Fashion Week is happening right now, have you heard? There’s all sorts of fashion things going on all over the place , like Rihanna’s rat tail and Anna Wintour smiling at the Beckham child. Still, at the moment, the fashion world still considers Manhattan the center of their world. But there are rumblings that Brooklyn could have a bigger piece of Fashion Week soon enough. And why not? Brooklyn’s plenty fashionable, just ask Vogue! (more…)
Before you see your design on the catwalk, you’ve gotta start at the bottom. via Facebook
Are you ‘in fashion’? No, but that’s what you tell folks back home? Well played, sir or madam, but maybe this fall is the right time to actually make the career in trendsetting happen. We’ve turned a discriminating eye on the fashion industry on your behalf and dug up a list of some of the fetchest internships out there so you can apply to them all with ease. You’ll definitely do some busywork, you’ll definitely have your outfits judged, you might get some free clothes, and, at a few of them, you might even get paid!
Our Fashion Week correspondent tries to look the part.
I like bright colors and shiny things, but I can’t claim any actual fashion expertise. Last week, I nevertheless found myself on the list for multiple New York Fashion Week events.
I fit none of the criteria and/or stereotypes regarding that merit NYFW invitations … most of my clothes are free or thrifted, my haircut is a $5 number a la Phresh Cutz, and some of my wardrobe has been with me since I was 14, when I stopped growing (especially in the chestal regions). So what do I possess? (more…)
Is it just us, is Fashion’s Night Out peaking like a pair of harem pants? The annual fall shopping crawl created in 2008 to inject energy and dollars into retail is tonight, and it doesn’t seem quite as fevered as past years, perhaps because all the fashion people are still shaking sand out of their neon gladiator platforms. (more…)
Combine the high-stylin’ festivities of Fashion Week with doing some much-needed good, and you get what we call an unmissable night out. Tonight, Sept. 14, at the Knitting Factory, the W’Burg brand Brooklyn Royalty is throwing Fashion Rocks for Haiti, a back-to-school fundraiser and indie gogo launch party. It’ll be an evening of live music, exclusive BKR fashion and dollars to help educate girls in Haiti. (more…)
Fashion Week is both an escape from the recession and a reminder of it: it’s somehow exciting to see designers roll out the Bergdorf bait as though there are still people who can afford $8,000 dresses. Wait, there are still people who can afford them—just not anyone we know. (That’s the reminder part.)
But as we all know around here, fabulosity can still be within reach even if your dress budget is just $8. This we confirmed during a boutique crawl of Williamsburg—yes, on Fashion’s Night Out—where we asked some glammy gals for their advice on staying chic in tough times. (more…)