Depending on which magazine or site your read, the New York Fashion Week has either “lost its strength” or is “more robust than ever”.
Through the years we’ve attended our share of fashion shows, and followed everything printed (or typed) about the event. For years we knew what the “it bag” was, what celebrity sat next to Anna Wintour, and if she smiled or not. This year we missed all events, haven’t even read much about them. Not that we adhere to the school of thought that claims the New York fashion show is inconsequential, we just don’t know what is its rai•sond’ê•tre
Is it supposed to be an opportunity to sale clothes, to get a splashy Vogue feature, or a PR opportunity for celebrities to be spotted? When we find out the answer to that, we will return to attending the New York Fashion Week.
Tiffany & Co. has lifted the curtain on Reed Krakoff’s first jewelry designs for the house. The American jeweler today releases Paper Flowers, a fine and high jewelry collection utilizing platinum, diamonds and tanzanite. Krakoff has thus far unveiled home, eyewear and leather goods products for the firm but until now had not revealed his strategy for jewelry, which takes longer to develop.
Runway trends – including Western and Nineties influences – have seeped into jeanswear. Cue raw, dark and coated denim, whipstitched leather and ornamental belts and chains.
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