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.
All summer long, crop tops dominated. The shirting style has been so celebrated that baring your midriff has never been more appropriate—and the life cycle of the trend is far from over. Crop tops aren’t going anywhere (they showed up on countless spring/summer 14 runways), but designers—as they always do—reinvented the favored style and delivered a new approach to showing some skin. Maria Cornejo of Zero Maria + Cornejo delivered the look with a knit, Alexander Wang left little to the imagination by fastening a jacket in an overlapping position at the collar, and Anna Sui draped a blue and black printed top in a free-flowing style. The refreshing look even made an appearance in outerwear: Ralph Rucci delivered a metallic dress coat sealed at the chest and Marc Jacobs closed his decorated Victorian style topper just above the belly button. If you looking to nail the trend, here’s a tip: Ever wonder why some of your jacket zippers have two sliders? Question answered. It’s time to put that bottom zipper to use. So, zip up that bottom pull just below your chest and reinvigorate the midriff peek-a-boo craze.
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What a week! New York Fashion Week came to a close yesterday, but the glamorous beauty looks showcased on the runways have us inspired for months to come. Manicures at Libertine and Betsey Johnson got decked out in major sparkle — lead manicurist Katie Jane Hughes decorated the digits of the Libertine models with holographic foils, crystals, and even pom-poms, while Betsey Johnson’s girls took the runway in a pink-tipped pewter manicure. We were also obsessed with the makeup at Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui, both of which were gorgeous, simple, and radiant. After interviewing makeup artists and hairstylists backstage at the hottest Fashion Week shows, we rounded up all of the best hair, makeup, and nail moments that already have us eager for spring. Click the photo to see each look now!
Although Anna Sui has offered her lipsticks, fragrances, and nail polishes for some time now—her products were available at mass department stores everywhere in the ’90s—you’ve only been able to buy her fragrances in her New York boutique since then. But not anymore! Starting in March, her full lineup is headed to Sephora. ”I think it’s all part of my world. I really love cosmetics and I really love fragrance,” Sui told InStyle.com backstage at her New York Fashion Week fall 2013 show. “I’m that woman. I really love all that. And each fragrance really represents another part of my world.” Look for four fragrances, Flight of Fancy, Secret Wish, Forbidden Affair, and Fairy Dance, on shelves and at sephora.com next month, and in the meantime, shop the rest of Sui’s beauty products (including 22 new lipstick shades, shown right) on urbanoutfitters.com and beautylish.com.
Plus, see InStyle’s behind-the-scenes Instagram shots from Fashion Week!
Anna Sui wants you to up your airport style! The designer teamed up with Tumi to create a four-piece line of luggage last spring, and the duo is back with a second, more expansive collection. “I think it’s so important to bring some glamour back to travel,” Anna Sui told InStyle.com at the preview of Case Studies: Anna Sui, a short film celebrating the collaboration, in New York City. The capsule collection, which merges Sui’s floral flair with Tumi’s sturdy design, features a carry-on suitcase, laptop case, jewelry pouches, a weekender tote and other travel-worthy designs. Plus, it’s practical: “It’s so hard to find your bag on the conveyer belt these days because everyone has the same bag!” The collection ranges from $49 to $695, and is available now in stores and on tumi.com.
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Anna Sui previewed her limited-edition, two-piece collaboration with Coach at New York Fashion Week last February, and the bags are now available at coach.com! “It’s truly an honor to put my own spin on this seminal design,” Sui said of the line that showcases her signature boho aesthetic. One bag features a fleur-de-lis detail and the other has a dragonfly stitched pattern, while large tassels accent the vegetable-tanned, hand-burnished leather and brass hardware. The collection hits stores tomorrow, and each Anna Sui for Coach design is numbered—so when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Our Pinterest stream just got a little more crowded thanks to three stylish new members. This week Armani launched with boards featuring runway looks and pretty campaigns, Anna Sui pinned her inspirations and products, and Victoria’s Secret debuted with beach bikinis and bombshell icons. Welcome to Pinterest, everyone—we’ll see you there at pinterest.com/instylemag!
Coach is teaming up with Anna Sui! The leather label tapped the New York designer to lend her signature boho aesthetic to the brand’s Duffle Sac handbags for fall, and she just previewed her limited-edition, two-piece collaboration at New York Fashion Week. “It’s truly an honor to put my own spin on this seminal design,” Sui said. One bag features a fleur-de-lis detail and the other has a dragonfly stitched pattern, while large tassels accent the vegetable-tanned, hand-burnished leather and brass hardware. Each Anna Sui for Coach design will be numbered—so when they’re gone, they’re gone!—when they land in Coach stores and at coach.com this fall.
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