The F-Word: Fashion

Overalls For Men

Gorpcore—fashion inspired by functional outdoor apparel—has been trending in menswear for several seasons. It’s inspired Prada’s nylon anoraks, Louis Vuitton’s hiking boots, and Junya Watanabe’s reflective-tape jackets, among dozens of other pieces that evoke a man-of-the-woods spirit without asking the wearer to ever step into mud. The most surprising element of this outdoorsy revival to emerge so far? Men’s overalls.

Chanel Goes “Into The Woods”

For his latest show, in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel “into the woods.”

Oscars’ Red Carpet: Highlights

It’s not as if fashion was back to normal exactly, more like it wasn’t front-and-center, with stars gravitating to more understated styles, and the red-carpet fashion pre-show a near no-show. Further details.

Riccardo Tisci Goes To Burberry

Riccardo Tisci, who left his role as creative director at Givenchy in February of last year for what many presumed was the top job at Versace, has been installed at Burberry as chief creative officer, effective March 12. The British label made the announcement this morning, ending speculation that began the moment Christopher Bailey’s departure was announced in late October 2017.

During his 12-year tenure, Tisci turned Givenchy, which had not much in the way of a brand identity when he arrived in 2005, into one of LVMH’s powerhouse brands, with heat-generating runway shows and a commercial savvy that helped to usher in fashion’s obsession with streetwear. Tisci’s cool factor has been much missed in the year since his departure, though he has kept reasonably active. A new installment of his Nike collaboration was released in mid-February, and his work is to be featured in the Costume Institute’s upcoming “Heavenly Bodies” exhibition, a press conference in Rome on Monday revealed.

BAFTA Awards: Red Carpet

At Sunday’s BAFTA awards, in London, women wore all-black in solidarity as part of the #TimesUp movement. Salma Hayek (pictured) wore Gucci. Other pics here.

Pasta As High Style

Gretchen Röehrs’ designs feel as fresh any produce that’s currently in your refrigerator’s crisper. In part, that’s because they really are. Röehrs creates delightful fashion illustrations that incorporate food (think: a voluminous ballgown made up of two pristine kale leaves, or a fish-scaled minidress constructed out of sliced pink radishes). And this month, her first book will be published—just in time for fashion week.

But Röehrs’ work is hardly the only example of food and fashion’s somewhat recent love affair. Increasingly it seems, designers are looking towards the culinary arts for inspiration. Take the Spring 2017 collections, for example, which were a virtual riot of mouth watering fruit. Or, think back to the Spring 2016 Couture presentations, which featured repeated references to fine china and root vegetables.

Kate Middleton: Maternity Style

As Kate Middleton continues her whirlwind tour alongside husband Prince William, she’s been displaying a revitalized sense of style. Experimenting with patterned Erdem pieces—a fitting choice, given designer Erdem Moralıoğlu’s Windsor-themed Spring 2018 collection—during her first few nights in the country, Middleton switched gears today by revisiting one of her favorite labels, Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton has created some of Middleton’s most memorable looks, including her wedding gown, and today’s sweeping pale pink gown with crystal detailing provided the grandeur and refinement we’ve come to expect from the world’s most famous duchess.

Given that she’s currently expecting her third child, Middleton’s choice of a flowing, empire-waisted silhouette makes sense in terms of ease of wear, but Burton’s design wasn’t just flattering. With its creamy color and sparkling details, it highlighted Middleton’s pregnancy glow, providing a radiant compliment to her understated diamond earrings and megawatt smile.