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The Golden Era of ‘Fashion Blogging’ Is Over
Has the moment for new fashion bloggers to gain entry to the club passed?
Robin Givhan: Miu Miu, Bursting With Color and Whimsy
And a classic and calm collection at Hermès.
Robin Givhan: Nicolas Ghesquière’s Rousing Debut at Louis Vuitton
Clothes take advantage of technology without sacrificing the brand’s history.
Robin Givhan: The Dark Side of Beauty at McQueen
And a grounded point of view at Valentino.
Robin Givhan: Chanel Goes to Whole Foods
No longer just for the ladies who lunch.
Robin Givhan: Lots of Teen Angst at Saint Laurent
Hedi Slimane took old concepts and dipped them into a fountain of youth.
Robin Givhan: Stella McCartney’s Wry Sense of Humor, Sacai’s Thrilling Journey
And a house adrift at Galliano.
Robin Givhan: At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci Makes Eveningwear Roar
Tisci spewed out fashion bonbons faster than they could be consumed.
Robin Givhan: Straightforward Confidence at Céline
Featuring coats with the ease of well-tailored bathrobes.
Robin Givhan: When Should Fashion Be a Rorschach Test?
Unnerving shapes at Comme des Garçons; confident new directions at Balmain.
Givhan: Haider Ackermann’s Heart-Pounding Show
The collection exuded both austerity and reserve.
Robin Givhan: Raf Simons’s Explosion of Color at Dior
And Alber Elbaz’s fizzy toast to women.
Givhan: Rick Owens’s Real Women Bring a Welcome Intimacy to the Runway
Entirely different from last season, but always unique amongst the shows.
Robin Givhan: Alexander Wang Hits His Stride at Balenciaga
A dynamic and stylish, yet utterly commercial, collection.
Robin Givhan: Paris Fashion Week Begins With a Whimper
Yet Dries Van Noten (and a few others) deliver a bit of a bang.
Robin Givhan: Marc Jacobs Manages to Find Depth in the Light
The week ends with a gentle embrace at Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein.
Givhan: Ralph Lauren’s Reliably Elegant Clothes Fare Best Indoors
Ironic, given the snowmageddon outside.
Robin Givhan: Exploring Gender’s Gray Zone at Proenza and More
A moment when menswear and womenswear converge.
Robin Givhan: Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Imaginative Restart
And laid-back luxury at Michael Kors.
Robin Givhan: Donna Karan, Altuzarra, & The Row
A designer’s challenge: holding onto, and then evolving, a point of view.
Givhan: Thom Browne Gets Religion
This season, the provocative designer explored the hypocrisies and hierarchies of the church.
Givhan: Radiant Smiles All Around at DVF’s 40th Anniversary and More
Sunday’s shows were all about clothes women actually want to wear.
Is Maiyet a Contradiction in Fashion Terms?
Founder Paul van Zyl wants to save the world through fashion.
Givhan: Blurring Gender, Race, and Power Roles at Hood by Air
The first truly bracing, mesmerizing show of the season.
Robin Givhan: Alexander Wang’s Confident Swagger
Making people go to Brooklyn simply because he could.
Robin Givhan: Prabal Gurung, Peter Som, and More
Who are these designers, really?
Robin Givhan: Simply Too Obvious at Jason Wu
A little like being hit over the head with a sledgehammer.
A Little Bit of Whiplash at Creatures of the Wind
Elegant shapes but awkward silhouettes.
Rachel Comey, a Designer Unafraid to Stand Apart From the Fashion Fray
Kicking off Fashion Week over dinner in Brooklyn.
Robin Givhan: The Stars (and Strugglers) From Paris Fashion Week
Some final thoughts on the venerable brands versus the rising young designers in France.
Robin Givhan: Marc Jacobs Says Good-bye to Louis Vuitton — Beautifully
It’s a very American way to give up the Parisian gig.
Robin Givhan: Lagerfeld Riffs on Fashion and Art at Chanel
With a healthy dose of commerce thrown in.
Givhan: Hedi Slimane’s Assault on Luxury and Beauty at Saint Laurent
Rehashing rock and roll, yet again.
Robin Givhan: At Givenchy, the Setting Outshines the Clothes
Smoke and metal, but not much else.
Robin Givhan: The Boldest Designers in Paris Are Women
Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Céline’s Phoebe Philo display their unapologetic visions.
Robin Givhan: Forming Tribes at Junya Watanabe and Haider Ackermann
Yet, still respecting borders while doing so.
Robin Givhan: Dior Only Makes Sense on the Runway
And sadly, not on the short, less svelte customers who often wear it.
Robin Givhan: Rick Owens’s Powerful Rejection of Conventional Beauty
He proves how interesting fashion can be when a designer deviates from the status quo.
Robin Givhan: Wang Brings Hipness and Joy to Balenciaga
Paris gets a bit of much-needed lightness at Balenciaga, Pugh, Demeulemeester, Undercover, and more.
Robin Givhan: Paris Begins With Rookies to Watch and Dries Van Noten
And most of the younger designers, in fact, probably want to become Dries Van Noten.
Marc Jacobs Rummages Through Grandma’s Attic for Magical Castaway Couture
Jacobs does it again.
Robin Givhan: Like It Or Not, American Fashion Is Commercial
American designers like Tory Burch, J.Crew, and Michael Kors give us pragmatism, but they also give us joy.
Robin Givhan: ‘Cultural Tourism’ As Seen at Rodarte
Cholo-inspired, but not in any way that suggests strength.
Givhan: Child Stars With Old Souls, the Olsens Age Gracefully at The Row
The fashion equivalent to becoming wiser, more confident, and more capable.
Robin Givhan: Thom Browne Traps Women in Clothes
Magic and madness at New York’s most dramatic show.
Givhan on DVF, Victoria Beckham, Thakoon & More
Female designers can’t escape the expectation that they’re here to make our lives easier when it comes to getting dressed.
Givhan on Wang, Gurung, Altuzarra and rag & bone
Wrestling the challenges of futurism and the street to a draw.
Robin Givhan: Strong Women Ruled the Day at Wu
This time the muse was in revolt.
Robin Givhan: Confronting the Lack of Black Models on the Runway
Bethann Hardison issued a letter calling out design houses she characterizes as “racist.”
Robin Givhan: Appreciating Fashion Week’s Eccentrics
From the men and women who preen outside the shows to the designers (and clothes) at Creatures of the Wind.