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FASHION / September 20 2011 9:00 AM

#NYFW Round-Up: FashionIndie’s Faves from New York Spring 2012

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There’s a definite consensus around the FashionIndie office regarding this season at the tents: lackluster. Gone was the excitement and the thrill of the new and in its stead stood a circus comprised of the old guard impatiently appraising the crop of would-be streetstyle stars and the army of bloggers hanging about as they waded through the muck of the nameless and the irrelevant to find a collection onto which to pin their ever-dwindling hopes . Still, there were a few shows that set the five barely-beating hearts of FashionIndie racing and had our backs aching to be clothed in their bright and bold designs.

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FASHION / September 11 2011 1:10 PM

Nicki Minaj’s Harajuku Barbie Returns at NYFW

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Nicki Minaj perched in the front row at the Prabal Gurung show and showed up in this clothing cocktail.  From her Shojono Tomo printed leggings to that big ass pink bow atop her head, fashion girls and gays alike were singing her praises for bringing her Harajuku Barbie days back.  Now it is clear that you can get away with just about any outfit when Fashion Week rolls into town, but it definitely takes some guts to pull it off.  Would you wear something like this to an NYFW event? 

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FASHION / September 2 2011 5:53 PM

Top 11 Classiest Fashion Schools in the World

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Welcome to our month of Fashion Education. To start you off in the right direction, let’s examine your choice of design university, or more importantly, the fashion schools of choice. Certain alma maters produce an exceptional level of talent, consistently. Let us see where you stand, and who stands out as your alumni and professors. (Note: we are only looking at schools that speak English. Paris has burned.)

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INDIE NEWSROOM: National Design Awards an Inconvenient Truth…Lara’s Violet Femme…Andrej Pejic’s Baby Bump

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- Michelle Obama, in a rare sartorial misstep, scheduled the National Design Awards for Sept. 13th, also known as the middle of New York Fashion Week. Finalists Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung can’t make it while winner Gilles Mendel had to reschedule his runway show. [WWD]

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CAMPAIGNS / August 10 2011 11:46 AM

Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2011 Campaign Exceeds Our Great Expectations

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Inspired by the darkly romantic characters John Singer SargentA Parisian Beggar Girl and Miss Havisham of Great Expectations, Prabal Gurung‘s Fall 2011 collection was moody, whimsical and chiefly elegant. To remind us of its splendor, a disheveled Julia Saner was beautifully photographed in Gurung’s exquisite designs by Daniel Jackson for the fall ad campaign.

Prabal Gurungs Fall 2011 Campaign Exceeds Our Great Expectations

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FASHION / July 31 2011 10:12 AM

5 NY Designers that Rouse Fashion Week Buzz

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July certainly isn’t too soon to be getting wildly excited for Fashion Week, frankly neither is March. That said, there are certain shows that get my panties in a twist for New York Fashion Week. The kind that surprise, the kind that never disappoint, the kind I’ll never miss again. They are shows I reminisce. See the five designers that are making me crave a that glamorous week right now.

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FASHION / July 14 2011 5:40 PM

SLIDESHOW: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Announces Top 10 Finalists

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Anna Wintour and her flock of the fabulous have meticulously the selected 10 designers (and design duos) in the running for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Last year, Billy Reid took the top prize of $300,000, a year of mentorship and a bronze trophy. The two runners-up Prabal Gurung and Eddie Borgo each took home $100,000 and a year of mentoring. This year, the judges are Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler (who join the committee for the first time this year), Mark Holgate of Vogue, Jeffrey Kalinsky of Jeffrey and Nordstrom, Steven Kolb of the CFDA, Reed Krakoff of Coach, Jenna Lyons of J.Crew, Andrew Rosen of Theory, Diane von Furstenberg of the CFDA, and of course the Queen herself, Anna Wintour of Vogue.

See all the of nominees here:

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