Fashion Week is many things (including but not limited to: celebrity sightings, lust-worthy looks, drop-dead gorgeous models), but scary, it’s typically not. However, for the spring/summer 2014 shows, a handful of designers chose not to succumb to the usual springtime theme and instead sent down looks that readily call to mind zombie brides, extraterrestrial creatures and more. Thom Browne toyed with ‘insanity’ for his collection, furthering the idea with ashen makeup, smeared red lipstick and wildly teased whited-out hair. And thanks to the fine handiwork of makeup artist Pat McGrath, 15 eerily masked models took our breaths away at Givenchy. Just in time for Halloween, we rounded up 10 frighteningly fashionable looks plucked from the runways, including Comme des Garcons, Gareth Pugh and Louis Vuitton. Click through for some spine-tingling inspiration.
Attention fashionistas in the New York City area: Cancel your plans for Friday and head straight to the Comme des Garçons archival sale! After taking a one-year hiatus in 2012, the label is reviving the epic event, which boasts pieces from the last eight years for prices up to 70% off. The sale kicks off at 127 W. 30th street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues) on Friday at 10 a.m., and the stock will be replenished every day until closing on Monday, May 13. If past sales are any indicator, we’re expecting to find deals ranging from the couture to the casual stamped with the iconic heart logo, so make sure to stop by. Happy shopping!
See spring’s most daring trends.
Surprise fashion collaboration—Japanese label Comme des Garçons teamed up with Where’s Waldo? for a line of graphic tees and scarves. (Perhaps CFDA Awards-skipping designer Rei Kawakubo—who was being honored with the International Award—feels a kinship with the elusive Waldo?) The colorful collection kicks off the 25th anniversary of the stripes-loving character, so keep your eyes peeled for more stylish surprises to come. The limited-edition CdG pieces, which range from $245 to $495, are available at Comme des Garçons boutiques in New York, Paris, London, and Beijing. Find them!
Plus, see our favorite summer trends.