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16 Feb

Danielle Brooks Made Her NYFW Runway Debut At Christian Siriano

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Christian Siriano put the show back in fashion show at his AW 2018 event this weekend. The designer took over The Grand Lodge in New York City’s Flatiron District to celebrate a decade’s worth of design. With a front row stacked with the likes of Laverne Cox, Cardi B, Meg Ryan, Molly Shannon, and more, it was clear Siriano was about to put on a ceremony. Little did people know that it would be a star-studded runway, too. Siriano muse Selma Blair worked some magic after Ashley Graham opened (and eventually closed!) the show. It was Danielle Brooks appearance, however, that got the people going. Dressed in a turquoise gown with caped shoulders that almost begged to be twirled...
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14 Feb

Selena Gomez’s Latest NYFW Look Will Make You Want To Wear Cowboy Boots Again

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Cowboy boots tend to spark and fizzle in popularity as fashion trends cycle. They had a moment in the ’80s, and we also vaguely remember owning a Charlotte Russe pair in the early aughts. If Selena Gomez’s latest lookis any indication, cowboy boots are firmly back in the fashion lexicon. Gomez attended the Coach Fall 2018 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week on February 13th, 2018 in a long floral dress, lace-up western-inspired cowboy booties, and a moto jacket. Naturally, Gomez sat front row at the Coach show because she’s the face of the brand’s handbag line. We should also point out that Gomez is embracing a new look overall and ditched her short blonde lob for long brown hair (extensions?) with side-swept...
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13 Feb

Recreate Alexander Wang’s Sleek FW18 Beauty Look

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Go backstage at Alexander Wang's last show at NYFW.

From the streets to the boardroom, Alexander Wang’s FW18 collection went from ruling the streets of downtown NY to charging into the 4 Times Square boardroom. The modern CEO has no time to play with frivolity in beauty. Sleek, wet hair was pulled back tight into a low ponytail and nonchalantly finished off with a chrome banana clip, branded with the Alexander Wang logo. Bold brows were shaped with matte shadows and framed a quickly contoured face to highlight its natural edges with NARS Contour Blush for demure sophistication. Nails by Essie polished the look by setting the tone with taupe and gray undertones in Wild Nude for coverage, topped with fine metallic silver in Eau Natural for modern, steel nude nails....
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13 Feb

Beckhams And Bucket Bag Fanny Packs

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All hail Harper Beckham! She is six years old, and pairing a burgundy Burberry coat with pink loafers, thereby mastering 2018’s biggest color trend.

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Meanwhile, I'm 35 and still make “L” with my hands to know which way is left. I do know a bit about Fashion Week, though, including its latest and greatest catwalk hits. Scroll down (not left, phew) for today’s runway recap.

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Sies Marjan showed lots of kill-for-it clothes, including a holographic trench coat that seems destined for Hollywood’s cool kids. But maybe the brand's most arresting look (in a good way) was when Korean model EZ came through with pink hair, a pink coat, a pink skirt, a pink bag,...
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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

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

Proenza Schouler Brings The Southwest To NYFW With ‘Arizona’ Fragrance Launch

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Beloved New York brand Proenza Schouler provided an escape from the blustery rain of this year's NYFW, instead offering a getaway through scent to the quiet solitude and dusty blues and pinks of the Southwest with their new fragrance "Arizona."

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Proenza's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez debuted the new perfume last night at the Skylight Modern with a recreation of the natural beauty they took in during a trip to the western state. The bottle itself reflects the crystals and geodes found all over the desert state, and the scent is reminiscent of a sweet-smelling cactus flower they...
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8 Feb

Tom Ford Matched Sex Socks To Skin Tones At NYFW

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Finally, a brand has recognized the significance of sex socks — the foot covers men inexplicably keep on even when they remove all else — and most serendipitous of all is that said designer is Tom Ford, king of menswear. The legend's latest presentation is the talk of the town this New York Fashion Week, not only because he decided to go fur-free, but also his underwear collection, which saw each model's skin tone matched to socks, boxers and briefs. Each piece was also given a signature Tom Ford touch, with a black velvet logo waistband. The Fall '18 collection also featured swiss-made watches in gold and stainless steel, the leather bands of which were also coordinated with the models — an excellent gift for...
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8 Feb

Tom Ford Goes Furless At NYFW, Heralding A Fur-Free Future

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It's hard to pinpoint exactly what has moved household-name designers like Tom Ford to ditch furs. In his new Fall '18 menswear collection, which debuted last night during New York Fashion Week, there was a notable absence of the controversial material. Yesterday, in a report by WWD, the designer hinted at using faux fur instead in future collections, deciding to phase it out by limiting his current fur usage to food byproduct animal skins. Ford told the publication that his vegan diet was the starting point for this choice, having focused on plant-based nutrition for about a year. And being attacked by a lady carrying tomato juice in her purse. All that, and interestingly enough, Netflix documentary What The Health — which grossed some of...
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7 Feb

Models At NYFW Will Finally Have Private Changing Rooms

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CFDA and The Model Alliance are making fashion's #MeToo moment happen.

Sexual harassment in the modeling industry is not only rampant but notoriously difficult to check. Models are much younger than most employees, many don’t speak the same language as the people who hire them, and being successful usually means looking sexy. This year, as claims of sexual harassment are finally being taken seriously both within and outside the fashion industry, overdue steps are being taken to protect models. Council of Fashion Designers of America have just announced a partnership with The Model Alliance — an advocacy organization founded by Sara Ziff — to ensure models have private backstage changing areas at New York Fashion Week. Until now, models have generally been required to...
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