Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

I've been obsessed with red all winter, not kitschy Christmas ornaments red paired with the impotent green of dying trees, but luxurious, deep, expensive red. I found it an alluring alternative to black because when rich enough, red is just as serious and more than a little enigmatic. A color reserved for the upper echelons ... Read more

Bill Cunningham New York documentary

Bill Cunningham New York - Patrick McDonald

"The best fashion show is definitely on the street." – Bill Cunningham Before I watched the Bill Cunningham New York documentary (directed by Richard Press), I had wondered why New York is given equal importance in the title as Bill Cunningham, the documentary's main subject. He is the city's most iconic street style photographer; his photo-column ... Read more

Should bloggers sit front row at fashion shows?

Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2012 audience

Audience at the Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2012 show You know the awkward moment when people who don't have anything to do with fashion shows feel entitled to dictate who has the right to sit front row and who doesn't? Usually the sole purpose of their relevant, well-informed remarks is to downgrade one of the groups ... Read more

Tokio Kumagai: Shoes to eat

Tokio Kumagai Shoes to eat

Clockwise: ice-cream sundae shoes, meat shoes, red-bean rice shoes. Before Lady Gaga's meat dress, there were Tokio Kumagai's meat shoes. Shoe designer Tokio Kumagai first produced his Shoes to eat (Taberu kutsu) series in 1982, reviving Elsa Schiaparelli's trompe l'oeil technique from the 1930s. As the title would suggest, the shoes were not edible. Kumagai ... Read more