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Fashion Week Observed

Fashion Week Observed

The New Moda Operandi App Is Like Tinder For Designer Clothes

Yup, we'll take it (plus a phone charger...)

Successful fashion/tech mashups are tough. Maybe it’s because fashionistas and code monkeys don’t mix, or because the luxe feeling of a silk Hermès scarf can’t be simulated via Android. Still, once in a while, the two industries blend seamlessly. This post is part of a series on tech and fashion collabs that got it right this Fashion Week.

Anyone who’s been thinking about starting a twelve‐step program to break their Tinder addiction will be glad to hear of Moda Operandi’s new app, launched just in time for Fashion Week. Read More

Fashion Week Observed

11 Reasons to Covet Rodarte’s Absurd Star Wars Collection

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This fashion week has been entertaining. First, there was the spectacle of watching fashionistas travel to Brooklyn for Alexander Wang as if they were George Washington crossing the Delaware.

Then, the walls at Opening Ceremony ran with chocolate. Fun fact: the show coincided with a cable rerun of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Coincidence? We hope not.

And, of course, there was a streaker channelling his inner Bruno at Prabal Gurung. But the best move so far has been Rodarte’sStar Wars–inspired collection, presented this afternoon, featuring screen printed Luke Skywalker, C–3PO and Yoda skirts. Here are 11 arguments in favor of the kooky collection: Read More

Fashion Week Observed

East Meets Tech: Vivienne Tam Joins Forces With WeChat App

The designer with the iPhone 5/5S cases she gifted to attendees. (Photo: Getty)

Successful fashion/tech mashups are tough. For every chic designer iPhone case, we can point to a gimmicky USB cord bracelet nobody asked for. Still, once in a while, the two industries blend seamlessly. This post is part of a series on tech and fashion collabs that got it right this Fashion Week.

Vivienne Tam is known for mixing Chinese influences with Western style in her sweet, feminine collections, and for integrating technology into her shows. She created a laptop with Hewlett Packard in 2008 and worked with Jack Dorsey’s Square in 2011. Read More

Fashion Week Observed

Surge Pricing Didn’t Ruin Alexander Wang’s NYFW Uber Partnership After All

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Successful fashion/tech mashups are tough. Maybe it’s because fashionistas and code monkeys don’t mix, or because the luxe feeling of a silk Hermès scarf can’t be simulated via Android. Still, once in a while, the two industries blend seamlessly. This post is part of a series on tech and fashion collabs that got it right this Fashion Week. 

Last Saturday New York fashion’s resident Cool Guy, Alexander Wang, succeeded in dragging the overpriced-knit-hatted masses across the East River to Brooklyn. The consensus was that no one would have gone to the trouble for any designer but Mr. Wang. “Maybe Proenza,” a blonde fashionista allowed. Read More

Fashion Week Observed

Tweet For Tat: Marc Jacobs Store Uses Hashtags As Currency

The artist Langley Fox's works adorned the walls while she posed for photogs. (Photo: Getty)

Successful fashion/tech mashups are tough. Maybe it’s because fashionistas and code monkeys don’t mix, or because the luxe feeling of a silk Hermès scarf can’t be simulated via Android. Still, once in a while, the two industries blend seamlessly. This post is part of a series on tech and fashion collabs that got it right this Fashion Week.

Last night in a room full of more faux fur than a Furby factory, Marc Jacobs gave away fragrance minis for the low, low price of one tweet.

It was a preview event for the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop in SoHo. The airy white space at 262 W. Broadway smelled strongly of the flowery fragrance. Fashionistas tweeted and texted feverishly in hopes of winning Marc Jacobs merch while they gulped champagne. Read More

Fashion Week Observed

I Went to a Fancy Feast Fashion Show So It’s Pretty Much All Downhill From Here

Look + muse. (Photo: Fancy Feast, via Twitter)

“When you think about cats, and when you think about women and fashion, and when you think about male cats as well, they’re all very confident. Very, like, strong,” said designer Malan Breton, whom you might remember from season three of Project Runway.

He was explaining why it actually wasn’t that hard to design a trio of pieces inspired by Fancy Feast. Yes, the actually-not-all-that-fancy brand of cat food. Read More