Advertisement
HomeCollectionsMercedes Benz Fashion Week
IN THE NEWS

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

FEATURED ARTICLES
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Whoever coined the phrase "this is a man's world" clearly never visited Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Here, women and their wears, reign supreme. There are exceptions though. Award-winning American designer, Joseph Abboud, has been a fixture in men's fashion for decades. He's dressed everyone from Wynton Marsalis to baseball great Nomar Garciaparra. He'll lead off the festivities today with a show at New York Public Library. I'm excited. He knows what looks good on a guy. Lucky for you Baltimore readers, you can find his creations at J.S. Edwards in Pikesville.
ARTICLES BY DATE
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Sketches from the world's top designers show a movement for spring 2014 collections toward island prints, airy fabrics and flowy silhouettes - a stark change from the darker hues and overarching Russian themes found in the fall collections shown in February. When models hit the New York runways beginning Sept. 5 for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, many will wear garments with decidedly tropical influences. The islands inspired Annapolis native and "Project Runway" alum Christian Siriano's collection, for example.
Advertisement
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
In a year where spring collections were dominated by the usual suspects - trends such as pastels, animal patterns and ethnic prints - superior silhouettes, fine fabrics and choice of color helped designers stand out from the masses. Top designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Siriano, Tracy Reese, Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka focused on finishing touches as opposed to the flash. As a result, collections appeared to be cleaner and more polished than in some years, giving them a timeless appeal.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
A winter storm left piles of snow and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco stopped by Tommy Hilfiger's show, but the most dramatic thing about New York City this past week were Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's first looks at fall 2013. Inside the walls of Lincoln Center, designers treated the crowds to collections that mirrored the futuristic feel of science fiction, the darkness of noir fiction and the theatrical elements of a good soap opera. With so many ideas to chose from, these trends were the best of the best: Russian influences Christian Siriano said that his collection was heavily inspired by St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Sketches from the world's top designers show a movement for spring 2014 collections toward island prints, airy fabrics and flowy silhouettes - a stark change from the darker hues and overarching Russian themes found in the fall collections shown in February. When models hit the New York runways beginning Sept. 5 for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, many will wear garments with decidedly tropical influences. The islands inspired Annapolis native and "Project Runway" alum Christian Siriano's collection, for example.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
It's the dead of winter, which means that while the rest of us get ready for spring, high fashion is already showing us fall. Photos from recent shows in Europe left us mostly breathless - except for a disaster from Chanel. From the monochromatic patterns by Marc Jacobs, and floral frocks of Prada, to the iridescent garments from Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, designers ran the gamut of colors, textures and shapes. Expect nothing less in New York City this week for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which runs Feb. 7 through 14. September's spring shows brought us collections filled with airy fabrics, metallic-dipped materials, pants and flared skirts.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
One of the most interesting accessories at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has been children. From celebrity stylist June Ambrose taking her daughter to the hottest shows throughout the city to random women hoisting infants on their hips like a Birken bag, children have been in full force. "Women have been celebrating motherhood," said Alice Ntam, a D.C.- based image consultant. "When was the last time you saw stylists have children? Now it's like a celebration of that. " My favorite was a woman leading around her 4-year-old.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
Anne Keane, Fashion Director at Lucky magazine, took a few moments to dish with us about the top trends she saw at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Q: What are the biggest trends you saw on the runways? A: So far I love the playful stripes at Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors. It's a little bit '60s with a fresh spin. Q: How do you recreate these trends at home? A: Pay attention to shapes and accessories. A boxy bag and sharp pointy flats were fun compliments to Marc Jacobs' striped looks.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2012
Hot off an appearance at the star-studded Stand Up to Cancer benefit in Los Angeles, Stacy Keibler was in New York this week, charming Vera Wang at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Keibler had a front row seat for Vera Wang's runway show Tuesday. But the real highlight might have come just afterwards when Wang gave Keibler a warm shout-out on Twitter. "Loved having you at the show Ms. Super Chic!" Wang Tweeted, posting the above picture of her and Keibler having a moment. "Xx Vera. " Keibler, clearly thrilled, immediately Tweeted back.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
You'll have to wait until next year to get the looks that debuted this week on the runways of New York. But, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week works on parallel tracks. There are the trends of the collections, and then the trends of the attendees, who are among some of the most stylish people in the world. Here are several of the themes that reigned supreme off the runway this week: Studded details: We saw them everywhere from high-heels to handbags. Studs provide a nice pop of edge.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
It's the dead of winter, which means that while the rest of us get ready for spring, high fashion is already showing us fall. Photos from recent shows in Europe left us mostly breathless - except for a disaster from Chanel. From the monochromatic patterns by Marc Jacobs, and floral frocks of Prada, to the iridescent garments from Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, designers ran the gamut of colors, textures and shapes. Expect nothing less in New York City this week for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which runs Feb. 7 through 14. September's spring shows brought us collections filled with airy fabrics, metallic-dipped materials, pants and flared skirts.
