Month: February 2021

Laurie Hernandez is drawing on the power of superheroes as she makes a momentous return to competitive gymnastics. On Feb. 27, the 20-year-old athlete participated in her first meet after a nearly five-year hiatus. Such a highly anticipated occasion called for an equally incredible outfit, and Hernandez went above and beyond with her Captain Marvel-inspired
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RYKIEL’S RETURN: Sonia Rykiel’s brand reboot made its debut with an online presentation Sunday, showing leggy models in snug, knit tops in the label’s trademark stripes and HotPants, prancing around the ornate Palais Brogniart in Paris. Broadcast through Instagram, the video clip shows a sporty, youthful lineup of knitwear — short cardigans, loose sweaters, cropped
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During this mostly digital fashion season, designers have gotten creative with format, making narrative short films, enlisting model personalities, big-name directors and “Saturday Night Live” celebrities to present and make noise with their collections. But not Tom Ford, out here in Hollywood; he let his clothes do the talking, releasing men’s and women’s look books
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Remember when the closest thing to covering up a mysterious purple and blue bruise or the tiny wrist tattoo was with a glob of concealer or pantyhose that weren’t a very convincing skin-tone match? Luckily, times have changed. Beauty brands have heard the cry for body foundations good enough for even the oiliest of skin
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You can make an entrance and an exit declaring the same fashion statement with this MM6 Maison Margiela collection, which often exalts the back of garments by duplicating them in the front. A cape-backed and cape-fronted trench coat, get it? Naturally the show video – charming with its Parisian cabaret setting, circa the 1920s –
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When it comes to hair inspiration, there’s one woman that always springs to mind for chic, low-maintenance hairstyles: Alexa Chung. Yes, ever since she landed on our TV screens almost 15 years ago, Alexa has pretty much been my hair muse. Beachy waves, sweeping fringes, choppy bobs—I’m here for every one of her hairstyles because, let’s be real, Alexa’s hair always
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Please welcome Laurie Hernandez back to the floor! After a four-and-a-half-year hiatus, the 20-year-old Olympian made an exciting return to competitive gymnastics on Feb. 27 for the 2021 Winter Cup. Her Hamilton-inspired routine was a show of her strength, proving like Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote, she is inimitable and an original. Hernandez stepped back from the
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Cosmetic chemist Ginger King agrees. “It’s not a bad idea to disinfect everything. It’s better to be safe than sorry.” King also reassures us that it is safe to wear makeup at home — just as long as no one has borrowed your beauty products. She also advises that sharing your makeup, in general, isn’t
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Lavinia Biagiotti chose another landmark location in Rome to stage Laura Biagiotti’s fall collection: the Ara Pacis, a symbol of peace and prosperity, and where the company in 2009 presented an exhibition of Giacomo Balla artworks belonging to the Biagiotti family’s collection. Partnering once again with Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera, the designer asked ballet dancer and
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Lorenzo Serafini put to good use his observations of the pandemic, in particular the impact the health emergency is having on schools and students, forced to digitally interact and be socially distanced. His fall collection pays tribute to an imaginary school, as the designer blended his own memories with those of a Victorian college, or
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On his birthday, Gabriele Colangelo opened his Milan headquarters for private appointments. Getting a closer look at his chic, crafty fall collection – and all the intricate techniques he deployed to elevate his lean silhouettes – did even more justice to his work than the emotional video starring Malgosia Bela. This season, Colangelo twisted and
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In recent years, Salvatore Ferragamo has become synonymous with elegant yet conservative collections, often with a bourgeois spirit. However, that type of attitude doesn’t really reflect the vision of Salvatore Ferragamo himself. The founder was a visionary from a humble background who plied a forward-thinking, revolutionary and highly creative approach to fashion. For fall, creative
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Fresh off the opening of a new flagship store in Milan, Onitsuka Tiger decamped to the city’s digital fashion week. Building a bridge between the Italian city and Tokyo, where the brand is based, creative director Andrea Pompilio conscripted three Milan-based creatives to star in it, doing dance and art performances. They included Myss Keta,
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