New York Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday and we're excited for the semi-annual gathering of designers, models and celebrities. To amp up even more anticipation, we've rounded up a look back at 50 great pictures of celebrity pals checking out runway shows in the past. Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Watson dressed up for a London presentation in 2009, and Kate Moss joined Kristen Stewart to view an English collection in 2011. Jessica Simpson and Anne Hathaway were side by side in 2004, while Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen matched in Chanel sunglasses on a 2008 trip to Paris. Click through to see even more front row friends, and be sure to check back for the latest at NYFW.
Paris Fashion Week is the crème de la crème of fashion weeks, with designers like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Valentino showing off their beautiful interpretations of Spring 2012. The City of Light proved that pretty peplums are the must-have silhouette for next season. Whether you want a slight peplum via a thick waist belt, or you're ready to wear a dramatic ruffled version, make sure to keep peplums on your radar for Spring. To see all the top trends from Paris Fashion Week, click to view our Paris Trend Report.
Inspired by, among many things, Greek goddesses, architecture, Georgia O'Keefe, and sea shapes, some of the world's top designers showed collections filled with fringe, colour blocking, lace, and new silhouettes for Spring 2012. What exists under the sea was on the minds of Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, and Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton. Twentieth-century Mexico inspired the romantic dresses at Valentino while architectural shapes informed the collections at Hermés and Céine. It was a gorgeous week for fashion, and we've gathered the top 10 trends from Paris Fashion Week. Once you finish with Paris, don't miss our trend reports from New York and Milan!
Now that you've checked out the sexiest catwalk looks from Paris Fashion Week, it's time to turn your attention to the more avant-garde side of fashion. Just in time for Halloween, we gathered the 20 most outrageous runway looks from New York, London, Milan, and Paris for your viewing pleasure. From ghoulish goblins at Vivienne Westwood to space age creatures at Gareth Pugh, let's just say there's as much to inspire as to amuse in our runway round up!
Paris's Spring runways delivered a perfect variety of minidresses and skirts, floaty tops, skinny pants, and more in the way of cool glamour to fit our every definition of sexy. There are the obvious suggestions — Kanye West's plunging necklines, Balmain's microminis — but also sex appeal in subtler ways. Isabel Marant delivers minidresses topped with utility jackets. Nina Ricci gives us sheer tees to finish up a more ladylike look. Inside, we've rounded up 25 of the sexiest. Click through for our favourite designer interpretations of sexy for Spring 2012.
Have you had a good look at Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Week runway show? If not, we suggest you do. Marc Jacobs evoked a sweet and youthful innocence for LV's Spring 2012 collection. Complete with a rotating carousel, decorative umbrellas, and sparkly tiaras, the entire show was light and cheery. Playing with mint green, blue, pink, and white, models showed off adorable eyelet dresses adorned with feathers and flowers. And the finishing touch? Kate Moss closed the show! Study up fashion fans, coz this collection is sure inspire the season to come.
The international Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week season has come and gone, leaving us with a brand spankin' new batch of collections to pore over, trends to dissect, shoes and bags to covet and labels to lust over. However, as much as the runway action has spoilt us with eye-candy for the last month, props have to go to the stylish celebs and industry types who've tempered our runway reports with stellar street style. We've revised each city's attendees to find the most consistantly stylish front-row-regular from New York, London, Milan and Paris. No easy task! Without further ado, let's hear it for this season's best dressed. Step inside to see their Fashion Week CVs!
It's time to say au revoir to Fashion Month — Paris marks the end of the Spring 2012 collections and though we're sad to see it go, we're even more excited to add these gorgeous shoes to our Spring shopping lists. Metallic footwear proved to be a major designer trend, from the sleek silver booties at Chanel to the bright gold loafers at Chloé. As far as silhouette goes, we can definitely plan on having a proclivity for pointed-toes; Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu all featured the shape in their collections, giving us a strong yet feminine vibe to look forward to next season. We've pulled together a bumper gallery of some of the most standout styles. Shoe-heaven awaits...
The celebrity-favourite designer turned out a rainbow-coded colour fest for Spring '12. It's as if he took each primary hue from a box of crayons, then offered an iteration of evening wear, cocktail sheaths, and suiting — one in every colour. The primary references have only to do with colour scheming; there's nothing elementary about the red-carpet-worthy gowns, made brighter and more statement-worthy in sequins, dreamy sheer layers, and lace. You see the craftsmanship in every piece — a subtle, smart lace inset on a cobalt blue suit, a just-sexy-enough neckline on a fitted sheath. It's a collection that carries its sex appeal with total confidence — just like that woman who will wear it.
- Trends: Brights, lace, sheer, slits.
- Colours: Bold blue, green, orange, and yellow; creamy white.
- Key Look: The green sequined gown with a cinched waist and a plunging neckline.
- Accessories: Box clutches and strappy pumps to match every colorful look.
- Who Would Wear It: Look for it all over the red carpet.