Change is in the air for New York Fashion Week. Yesterday WWD reported that come September, runways will swap Lincoln Center for yet-to-be-named downtown digs. According to the event’s organizers, it’s too early to disclose the new destination. However, site theories abound. Could several venues host the seasonal show? And what about Culture Shed, which is still being built?

The world-famous event has also dropped Mercedes-Benz from its title. From now on, it will simply be called New York Fashion Week (which is what we’ve all been calling it anyway). So in February, say your final goodbyes to Lincoln Center and keep your eyes peeled for NYFW’s next home-sweet-home.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 6, 2015

The best part about committing to get fit? Grabbing new gym gear, of course. And Stella McCartney has teamed up again with adidas on a line of activewear, StellaSport, that will have you racing to hit the treadmill.

Stella McCartney adidas StellaSport

Image via WWD.com

StellaSport boasts bright colors and bold patterns that blur the line between studio and street (giving us a little less to load into our gym bag). And with a January 15 launch, the collection arrives in time to start 2015 on the right foot.

If you’re also set on saving more green this year, the styles are all within the $20 – $100 range. A wear-everywhere wardrobe that won’t break the bank? Prepare to nail more than one feel-good resolution.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 5, 2015

Over the past year, it was hard to ignore Taylor Swift’s music accolades (2014’s top-selling album and Billboard’s Woman of the Year Award among them), or her ever-evolving, enviable style. Needless to say, we’re looking to the pop star for a little cold-weather outfit inspiration as we kick off 2015.

Best Dressed Taylor Swift

  1. The secret to looking edgy and chic? A J Brand leather jacket, black leggings, and lace-up rag & bone boots.
  2. Perfecting the high-low mix, Taylor stepped out in Manhattan in a plaid Finders Keepers coat, ALDO handbag, and rag & bone boots.
  3. A baby-blue bouclé topper proved that when it comes to dropping temperatures, the coat really does make the outfit.


By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 5, 2015

Tomorrow night, Downton Abbey‘s back for a fifth season. Excited? Us, too. So we pulled together a little something to tide you over until the PBS premiere: three simple ways to get the Crawleys’ look at home.

Refined British Style

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January 3, 2015

She may have just wrapped a Baz Luhrmann–directed Chanel No. 5 film, but Gisele Bündchen isn’t stopping there. She’s going for the whole campaign.

Gisele Chanel Campaign

The French luxury house released the full set of images for its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, starring none other than the Brazilian supermodel. Shot in black and white, Gisele poses barefoot in front of recognizable Parisian spots like the city’s infamous “love lock” bridges and various locations overlooking the Seine River.

The images definitely evoke a romantic midnight-in-Paris vibe, but noticeably missing from the pictures? A handsome suitor (and a pair of coveted Chanel shoes).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 31, 2014

2014 was undeniably the year of the selfie. And Lady Gaga? Well, her Instagram followers can confirm that she embraced the trend fully. To up her game in 2015, the pop diva is taking self-portraits to the next level with a full-on ad campaign for Japanese beauty brand Shiseido.

Lady Gaga Shieido Selfie

Image via Instagram

WWD reports that 50 of Gaga’s latest shots will appear exclusively in Japanese newspapers early next month. Why January? Turns out it’s the height of Japan’s shopping season.

Stateside, we’ll have to get our fix the digital way. So for all the little monsters looking to take a peek – keep your eyes on Gaga’s Instagram.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 29, 2014

A movie star turned real-life princess? It’s no wonder Grace Kelly has such iconic style. And now, recreating her polished-to-perfection look is just an accessory (or three) away. From pearls to cat-eye sunglasses to silk scarves, we break down the necessary elements for a Grace-inspired outfit, no fairy godmother required.

Grace Kelly's Ladylike Style

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December 26, 2014

WWD asked fashion heavy-hitters to sketch their dream Christmas stockings – and of course, they’re as elaborate as the designs you’d see on the runway.

Lela Rose went for a stiletto-inspired silhouette filled with kitchen essentials to signal her love of holiday entertaining. Anna Sui, meanwhile, went more old-school in her version, using a Victorian boot shape with festive touches of glitter and sequins.

If you want to literally try making one of the creations, Betsey Johnson added instructions to her sketch: “Take a nylon-seamed stocking, add fringe down the back…and hope to inspire Santa to give you things that you lack.”

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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December 24, 2014

Since their Vogue cover last spring, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have continued winning the affection of high fashionThe couple’s latest move? Entering the world of luxe advertising for Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2015 menswear campaign.

Conceptualized by the house’s creative director Olivier Rousteing, who also happens to be their close pal, the ads show the duo posing provocatively together – and looking downright flawless. With no shortage of kissing, face-grabbing, and down-to-there necklines on both parties, Olivier has dubbed the campaign “The Balmain Love.”

The real takeaway here? If there’s anyone that can make a leather hoodie and chartreuse sequins look this good, it’s Kimye.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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December 23, 2014

Ever wanted to twirl center stage, wrapped in tulle? Well, now is the time to dress like a prima ballerina. This standout winter trend is equally charming dressed up (with a pleated skirt and flats) or down (think leggings and a cozy sweater). Better start mastering that pirouette.

Most Coveted

  1. Jill Jill Stuart Pleated Fit and Flare Dress. A fit and flare silhouette with a full skirt? A ballerina trademark.
  2. Stephen Dweck Drop Earrings. Chandelier earrings are the ideal dramatic accessory for opening night.
  3. Chloé “Bronte” Shoulder Bag. A pretty-in-pink petite shoulder bag completes this elegant outfit.
  4. Valentino “Rockstud” Flat. Embellished T-strap flats are not your typical ballet slipper, but these look just as graceful.

 

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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December 22, 2014