NYFW 2011: Trend Alert – The Hemline Index


NYFW: Hemline Index

Okay, so it’s only Day Two of New York Fashion Week, but I’ve noticed an early trend bubbling up (or should I say down): Long skirts. Way long. As in grazing the ankle and maybe, if you’re lucky, rising just high enough to allow for a little glimpse of the lower calf.

Legend has it that women’s hemlines are predictors of the national economy, and as skirt lengths rise, so too, do our financial prospects. Lowered hems, on the other hand, traditionally equate to a sinking economy. I don’t put much stock in the Hemline Index (which was conceived back in the 1920s by the economist George Taylor), but I couldn’t help but notice a common thread among six of the seven women’s collections I’ve seen over the last two days. The aesthetics may have been wildly different from show to show, but they all had one thing in common: skirts that were long, longer, longest.
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February 14, 2011

The Rue La La Runway Report: Best of Beauty

One part of Fashion Week that has stayed with us (other than the unforgettable spring/summer collections) since Lincoln Center in September are the beauty trends we saw both on and off the runways. More often than not, the makeup on the models is the last ingredient to bring each designer’s collection to life, and one that inspires our day-to-day beauty routine. We’ve pulled three of the most prominent makeup trends off the runway so you can pull them off in real life.

Best of Beauty

November 8, 2010

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week


We got up close and personal with some of our favorite celebs on the red carpet at G-Star Raw to find out their fall must-haves. Check out our exclusive video as they dish on style and more!

October 2, 2010

The Rue La La Runway Report: New York Fashion Week


We’ve regrouped after the scene that was New York Fashion Week in Lincoln Center, and we’re marinating in the trends for spring (which we’ll start playing with right now). Here, a recap of some of our favorite moments from fashion’s big week.
 New York Fashion Week

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September 24, 2010

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week’s The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show

Red is the color of one of our favorite carpets – and one of the causes closest to our heart. We were excited to be live on the scene at the New York Fashion Week’s Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show, where celebrities walk the runway in red dresses to shine the spotlight on women’s heart health. Our reporter on the ground, Dani Incropera, talked with some of these high-profile women before they took their turns on the catwalk. Watch our exclusive footage now.

February 17, 2010