Google’s Project Glass Makes an Appearance at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New YorkSeptember 10, 2012
The nerds finally found a way to get down with the cool kids. Google’s Project Glass made a cameo appearance at Fashion Week in New York. Models who sought to get information at the tip of their eyes were able to do just that. Google outfitted models at the DVF show the Project Glass lenses and the models did their part to show off Diane von Furstenberg’s latest wares. If that wasn’t enough, the Project Glass captures from the show were put on DVF’s Google+ website (oh the marketing cross-promotional goodness).Meryl Demiglio
Max Azria Shows off a Strong Spring/Summer 2013 Collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.September 7, 2012
This is looking to be one of the stronger Spring/Summer seasons displayed during fashion week in New York. Max Azria is adding to the score run-up with this dress. See his full collection at our fashion week photography page. We have large galleries of 200+ photos per designer in our fashion week section. Plenty of exclusives. Click here for more.Meryl Demiglio
British Fashion Awards Nominees AnnouncedSeptember 4, 2012
It’s very hard selecting the top designers in fashion. This is especially the case when they are all creating at a high level; but each year the British Fashion Awards does just that. What’s really eye opening is the list of designers named for best designer for 2012. The nominees are: Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Stella McCartney. Yeah, it’s that hard. Mary Katrantzou had an incredible year being featured no less than 10 times in major fashion publications. A lot of editor here at PD call Katrantzou the queen of prints. She’s nearly without a peer in creating prints. Her collection ranges from bold to daring and everything in between those two.
Stella McCartney has also had a standout year taking a classic polished decidedly English aesthetic to her most recent collections. PD highlighted her resort 2013 collection that debuted in New York.
Christopher Kane’s resort 2013 collection was split between an experiment in beauty and some sort of adherence to art. What did this get him? He received accolades across the board both from buyers and the fashion intelligentsia.
Picking the best designer of the year? Yeah, this is going to be hard.Meryl Demiglio
The Kenneth Cole Campaign You Knew was Coming In BlackAugust 22, 2012
Awkward poses aside, the Kenneth Cole fall campaign is here in all of it’s beautiful monotone glory. While residing that same mid-market pricepoint (budget dependent on we the consumer, of course). The Kenneth Cole campaign was shot by Sharif Hamza according to PRNewsire “whose previous work has appeared in the pages of Vogue Paris, Vogue Russia, LOVE, Dazed & Confused, and Interview”. The main tagline behind the campaign, wait for it…”Wear Your Voice”.
Oh and here’s some making-of video:Meryl Demiglio
La Perla’s Fashion’s Night OutSeptember 8, 2011
Nothing like getting an invite for Fashion’s Night out at La Perla. And you can visit the stores in most big cities tonight for Fashion’s Night Out fun:
· New York
· Los Angeles
· South Coast Plaza
Georges Chakra Continues to ImpressOctober 22, 2010
There’s no stopping her. Fresh off of a colorful showing during New York fashion week, Georges Chakra continues to get ink. And her PR people are not shy in letting us know. The past couple of weeks we’ve received at least 5 emails demonstrating Chakra’s ability to get all types of press (and with good reason). Her fall collection was a mix of the edgy, futuristic and daring. More Magazine’s recent issue showed her softer more playful side as evidenced by the photos above.
What’s Spring going to be like for Chakra? Read our review of her Spring 2011 line here.Meryl Demiglio
This Belongs on The Real HousewivesOctober 21, 2010
Loathe as I am to admit it, I watch that infernal show. I specifically watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta and say to myself, “self, why are you watching this trash.” I think primarily because it is trash. Which is why when I saw this bag I thought to myself: a. Chloe needs Phoebe Philo b. Nene would wear this bag in a heartbeat. This gaudy python monstrosity is on sale at Net a Porter for nearly $3800 and so far one person on facebook likes it from the ‘Net site. Surely this one person is hiding under a crevice or rock. Are you brave enough to like this bag?Meryl Demiglio
This is Entirely Wearable Though Appearances Say OtherwiseOctober 19, 2010
I know what you’re thinking. Another post on United Nude? But seriously, ever since our Fashion’s Night Out visit to the United Nude store in Soho we’ve been major evangelizers of the design house’s collection. At first glance it’s easy to think that there is a major geometric thing going on because nearly every shoe in the collection has some sort of sharp edge. You almost feel as if the designers have pigeonholed themselves into making square shoes. Then you see something like their Iris van Herpen X United Nude shoe and realize there’s more than just a play on shapes. The level of detail down to the heel itself, the enclosure accents the very shape of the shoe says it’s a timeless original. So yes we’ll be shameless shills for United Nude and we’ll even have a giveaway and promise that you will have a chance to win specially designed shoes from United Nude if you enter. In the meantime, you can admire the entire collection on their website.
Bois Noire or Egoïste – Chanel’s Jacques Polge ExplainsOctober 15, 2010
Hintmag.com recently interviewed Chanel’s Jacques Polge. For those of you living under a rock or other type of crevice, Polge is Chanel’s perfumer. If you’re wearing some type of Chanel perfume right now, chances are Polge came up with it via Alchemy and quite a bit of perfume sorcerers magic. In the interview he explains to Stéphane Gaboué of Hint how he came up with Egoïste via Ernest Beaux’s (creator of No. 5) early creation Bois des Iles. He tells how Americans sanitized the perfume industry:“You know, I started my career in the United States. Perfumes were then made of both good-smelling and bad-smelling ingredients. But the bad-smelling ingredients, when used in a certain way, brought something sensual and interesting to the final scent. The first time I arrived at work, they told me, “You want to work here? Then smell this.” They made me smell chives. With American puritanism, all these kinds of fragrances disappeared.” He also discusses the now infamous Egoiste commercial (be careful if you watch it you’ll play it over and over again).
Read the entire interview here.Meryl Demiglio
Fans of Neil Barrett A/W2010 Please Stand UpOctober 15, 2010
Neil Barrett’s Autumn 2010 collection makes me love writing about fashion even if I can only afford one item in the entire collection. The edgy rock and rollness (yes I created a word) of his 2010 effort is sleek and to the point. No frilly extraneous accessories or accents are needed here. This is purely a dark, Matrix-esque look moved forward for the 2010 fall season. His past collections were just as sharp, if only with more range of color. This season it’s about lines and edges. Not every body type will adhere to Barrett’s strict construction, but at the very least there are pieces in the collection to ogle and if you can wear them do so!