TRAVEL
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
New York City is the most fashionable place to be seen this week when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week rolls into Lincoln Center. One of the biggest draws of the event is the opportunity to rub shoulders with the fashion elite: models, photographers, designers, stylists and celebrities. Here's a guide from industry insiders for the best spots to catch a glimpse of a model, a drink with an editor or a bite with a fashionista. See you in the Big Apple in your stilettos. Christian Siriano If you want to catch up with Project Runway wunderkind designer Christian Siriano , head to these spots: Christian Siriano Flagship Store, 252 Elizabeth St., in Nolita; 212-775-8494.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Her affinity for sleeveless frocks has caused a buying frenzy and inspired people to turn to workouts for toning their arms. She has become a highly coveted canvas for fashion designers and retailers. She steals the scene in pointed-toe flats, colored cardigans, brooches, and fit and flared dresses. First lady Michelle Obama's sense of style has captured fashion followers, and in the process made ensemble-gazing a national pastime. A regular fixture on best-dressed lists from Vogue magazine and observers such as Tim Gunn, Obama continues to make her mark.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
You'll have to wait until next year to get the looks that debuted this week on the runways of New York. But, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week works on parallel tracks. There are the trends of the collections, and then the trends of the attendees, who are among some of the most stylish people in the world. Here are several of the themes that reigned supreme off the runway this week: Studded details: We saw them everywhere from high-heels to handbags. Studs provide a nice pop of edge.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 13, 2012
One of the best kept secrets of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has to be the VIP treatment received by American Express card members. Let's start with the American Express Skybox. Card members are escorted through a door in front of show guests - you can almost see them drool as you walk by - and up a flight of stairs to the opulent suite, which is perched above the top row of the actual runway show. The suite features a fully stocked bar, a mini stage where Q and A sessions are held between shows, and comfy seats for guests to watch each sashay and swivel on the runway.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
Anne Keane, Fashion Director at Lucky magazine, took a few moments to dish with us about the top trends she saw at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Q: What are the biggest trends you saw on the runways? A: So far I love the playful stripes at Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors. It's a little bit '60s with a fresh spin. Q: How do you recreate these trends at home? A: Pay attention to shapes and accessories. A boxy bag and sharp pointy flats were fun compliments to Marc Jacobs' striped looks.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 13, 2012
One of the best kept secrets of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has to be the VIP treatment received by American Express card members. Let's start with the American Express Skybox. Card members are escorted through a door in front of show guests - you can almost see them drool as you walk by - and up a flight of stairs to the opulent suite, which is perched above the top row of the actual runway show. The suite features a fully stocked bar, a mini stage where Q and A sessions are held between shows, and comfy seats for guests to watch each sashay and swivel on the runway.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
In a year where spring collections were dominated by the usual suspects - trends such as pastels, animal patterns and ethnic prints - superior silhouettes, fine fabrics and choice of color helped designers stand out from the masses. Top designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Siriano, Tracy Reese, Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka focused on finishing touches as opposed to the flash. As a result, collections appeared to be cleaner and more polished than in some years, giving them a timeless appeal.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2012
Hot off an appearance at the star-studded Stand Up to Cancer benefit in Los Angeles, Stacy Keibler was in New York this week, charming Vera Wang at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Keibler had a front row seat for Vera Wang's runway show Tuesday. But the real highlight might have come just afterwards when Wang gave Keibler a warm shout-out on Twitter. "Loved having you at the show Ms. Super Chic!" Wang Tweeted, posting the above picture of her and Keibler having a moment. "Xx Vera. " Keibler, clearly thrilled, immediately Tweeted back.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.