At Brandon Maxwell, Modern Clothes for Today’s Woman

Yesterday, as we walked out of the Brandon Maxwell show I said to a friend, “Now THAT’S a fashion show.” Editors have seen a lot this New York Fashion Week—flaming hot Cheetos, robots, Matrix-corporate models—but Maxwell still managed to floor us with a casual, glamorous collection that celebrated the modern woman. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Staged in NYC’s The Appel room, a space that usually houses jazz, opera, theater, and dance performances, flowers and fog clouds filled the room. It felt like we’d stepped into a music video or…

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Alexander Wang Fall 2018 Runway Show Recap – Here’s What Happened at the NYFW Alexander Wang Show

Earlier this month, Alexander Wang announced he was abandoning the traditional fashion schedule, opting to show his new collections in June and December, with drops through out the year. His show last night was his last at “fashion week” as we’ve come to know it (though don’t put it past Wang to spur a shift in the industry). And it was a mic drop. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Wang showed his fall 2018 collection on a sterile empty floor in the old Condé Nast office building at 4 Times…

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Irina Shayk on the Runway With a Robot at the Philipp Plein Show for NYFW

Philipp Plein’s show at New York Fashion Week was nothing short of legendary. Not only did Plein have Irina Shayk walking the runway for him, but he also transformed Brooklyn Navy Yard into a site right out of Roswell. To start with, Shayk was beamed onto the runway from a spaceship: Advertisement – Continue Reading Below A spaceship which everyone danced under after the show: But perhaps the best detail of all was when Shayk walked the runway hand in hand with a robot. And this wasn’t just any robot….

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Everything That Happened on Day 3 of NYFW

Speed skating is today’s Olympic sport (go, team!) but if you’d rather zoom through the runways than the rinks, this is your happy place. Scroll down to study up on day three of New York Fashion Week… then go back to bed, because it’s Sunday and you deserve it. #AllBlackEverything Getty Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Alexander Wang is on it, with a slick collection of conquer-the-world clothes. Next season’s street style bait includes studded leather gloves, crystallized branded lunch bags, and high-rise shapewear with Wang’s logo writ large at…

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Best Moments From New York Fashion Week Fall 2018

Our editors break down the chicest, most fun, and downright I-need-these-shoes experiences from NYFW. Cheetos and an Amazing Cast at Chromat “Between the music, the inclusive casting, and models eating flaming red hot Cheetos on the runway, I left that show in an amazing mood. Becca’s #ChromatBabes are always the best.” —Nikki Ogunnaike, ELLE.com Fashion Features Director Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Romance at Brock “Brock was a romantic pause during a show-filled and cold day that was beautifully offset by Jack White’s songs. I…

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Bottega Veneta Pulls Out All the Stops For Its New York Runway Debut

Bottega Veneta’s Italian heritage is core to its brand identity. The emphasis on craftsmanship done in specialized ateliers in Italy’s Veneto region is woven into everything it does—particularly its signature leatherwork techniques. So what would such a fundamentally Italian brand look like outside of its native land? Advertisement – Continue Reading Below To celebrate the opening of a massive new New York flagship store at 740 Madison Ave., Bottega Veneta moved its runway show from Milan to NYC, taking over one of the city’s most iconic institutions, the New York…

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Flaming Hot Cheetos and a Truly Diverse ​Cast Make for an Awesome Chromat Show

Inclusivity is fashion industry buzzword that’s often used but rarely put into practice. Designers may seem like they’re eager to cast a range of models that represent all ages, races, and sizes, but fall short when it’s time to actually do so. Fortunately, Chromat designer Becca McCharen-Tran has always walked the walk. This season, with the help of casting director Gilleon Smith, McCharen-Tran took things to the next level. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Inspired by the notion of “escapism” (something many are looking for in our current political climate),…

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Clueless Inspo, Whoopi’s Vagina Jacket and Everything Else That Happened on Day 2 of NYFW

On Day Two of New York Fashion Week, the cult of puffy coats is taking shape. (We’ve spotted them on twelve runways, and it’s only Friday.) Outside, models huddle together and light cigarettes. And packed tight in our DMs, a series of serious questions began to appear. Super serious. Let’s explore. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Are Coats Now Dresses? Getty Images If Bella Hadid wears something, the world follows. So let’s see what happens after her turn on Friday’s Jason Wu catwalk, where the bombshell wore an embellished navy…

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What is L.L. Bean’s Return Policy?

