Fashion Week: A Glittery Hurricane at Marc Jacobs

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Angela Ashman
Marc Jacobs
Attendees at this season's Marc Jacobs show couldn't get a break: Outside the armory on Lexington Avenue it was pouring rain, inside it felt like it was a hundred degrees. In lieu of air conditioning, pitifully ineffective paper fans were handed out. Of course, given that this was Jacobs' spring collection, the heat would seem to be a natural fit for all the light, breezy clothes that would surely come down the runway. Right? No.

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Fashion Week: JOIE Travels the Italian Coast, Anya Caliendo Brings the Crazy

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Heather Baysa
As NYFW hedged off its last full day, only the discreetly buffed security and a few visibly twitchy out-of-towners suggested that it was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Yes, as if to issue forth a collective "suck it, terrorists," the tents were more energetic than we've seen them all week, with big names like Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, and Anna Sui drawing crowds.

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Fashion Week: Hilton Sisters and Gossip Girls Go Back to School with Alice + Olivia

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Heather Baysa
Yesterday's Alice + Olivia presentation launched the Spring 2014 line of this native New York label, replete with sophisticated, whimsy-chocked apparel.

Let's just preface this with: the clothes were magnificent. And that's less of a complement than something designer Stacey Bendet just seems to understand--magnificence is protocol, decadence is standard operating procedure. It's definitely the case in this collection that she described as "the crossroads of preppy-meets-pretty."

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Fashion Week: Kanye West Causes Frenzy at Hood by Air; Duckie Brown Reinvents the Manservant

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Araceli Cruz
Kanye knows good fashion

As much as we love floral skirts, it's the men's fashion collections that are wildly entertaining and beyond brilliant this Fashion Week.

Sunday morning, while most of New York was deep in slumber, we headed off to Milk Studios for Hood by Air, the menswear collection led by creative director Shayne Oliver, which always puts a gender spin to the line that is beloved by rappers.

One artist in the front row who induced mass hysteria in photographers and fashion spectators alike was none other than Mr. Kanye West.

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Fashion Week: Alan Cumming Gets Lei'd at Cynthia Rowley; rag & bone's Tomboy Cleans Up

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Angela Ashman
A luau at Cynthia Rowley.
Upon arriving at the Highline Hotel for Cynthia Rowley's presentation on Saturday evening, we were handed a program covered in images of her inspirations for spring. There were colorful leis, tulips, crashing waves, a dog wearing a pineapple on its head, and, the most curious of all, Luke Wilson as the washed-up tennis player Richie Tenenbaum. What it all added up to was a collection worthy of a tropical island getaway the way Rowley herself would do it.

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Fashion Week: Max Azria Still Relevant, Neat and Tidy

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Last week we learned that Tunisian designer Max Azria, who got his start in Paris at a just barely pubescent fifteen, might be losing control of his empire--which is reportedly hundreds of millions in debt. You'd never know it from this show.

BCBG Max Azria kicked off Fashion Week yesterday with a massive turnout for its 2014 Spring Collection, the Theater's mobbish security on its last precarious nerve, herding people through what can only be described as the "bum rush" for standing room. If the enthusiastic crowd--all-business type bloggers who displayed a baffling lack of interest in free stuff--didn't give it that traditional NYFW feel, then Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia in the front row did.

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Fashion Week: Paola Hernandez Heats Things Up; Candela Gets Shipwrecked

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Araceli Cruz
Can someone turn on the AC?

New York-based Mexican designer Paola Hernandez doesn't usually present her clothes in a standard runway setting, and her show on Wednesday night was no exception. Her "Singularity" Spring 2014 presentation was held at Churner and Churner, a tiny gallery in Chelsea. This was also one of the first collections in which Hernandez used bright bold colors.

We're not sure if we were sweating profusely because we're not accustomed to such remarkable use of color at a Hernandez show, or whether it was seeing all those custom-made navy blue heels with red laces. Then again, our heart palpitations could be blamed on the male models. Or, OK, the minimal air conditioning.More »

Fashion Week: The Most Fabulous Person at Erin Fetherston; Ivana Helsinki Goes Americana

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Designer Erin Fetherston & friend
New York Fashion Week officially began today, but we've been diligently covering it for the past two days. Erin Fetherston kicked things off right after Labor Day with her Spring/Summer 2014 intimate presentation in Tribeca. For about eight years, the American designer has exhibited feminine wear under her eponymous label, and this season was no different. Each lace-and-satin gown looked like icing on a (gluten-free) cupcake. They were very pretty floral dresses—if you don't mind looking like an adult going to the prom. After the bubblegum fest, we gravitated toward the open bar, naturally, where someone caught our eye.More »

Collections, Brooklyn's Newest Vintage Outpost, Brings a Bit of North Carolina to Bushwick

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Last night, Collections, Bushwick's newest vintage outpost, hosted a formal opening party replete with a well-stocked mini bar and (maybe consequently) a decent portion of every street-style trendsetter and Jemima Kirke dress-alike ever to grace the Morgan L stop.

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Christian Siriano Debuts First Resort Collection in His Manhattan Apartment!

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Last week, fashion designer and fourth season Project Runway winner Christian Siriano debuted his first resort collection, but the best aspect far surpassed the beautiful posh dresses. Siriano hosted the ultra feminine line entirely in his amazing Fashion District apartment! And if you were lucky enough to step foot into his place, you'd understand why we're using so many exclamation points.

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