Miuccia Prada Spring 2010 Collection at Milan Fashion Week Shows Who’s Boss

by Rachel Yeomans | September 28th, 2009

Miuccia Prada is not fond of Hollywood celebrities. While many designers scramble even to offer their clothes to C-listers, Ms. Prada prefers intellectuals. So she invited architect Rem Koolhaas to her show last season, creating no headlines whatsoever, but she declines to dress movie stars for the Oscars, which could sell a truckload of handbags…. Read more…

Who Said Bicycling Had to be Restricted to the Daily Commute? Parisians show off Street Fashions by Bike

by Rachel Yeomans | September 25th, 2009

Biker shorts and Lycra are having their moment again on New York runways, in a 1980s revival, but in Paris, two-wheeled fashion has nothing to do with athletic gear. When Paris fashion week starts next week, fashion editors are likely to be pedaling to palatial venues in stilettos and skirts, large leather bags dangling off… Read more…

Marios Schwab Works London Fashion Week

by Rachel Yeomans | September 22nd, 2009

New York Fashion Week is a very big tug on both one’s energies and emotions. After an insane week suddenly comes to a short and sudden halt, that feeling of utter and hopeless restlessness takes over. But then, the realization reigns in as the Monty Python Holy Grail beacon: “Wait a minute, London Fashion Week… Read more…

London Gives “Garage Fashion” the Spotlight

by Rachel Yeomans | September 18th, 2009

Reported by Paul Sonne and Beth Schepens for the Wall Street Journal. * * * Little more than a year ago, 27-year-old Hannah Marshall spent most days at a garage in rural Essex, two hours outside London, working in a makeshift studio to create tight, sexy-sinister dresses that looked a bit like Audrey Hepburn meets… Read more…

New York Fashion Week Unveils Style, Fashion and…Affordability?

by Rachel Yeomans | September 17th, 2009

Christina Binkley of the Wall Street Journal reported on the newfound accessibility of designer fashions. * * * Richard Chai didn’t show his namesake clothing line during New York’s Fashion Week. Instead, the designer used his coveted runway slot to introduce a new, less-expensive line called Love. Richard Chai Spring 2010 RTW Photos: NY Magazine… Read more…

What do Lululemon Athletica and Charlotte Russe Have in Common? Their Private Equity Firm.

by Rachel Yeomans | August 25th, 2009

Today’s Wall Street Journal declared that Boston-based private-equity firm Advent International Corp. is going to buy out teen clothing company Charlotte Russe. The selling price: $380 million. This may seem a risky turnover considering the competition offered by Forever 21 and H&M, however as Advent boasts having the workout retail haven Lululemon Athletica in its… Read more…

Skinny September Issues: What Has Come of Our Fashion Magazines?

by Rachel Yeomans | August 18th, 2009

I just returned from a week-long vacation to escape the reality that floods my Inbox on a daily basis. In the airport on my way back home, I was looking forward to the issue of Harper’s Bazaar I grabbed at the airport gift shop to read on the airplane–I expected reality to come surging back… Read more…