What is the Spring '13 silhouette with the most impact? We're going to argue a case for the bold shoulder. Whether it can be attributed to a yearning for an '80s flashback or for a take-charge power-dressing dynamic, this latest outerwear redux is bigger, boxier, and more striking than ever. In short, we knew these designers meant business when they sent these ultra-structured shapes down their Spring '13 runways. Narciso Rodriguez emphasized his impeccable tailoring with a show of strong angular blazers, Balmain kicked up the volume on its edgy lineup, and Jean Paul Gaultier revisited all things '80s (think Annie Lennox, Madonna, and Michael Jackson all rolled into one). To add to the approach's fashion credibility, Stella McCartney, Barbara Bui, Altuzarra, and Roland Mouret were among the other heavy hitters who presented this look for Spring. And while the verdict's still out (on our end) on if we'll actually be donning this top-heavy trend, we want to know what you think. Is the bold-shouldered look one you'll be investing in?
From left to right: Narciso Rodriguez, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier
Fashion Month ended with its usual crescendo: Paris fashion week. This season saw plenty of ethereal hair and makeup looks, from structural, cropped hair to the blue eyeshadow trend we've been lusting after. Click through to see the top beauty styles from the Paris runways — and let your mind be transported.
Jennifer Lopez brought a special guest along to the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week — her 4-year-old daughter, Emme Anthony! The little one had a front-row view yesterday to check out Karl Lagerfeld's Spring 2013 Chanel collection. J Lo's boyfriend, Casper Smart, also went along for the fashion fun, and the trio were seated next to photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Jennifer tweeted about the quick break from her Dance Again tour, writing, "Quick day hop to Paris — Fashion week fun!" She's in the midst of the European leg of her world tour. Next up for J Lo and her crew will be gigs in Lisbon, Madrid and Zurich.
Stella McCartney had her usual roster of celebrities in the front row yesterday during Paris Fashion Week. Kate Moss, Salma Hayek and Paul McCartney were among those out to see Stella's Spring 2013 collection. Jerry Seinfeld even made the trek to France for the show! Kate made the rounds with her pal Mario Testino after lunching at Café de Flore, while Salma brought her husband, François-Henri Pinault, whose PPR company owns Stella's line. Rachel Zoe also stepped out with her man, Rodger Berman. They're the latest celebrities at Paris Fashion Week — be sure to check out all our runway news from the shows straight from our editors in Paris.
From completely bare to bright neons and intricate nail art, the manicures on show at all the international fashion week collections has been amazing to say the least. With over 100 shows to pick from, editing down our top handful was quite a task — but one we were more than happy to take on! Click through to see the five we fell hard for.
Nails at Spring 2013 New York fashion week might not have been as bold and flashy as in seasons past, but a whole new crop of subtle-toned, light-reflecting finishes made for a pretty, feminine appeal. From translucent top coats to glowy pinks to pearlescent effects, nails on the Spring 2013 runways were as flirty as they were fun. See how designers Christian Siriano, Rebecca Taylor, and Catherine Malandrino presented the trend at their shows.
At Marc by Marc Jacobs, models epitomised carefree, chic, Summer-in-the-city style. Hair was swept off the face with a bright headscarf, and the eyes were coated with a glossy mix of sandy beige and black for an edgy contrast. See it come together backstage in today's Beauty Beat.