And the countdown has begun! There’s only a little more than a week left until the fall/winter 2014 collections debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which means you only have a finite amount of time to memorize the schedule before the fashion frenzy hits Manhattan (and Brooklyn, this time around). Read ahead for a breakdown of when and where your favorite designers are showing this season.
RentTheRunway.com is more than just designer dress and accessory rentals, it’s also a spot to find exclusive designs. Starting tomorrow, you’ll find a brand new one thanks to the launch of the first Bibhu Mohapatra for Rent the Runway capsule collection, a six-piece lineup the Indian-American designer created for the rental site that’s inspired by his heritage. “These clothes are to make women feel special and transformed to a world of lush heritage, like India,” Mohapatra told InStyle.com of the mix of cocktail dresses and gowns. Each one is crafted in traditional Indian colors and fabrics, with nods to modern, architectural influences as well. To create the pieces, he and RTR’s senior merchandising team traveled to India for inspiration and to source materials. “We went on hunts for days to markets, bazaars, fabric stores, and embroidery factories,” he added. “It’s done with a lot of love.” Click through the gallery to see the vivid designs—pieces you can rent, wear, and shop for any summer event. Rental prices range from $200 to $400, and you can keep your pick for four to eight days.
Fashion Week is winding down in New York, but there’s still plenty of fabulous fashion and celebrity sightings. Vanessa Hudgens kept up her Fashion Week rounds, sitting front row at Yigal Azrouel, Diesel Black Gold and Tibi. Meanwhile, Rodarte took us through the plains of the midwest, buckwheat prints and all, with a collection that climaxed with two ruby-slipper-inspired dresses (shown). Marc Jacobs also showed a very “deer” collection for his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, with the animal featured on dresses, accessories and shoes. And that’s not all! Click through to find out what happened on day seven of New York Fashion Week.
— Heather Viggiani, with reporting by Caitlin Donovan and Nakisha Williams
Stylist Nicole Chavez (inset) often dresses Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Catherine Zeta-Jones for red carpet events. This week, she’s contributing to InStyle.com, picking out her favorite looks from New York Fashion Week. Check out her latest pick below!
“For a Cali girl it is ironic, but I am obsessed with outerwear, and Bibhu Mohapatra showed some great textured options for fall. The jackets were tailored and sophisticated, and I loved the unexpected hint of stripes throughout. He is a favorite of my client Rachel Bilson… and definitely one to watch.”
— Nicole Chavez