We’ve got bad news for L.L. Bean fans: the beloved brand has canceled its century-old lifetime return policy. As of today, customers will have one year to return an item along with a proof of purchase. The now-defunct lifetime return policy had been in place for 106 years. The brand shared the news in a Facebook post on Friday morning to the dismay of Bean Boot and tote bag worshippers everywhere. In the message, L.L. Bean said the policy update was caused by customers who have “been interpreting our guarantee…

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The Perfect: Romantic Valentine’s Day

Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Single or in a relationship, totally committed to the idea of going out on February 14th or all about a quiet evening on your own couch—whatever tickles your fancy when it comes to Valentine’s Day is perfect. One thing that absolutely doesn’t need to be hinge…

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Fifty Shades Freed Wedding Dress Interview Monique Lhuillier

Fifty Shades Freed wastes zero time—the final installment of the films based on E.L. James’ (dominant) boy meets (virginal) girl story dives right in to the nuptials of Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). When we meet Ana this time around, she’s wearing her wedding dress: a lace-and-tulle confection that cascades to the ground in an elegant train. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The woman responsible for the memorable dress is Monique Lhuillier, who also designed the silver slip dress Ana wore to the masquerade…

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Dior and The Fashion Guitar Spring 2018

Feb 8, 2018 As the star of Christian Dior’s spring 2018 campaign, model Sasha Pivovarova brought more than just her other worldly looks to the table. Pivovarova, who opened the show wearing jeans and a striped shirt that read “Why have there been no great women artists” (the title of an essay by Linda Nochlin) showed off her artistic skills posing around sketches of women’s faces (some may say in Pivovarova’s likeness) painted by the model herself. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “I’ve been a creator all my life. I’ve…

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Narciso Rodruiguez 20th Anniversary – Narciso Rodriguez fall 2018 collection

Courtesy Narciso Rodriguez This year marks Narciso Rodriguez’s 20th in fashion. The master of minimalism is commemorating the milestone with, well, rather minimal fanfare: a greatest hits dress collection at Barneys, and for his actual fall 2018 runway show, an extremely pared down presentation and collection. COURTESY NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Only 20-odd editors and buyers, including ELLE fashion and style director Samira Nasr, were invited to the intimate show. The presentation was ruthlessly simple: a black box studio at Rodriguez’s atelier, spotlights, and plywood crates to sit on. All the better…

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ASOS Noose and Monkey Brand

ASOS is facing controversy over the name of a clothing brand it’s stocking. Brand strategy consultant and co-founder of plus-size clothing label Premme Nicolette Mason tweeted the retailer to ask why it was carrying a label with the racist name “Noose and Monkey”: Hey @ASOS, you know i love you guys, but how are you carrying a brand with THIS name?! TRULY unacceptable. & extremely unfair to the models, as well. h/t bsfc https://t.co/fzuXR1haQF — nicolette mason (@nicolettemason) February 8, 2018 Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “Hey @ASOS,” Mason tweeted,…

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Models at New York Fashion Week Will Now Get Private Changing Areas

New York Fashion Week is almost here, and this year, it comes right in the midst of #MeToo, a movement exposing sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace that has rocked a number of prominent industries, fashion included. In recent months, models have come forward about abuse they’ve experienced, and a report in the New York Times detailed sexual misconduct allegations against photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below But on Tuesday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America made an encouraging announcement: the CFDA is…

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The White Button Down Shirt

In 60 Second Style we take a closet staple and show you how to wear it in a number of different ways in just one minute. Up first: A plain white button down shirt. SHOP Uniqlo Men Easy Care Longsleeve Shirt, $30; uniqlo.com Tyler Joe Layer a turtleneck under your button down and team it with cropped jeans. Add pumps to elevate the look. SHOP SIMILAR Saint James Striped Turtleneck, $159; saint-james.com SHOP Citizens of Humanity Cara Cigarette High Rise Jeans, $198; citizensofhumanity.com SHOP Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps, $595; manoloblahnik.com…

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The Fastest Woman on Earth is Walking NYFW

Tori Bowie is early for her interview, but that’s no surprise—as the fastest woman in the world, she’s used to being first. As a 3-time Olympic medalist and the winner of the recent IAFF World Championships in London, Bowie is one of the few Instagram stars who can post #winning and actually mean it. But her victories aren’t just on the track, as this New York Fashion Week will prove. After starring in the last Valentino campaign (!) with runway veterans like Selena Forrest, the 27-year-old will walk Taoray Wang’s…

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9 Brands That Are Showing at New York Fashion Week for the First Time

New year, new clothes…and new designers to make them. Meet the freshmen class of New York Fashion Week, debuting now and (hopefully) in your closet for a long time to come. Scroll through to find your new must-have brand. 1 Adidas x Daniëlle Cathari Like Gucci and Dapper Dan, Adidas is embracing its coolest copycat—in this case, Daniëlle Cathari. The young Dutch designer showed remixed track suits on the V Files runway last season. Now she hits NYFW with Adidas’ official backing, and Kendall Jenner as a look book model….

