Hey, gidday mates! Excuse me for coming off all Carrie Bradshaw-ish, but I love New York in September. The nights are warm, fashion week is upon us, and it reminds me of my first year here when I’d walk around the city with Jenny Albright and daydream about things to come. Some things will never change.Click to Continue!
Miles Garber on the catwalk at Rag and Bone. Photos: Greg Lewis 1. Rag and Bone showed a great example of what is swiftly becoming my favourite look for Fall/Winter – an overcoat over a shirt with pants and shoes. No blazer or sweater necessary. Their jackets came in all variations, from military greatcoats to three quarter length floral numbers to boldly striped boiled wool overcoats, and looked best with a straight shirt, or Victorian with a waistcoat and collarless button down.2. The rough textured wool, softly tailored sportcoats were also a very good time. 3. Rag and Bone managedClick to Continue!
Photo: Fashion Gone Rogue Call me biased, but Kiwi Emily Baker seems to be the most talked about new face model here at New York Fashion Week. First there was the Hint Mag mention, then the highly coveted models.com nod. But talk is cheap, the proof is in the pudding. And yesterday she made good on the hype, walking for Rag and Bone (as seen above), alongside some of the top girls in the business: Lindsey Wixson, Jac Jablonski, Julia Nobis, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Edita Vilkeviciute. Not bad work for the Matamata teen’s second ever turn on a runway.Click to Continue!
Photo: Katherine Lowe Garance Dore, Scott Schuman and Tommy Ton outside the Rag and Bone show this afternoon. If you look very closely at Mr Schuman’s hand, you might notice that it’s pressed down rather tightly on Tommy Ton’s neck. That’s because he was trying to run away. Not on Scott’s watch. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe Plucking the good bits from one’s roots and combining them with the best of one’s present is as good a place as any to find inspiration for a collection. Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright started life in England but have long since called New York home. For Fall 2011, they played up their cultural duality, with an offering that merged classic British hunting with collegiate Americana. It started just a tad bit late – Mad Men’s Jon Hamm was in attendance which set many a flash aflutter – but finished quickly. The first processionClick to Continue!
Rag and Bone – What better way to keep warm than wearing your entire winter wardrobe in one go?Timo Weiland – If you’re only going to buy one heavy green suit this winter… Richard Chai – Because sometimes you just want to dress like a mechanic from the Bronx, but in really, really luxurious fabrics. Patrik Ervell – Like I said, blazers that button all the way up are my new obsession. Leave the top and bottom buttons undone and you’re good to go. And three cheers for the patch pocket – jets are for sissies. Marc by Marc JacobsClick to Continue!
Rag and Bone – All Images /style.com And for the girls…As always, I’m loving girls in tailored pants, shorts, shirts and simple tees. Rag and Bone, Jenni Kayne and Helmut Lang have mastered the masculine side of femininty. Karen Walker has realised that stripes never died and probably never will and Marc Jacobs has perfected colour (yes, maroon is the new black). But what’s spring without a few sweet little dresses? Alberta Feretti, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte showed some beautiful dresses that focus on celebrating thigh and curves.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYb83KM4at4Rag and Bone Rodarte Proenza Schouler Philosophy di Alberta Feretti Marc Jacobs KarenClick to Continue!
Patrik Ervell – All Images /men.style.com There’s nothing like some beige, khaki, navy and uniform grey to make up the perfect spring/summer menswear wardrobe. And don’t get me started on club collars, pleated pants, roll-ups, cuffs, gold buttons and desert boots. So the 1950s (Patrik Ervell), military (Rag and Bone), nautical (Band of Outsiders) and schoolboy (Thom Browne) were my four favourite themes for the boys this time round at New York Fashion Week. These are my top picks of the season.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYb83KM4at4Patrik Ervell Patrik Ervell Patrik Ervell Rag and Bone Rag and Bone Rag and Bone Rag and Bone BandClick to Continue!
Everybody remembers where they were the moment the planes hit the Twin Towers. I was at home in Christchurch just getting ready to go to school when my Mum called to tell me the news. What she didn’t mention though was that New York Fashion Week was in full swing that same day. One can imagine just how insignificant clothes became in the face of a full scale terrorist attack. Planes hitting buildings? Or models walking down runways. You decide. I’d heard that every year on the 9/11 anniversary Fashion Week shuts down for a minute of silence. If thatClick to Continue!