Amid the dregs of winter, New York gets a little spark of excitement and indulgence with Fashion Week. Judging by the looks that graced Lincoln Center this year, people have decided to push back against winter’s woes and revel in the beauty of color. Most notable in this gallery is the make-up. Bright red lips have made a comeback this year, referencing the luscious pout of 50’s movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Bridget Bardot. Today, they take a turn to the edgier side, adding dashes of almost aggressive color to many of this year’s looks. The pinks and reds are either contrasted by blacks, grays and browns, drawing attention to this one shot of color, or they are complimented with further glowing hues. The darker colors are the opposite of boring. Many of the mellower tones come in completely original textures and silhouettes. Leather (both real and faux, we imagine), fur, feathers, sequins all have a place at fashion week this year. In terms of color, solid, geometric Modrian-esque patterns pop against Lincoln Center’s grey façade. In the innovative contrasts and inventive accessories, all of the looks in the gallery capture the beauty of fashion week: the opportunity to wear whatever you want in the one week of the year when everyone is watching. Written by Caitlin Clarke
Fashion Night Out - New York's equivalent of Venice’s annual masked ball. A night when the streets are packed, the shops are open late, wine and champagne run freely and the southern end of Manhattan celebrates a new season of fashion. Unlike in Venice however, New Yorkers aren’t seeking the mystery of anonymity by hiding behind an unidentifiable visage; au contraire - New Yorkers are doing what New Yorkers do best - dressing up and showing off. The early September eve is ideal for fulfilling a fashionista’s every desire. Weather is neither too hot nor too cold to prohibit any degree of scantiness or modesty. And New Yorkers, with their flare for the experimental and avant garde, push every boundary of fashion to a new height - flitting through the boutiques of Soho to see and be seen and by all. It is a night when models, sartorialists, photographers, bohemians and designers materialize from the fashion under-world and parade about in their very best. And, judging by this gallery, it is a night when all those who admire, obsess and emulate the international darlings of fashion are able to become an integral part of the spectacle themselves - strutting the most coveted pieces of new fall fashion in open air for their first appearance of the season. Some people say that the streets of Manhattan are the fashion runways of the world, and on Fashion Night Out that is undoubtedly the case. Written by Caitlin Clarke
MoMA PS1 Warm Up Sat Jul 30th Another Saturday afternon at PS1 brought out the style conscious New Yorkers in their summer clothes to enjoy the heat – a perfect opportunity for the ladies (and gents!) to embrace the trend for short shorts and bare legs with an array of cute sandals to match. Numerous hats were also spotted, a good way to add an interesting accessory to a simple outfit whilst keeping the sun off too. From the minimal white dresses to the brightest patterns and colour blocking, these city dwellers can create the ultimate summer cool and make it look effortless. If you are in the area, make your way down to the next event on August 6th featuring Steve Moore, Zombi, L.I.E.S. and Kompakt. For Information about Saturday's at PS1 please visit http://ps1.org/warmup/ written by Holly Griffin... the most voted photo becomes the cover photo of the gallery. Give love!