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Katharine K. Zarrella

Katharine K. Zarrella is the associate news editor at

A Trip Down the Bowery with Ruffian and Frye


If Sherlock Holmes were a woman, in an opium den, on the Bowery, at the turn of the century, what would she wear? This is precisely the question Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais will try to answer with their upcoming Fall ’13 collection, which takes to the runway on February 9. To help […]

Kenneth Cole’s Charitable Return to the Runway


After a seven-year hiatus, Fall ’13 marks Kenneth Cole’s much-anticipated return to the runway. And he’s using his NYFW presence to do some good. This season, the February 6 amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research) gala will serve as fashion week’s official kickoff. And Cole, who has been an AIDS activist for twenty-seven years and currently […]

London’s Lean Mean Fashion Machine


London is jam-packed with emerging fashion talents. And now you can find all of them (or, at least, a lot of them) in one place. On February 17, Machine-A, a concept store founded by Stavros Karelis, will open permanently on 13 Brewer Street (it existed a few years ago, in an experimental capacity). Working with […]

Ming Xi in 3-D


Tisci Stays Put


Those who were a wee bit worried by Givenchy’s absence from the Spring ’13 couture schedule need not fear. Today, WWD announced that after eight years at the house, Riccardo Tisci has renewed his contract with Givenchy (compared to last year’s designer switch-ups, this seems a steady start for the Fall ’13 runway season). Bring […]