| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
PARIS -- Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is the man of the moment at Paris Fashion Week, with an exhibition devoted to his career set to open later this week at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
"Dries Van Noten: Inspirations," open March 1 to Aug. 31,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The laid-back chic of the spring runway collections begs for a warm, sun-kissed beauty look. And there is an array of new products to help achieve that vacation-refreshed magic, even if your next getaway isn't on the horizon.
No tan? No problem. There...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
PARIS -- She's done minimalist sportswear, abstract art prints, slip-on skate sneakers and Birkenstock comfort sandals. And the world followed. But on Sunday at Paris Fashion Week, Celine designer Phoebe Philo moved on to a look that's more feminine,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Lots of weird stuff can happen at fashion weeks. For instance, take Chanel's fashion-show-as-grocery-store that Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore wrote about on Tuesday. Also adding to the Paris Fashion Week weirdness: Dutch designer Iris van...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:28 PM
"Einstein on the Beach," the avant-garde 1976 opera by Phillip Glass, hit the fashion radar last year when it was one of the inspirations for Marc Jacobs' monumental spring-summer 2013 Louis Vuitton show, a moving spectacle of ordered geometry.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a gallery-like loft space on South La Brea Avenue, rolls of fabrics are displayed by color in rich cascades of texture and pattern. Tags on the rolls make it evident that this is no run-of-the-mill fabric shop: Some are labeled with the names of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Sandro, a French contemporary brand, joined the boutiques on Oak Street yesterday. Sophisticated meets edgy in Sandro's women's spring collection by owner Evelyne Chetrite. One look pairs a punky double wrap black riveted belt and a sheen leather gold...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:53 PM
NEW YORK -- I had high hopes for the Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the venue to which Alexander Wang dragged the fashion crowd for his fall 2014 show on Saturday night. A greenhouse on the water seemed to suggest glass windows, a glittering...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:45 PM
NEW YORK -- Having seen two models at two different presentations in the last 24 hours faint (and I mean hit the floor hard), the idea of beauty and sacrifice has been on my brain this New York Fashion Week. (I mean, really, are we putting women on a...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:18 AM
PARIS -- A bright light of Paris fashion returned to the stage Wednesday when Nicolas Ghesquiere presented his debut collection for the luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton.
The time slot on the calendar and the venue were the same, but the collection...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:44 AM
NEW YORK -- And just like that, Marc by Marc Jacobs is cool again.
For their debut, Brit "It" girl designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier showed a brash, Riot Grrrl/punk/ninja-themed collection that put Jacobs' flailing secondary line back on the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Barely a week after it came down the runway at Paris Fashion Week, Nicolas Ghesquiere's new collection for Louis Vuitton has already made its debut on the red carpet. And on Charlotte Gainsbourg no less, who as the daughter of actress Jane Birkin and...