NYFW: Tommy x Gigi

Everything you need to know about the supermodel’s colab with Tommy Hilfiger

It’s safe to say we can add fashion designer to the long list of Gigi Hadid’s accomplishments. Her long awaited collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger debuted tonight on Pier 16 at South Street Seaport in NYC, and let me say it was worth the wait! The pier was transformed into a carnival – complete with rides, food stands & pop-up shops  – with just enough space carved out for a long boardwalk runway where the new clothes were shown for the first time. The collection – a mix between Gigi’s cool California edge and Tommy’s east coast style – is unique in that it’s already available for purchase. Usually, New York Fashion Week, though it takes place in the fall, showcases clothing that will hit stores in spring of the following year. However, as of late designers have shifted to having their runway clothes match the season they’re shown in. This meaning that the audience can purchase new collections as soon as they hit the runway: no more waiting for 6 months until they hit stores! This new trend referred to as Buy Now Wear Now, is taking hold with designers like Burberry, Tom Ford and of course with Tommy Hilfiger. Check out some of my favorite moments from the tonight’s runway show, which you can watch on Tommy.com!

 

Tony Awards Best Dressed

The only thing more suspenseful than waiting for the results of an award show is waiting to see what looks will fill the red carpet…and last night the Tonys proved that it’s worth the wait. Though we all could have pretty much guessed that Hamilton would dominate the acceptance speeches, the fashion proved to be far more unpredictable. Here’s my choices for the top 8 best dressed:

1. Lupita Nyong’o in Boss

 

2. Jourdan Dunn in Zac Posen 

 

3. Keri Russell in Monique Lhuillier

 

4. Allison Williams in DKNY

 

5. Bee Shaffer in Erdem

 

6. Sophie Okonedo in Zac Posen

 

7. Zainab Jah in Randi Rahm 

 

8. Lucy Liu in Zuhair Murad

 

 

 

CFDA Fashion Awards

Breaking Down the looks of the CFDA Fashions Awards I saw a few trends different in style, yet all alike in dignity:

The Romantics: An air of romanticism floated across the carpet with blush tones and frilled fabrics. From Ciara in Roberto Cavalli, Lexi Boling in Ryan Roche, Hillary Rhoda in Monique Lhuillier or Karlie Kloss in Rosie Assoulin – my personal favorite being Taylor Hill in Thakoon.

 

The Edgy: If romantic gowns were abundant, there was an equal amount of alternative pieces throughout the night. From Elsa Hosk in Naeem Khan to Adriana Lima’s cropped jacket to Sofia Sanchez de Betak in a vintage skirt and revealing chain-like top, these looks inspired fearlessness in us all.

 

The Quirky: There were also plenty of fashion risk takers out there who wore whimsical prints and quirky accessories, which I loved! Isn’t the whole point of fashion to have fun anyway? Some favorites were Bee Shaffer’s Gucci dress, Lena Dunham’s rabbit pumps and Leandra Medine’s sequined shirt beneath her flowing Phillip Lim gown.

 

The Red Hots: The carpet wasn’t the only red that appeared at the CFDA awards. Countless ensembles in everyone’s favorite power color demanded attention throughout the night – from Irina Shayk’s Misha Nonoo jumpsuit to Rachel Roy’s one shoulder gown. My favorite was Josephine Skriver’s Sachin & Babi strapless gown that made me want to go back to my first high school dance.

 

 

 

 

Cover image:

Slay Queen

It makes sense the Duchess’ first, and most likely last, magazine cover is for British Vogue’s 100 year anniversary.  Though most of us equate monarchies with ball gowns and diamond tiaras, Kate’s feature highlighted the more rural side of the royals.

Dressed in wellingtons, overalls and plaid button downs, the spread shows the future queen posed in an English countryside setting. The shoot’s photos show Kate engaged in the leisures of country-life: riding a bike, leaning against a farm gate, and petting her dog. The sense of ease that she’s come to represent shines through the glossy yet relatable images of the magazine.

Though not a formal interview with Kate, the article discusses her relaxed, flexible, and gracious attitude on set, recalling how she didn’t fuss about what she was wearing, how her hair was looking or the less than desirable temperature outside.

The feature’s images will be housed in London’s National Portrait Gallery, of which the Duchess is a patron.

Magazine Article referenced: Shulman, Alexandra. “Vogue 100.” British Vogue June 2016: 278-86. Print.

Red Carpet Recap: amfAR Gala

As the Cannes film festival comes to a close, the fashion refuses to quit. Last night was amfAR’s Cinema Against Aids Gala, and everyone from actors, to models and designers showed up to support the cause. The only thing better than the amount of money that was raised for amfAR was the serious outfits that filled the red carpet.

Here’s a look at some of the top looks from last night:

 

Metropolitan Ballin’

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So who else out there is stalking Vogue’s home page tonight to see all of the Met Ball fashions? For anyone who doesn’t know, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising event hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It’s super exclusive, fancy and the fashion is off the charts. Each year has a theme that goes along with the fashion exhibition displayed inside the museum. Tons of designers, editors, stylists, models and celebrities all come out (if they’re invited) in the finest couture to walk the museum’s red carpet. The theme this year, which I must admit I’m not too crazy about, is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”. The exhibition will “focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion” and guests are encouraged to do the same when choosing an outfit.

Personally, I find the constant need to scrutinize, analyze and dissect technology’s influence on fashion (and everything for that matter) completely exhausting. I understand that yes, technology has an increasing influence on future of clothing production (i.e. 3-D printing) and tech accessories have a growing presence in fashion collections (i.e. Dolce & Gabbana headphones & phone cases), but do we need a whole Met Ball dedicated to this inevitable truths? For me, the romanticism of hand sewn craftsmanship will always be far more appealing than the mystery of a high-tech mechanical future. But, as Anna Wintour has always maintained, fashion must reflect the time in which it exists, which is precisely what I think this year’s theme is trying to accomplish.

While we wait for the everyone to arrive and the gowns to be posted, enjoy this photo of Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Shaffer from tonight and make sure to stay on Vogue’s website for the latest updates on all of the Met Ball fashion.