February 13, 2008

Today In Fashion - Wednesday, Febuary 13th - 2008

Shipley & Halmos - New York Fashion Week - The former designers of Trovata debuted their first collection for Shipley & Palmos at New York Fashion Week, and I for one was impressed.

Fashion from the Runway to the Highway - A recent Wall Street Journal article connects New York's Fashion Week to Detroit and Bavarian automakers. Today, car companies are sponsoring Fashion Week and the hit reality show Project Runway. Although General Motors and BMW may be reaching for hipness with these fashion connections, the ties between the fashion industry and the automobile industry are nothing new.

Test Driving Fashion - When Net-a-Porter announced it planned to sell two styles from the Halston runway the day after the show, I thought it would be interesting to test drive the concept. After all, this was the first time, to my knowledge, that a look from a designer runway would be immediately available to consumers. The plan was for Net-a-Porter to have two shirt dress styles, in chocolate brown or teal blue, and a draped silk jersey shift with a low back. The Halston show was last Monday, and Net-a-Porter planned to go live with its sale within 24 hours of the show. I felt like Betty Crocker, testing a new concept.

Naomi Campbell for Kisa - Naomi Campbell surprised crowds at London fashion week yesterday by taking to the catwalk for Kisa’a autumn/winter 2008/9 collection.

Armand Basi / Nicole Farhi: London Fashion Week - There was not a hint of size zero as the Armand Basi collection took to the catwalk in the Banqueting Rooms at Whitehall, during London Fashion Week today.

London Fashion Week: 18 trends
- A peek at the hottest swag bags, the front-row attendees and the trends and gossip emerging from London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week: Urban Architecture
- Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Gaudi and Norman Foster, the masters of urban architecture, put their own indirect stamp on London Fashion Week Tuesday with their influence on the newest creations from Basso and Brooke for the 2008 fall-winter collection.

New Citizen Cane of Fashion - SCOTLAND's golden boy of fashion, Christopher Kane, has scored a double hit – winning a huge ovation for his latest collection and receiving the backing of billionaire owner of Topshop, Sir Philip Green.

London Fashion Week: Hemlines Drop - If hemlines really do rise and fall along with the stock market, the economic forecast for next winter from the London fashion week catwalks is not encouraging. Christopher Kane and Marios Schwab, two of the hottest names in the British fashion industry, yesterday turned their backs on short, sexy dresses in favour of ankle-grazing hemlines and sombre shades of grey.

The Scoop on Sports and Style
- Admit it: You dropped that New Year's resolution to hit the gym daily. Fortunately for fashionable femmes fatales, fitness gear is taking nods from the runways and making it a little easier to stick with the program. Shape magazine senior fitness editor Jeanine Detz gives USA TODAY the scoop on what to sport when sweating it out in style.