Is "happy Monday" an oxymoron? Definitely before coffee. And probably before scrolling down. You'll see a roundup of yesterday's Fashion Week wins, including a literal truckload of crystals, a puffy coat for party dresses, and also Batman.
Rebecca Minkoff Double Bags It
Iskra Lawrence, double bags, and flower power at Rebecca Minkoff
“My son had a soccer tournament yesterday,” said Rebecca Minkoff backstage at her show. “So I took an hourlong cab ride from my studio to his game, then back because we were still doing model fittings.” The designer’s get-it-done approach to her busiest times was evident in the show, where model / influencers like Iskra Lawrence and Sami Miro toted two and sometimes three bags at a time. For women who wear many hats—boss, parent, sister, mom, activist, binge watcher, and everything in between—carrying many accessories is just part of the plan.
BTW—Minkoff’s moving towards more sustainable materials like cotton, and you can trace their sources on her website.
So you think you want to be famous? Watch this video of Bella Thorne with the sound on, and see if you could mitigate the stress of simply smiling for the camera. I need a Zoloft just pressing “play.”
Thorne looks good in anything, and so does model Taylor Hill—but her turquoise tie-dye turtleneck (also seen on Ashley Graham) would be a touchdown for layering under a silk dress or a navy blue blazer.
Don’t mind me, I’m just a weepy puddle after Deveaux’s profound presentation, where mostly-older models walked in circles holding hands... or looking lost without a partner. People who know better than I do say the clothes were super, too. I’ll have to take their word for it, because I can’t see through the tears.
If the Instagram “like” heart were a fashion brand, it would probably be Mansur Gavriel. Validating, friendly, and deceptively simple, the MG offerings are beautifully made, temptingly colored, and a cool-girl language all their own. What’s interesting, then, is the brand’s introduction of logo bags, which shift the label’s tone from in-the-know to ride-or-die. We’ll gladly go there, but dibs on the subtler accordion bags, too.
A very excellent puffer coat from Tory Burch
Is there a more gratifying trend than printed puffers and matching dresses? For those of us racing to shows in 20-degree winds, the answer is certainly no. Tory Burch made the prep school staple into evening wear, and a grateful (if freezing) fashion world thanks her.
Mindy Kaling at Tory Burch
Also, behold Mindy Kaling, a sparkling woman in a show-stopping look. We don't have a Best Dressed Award as part of this column, but let's make an exception: Mindy, you win.
Two looks from Tibi
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. Until then we’ve got Tibi’s Muppet color wheel, with Kermit green and Gonzo blue delightfully fused through fabric. It wasn’t so much a #mood as simply a good mood, though don’t tell that to the cranky catwalk photographers who definitely need a nap. Dudes, stop shouting at the models or we’ll unleash the wrath of Miss Piggy on you!
A reported 3 million Swarovski crystals on the Sies Marjan floor
Here are a reported 3 million Swarovski crystals on the floor of the Sies Marjan show. Also, here is my jaw on the floor at the Sies Marjan show. The clothes were the color of Laffy Taffy wrappers, with serpentine textures and sculptural shapes. He even made another winning trench… just in case Net-a-Porter’s hologram coat isn’t left in your size.
A look from Sies Marjan and Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy
The pink-on-pink partywear was dreamy, but perhaps most memorable was an acid green dress that looked like Batman’s vegan siren, Poison Ivy. Don’t @ me, you see it too.