The Ugly Shoe is Bac...

Remember those Prada platform sandals from the spring 2013 collection that Elle Fanning wore to a Twilight Saga premier last year? Well, it looks like ugly sandals are making a comeback this season. Many designers of Spring/Summer 2014 collections sent their models down the runway in...

Flash Fashion By 19t...

Boston Fashion Week is upon us, with designers, stores and performers clamoring to get in on the growing fashion scene in Beantown.  The single biggest event of Boston Fashion Week, however, isn’t even officially recognized by BFW — that’s right, 19th Amendment’s...

Nineties Complex

With the New York shows long past, and London Fashion Week already wrapping up, a few early trends are emerging for Spring 2014. The most obvious is a preoccupation with the 90′s, the decade of Seattle grunge, minimalism and logomania, trends that are all back, in one form or another,...

A Word on 3.1 Philip...

Photo courtesy of 3.1 Philip Lim On a recent trip to New York, I found myself in SoHo, strolling down Mercer street’s cobblestoned way. Largely unmoved by the sunglasses on display at Solstice, I walked on, north of Spring street to the 3.1 Philip Lim boutique, looking not to shop (I...

Couture: Comings and...

Ponder this: just a few weeks ago, the world’s wealthiest women were in Paris hunting for one-of-a-kind clothes. While Rihanna held court at Chanel, looking quite lovely in layered pearls and a nightie-cum-gown look, these women, the “clients” as they are known, were...

At Hermès, 25 Years ...

By and large, Hermès is an accessories brand, an exemplary one of course, but a hustler of extras nonetheless, a house built on its iconic bags and belts and, for the men, creamy silk ties in what must be the subtlest of logo jacquards. Say the words Hermès-for-men, and my mind flashes upon...

Color Me Crimson

Left: Shipley & Halmos Fall 2012 Fall is upon us, a crispness in the air, and with it, comes Fall Fashion and all the simple and intricate connotations of that term. Autumn, especially autumn in New England, is a season colorfully expressed, a season of lichenous barks and graying soil...

The Menswear Report:...

In a year of major superhero flicks (The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman, The Avengers), it makes sense that major fashion designers might also catch the caped vigilante bug. Regardless of the trend’s actual origins, the caped look that was all over menswear runways last month...