ICYMI: Five things we loved this week

Below are five moments of fashion from across the internet that we loved this week.

Sleepy show: For its pre-fall presentation, Costume National broke from the classic runway format, having showgoers don specially designed robes, settle down on beds and eat TV dinners while watching the label’s new designs take the runway. Now that’s a fashion show we can definitely get behind!

A Costume National fashion show

Cutting critic: The folks at Refinery29 rounded up legendary fashion critic Cathy Horyn’s (formerly of the New York Times, she’ll be covering fashion week for New York Magazine’s The Cut this February) most biting burns. No one is safe from her clever remarks, with the renowned writer throwing shade at everyone from Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent (his designs are “not special”) to Alexander Wang (“not a great designer”). She’s proven that you don’t need to be overly wordy to craft a good burn, slamming Carolina Herrera in a single line: “Carolina Herrera’s collection was remarkably irrelevant.”

Cathy Horyn

Slept-in-again hair: We had so much fun rounding up 10 simple hairstyles that you can do in 10 minutes. We just might try all of them!


Is modest hottest? Racked ran a great feature on the rise of modest fashion, attributed to everything from The Row’s body-covering designs to Kate Middleton’s classic style. The article profiles Muslim, Orthodox Jewish and Mormon fashion bloggers and designers. Many of the women in the piece reference Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly as style inspirations “There’s something so sophisticated about dressing a little more covered. I don’t want to say that modest and classic are interchangeable, but there was a time when covered up was the norm,” says Debbie Shatzkes, an Orthodox Jewish blogger.  It’s long, but it’s definitely worth a read.

Kate Middleton

Extreme cleavage: At the other end of the modesty spectrum, the Daily Mail had one brave woman test out a trend straight from the red carpet – the deep, deep V-neck. But instead of walking a red carpet, she took to a busy London shopping street. Unsurprisingly, men were big fans of the look, but she also won praise (sort of) from one older woman, who’s quoted as saying “She’s young, she can get away with it, she’s having fun.”

A Daily Mail fashion experiment


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