Dempsey Stewart at Calvin Klein. Photos: Greg Lewis There are only a couple of New York shows that model-watchers look to for evidence of big girls doing big things. Calvin Klein is one of them. This season, the label took it upon itself to Lisbeth Salander several of the models’ hair. Some got off easy-ish, like Dempsey Stewart whose short black bob will no doubt become a calling-card the rest of the season; but others, with their shaved undercuts or asymmetrical wedges might struggle. Then again, this is fashion and if there’s one thing the industry loves, it’s a reinvention.Click to Continue!
Rose Smith at Band of Outsiders. Photo: Greg Lewis 1. As a guy who loves wearable menswear, the boy’s collection was right up my alley: Khaki, bottle green, charcoal and blue and white butcher stripes as the base colours, in simple shapes that always work, like DBs, duffel coats, shearling-trimmed parkas and quilted nylon scarves (basically mini sleeping bags for your neck).2. The sun rising over Band of Outsiders’ Wild Wild West set was the single greatest moment of theatre seen at this New York Fashion Week to date. 3. Tavi Gevinson sat front row. 4. Four Australians walked theClick to Continue!
Photos: Sonny Vandevelde If you’re in New York this Thursday and wondering which of the many and varied Fashion’s Night Out events to go to, let me throw Sonny Vandevelde’s hat in the ring. The Australian photographer is hosting his seasonal exhibition at the Tribeca Grand Hotel from 8:00pm – 10:00pm so stop in, say hello and enjoy the work of a guy who is well and truly on top of his backstage game. I must admit I’m a little biased – I’ve done the menswear circuit with Sonny for about six seasons now, we stay in the same hotelsClick to Continue!
Yves Saint Laurent – the original troubled designer. Photo: Haw-lin 1. John Galliano-mania has gone about as far as it can go, with tens of thousands of mainstream news stories (it even made the 6:00pm rounds here in New Zealand), and every person with internet access sharing their opinions, thoughts and conspiracy theories on the matter. Rather than adding to the pile, here’s the best piece I’ve seen written thus far, from The New Yorker: “It has been nearly a decade since I wrote a Profile of Galliano for this magazine. I lost track of him long ago. But whenClick to Continue!
Emily Baker on the catwalk at Prada F/W 2011. Photos: tfs Emily Baker has just done what no female New Zealand model has done before (besides, perhaps, Kylie Bax in the 90s), walking a Prada ready-to-wear show in Milan. This is a great get for any model, but perhaps even greater if that model happens to be a fashion week freshman from Matamata. The 17 year old Kiwi newcomer has had a blinder of a season thus far, walking (among others) Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein in New York; Christopher Kane and Giles in London; and D&G, Fendi and MaxClick to Continue!