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The Surprising Evolution of Men's Fashion Week

The CFDA announced today that American men's fashion will officially get its own dedicated fashion week. New York Fashion Week: Men's will run from July 13th through July 16th at Skylight Clarkson Sq in West Soho. And in the bizarro world of Ameican fashion, where men's collections have been …

Meet 13 Designers Making Their New York Fashion Week Debuts

A primer on this week's fresh meat.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>552<p>552<p>SHARES<p>Each season, the New York Fashion Week calendar introduces a few new …

A Cool New Designer on Her Fashion Week Debut

In 2013, Vanessa Traina and Morgan Wendelborn founded The Line — an ecommerce site built on the idea that whether it’s a luxe nail clipper from Tokyo …

5 Things We Loved at London Fashion Week: Kate Moss and More

In the afterglow of the Oscars, London Fashion Week is playing host to its own breed of stylish A-lister. And when the lights went up at Burberry, front-row attendees <b>Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn,</b> photographer**Mario Testino,** and Grammy winner <b>Sam Smith</b> were joined by none other than …

London Fashion Week

London Throws Together a Brazen, Exuberant Fashion Week

Burberry, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou showed mood-lifting color for next fall.<p>Leave it to London to lovingly exploit an aesthetic.<p>The quirkiest fashion …

The Return of the Poker-Straight Blowout: High-Shine Hair is Milan Street Style’s Best Accessory

Exquisitely rumpled waves may have swept London’s front rows, but Milan Fashion Week’s street style stars are making a compelling case for a more conventional blowout. With her ubiquitous topknot unraveled to reveal a poker-straight blunt cut, <b>Susie Bubble</b>**’**s obsidian mane was enough to inspire …

Hair

How Alexander McQueen changed fashion

Next week, the V&A will open its Alexander McQueen retrospective, <i>Savage Beauty</i> - a homage to one of the greatest designers of the 20th century. …

Kate's style: From Middleton to Duchess

From Sloaney student to royal style icon, we chart the rise & rise of the Duchess of Cambridge

Sunrise. @prada #Fall2015InFocus for @wmag

Baseball Spring Training in Pictures

Color Us Happy: Designers Team Up with Crayola to Create Dresses Made of Crayons

For its spring 2015 campaign, Bloomingdale's recruited the talents of seven designers to create exclusive pieces saturated in a bright, spring-ready …

The first Apple Watch ads are in Vogue (surprise!)

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Let's imagine what kind of ads Apple might create for its new Watch.<p>They'll probably have gorgeously detailed shots of the product against a white background. If they have words at all, they'll likely be …

Smartwatches

Burberry is bold and colorful for fall 2015

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 is a bold, bright, intricate collection that kept us enthralled from the very first look. Always a well-attended show …

Photoshop wizard bends reality with hundreds of photographs

These pictures are not animations or complex drawings.<p>Self-taught photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson explains on his website that "he doesn't …

Photography

Crystallized books

Artist Alexis Arnold bends books at their spines, crumples them, and rolls them around in a Borax solution that causes them to be encrusted with tiny …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

W Magazine’s Supermodel Cover Girls

Kate, Daria, Lara… It isn’t the first time that the hot stars of our November 2014 issue have appeared on the cover of <i>W</i>. (In fact, the three supermodels were on the cover of <i>W</i>’s July 2008 issue together, shot by Bruce Weber.) But they are not the only supes to score a repeat performance, or two. …

Archaeology

Archaeology

Off the Runway: 5 Magazines for Everyday Style

Secret’s out: the real fun at New York’s Fashion Week is far from the runway. Each season, the sidewalks swarm with the city’s most photogenic bloggers, editors and models. From Milk Studios to Midtown, it’s a sight to behold—and you don’t even need an invite.<p>Alongside street style shots from The …