NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing:
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing:
50 SHADES OF DVF
Diane von Furstenberg says it's a mere coincidence that her runway show took place on opening weekend of "50 Shades of Grey," but there was nothing coincidental about the "seduction" theme that came through loud and clear on the catwalk.
It was all about lace, skin, satin and yes, the color red — which, paired with black, gave DVF just the sensibility she wanted for this season.
"The show is called seduction," the designer said in a pre-show interview. "It's THAT woman. She's a little bit of a double agent. During the day she commands the room, and at night she inspires fantasy. It's very seductive."
The looks for daytime were updated takes on DVF's timeless wrap dress, including the first item down the runway, a sleek version in white, worn by none other than model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner, half-sister of Kim Kardashian. Tweed and pinstripe — both in soft, feminine iterations — were part of the daytime scheme as well. Moving to night, out came the more daring looks involving lace, satin, plunging necklines (and backs) and that red-black combo.
At show's end, von Furstenberg took not a victory bow but a victory lap, sauntering up and down the U-shaped runway and blowing kisses to guests, who included singer Kesha, Paris Hilton, and of course Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
—Nicole Evatt and Jocelyn Noveck
OPENING CEREMONY ON SNAPCHAT
The cloths! The models! Special guest Spike Jonze!
All were shared, fleetingly, by Opening Ceremony via the look-before-it-disappears social media app Snapchat.
The design collective put out selfies of its buddy Jonze with OC co-founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim and showed off the filmmaker's 35-millimeter photography on display in the brick-and-mortar world as its New York Fashion Week presentation progressed Sunday night.
Opening Ceremony used Jonze's images on the collection and snapped exclusive sale of new T-shirts on the phone shopping app Spring.
The real-life guests mingled as models stood still on a platform. Music boomed and cameras flashed in snapped snippets of video.
Snapchat is popular among young people looking to hide their cyber-whereabouts from their parents. But it's fast filling up with commercial, news and entertainment content.
"Hi from JD" was written on one Opening Ceremony selfie snap, but it paled in comparison to the screaming hordes snapped out on another feed going at the same time for the "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary show, and a third for the NBA All-Star game from Madison Square Garden.
So long, kids. The grown-ups have descended. Time to move along to whip up the next best thing in social. Apparently the second wave on Snapchat now includes the hipper-than-most Opening Ceremony.
EDUN MERGES AFRICA, EUROPE
Edun found itself between two worlds with its collection for the Fall Winter 2015 season which showed Sunday.
The brand founded by Bono and his wife Ali Hewson in 2005 to promote trade in Africa took its inspiration from Morocco for the new season.
"The idea was to merge these two worlds of Africa and Europe — take classic tailoring and merge it with essentially brocade weaving which goes back centuries, as well, and bringing those two worlds together," explained the brand's creative director, Danielle Sherman.
"Sherman kept the tailoring pared down, using muted colors ranging from blacks, whites and reds. Sixties-style shift dresses were color blocked, while the pea coats were oversized and monochromatic. Chunky sweater tunics were paired with striped metallic skirts, while black-and-white tapestry dresses closed the show.
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