The runways might be the impetus for Fashion Week, but when it comes down to it, it's just as much about the street style. Outside the tents, it's all about crop tops, midi skirts, and sporty accents — but like with every fashion crowd, this set has its own personal style agenda too. That means unique details, bold prints, and some serious footwear from seasoned style insiders, editors, and showgoers. Click on to see all the snaps straight from the streets of New York Fashion Week — and remember to check back often for updates all week.
The Week in Pictures: Kate's Glamorous Return, Taylor's Aussie Connection, Adam and Leighton & More!
There was a distinct Down Under vibe added to many celebrity events this week — Taylor Swift was snapped looking cosy with Australian actor Brenton Thwaites at the Toronto International Film Festival (sparking rumours of a new little love story), Angelina Jolie and her kids paid a visit to the Sydney Aquarium on a warm day and Nicole Kidman sat pretty in the front row at New York Fashion Week. Also out? Kate Middleton, who stepped out for her first official engagement since the birth of Prince George, and Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, who showed off their love during a trip to New York City. That's not even the half of it — click through to see what else your favourite stars got up to this week!
The celebrity set delivered such killer looks this week that we've had to up the ante: our weekly Top 10 list is temporarily a list of 20, because it simply wouldn't be right to leave behind some of the ensembles we've seen this week. Yes, New York Fashion Week dominated, with stars like Olivia Palermo, Giovanna Battaglia and Jessica Alba turning up the heat as they took their seats in the coveted front row, but there were many other occasions for our favourite girls shine. For example? Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson, each at a movie premiere, and each looking a million bucks. Click through to see them, and 18 others, in the outfits that landed them on this week's best-dressed list!
What's the best way to celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week? With a celebration to honour Estée Lauder's latest fragrance: Modern Muse ($85-155). Gorgeous gals, including Julianne Hough, Coco Rocha, and Joan Smalls, all showed face at the Guggenheim Museum for a night of cocktails and perfume. And the looks were absolutely breathtaking. Click through to see them all!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took a break from their own busy fashion week to celebrate another big brand, Estée Lauder, for the launch of new fragrance Modern Muse at the Guggenheim Museum last night in NYC. The sisters posed for pictures with makeup artist Tom Pecheux as they mingled at the event, which also brought out a host of models, designers, and famous faces, including Drew Barrymore, who chatted up an Emilio Pucci-clad Julianne Hough, and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, who shared a sweet moment on their way into the party. The beauty bash was also attended by Michelle Dockery, Hailee Steinfeld, Linda Evangelista, Iman, and Hilary Rhoda. We were on the red carpet to chat with the evening's guests like Drew, who shared details of how being a mum has changed her beauty routine, as well as Julianne, who shared with us her own muse!
While Mary-Kate and Ashley made headlines for the debut of their new designs for their lines — The Row and Elizabeth and James — during this year's New York Fashion Week, the latter sister also made news for more personal reasons. Earlier this week, it was reported that Ashley is dating David Schulte, the CEO of luxury eyewear brand, Oliver Peoples.
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Dion Lee stepped away from the London Fashion Week circuit this year to present Spring 2014 (that's Autumn Winter 2014 for us in the Southern Hemisphere) at New York Fashion Week this morning. The local designer showcased 'Four Seasons' at this New York debut, a collection updated with rich textural details — from heavy patent leather to light-as-air sheer silk georgette. Grunge-luxe looks mixed effortlessly with ultra-bright, structural dresses that any fashion darling would be happy to try out at a cocktail dress code.
Dion Lee told us before the show that he was "extremely excited" about his New York debut, and that the burgeoning brand has had "a great amount of support from the U.S market", making the switch a smart one.
Click through the gallery for a first look at Dion Lee's Four Seasons collection on the New York Fashion Week Runway.
Images courtesy of Dion Lee.
Tucked away inside the many pleated skirts in Proenza Schouler's Spring 2014 collection were shiny metallic strips that were exposed as the models walked down the runway. In fact, this collection included a lot of shiny elements, including metallic knits, floral necklaces, and business-card-size buttons on a few well-tailored, serene-looking coats. Click through to see the collection.
When a show opens with Karen Elson in a feathered headdress, prepare to mentally transport yourself to Coachella. Such was the vibe at Anna Sui's Spring 2014 show, where hippie-chic reigned supreme. There were bell sleeves, kimono jackets, and fringed anything (we counted vests, shorts, and a bikini top). The colour spectrum was heavy on nude, tea-stained shades as well as sapphire and amethyst, though some glam snuck in: the last three dresses, worn by Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Miss Elson again, all featured gold lace and a sequined pair of shorts snuck into the mix at some point. We're hoping all of the runway accessories are produced for the headdresses alone. The dramatic piece worn for the finale look had a Game of Thrones vibe to it that'd be too good to pass up at retail.
The ICB by Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection was decidedly more relaxed than his high-drama runway show for his eponymous line. From slouchy-yet-sculpted crop tops to boxy jackets and tent dresses, basic staples and wardrobe-maximizing separates were aplenty. Vinyl paillettes stitched onto organza dresses was as done-up as it got. Watch on to see the entire collection in action.