The High Spark of Low-Heeled Shoes

Yet when models stepped out on spring runways at Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, their low heels looked unexpectedly right — and miraculously wearable. At Marc Jacobs, the pumps and sling-backs had round block heels and a pointy toe; at Louis Vuitton, they had short slim-line heels and an even pointier toe. Other houses got […]

Mugler, Van Noten, Pugh Create Tensions in Fashion

Opposites and contradictions fuel contemporary fashion, as seen in the second day of Paris ready-to-wear shows. Wednesday saw an abundance of such contrasts in style, fabric, tailoring and even in location that gave the start of the fall-winter 2013-14 season a dynamic lift. Whether it be in Dries Van Noten’s ode to Fred and Ginger, […]

Wishful Thinking: Fashion Predictions, Lofty or Otherwise, For 2013

As the curtain draws on 2012, we can’t help but to ponder — nay, obsess — over what’s yet to come. New trends emerged on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways, but whether or not they’ll stick (and whether or not we even want to see them stick) is another question. With the scope and interconnectivity of […]