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Tweed For Spring


Dusting off granny’s tweeds is a rite of passage, but the bold bouclés we saw on the Spring runways may have girls skipping those closet raids in favor of scooping up something new. Karl Lagerfeld has been reinventing Coco Chanel’s signature fabric since he took over the house in 1983. This season, he showed Technicolor tweed ripe for the pretty young things who flock to his front rows (not to mention the recent string of international celebrations for the house’s Little Black Jacket exhibition). At Nina Ricci, Peter Copping gave the material a holographic treatment, whipping it up into ladylike skirtsuits. A new guard of designers embraced traditional tweed, too, and what stood out was the way they draped and manipulated the stuff—as if they were working with soft silk or crepe instead of nubby wool. New York-based up-and-comer Brandon Sun created a casual racerback column gown with a slim peplum and slouchy pockets, while Carven’s Guillaume Henry incorporated flirty cutouts into his woven frocks.

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A Runway, A Seam, And A Dream: We Check In With 11 NYFW Newcomers


Season in and season out, newcomers join the New York fashion week schedule, determined to make a name for themselves. Succeeding takes a great deal of talent, tenacity, business savvy, and a solid stroke of luck, but even Alexander Wang was just a Parsons dropout with a dream a few years back. Over the past several weeks, met with a slew of this year’s hopefuls to preview their forthcoming collections, and there are a few we’re particularly keen on. Brandon Sun did time at Oscar de la Renta and J. Mendel before setting out on his own just over a year ago. His luxe furs are already selling at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks, and his tweedy column dresses for Spring should connect with buyers, too. After skipping out on presentations for the past two seasons, Jonathan Simkhai is back on the circuit with a sporty lineup (pictured) full of board shorts and shifts. Other notables include Houghton’s Katharine Polk, who offers cool, printed silk separates à la Céline, and Tanya Taylor, whose second outing is inspired by the famed Sandy Lane hotel in Barbados circa 1961.

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Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai