Fashion Week A – Z

Fashion Week A – Z: 26 Things We Are Looking Forward To From New York to Paris

Lend a hand to anyone looking unsteady in these Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Rochas, and Céline sky-high heels.

Photo: Gianni Pucci/

Blonde models—including Arizona Muse, Patricia van der Vliet, and Kati Nescher—have forgone highlighted hues and crossed over to the dark side.

Photographed by JM Houle

After almost a decade out of the spotlight, Spanish designer Miguel Adrover is back on the New York schedule and will be showing his new collection at Teatro La Tea in NoHo this weekend. Given his reputation for experimentation, be sure to expect the unexpected.

Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, June 2001 (Stella Tennant in Miguel Adrover)

The secret of many fashion insiders who need to squeeze in a speedy and affordable blowout between shows, Drybar has now opened a location in Le Parker Meridien hotel in New York.

Photo: Courtesy of Drybar at Le Parker Meridian

Get cultured—if you ever get some time off—at these art exhibits in New York, London, and Paris:

“Juergen Teller”
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NYC
February 10–March 17

“Rashid Johnson: Rumble”
Hauser & Wirth, NYC
January 11–February 25

“Lucian Freud: Portraits”
The National Portrait Gallery, London
February 9–May 27

“David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture”
The Royal Academy of Arts, London
January 21–April 9

“Yayoi Kusama”
Tate Modern, London
February 9–June 5

“Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs”
Musee des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
March 9–September 16

Photo: Yayoi Kusama, The Passing Winter (detail) 2005, Courtesy of Tate Photography

Gardens and parks in the fashion week cities won’t bloom for a few more weeks, but showgoers are bound to dress in spring’s bountiful floral prints.

Photographed by Steven Klein, Vogue, August 2011

Stellar chefs including Mario Batali, Alain Allegretti, and Julian Medina will be cooking at Elettra Wiedemann’s healthy food hangout Goodness, which is back this season and now located at the top of the Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle, just a quick walk from Lincoln Center.

Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Stella McCartney is heading home for the first time to present a capsule collection. The show will be one of the many Stella-related happenings in London, as the designer also has an exhibit at Selfridges & Co. and a new store opening in Brompton Cross in London at the end of February.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, August 2004

Designers have been hinting at the country’s beauty—might we be in for an India moment?

Photo: Poras Chaudhary/Getty Images

Our favorite beauty experts—Pat McGrath, Guido Palau, Eugene Souleiman, Lucia Pieroni, Diane Kendal, Paul Hanlon, Tom Pecheux, and more—will be traveling to all the fashion-week cities, whipping up whimsical and unexpected hair and beauty looks along the way.

As in Nicholas. The London shoe designer is scheduled to open a store in New York in the West Village in the spring.

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue, January 2011

After months of speculation, the late-night den is finally open in New York’s Chinatown and is bound to be hosting a number of fashion week after-parties or after-after parties.

Photo: Courtesy of Stephanie LaCava

On February 15, Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin will be hosting the annual Viva Glam party for M.A.C. in New York, and who knows, they might even break into an impromptu performance while they’re at it.

Photo: Gianni Pucci/

A punk wave has taken over the fashion world and for those who want to participate, we suggest heading over to New York Adorned, where piercing artist J. Colby creates a customized look to complement your personal style.

Photo: JM Houle

It’s no secret that many stylists attending the shows will be scouting potential dresses for Academy Award nominees. See what walks off the runway and onto the red carpet on February 26.

Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Accordion-like skirts were a major spring trend—expect to see them around the tents. 

Photographed by David Sims, Vogue, December 2011

For the first time ever, McQ will present a runway show of its Fall 2012 collection during London Fashion Week; it’s set to coincide with the McQ flagship opening in the capital, located within a quaint, four-story Georgian town house on Dover Street.

Photo: Courtesy of McQ

Which NYC hotspot will attract the chicest fashion crowd: Acme, resurrected by Indochine’s Jean-Marc Houmard, or Super Linda, the Latin American eatery in Tribeca, brought to us by former Beatrice Inn owner, Matt Abramcyk?

Photo: Courtesy of Acme

When we asked our favorite street-style bloggers who they are most looking forward to shooting this season, there was one name that came up on nearly everyone’s list: Anne-Catherine Frey. Write it down.

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

This gluten-free bakery is the latest obsession in the Vogue offices, perfect for those who want to treat themselves to something sweet after a busy day at Lincoln Center.

Photo: Brittany Cohen for Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery

Last season, Paris was burning in the middle of October, forcing editors to run to Zara for lightweight dresses and skirts. Now, with unseasonably high temperatures in New York and a cold front hitting Europe we’re curious to see what effect the ever-changing climate will have on everyone’s wardrobes.

Illustration by Georges Lepape, Vogue, February 1, 1933

The Italian house is opening a flagship store in Milan with a major party on February 23.

Rendering: Courtesy of Valentino

Specializing in “whatever you want on your fingertips,” there is nothing London’s Wah Nails can’t do for your talons. Whether it’s kaleidoscopic animal prints or neon plaids you’re after, the salon offers an off-schedule experience everyone can indulge in.

Photo: Courtesy of Wah Nails (Wah Nails Minx at Topshop Stratford/

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund “Americans in Paris” initiative, sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger, will showcase the work of Albertus Swanepoel, Billy Reid, Creatures of the Wind, George Esquivel, Gregory Parkinson, Monique Péan, Ohne Titel, Pamela Love, Prabal Gurung, and Simon Spurr to international buyers starting on March 3.

Photographed by Evan Sung

Every season, an up-and-coming actress blows us away by looking surprisingly chic at the shows. Our wish list of bright young things we’d like to see includes recent red-carpet regulars: Rooney Mara, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, and Chloë Moretz.

Photo: (clockwise from top left) Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

This seventeen-year-old Polish native is sure to be a regular on the runway, especially after she was featured in Prada’s spring campaign last year.

See her Model Wall here. 

Photographed by Jeremy Allen


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