• Party Dresses

    Christian Cowan Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection

    Christian Cowan doesn’t need an excuse to go big. The British designer already has devoted celebrity fans, including musicians like Saweetie and drag superstars like Aquaria, both of whom sat in his front row today. Also, he’s never not pulled out all the stops for his party clothes. But the impetus for spring 2022’s extraness was, in part, for Cowan to thumb his nose at people who thought New York nightlife might be over post-2020. “I just wanted it to be a bunch of different women heading to the same party,” he says, adding that he had encouraged the models  

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  • DIY Style

    11 Breakout Trends From the New York Fashion Week Spring 2022 Runways

    Get ahead on the looks you’ll be wearing six months from now. New York Fashion Week got a bit of its groove back this season. After an 18-month break, designers dug deep and allowed themselves to get swept up in the fervent, anything-goes excitement and magic that comes with creating clothes for a new season. Despite some rain and smaller-scale events, Spring 2022 in the Big Apple felt buzzy. This was fashion week as a performance — and just like any good show, it was a means of escapism. On the runways, there were powerful stories and dramatic fantasies that  

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  • Dress and Skirts

    Atlein Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection

    Well, here we are then. We’re back, I guess. Runway shows! (Thank you for the major, major New York Public Library moment, Mr. Jacobs.) Street style! (What can tell you? I am still shuffling about in an ancient pair of Gap jeans.) More IG posts about fashion happenings and parties than you can point an iPhone 12 Pro Max at! (No pangs of envy about those, yet, or more likely, ever, but check in with me again after Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga IRL haute couture debut.) But still: For all of the Business as Usual signs being put back in place,  

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  • Clothing

    Street Style is Back! The 8 Biggest Trends at the Spring 2022 Men’s Shows

    Between livestreams, music videos, shows-in-a-box, marionettes, and even some AR experiments, last year brought us dozens of new ways to experience fashion shows online. But street style? There just isn’t a virtual equivalent. Yes, 2020 was an excellent year for ’fits—both IRL and on social media—but Fashion Week street style was nearly impossible. With no shows, there were no venues, no crowds, and no exuberant dressers zig-zagging to and fro. Until this summer, that is. With vaccinations rolling out and cities reopening, the spring 2022 menswear season—which included physical shows in Milan and Paris—was greeted by a well-attended and well-dressed  

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  • Pants and shorts

    Lazoschmidl Spring 2022 Menswear Collection

    Post-quarantine social anxiety is a meme waiting to happen; it’s also a reality. Andreas Schmidl and Josef Lazo want to help you break the ice—and raise eyebrows—with slogans on mesh tops and bleached flannel like “Buy Me,” “Out Now,” and “Duty Free.” All are double entendres, and all refer to commerce, i.e., retail therapy. “People want to treat themselves,” says Schmidl. They also want to show themselves. As Lazoschmidl customers are born exhibitionists, they seem sure to adopt the midriff look the designers are proposing; they’re already familiar with the brand’s barely there bikini briefs. Lazo and Schmidl are in  

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  • Outerwear

    Brioni Spring 2022 Menswear Collection

    Just in time for its 75th anniversary celebration last January the house of Brioni appeared to have found itself on an even keel after enduring several years of stormy weather. That crisp 2020 evening at Pitti in Florence, Kering’s François-Henri Pinault threw a beautiful dinner party in an exquisite palazzo soundtracked by some of the world’s finest classical musicians, all of whom looked as good as they sounded sublime in Norbert Stumpfl’s freshly-established expression of Brioni’s peerless Abruzzo tailoring expertise. With Brad Pitt doing the campaigns, what could go wrong? Fast-forward to this afternoon, where this correspondent’s antenna started quivering  

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  • wedding

    Illinois wedding venue Sugar Spring Ranch destroyed in fire

    “We kind of went to bed with a dream, and woke up with a nightmare,” owner Greg Meyer said COLUMBIA, Ill. — A popular wedding venue went up in flames over the weekend. Now, brides-to-be are coming to the owners’ rescue. Around 7 a.m. on Sunday, Melinda and Greg Meyer woke up to devastating news as they looked out the window of their home to see their family business — Sugar Spring Ranch — burning to the ground next door. Now, the Meyers are working with the families who had booked weddings and events here, to figure out what next  

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