Fresh Ideas Bring New Life to Milan and London Fashion Week

A breath of fresh air has swept the city of Milan, and who isn’t noticing? This season, a stable of established and emerging talents presented for the first time in…

Paris Fashion Week: Dropped Hemlines

Paris Fashion Week has produced a range of characteristically luxurious and elegant collections, but the prevailing theme has been a desire for longer hemlines. Designers embraced an eclectic mix of…

Swash Combines Artful Illustration with Design

Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka prove that no textile is too tough for their label Swash. Since its debut in 2004, which netted the Festival Hyeres’ Fashion Grand Prix, Swash…

Seoul's Pioneering Irony Porn(o)

Although menswear collections continue to fight for attention at London Fashion Week, the same certainly cannot be said for Seoul. The advancing fashion energy in South Korea’s thriving capital has…

NYFW's Athletic-Chic Motif

Channeling their inner-athletic dreams, designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are playing on the same team with a sport-savvy twist on ready-to-wear façades. The spring/summer ’12 collections flirt with an athletic-chic…

NYFW S/S '12 Designer Preview

This year’s spring/summer ’12 New York Fashion Week collections coincide with the ten year anniversary of 9/11, the most devastating day in the city’s history. Although the catastrophic event tested…

FashionRio S/S '12: Made in Brazil

Seeking to be recognized beyond its cliched babes-in-bikinis identity, the Brazilian fashion industry tends to turn to European and Japanese tastes for design inspiration. But as we witnessed at FashionRio’s…

NY Fashion Week: Back to '90s Grunge

Designers at New York Fashion Week are channeling slacker-era Seattle’s unruly fashion with an affectionate tribute to all things grunge. The autumn/winter ’11 shows are “haute off the street” with…

Illustrations: Paris' Contrasting Couture Shows

Two distinctly different inspirations seemed to emerge from the spring/summer ’11 couture collections in Paris: the natural world and the future of technology. Fashion is often a barometer for the…

Exclusive: Sruli Recht's Unruly Menswear

Last week, we told you about Sruli Recht‘s utterly innovative, laser cut technique in his “When Gravity Fails” that’s winning rave reviews.  Today, the label exclusively debuts its a/w ’11 collection…