Mrs. Prada showed her cruise collection in New York last night in a Prada-owned former piano factory, its huge windows covered by sheets of red plexiglass that tinted sunset views …see more


    Moiré, that weave or pattern with its distinctive woodgrain or “watered” effect, is making a subtle but strong impression for next season. Designers used it for matched sets, silky tops, …see more


    The newest kicks on the runways show lots of interesting details, signaling a movement away from the basic “dad sneaker” of last season. Design attributes range from the technical to …see more

  • Silver Lining

      Silver is the metal of choice for next spring. The cool steely surface can have a futuristic, industrial feel, but this season those attributes are softened with patchworks, fur …see more

  • Radical Transparency

      Perhaps it’s the current call for transparency in politics and business that is inspiring all the pellucid fabrics on the runways. These filmy layers are especially effective for see-through …see more


    Tom Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week last night with a collection that seemed to draw from his own archives at 90s Gucci and St. Laurent, as well as …see more

  • The Age of Collage

    Milan designers embrace pastiche this season, as a range of disparate references, from active sport to 70s hippie to 18th century rococo to marabou nighties, come together in exuberant eclectic mixes.

  • Ginghamania

    Gingham, that innocent/sexy fifties favorite, is back with a vengeance. London designers give the pattern newness with mixed color, over-printing or souvenir patches.

  • Patio Party

    A dizzying fantasy of Palm Beach glamour, complete with trompe l’oeil pussycat bows, ship-ahoy platforms and cascades of plastic flowers that hook over ears.

  • Rock And Roll All Nite

    Rock and roll 70s glam meets 60s ladylike. The story: Prim housewife with groupie fantasy does the walk of shame.