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NYFW: Madonna, Chris Rock and Ciara Hit the Front Row for Tom Ford’s Ode to ‘80s Glitz

If any single designer knows about star power and its impact on fashion, it’s Tom Ford. He didn’t just shine a spotlight on this idea with the Sept. 14 premiere of his Spring/Summer 2023 collection — it was practically a klieg light, producing a high-wattage event that indeed demonstrated Ford’s own power in the dual […]

NYFW: Brandon Maxwell and Carolina Herrera’s Wes Gordon Explore Flower Power

New York designers learned several lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, not only in how to sustain a luxury-focused fashion business amid a global lockdown, but also the importance of making choices wholly rooted in personal fulfillment versus a paramount concern about the bottom line. And if a contented designer equals a commercially successful collection, perhaps […]

NYFW: Regina Hall Sits Front Row at Jason Wu, While Prabal Gurung is Shining a Spotlight on Individuality

Few moments in New York fashion have felt more stratospheric than the mid-1990s, when the triumvirate of Calvin, Ralph and Donna dominated both the runways and supermodel-laden ad campaigns, while Geoffrey Beene was crafting gowns so precise and poetic, the designer’s devoted fans would be moved to tears. On Sept. 10 at New York’s Pier […]

NYFW: Ariana DeBose on How Carolina Herrera Show Was “What Dreams Are Made Of”

New York Fashion Week attendees were ready for some romance on this Valentine’s Day, and Wes Gordon served it up with a healthy side of drama in his Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Carolina Herrera, which debuted in an event space near Manhattan’s Madison Square Park on Monday morning, Feb. 14. From its brilliant color palette […]

NYFW: Brandon Maxwell Offers Refined Comfort in Emotional Tribute to His Grandmother

Finales of Brandon Maxwell shows sometimes have been capped by the Texas-born designer striding proudly down the runway with his grandmother at his side, but that wasn’t possible this season. The woman he calls Mammaw, who inspired Maxwell from his earliest years with her love of fashion, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and now the […]