Fashion Week Observed
As much as we love Fashion Week, anyone who has ever been to the shows will tell you that it’s not an easy stroll down the tents. Instead, you have to contend with late start times, harried ticket scanners, dying electronics (due to lack of outlets at Lincoln Center/Eyebeam), and a myriad of other FW-related crises. In that spirit, we’re covering this season’s Fashion Week with YOU in mind, sending our intrepid reporters out to cover the important aspects of the shows…well, the ones that have nothing to do with the clothes.
After the jump: Alexander Wang, Hervé Léger, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and Jill Stuart.
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Fashion Week Observed
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The Eight-Day Week
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Fashion Week Spring 2013
Forget Project Runway—the real fashion showdown is at “Fusion,” the annual competition that pits future design superstars from Parsons against those from FIT in a runway show with only one winner and one school going home with the gold. Past Fusion contestants have included Prabal Gurung, Chris Benz and Alexander Wang. The catwalk competition includes Read More
We all know that during the days leading up to Fashion Week, designers tend to go, in the words of Anthony Perkins, “a little mad sometimes.” Still, it’s hard to imagine what sort of monumental pressure Alexander Wang was under when he agreed to contract Rooster New York, a new branding content site run by Vice magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes (who also directed this segment), for his T by Alexander Wang spring 2013 campaign video. Did we mention that it also stars sketch comedienne Anjelah Johnson as Bon Qui Qui, a pretty racist caricature she developed on MADtv, which we would have certainly been bothered by, had we or anyone we knew watched that program?
Also, Simon Doonan and Natasha Lyonne.
Yikes. When you get an idea this perfect, it must be hard to turn it down.
American fashion design has seen an exciting new crop of talented youngsters creep onto the scene. Creatives such as Joseph Altuzarra, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung have received a great deal of attention—and rightfully so. The majority of this bunch thrive on fanfare—not always on the design of their clothes, but on their front-rows, frantic check-ins and backstage dramas.
The Proenza Schouler duo, after several seemingly shaky years, have quickly become darlings of the global fashion elite, continually present interesting and attractive collections. Now sitting more comfortably with financial investments from Theory Group’s Andrew Rosen and a glossy new David Adjaye-designed boutique (albeit too damn dark to see any of the merch), its safe to say they are no longer emerging.
Mr. Altuzarra’s nomadic, opulent materials and prints seem to satiate the critics. Since PR Consulting has never invited us to one of his magical shows, we’ll let him be.
Jason Wu’s nearly flawless technique and practical glamour—not to mention being a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama—means he’s fine and dandy.
Same for Thakoon Panichgul.
Fashion Week Observed
With pressure mounting from the increasing number of plaintiffs claiming that designer Alexander Wang made then work long hours in hazardous conditions with little regard for their well-being, the fashion icon’s PR team has made their first attempt at a counter-attack.
And no, it wasn’t, “Hasn’t Wenyu Lu heard of what we do to models?” (We wish.)
Don’t mess with Alexander Wang. This message was more than clear. KCD guarded their most sought-after invite with a check-in process worthy of the North Korean border. Street photography happened 20 yards from entry gates. Photo I.D. required.