5 Major Things That Happened in the Fashion World Today

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Here’s what you need to know today…

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Marc Jacobs gives #castmemarc a second go-round

Gucci Fans May Be Rocking Tom Ford. Again.2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala Honoring TOM FORDPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

Gone but maybe, possibly, back again.

Viva La Print!
The paper of record, The New York Times, introduces its first new print section, called “Men’s Style,” which will run monthly, at 12-14 pages, beginning April 3rd.

Banana Republic Is Going Down the Runway
BANANA REPUBLIC Summer 2015 PreviewPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

The major retailer’s taking its amped up, fashion-forward Marissa Webb-designed looks for a strut down the runway. 

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The most endearing take on cold weather fashion

Backstage with Marissa Webb: Her Style Advice and Inspirations

Marissa Webb backstage before her spring 2015 show. Photo by Zac Sebastian.

Backstage before the debut of her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Marissa Webb is pretty much as cool as a cucumber. As hectic as it can be backstage, given how effortless and cool her clothes are, I wasn’t really surprised to find that the designer behind the brand was super chill and nice, too. I snuck a few questions in before the show hit the road.

Check out the how-to for the Marissa Webb beauty look here

What was the inspiration for this collection?
East meets west, fuller sweeps, and volume. Taking urban girl pieces and incorporating layering… soft silks. Working with both masculine and feminine fabrics. Always silk, also really strong tweeds and canvas.

How do you feel this collection is different from your previous collections?
Every season I continue to grow, I’m constantly learning. This season I pushed the items I would personally want to wear–not focusing on designing for anyone else.

If there was one song to capture the collection what would it be?
That’s embarrassing! I’ve been listening to the same mix for years.

What’s one piece of style advice you’d give to women?
Take risks. Have an opinion–there’s never a wrong or right.

Runway Hair You Can Definitely Do at Home via Marissa Webb

To contrast the elegant, clean lines of Marissa Webb’s SS15 collection, the makeup and hair stylists created a sort of morning-after rocker look that looked completely badass. We saw an updo too far gone at Baja East… so one more messy braid and we’ve got a trend. This one you can totally do at home.

A three part French braid added a cool twist to the classic ‘do, and wisps of hair were left free around the face for that slept-in and carefree look.

Separate hair into three sections for this one — one in the center as if you were going to pouf it (sidenote: remember the pouf?!), and two on each side.

Join ’em all together at the ends and muss things up around your face and throughout the braid — the last thing you want is anything too perfect. The amazing thing about this hairstyle? You could probably go to bed with stricter plaits and then wake up like this. Oh girl you definitely woke up like this. MWebb-4

Photos by Zac Sebastian

5 Songs We’re Shazaming This Fashion Week

Fashion Week = clothes, yes, but you’re missing out if the only app you’re opening is Instagram. Breaking away from the camera for a few seconds to switch on Shazam yields a whole other creative wealth and will help build the perfect playlist for remaining calm and energized running from one show to the next. So our top five downloads so far this season? (In no particular order):

While waiting for Karolyn Pho to start // Warpaint’s “Love Is To Die”

Closing out Thom Browne’s ecclesiastical show // OMD’s “Sister Marie Says”

At CFDA Incubator designer Nonoo’s fall show // Phantogram’s “Fall In Love”

Marissa Webb gave us two to download: Robi’s “On Ne Meurt Plus D’amour” (which we heard at at least one other show)

and Au Revoir Simone’s “Love You Don’t Know Me”



4 NYFW Collections We Want Now: Veronica Beard, Peter Som, Marissa Webb, & DELPOZO

New York Fashion Week has been on the run for about six days (with a good four to go — a “week”, sure!) and though the weather has been less than ideal, a few collections have made all the running around worthwhile. Among them, a CFDA Incubator designer duo, a recently relaunched Spanish brand, an ex-J.Crew designer and Peter Som.

The need for an extra warm coat has made the desire for gorgeous layering pieces all the stronger. At DELPOZO, gorgeous metal-trimmed boots might not have hacked it in the snow, but whoever is wearing these dresses and skirts probably has a driver on call. There’s another thing to add to the wish list.




Marissa Webb caught the eye of the inner schoolgirl in our hearts with perfectly messy topknots, undone waves, leather-layered sleeves and just the right amount of fur-trimmed-sweatshirt. Topnotch, to be sure.MarissaWebb



Peter Som showed something that made us dream a little bit harder, long a little bit more for Brigitte Bardot hair. Is everything we need in life balancing on the point of one extra long bobby pin? PeterSom



Veronica Beard showed such perfectly put-together looks, you’d think it hard to always be so buttoned — but that’s the thrill with VB, the whole point is making it as easy as can be, to let you get on with it. Blazers with buttons holding on to built in dickies and more are the key here. We love how the sisters-in-law Beard make it so easy to look so good.VeronicaBeard

Veronica Beard photos courtesy of Mark Squires, Marissa Webb photos courtesy of Getty Images, Peter Som and Delpozo images via fashiongps.com.

Breaking it Down: The Spring Trends from #NYFW

It took eight full days for New York Fashion Week to sweep us into spring submission, now the only thing we want to pull out of our closets are the shoes and fabrics of tomorrow – or was it of yesterday? The ‘90s were a big influence on the collections. So what cropped up over and over (aside from crop tops)?

Gleaming lamé made an appearance or three. At Proenza Schouler, pleated skirts revealed the shiny silver and gold materials interspersed between black, white, and the palest cream. 



Joseph Altuzarra cut liquid skirts and dresses out of lamé as well, and slits up-to-there allowed the fabric to flow as it pleased.


One of the Thakoon dresses had lamé thread and flower appliques strewn over the whole number.


Lamé wasn’t the only thing shining on the runways; other sparkling threads made appearances as well: at Richard Chai, light-catching navy paillettes had a similar effect. Wes Gordon did it with a silver skirt that looked like blown up and loosely woven chainmail.


Suno embroidered its African collection with gold thread.



It’s probably because we all just want to look cool that designers are re-upping the bomber jacket. The jackets appear in collections from Jonathan Simkhai, Richard Chai, Victoria Beckham and Peter Som… the list goes on.

Jonathan Simkhai


Ginghams, plaids, and checks of all colors and sizes graced the runways, too, harkening again to the good old ‘90s. In watercolors, blown up just shy of recognition, and as delicate graph paper pattern, Tess Giberson, Derek Lam, Richard Chai, Suno, and Araks all took part. 

Derek Lam