July 29 2014

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Nicole Phelps

As the Executive Editor of, Nicole Phelps reports on fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining the company in 2004, she served as Fashion News Editor of Elle magazine. In that position, she traveled on assignment to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Kuwait. Prior to Elle, Phelps began her career at W and Women's Wear Daily. Phelps is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

getting animated with tod’s


When Tod’s screens Pashmy Dream, the short film directed by Diego Della Valle pal Dennis Hopper and featuring the campaign star, Gwyneth Paltrow, at a dinner in Milan tonight, the crowd will be strictly friends-of-the-brand. But come tomorrow, the six-minute movie will be available for download on the brand’s Web site along with, among other […]

accessorizing, jil sander style


Jewelry is about as familiar a sight at Jil Sander as fringe and embroidery. But believe it or not, designer Raf Simons showed all three at his show this morning. The earrings and bracelets, made in collaboration with the Italian jeweler Damiani, had a vaguely tribal feeling. Often worn one at a time, the delicate […]

In Milan, It Looks Like Snow


Moncler will celebrate its first boutique in Milan, at 7 Via della Spiga, with a cocktail party tonight. Designed by Gilles & Boissier to evoke a chalet, complete with wood paneling and fir cones scattered about, it’s the deluxe outerwear brand’s eighth store worldwide. Next up is Aspen, a natural fit with its ski resort, […]

Fashion’s High Fliers Grounded


About those empty seats at Giorgio Armani’s first show today: Milanese traffic wasn’t the culprit, but transportation issues were to blame. A Continental flight filled with New York PR agents and editors—including Vogue‘s Virginia Smith and Filipa Fino, W‘s Alex White, and New York magazine’s Harriet Mays Powell—experienced engine failure and was rerouted to Bangor, […]

Here’s To You, Mr. Robinson


Patrick Robinson has created genuine excitement at Gap. He told us he’s had requests from some very prominent, very financially secure fellow designers for pieces from his Fall line, and his Sunday afternoon Spring presentation—candy-stripe cardis, color block swimsuits, chambray blazers, hip-slung flares—was thronged with editors eyeing the chic-cheap merchandise. But it was nothing like […]