From New York to London, Olivia Palermo has already showcased a vast array of chic ensembles over the Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion Week season (and we haven't even hit Milan or Paris yet!). Whether she's sitting front row or chatting with designers backstage, the trendsetter has donned everything from mixed-print pairings to sleek suits and sophisticated outerwear, all finished with her signature eclectic polish — and a heavy dose of accessories. Per usual, she supplies a lesson on how to mix downtown and uptown style with ease (even if attending Fashion Week isn't in your immediate plans). Click through for the latest Olivia Palermo look book: Fashion Week edition.
It's hard not to start thinking about our Winter wardrobes during fashion week, even though the sun in still shining and the weather is (mostly) warm in the southern hemisphere. Designers in New York and London have presented a delicious crop of Autumn/Winter wares for 2013, so the Sugar editors are going to strike while the iron's hot and nominate the standout looks that are inspiring some pre-season shopping. Sure, that exact Burberry trench won't hit shelves for another six months — but that won't stop us from getting the look now (and often for less). See! There is an upside to us Aussies shopping out-of-season.
Alexa Chung, Kate Bosworth, and Olivia Palermo are just a few of the fashionable celebrities who've made their way over to London Town for the latest round of Fashion Week festivities. After attending the opening of LA's first-ever Topshop store, Kate Bosworth showed her support again at the Topshop Unique show in a textural look of fur and sequins. Over at Mulberry, Alexa Chung delivered another one of her signature menswear-inspired ensembles, while Olivia showcased her styling prowess in three different prints. For all the updates from LFW, watch today's edition of Fashion Flash.
Wild, crazy, graphic-printed, and eye-catching: Tom Ford's Autumn/Winter '13 collection — the first public runway debut of his eponymous line — is a clearly defined departure from minimalism and a serious rebel yell to all-out decadence. Black-and-white deco prints laid claim to plush fur coats, fitted sheaths with frayed hems, structured aviator jackets, and even thigh-high boots. But it wasn't just a collection of two-toned optics; Ford sent out leopard-print getups alongside bright trousers and even brighter fur puffer jackets. As for the evening gowns? They came slinky, long-sleeved, and adorned with sequined comic-book-like graphic embellishments. With Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel sitting front row and every notable fashion editor in attendance, it's certainly a A/W '13 lineup that packed a punch from start to finish. But isn't that exactly where Tom Ford excels? Take a look at the collection now, and come back soon for our full review.
He may be known for churning out ladylike collections fit for a princess, but don't be fooled. Just a few short years ago, Erdem Moralioglu's signature garden prints, delicate laces, and dreamy colour palettes weren't always so pure and sweet. The darkly gorgeous Autumn/Winter 2013 collection the designer presented in London Monday was a welcome reminder that the designer is still quite adept at mixing prettiness with edge.
Layers of black organza shrouded nearly every look, creating a veiled, surreal effect on paillette-covered dresses, tweed suits, and oversize coats. Silhouettes were as ladylike as ever — high necks, slims skirts — but thanks to seams that had been sliced away and replaced with sheer fabric, there was a newfound sexiness at play as well. As for the floral prints and romantic laces that have become Moralioglu's calling card? Those were plenty present too. They came in shades of lilac, midnight blue, citrine, and inky black, and were decorated with wispy ostrich feathers, matte sequins, and metallic thread — all of which was also veiled in layers of sheer black
Even with New York Fashion Week's star-studded styles fresh on our minds, the London shows supplied us with another round of famous faces (and killer outfits) taking their seats in the British capital. At Burberry Prorsum, we spotted Rosie Huntington-Whiteley working a bold red suit, Kate Beckinsale looking fresh as ever in all white, and Freida Pinto exuding easy glamour in her Burberry peplum top and cropped trousers. What's more, Olivia Palermo stepped out in yet another fashionable front-row ensemble at Antonio Berardi. With London Fashion Week wrapping up tomorrow, join us as we take a front-row look at the best celebrity looks before we head on to Milan. — Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
Inspired by the Spanish Golden Age, Peter Pilotto's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was filled with a bright colour palette, modern silhouettes, and, of course, designers Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto's flair for creating some of the most unique and covetable prints around. The duo looked to El Greco, transposing the famous Spanish Renaissance artist's vibrant use of colours onto a number of sleek, formfitting sheath dresses, fit-and-flare minis, and tailored separates. Cropped bolero jackets emphasized the duo's inspiration point, while puffer coats were updated with magnetic colourful patterns. See the complete collection and come back soon for our full review
With London Fashion Weekwell and truly under way, we're inundated with a new batch of chic street style. Think ladylike, prep, punk, and polished — a mix of creative styling that's rife with inspiration to translate to your own closet. We're only two days in, and it's already shaping up to be a Fashion Week that's as chic outside the shows as it is on the runway — just click through for the proof.
Even with New York Fashion Week's star-studded styles fresh on our minds, the start of the London shows is supplying us with another round of famous faces (and killer outfits) taking the front row. At Mulberry, we spotted Alexa Chung working her signature menswear-inspired style, while Olivia Palermo and Kate Bosworth brought their chic ways to the Topshop Unique show in printed pants, fur, and sequins. This is just the beginning — join us as we take a front-row look at the best celebrity looks to hit London so far. — Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
Mary Katrantzou is not one to skimp on the experimental details, and her Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was no exception. While some looks were more wearable than others — we can definitely see some of the more avant-garde pieces on the Met Gala red carpet — all of them were classically Katrantzou, bubbling with scenic photo prints, origami-style pleats, and strong, structured shoulders. Colour-heavy, fitted pieces were tempered with slouchier silhouettes, and Katrantzou was careful to include black-on-black looks (like an asymmetrical sweater and leather pencil skirt) among the group of printed brights. Shoes were kept on the simple side, with an eclectic mix of ankle booties and strappy heels, and the models' hair was kept sleek and minimal (with short, blunt bangs) as to showcase the beautiful looks. The somewhat darker palette of greys, blacks, and golds was a lovely departure from the neon hues in the designer's Spring collection, though the selection of striking, unconventional pieces remained the same. Click through to see Mary Katrantzou's Fall '13 runway show now.
- Trends: Origami, structured shoulders, photo prints.
- Colours: Black, grey, and white; pops of blue, gold, and pink.
- Key look: The frothy black and gray photo-print finale dress.
- Beauty look: Slicked-back ponytails with short, blunt bangs; pale makeup and strong brows.
- Who should wear it: Perennial print-lovers like Poppy Delevingne and Solange Knowles