Polo Power

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Overview

“She’s not a caricature,” Ralph Lauren said, referencing his Polo girl. Indeed not. She is a young woman who favors polished sportswear worn in interesting textural layerings — with a confident, casual attitude.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Polo Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Polo Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2016

For his Polo women’s and men’s collections, Ralph Lauren injected the brand’s casual chic with a new level of sophistication — and launched Polo Sport for women.

clock February 12, 2016Bridget Foley and Jean E. Palmieri

Balmain Men's Fall 2016

Mergers and Acquisitions

Balmain Heirs Said Seeking Sale

M&A firm Bucéphale Finance, founded by Balmain director Jean Marc Forneri, has been given a mandate, sources said.

clock February 12, 2016Miles Socha

Leslie H. Wexner

Retail

Leslie Wexner Takes Victoria’s Secret Reins From Sharen Turney

Victoria’s Secret ceo Turney retiring after 16 years.

clock February 12, 2016Evan Clark

Russell Wilson and Ciara Polo presentation, Front Row, Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week, America - 12 Feb 2016

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Polo Ralph Lauren Fall 2016

Russell Wilson and Ciara, Emma Roberts and Camilla Belle added star power to Polo Ralph Lauren’s Friday afternoon presentation.

clock February 12, 2016Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Donatella Versace on Her Latest Impersonator

The designer responds to Italian comedian Virginia Raffaele’s sketch.

clock February 12, 2016Luisa Zargani

Jamie King front row at Jason Wu RTW Fall 2016

People

Jaime King Reacts to Kanye’s Taylor Swift Diss

Jaime King, sitting front row at Jason Wu Fall 2016 on Friday, gave her reaction on Kanye West’s lyrics slamming Taylor Swift.

clock February 12, 2016Leigh Nordstrom

Brandon Flowers at Emporio Armani Sounds

Parties

Emporio Armani Hosts L.A. Event: Sarah Hyland, Abigail Spencer, Ryan Seacrest

The event celebrated the brand’s new Rodeo Drive store and the Grammy Awards.

clock February 12, 2016Marcy Medina

Kendall Jenner at G.O.O.D. Music Label Party at Up & Down

Parties

Kendall Jenner’s Clique Parties at Up & Down

The model’s crew rolled up to the New York club just after midnight and proceeded to dance on tables.

clock February 12, 2016Taylor Harris

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2016

Jason Wu sent ladylike looks charmingly askew with colorful fur, feathers and sexy ribbed knits down his fall runway.

clock February 12, 2016Jessica Iredale

Area RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Area RTW Fall 2016

For their third Area collection, design duo Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk set out to explore the concept of hardcore femininity.

clock February 12, 2016Mayte Allende

Wes Gordon RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Wes Gordon RTW Fall 2016

Wes Gordon took a break from the traditional fashion show for fall, breaking his collection via nine video vignettes on Instagram.

clock February 12, 2016Jessica Iredale

Gabriela Hearst RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Gabriela Hearst RTW Fall 2016

New offices, a new handbag launch and new colors and patterns moved Gabriela Hearst’s fall collection forward.

clock February 12, 2016Jessica Iredale

Adam Selman RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Adam Selman RTW Fall 2016

Adam Selman focused on nighttime dressing with a moody, boudoir-inspired fall collection.

clock February 12, 2016Kristi Garced

A Détacher RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

A Détacher RTW Fall 2016

Mona Kowalska incorporated “everything I like: cowboy, biker and oversize” into a fall collection that managed to be a cohesive mash-up.

clock February 12, 2016Antonia Sardone

Rachel Antonoff RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Antonoff RTW Fall 2016

Inspired by “secretaries throughout time in films,” the designer staged a spirited musical with dancers as her models.

clock February 12, 2016Antonia Sardone

Fashion Show Reviews

Assembly RTW Fall 2016

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Ulla Johnson RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Ulla Johnson RTW Fall 2016

The designer’s bohemian vision was focused sharply on opulence this season.

clock February 12, 2016Mayte Allende

Zimmermann RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Zimmermann RTW Fall 2016

Nicky Zimmermann explored a shimmery India theme in this young and playful collection.

clock February 12, 2016Alessandra Turra

Novis RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Novis RTW Fall 2016

Jordana Warmflash took cues from artist Ellsworth Kelly’s geometric shapes and bold palette for her fall collection.

clock February 12, 2016Mayte Allende

Lisa Perry RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Lisa Perry RTW Fall 2016

Lisa Perry continued her love of all things Sixties and Mod — even using a Polaroid to shoot her look book using women she admires as models.

clock February 11, 2016Antonia Sardone

Kimora Lee Simmons RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Kimora Lee Simmons RTW Fall 2016

Kimora Lee Simmons blended fashion with art as she transformed her showroom into her own little gallery.

clock February 12, 2016Antonia Sardone

Milly RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Milly RTW Fall 2016

Michelle Smith played with the idea of femininity during winter and the juxtaposition of men’s wear fabrics with softer silhouettes.

clock February 12, 2016Mayte Allende

Fashion Show Reviews

Tanya Taylor RTW Fall 2016

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Giulietta RTW Fall 2016

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Tadashi Shoji RTW Fall 2016

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Kate Spade RTW Fall 2016

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Yigal Azrouël RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Yigal Azrouël RTW Fall 2016

Yigal Azrouël’s decadent fall collection was a study in contrasts: light and darkness, innocence and impurity.

clock February 12, 2016Kristi Garced

CG RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

CG RTW Fall 2016

Fall at CG marked an emphasis on tailoring and quiet craftsmanship.

clock February 12, 2016Kristi Garced

Colovos RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Colovos RTW Fall 2016

Colovos is a new collection from the former creative directors of Helmut Lang and Habitual.

clock February 12, 2016Jessica Iredale

Looks from the William Rast fall 2016 collection.

Denim

One Jeanswear Enters Men’s With Justin Timberlake’s William Rast Brand

The new collection is slated for fall.

clock February 12, 2016Vicki M. Young

A look from Rachel Rachel Roy Curvy Collection

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Roy Launches Curvy Collection in Macy’s

The Rachel Rachel Roy Curvy Collection features 45 pieces for spring 2016.

clock February 12, 2016Marcy Medina

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