenue women's store.