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12 Feb

Clueless Inspo, Whoopi’s Vagina Jacket And Everything Else That Happened On Day 2 Of NYFW

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On Day Two of New York Fashion Week, the cult of puffy coats is taking shape. (We’ve spotted them on twelve runways, and it’s only Friday.) Outside, models huddle together and light cigarettes. And packed tight in our DMs, a series of serious questions began to appear. Super serious. Let’s explore.

Are Coats Now Dresses?

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If Bella Hadid wears something, the world follows. So let’s see what happens after her turn on Friday’s Jason Wu catwalk, where the bombshell wore an embellished navy blue cocoon coat as if it were a red carpet look. For those who are always freezing at parties, it’s a rather genius idea…

Are Carnations Cool Now?

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This morning, Tory Burch planted...
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12 Feb

People Can’t Tell If This Fenty Model Is Real Or Fake

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We've become so accustomed to filters and false realities on Instagram that it can become difficult to tell what's even real anymore. We'd like to think we still have a firm grip on reality, but an Instagram model named Shudu has just thrown our entire universe for a loop.

@fentybeauty #profiltrfoundation #shade490 #glossbomb #lipgloss #fentybeauty . . 📸 @cjw.photo
Shudu Gram(@shudu.gram)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 11월 20 10:09오전 PST

Shudu is an Instagram model with flawless dark skin. Her feed is scattered with various editorial images accompanied by #melanin hashtags. She even was reposted on Fenty Beauty's Instagram account, wearing the lipstick shade Saw-C. Her beauty is so striking and unfathomably perfect that you almost don't want to believe it's real. The thing...
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12 Feb

Models Ate Flamin’ Hot Cheetos While Walking The Runway At Chromat

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As the Fall 2018 collections make their debut at New York Fashion Week, there's sure to be plenty of statement-making accessories hitting the runways—from boots to "Pussy Power" bags and beyond.
But at Chromat's Fall 2018 show, the most unexpected accessory in perhaps all of NYFW history hit the runway: Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Yes, Flamin' Hot Cheetos, the signature snack of Britney Jean Spears.
Redefining the art of pockets, a model walking the show used the bungee cord detailing on a pair of pants to hold a bag of Cheetos as she walked—and snacked—down the runway, as one of course does.

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This, my friends, is FASHUN and I am fully here for it.

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Another model who didn't have the...
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12 Feb

How To Become A #Chromatbabe

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Chromat has become New York's champion of diverse casting, inviting every type of model on their runway — all ages, all sizes, all genders, all races. And while the brand's contemporaries have slowly begun to embrace inclusivity during NYFW, Chromat is the original, helmed by designer Becca McCharen, who's followed this doors-open policy since day one. Thirty minutes into their pre-show casting, there was already a line down to the street with excited potential models, including PAPER favorite Yasmin Geurts. We were there to witness the fun, celebratory atmosphere, and talk with both McCharen and her casting director Gilleon Smith about the importance of authentic representation in fashion. PAPER: What's the relationship between casting and this season's show concept? Becca McCharen: The concept for this...
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12 Feb

Alexander Wang’s Fall 2018 Show Was Working Girl Meets The Matrix

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For his last show during the traditional New York Fashion Week calendar, Alexander Wang set up office in Times Square.
Merging together some major '80s Working Girl vibes with the '90s Matrix look, Wang's Fall 2018 collection was presented in the cubicles of the former Conde Nast building at 4 Times Square. Sticking with the corporate vibe, signs reading 'AWG' (the Alexander Wang Group) covered the mock office.

Instead of #wangfest, introducing the Alexander Wang Group: it's a whole new business model #NYFW pic.twitter.com/GzfpvXsNFx
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) 2018년 2월 11일

A swift departure from the designer's usual #WANGFEST after party blowout, this season's show meant serious business. The collection was comprised of tailored suiting, leather trenches, deconstructed blazers, and ultra-small sunglasses that looked straight out of The Matrix....
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12 Feb

Bottega Veneta Was A Star-Studded Affair

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Bottega Veneta's Fall '18 collection arrived in a moment of New York's fashion identity crisis. As star designers head to Paris rather than stay local or forgo formal shows altogether in favor of studio appointments, Fashion Week in New York City exists this year with a few pesky question marks hanging over its head. BV's Creative Director Tomas Maier is all in, though; the brand's enormous new Madison Avenue flagship opened for business this week and at the Milan designer's runway show at the New York Stock Exchange (a loaded metaphor of a venue if there ever was one), beloved A-list actresses including Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek lent their stature to the front row as Gigi Hadid and other models breezed...
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12 Feb

These Stylish Sisters Prove Why a Bolt Of Blue Eyeshadow is Twice The Fun At Alexander Wang

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Tonight, Alexander Wang presented a Fall 2018 collection that included zipper-accented dresses, Matrix-esque coats, sleek silver hair clips and one striking penny red dye job. But a quick look around proved that power moves were also aplenty in the designer's front row. Never ones to shy from more-is-more makeup, sisters Simi and Haze Khadra wore bright poppy lips, matching pedicures—and a game-changing swipe of turquoise pigment across their lids. This isn't the first sighting of bold blue eyeshadow at New York Fashion Week, where the shade seems to be making an early bid for the makeup color of the season: At Saks Potts, models sported a thin aquamarine streak on their lower lash lines, and sharp cerulean wings showed up at the Chromat show last night. With rain on tomorrow's forecast, consider...
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12 Feb

Jeremy Scott On Why Gigi Hadid Is An ‘OG Jeremy Girl’

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"Like a fine wine, I just get better with age." That's what designer Jeremy Scott tells me when I ask if after 20 years it gets harder to come up with a wild theme for his legendary, over-the-top fun fashion shows. The brain drain is increased since 2011 when he became Creative Director at Moschino. He just showed his Fall '18 men's show in Milan, featuring a sexy bondage theme and devil-horned Violet Chachki. In NYC this week, Scott was feeling neon colors, cartoons and muppet-style faux fur. Are there any cartoon characters or dream collabs he hasn't yet gotten to do? "Yes," Scott says, "but my lips are sealed." The front row at his eponymous NYFW show was just as...
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12 Feb

This Musician’s Striking Sculptural Hair Just Won New York Fashion Week

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Last night in Manhattan, as the fashion set dashed from runway show to runway show, Telfar put on a very different kind of event. To celebrate his Fall 2018 collection, aptly titled “Music,” Telfar Clemens hosted a one-of-a-kind ensemble concert, replete with musicians Dev Hynes, Kelsey Lu, Ian Isiah, rapper 070 Shake and more—all jamming in the designer's pops of red leather and signature rock ‘n’ roll cut-out pieces. Center stage was beauty queen and songstress, Kelela, who performed vocals looking fresh faced in a trio of architectural knots. While the R&B musician has been known to take a risk when it comes to her trademark lengths, often embellishing braids with pearls and crystal beads, the mesmerizing high twists were a departure, cutting a striking figure during...
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