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Supermodels Design Their Own Instagram-Worthy Swimsuits for Solid & Striped

Courtesy of Sold & Striped Insta-fave swimwear brand Solid & Striped has collaborated with 13 supermodels to create a range of new suits designed and inspired by the various cat walkers. “I wanted to change the model/brand dynamic and empower these women by putting the creative process into their hands,” said Solid & Striped founder Isaac Ross in a press release. “We looked for team members with opinions, ideas and creativity.” This room for creativity led each model to design their ideal suit, resulting in sweet bowties from Lily Aldridge,…

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Ashley Graham and Her Mom Star in the New Swimsuits for All Campaign

Courtesy of Swimsuits For All Ashley Graham is back with a new Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All collection, but this time, she’s modeling alongside her mother, Linda Graham. The new campaign, titled “Power of the Journey,” celebrates Ashley and Linda’s journey to self-confidence and “true happiness”. It features the mother-daughter duo frolicking on a sunny beach, wearing Ashley’s new Resort 2018 collection. Ashley credits her mom as the person who “has played a vital role in developing my confidence,” she said in a statement. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below…

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13 Women on the One Piece of Jewelry They Never Take Off

Almost all my friends have one thing in common: They have at least one piece of jewelry they never take off. Whether we’re going out to lunch or to a concert, I can bet they’ll always be wearing the same two rings or the same dainty necklace. It’s comforting, it’s special and it’s specific to them. (Even I wear the same three rings 24/7.) To find out what other pieces people love to wear day-to-day, ELLE.com asked 13 women about their signature jewelry and exactly what it means to them….

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What ELLE Editors Are Wearing During New York Fashion Week

February’s New York Fashion Week is notorious for being unbearably cold, so when it comes to getting dressed for days and days of shows our personal style comes with a heavy dose of practicality. Yes, ELLE staffers are obsessed with Uniqlo’s base layers to fight the chill, but see what else we’re planning to wear this season. “Fashion Week is the perfect time to try something new and go for something a bit more daring than you’d wear every day. The most important aspect of an outfit for NYFW is…

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Chiara Ferragni Is Pomellato Jewelry’s Newest Brand Ambassador

Chiara Ferragni, social media guru, serial entrepreneur, and mastermind behind fashion blog, The Blonde Salad, has been named Pomellato Jewelry’s newest brand ambassador, joining the brand for its 2018 #PomellatoForWomen campaign. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “I’m so proud to join this campaign that represents everything that women can be—strong, capable, and fiercely independent,” Ferragni said in a statement. “And Pomellato’s unconventional style, along with the powerful perspective conveyed in each of Peter Lindbergh’s images, it’s just perfect chemistry.” Lensed by iconic fashion photographer Peter Lindburgh, the campaign highlights a…

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Selena Gomez’s Thigh High Slit Wardrobe Malfunction

Selena Gomez’s style is always on point, and her latest outfit is no exception. Heading out to dinner on Friday night in Los Angeles with friends, Gomez opted for a gorgeous satin gown, with a dramatic thigh-high slit. She paired the dress with a peach and pink Pieced Shearling Bomber by Coach: Splash News Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The singer wore a simple pair of pointy pumps with the gown, and accessorized the outfit with a waist-length necklace. Gomez is rumored to be dating ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber again, and…

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What’s Languishing in Our Shopping Carts This Week

Welcome to What’s in Our Cart This Week, the place where ELLE.com editors let you guys know what’s been languishing away in our shopping carts across the internet. Will we actually by these items? Who knows. All that matters is we can’t stop thinking about them. 1 “ELLE.com contributor Nicole Cliffe recommended this product, but I’ll be honest, I still have no idea what toner does! Yes, I work at a fashion magazine! Yes, I’ve used skincare for years! Yes, I like to buy things! But seriously, what does it…

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Balenciaga Platform Crocs Have Sold Out Before Release at $850 a Pair

The spring/summer 2018 collections introduced the fashion circuit to the year’s most unlikely “It” shoe—the Croc. And the divisive shoe has finally been given the ultimate stamp of approval. Christopher Kane first hinted that the rubber sandals were making a comeback, when he debuted rock-emblazoned Crocs at his spring/summer 2017 show. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Christopher Kane made the case for Crocs at his spring/summer 2017 show Getty ImagesCourtesy of Crocs But it was Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga which sealed the deal, as the designer introduced the FROW to…

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Keds and Kate Spade Have Solved Your Wedding Day Troubles

Keds and Kate Spade New York’s latest footwear collaboration is here to solve your number one wedding day problem. After previously joining forces to create a colorful range of sneakers, chock-full of stripes, tassels, glitter, and lots of pink, the duo returns with a wedding collection, offering up shoes that can take you from the altar to the dance floor without worrying about just how much your feet ache. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Courtesy of brand “Our wedding collection is the perfect union of ease and glamour for everything…

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Jessica Simpson Deserves To Be A Billionaire for Making These White Boots

It was late August when I began toying with the idea of The White Boot. Sure, all the cool fashion girls had been street-styled in the booties last season, but I still didn’t think the trend was over (and ELLE.com agreed.) I decided to make the purchase. I searched high and low and finally found the boot of my dreams. Much to my surprise they weren’t from Brother Vellies or Barneys or Chanel. No, like all good things in fashion nowadays, these boots emerged from the ‘90s, the creation of…

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