Jackie Does Fashion Week: Nicole Miller, Bella Bag, & More

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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February 7, 2014

Thought Your Outfit Was Expensive? Hear How Much New York Fashion Week Costs

New York Fashion Week officially commenced this morning with shows by Nicholas K and DKNY. And, over the next several days, more than 100 designers and brands will debut their Fall/Winter 2014 collections on runways and showrooms across New York. Just ten hours in, several pieces coming off the runways (like BCBG’s colorblocked dresses and fur muffs) have already made my jaw drop, but the main thing that left my mouth gaping today? Learning how much Fashion Week actually costs.

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Now, I’m not talking ticket prices – invitations aren’t bought, they’re earned by social status and job ranking – but the actual cost of showing a collection at NYFW. First, there’s the venue, which ranges from $15,000 – 60,000. Then, there’s the cost of a stylist, who can earn up to $8,000 per day. Factor in production and PR costs, hair and makeup artist fees, the models, and, with social media playing a huge role in fashion these days, the price of livestreaming your runway. The grand total? Typically over $200,000 – and that’s for lesser-known designers. Mind blown? Yeah, me too.

Read more on the cost of NYFW at Fashionista.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 6, 2014

Haute History: A Look at How NYFW Came to Be

New York City. It’s recognized today as one of the fashion capitals of the world, but it hasn’t always been so revered in the eyes of the fashion industry. In fact, for decades, American fashion took a backseat to French couture. So, what changed? Below, we take a look at how history affected the fate of New York’s runways.

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February 4, 2014

Chitter Chatter

From new Nikes to street style, here's what we're buzzing about this week

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: Riccardo Tisci’s new Nike kicks. A knee-high sneaker? #want

Meet: The spunkiest six-year-old model ever. Can you say adorable?

Know: The 22 pieces that lure street-style photographers. Study up – NYFW is just around the corner.

See: Kim K.’s redesigned (a.k.a. cut in half) Dior dress. Why, Kimye, why?

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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January 27, 2014

Leaving Lincoln Center: Why Designers Are Moving Their Runways

First it was Oscar de la Renta. Now it’s Vera Wang – and possibly Carolina Herrera. Yes, one by one it seems designers are opting out of Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Why? As Herrera told the New York Times, it’s all “gotten too commercial.”

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And Herrera isn’t alone: several designers have spoken out recently against Lincoln Center’s out-of-date tents, overwhelming presence of street-style celebs, and increasingly high costs. IMG Fashion (which runs Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week), however, is working to rectify the situation – promising designers revamped sound and lighting and more exclusive guests lists. But will it work, or will this be the end of Lincoln Center as we know it? Ms. Wang, it’s your move.

Read more about the changes to expect at Fashion Week this spring on Racked.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 17, 2013

Big Changes in Store for New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is nothing short of complete and utter mayhem. Hundreds of designers show collections. Models, editors, bloggers, and more flood the streets, sprinting from one presentation to another. A planned move to Hudson Yards has been confirmed, but that likely won’t happen until 2017. So, in the meantime, starting with the Fall 2014 shows, IMG’s event production team (which runs Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) is hoping to make the whole massive production go more smoothly at Lincoln Center.

A few of the improvements in store? New venues are being added to the tents. Shuttles will be available to transport editors and buyers to shows at different locations. A Digital District will be set up for designers who want to stream their shows virtually. And the main lobby and tent will be redesigned – with stricter security.

Looks like sneaking into a show or two is no longer in the cards.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 6, 2013

NYFW Is Officially Moving to Hudson Yards

It feels like New York Fashion Week just moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center. (Well, it kind of did – it was 2010.) Now? It’s headed downtown to Hudson Yards, according to WWD.com. Which makes sense. Not only is there more space there than at either of the previous sites, but it’s also closer to a good number of the biggest showrooms and studios used for NYFW.

No more trekking around Manhattan for a whole week? We may even skip packing those emergency flats.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 24, 2013

NYFW Nails: Bare Is the New Black

All through Fashion Week, designers sent neutrals down the runway – and not just on clothes. Nails were opting out of color, too. Take a peek and see which looks were most popular.

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September 16, 2013

Seafoam Green vs. Blush Pink: The Great Fashion Week Debate

New York Fashion Week saw its fair share of colors come down the runway, but seafoam green and blush pink were the ones that really caught the Rue team’s eyes. In fact, our Fashion Director and Lead Copy Director have been battling it out over which one will be the color of the season ever since. Check out each of their stances below, then decide for yourself. (As for me, I’m staying impartial. They are my bosses, after all.)

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September 13, 2013

Soon to Be on Repeat: The NYFW Playlist

You know how music can make or break a mood? It can also do the same for a fashion show. So just like the makeup and hair choices for a runway show, a lot of thought goes into the songs that accompany the looks. And rightfully so. Here’s what we’ve been tapping our feet to this week.

Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams

Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

Pour It Up” by Rihanna

Applause” by Lady Gaga

Royals” by Lorde

The Good Life” by Anouk

Dancing Anymore” by Is Tropical

Million Dollar Bills” by Lorde

By Cassandra Handley, Lead Copy Director

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September 12, 2013