By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press
February 27, 2015 6 a.m.
LONDON — London Fashion Week rolled out the big guns Monday, with British design powerhouse Burberry hosting the glitziest catwalk show of the season. Hunter, the maker of the classic Wellington boots, evoked wild Scottish countryside with indoor waterfalls, while Christopher Kane seduced with clothes featuring nude life drawings.
By Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 27, 2015 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — Runway shows give us glimpses into fashion trends for upcoming seasons. But backstage at New York Fashion Week, which concluded Feb. 19, there was a bevy of beauty tips and tricks waiting to be discovered, and many are more approachable for the do-it-yourselfer than one might think.
By NaItalie Bencivenga, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 21, 2015 6 a.m.
The spring social season is right around the corner, which means there will plenty of moments to say "I have nothing to wear!" What can make this even more panic-inducing is when the dress code reads "creative comfy" or "casual chic," leaving partygoers scratching their heads. Fear not. There are ways to navigate the style end of the social scene.
By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2015 6 a.m.
They called it "pleather" when Michael Jackson donned plasticky, synthetic leather in his early moonwalking days. Famous for clothing rock stars and club kids in the 1980s and '90s, the fabric is now a hit with a new generation.
By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press
February 6, 2015 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — A big, bad pair of hiking boots and the bloody hurt they inflicted on Cheryl Strayed's feet were co-stars in her book "Wild," as they were for Reese Witherspoon in the popular movie adaptation that earned the actress an Oscar nomination.
NEW YORK — Combining fashion and film, the spring exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute will be "China: Through the Looking Glass," the museum said recently during a preview in Beijing.
By ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press
January 18, 2015 6 a.m.
LAS VEGAS — Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night.
By Janet Kelly, Special to The Washington Post
January 16, 2015 6 a.m.
A new generation of fitness clothing is appealing to gym rats and couch potatoes alike for its sweat-wicking, ab-smoothing, butt-firming fabrics, practical pockets and overall flattering silhouettes. With leggings and yoga pants almost de rigueur on the streets, exercisewear companies have upped the fashion quotient on their offerings.