Author Archives: John Smart

Clémence Poésy Is Reason Enough to Watch The Essex Serpent

Clémence Poésy as Stella Ransome in The Essex Serpent.Photo: Dean Rogers / Courtesy of Apple TV+ The Essex Serpent isn’t your average period drama. Based on Sarah Perry’s evocative novel of the same name, directed by the meticulous Clio Barnard, and penned by an all-female writers’ room, the new six-part saga from Apple TV+ centers on a free-thinking […]

Inside a Whirlwind Trip to New Orleans With Christopher John Rogers

Courtesy of Naomi Elizée  Christopher John Rogers didn’t slow down after his show stopping Met Gala moment with Sarah Jessica Parker. Four days after the first Monday in May, fashion’s wunderkind headed to New Orleans to celebrate his collection launching in ByGeorge, an Austin-based luxury fashion and lifestyle store with one location inside NOLA’s Hotel […]

One/Of Resort 2023

VIEW GALLERY20 PHOTOS One/Of By Patricia Voto Resort 2023 COURTESY OF ONE/OF BY PATRICIA V Since launching her made-to-order, sustainable ready-to-wear label One/Of in 2021, New York designer Patricia Voto has been expanding her offerings in both silhouette and fabrication. For resort, the designer was inspired by a trip to Mérida, Mexico, to add youthful shapes […]

50 Years In, Nike Continues to ‘Raise the Bar’ on Purpose

Nike execs spoke on purpose, play and realities of new era in business. Nike has had its head in the ESG game for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean change isn’t constant. Nike’s Purpose strategy — comprising people, planet and play — has been ingrained since Nike’s inception 50 years ago despite just over […]

6 Date Night Beauty Looks You’ll Want to Try

There’s always a bit of thrill leading up to a date. While there are certainly more important things to consider—your partner’s values, how they’re treating you—a good date night makeup look shouldn’t be ignored either. As the old saying goes, when you look good—you feel good! And it’s a philosophy that holds true no matter […]

Revisiting the Original Fashion TV Show with Jeanne Beker

Photo: Courtesy of CTV When Fashion Television first went on the air on Citytv in 1985, the Canada-born series was the first and only of its kind. Suddenly, no VIP status or front-row tickets were needed to attend a fashion show: Viewers could tune in and instantly immerse themselves into the brand new runway collections […]

Avant Apocalypse Is What Happens When Maximalism Meets Mad Max

Schiaparelli’s gilded “opera gloves.” Loewe’s armor-like body sculpting. Marine Serre’s head-to-toe catsuits. The new mode of dressing takes inspiration from bracing for the apocalypse, but with a stronger, sexier MO than your typical Blade Runner fare. It’s glamorous, dripping in gold and rife with baroque patterns. Perhaps the rise of this aesthetic stems from our obsession with […]

Quiksilver and ‘Stranger Things’ to Launch Capsule Collections

Netflix series “Stranger Things” returns for its fourth season on May 27 and to promote the premiere, Quiksilver is launching a capsule collection this month inspired by the hit series and the ’80s surf scene. The Huntington Beach, Calif-based brand worked with the Netflix costume team over three years on this collection, which takes cues […]

Chanel Resort 2023

In the fantasy vision of Monaco, there’s Grace Kelly, the Formula One Grand Prix and the Monte Carlo Casino — think “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” on steroids. And for the last century, Chanel has played a key part in the life of the tiny principality, from the opening of founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s first […]

Gilded Age Fashion, as Seen Through the Covers of Vogue

The 2022 Met Gala asks its attendees to abide by the specific dress code of “gilded glamour, white tie”—or, in more explanatory terms, their own interpretation of formal Gilded Age fashions from 1870 to 1899. Mark Twain coined the term “The Gilded Age” in 1873 to describe the dichotomous time in this country’s history. There was explosive […]

The Best Vintage Jewelry to Add to Your Collection

  There’s a certain kind of romance that comes with investing in a piece of vintage jewelry, like writing new chapters in a well-worn book. And with the fashion industry’s collective shift toward sustainability and secondhand fashion, the best vintage jewelry is an ideal way to mindfully bring ‘new’ items into your wardrobe. On top of that, […]

Ruben Toledo on His ‘Love Letter’ to Isabel Toledo

Ruben Toledo at the “Isabel Toledo: A Love Letter” exhibition at the SCAD FASH museum in Lacoste. PARIS — The opening of “Isabel Toledo: A Love Letter” at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new permanent fashion museum in the South of France had a special emotional resonance for her husband, Ruben Toledo. The exhibition’s inauguration […]

EXCLUSIVE: Balenciaga Is Showing Its Next Collection in New York City

Demna is the creative director of Balenciaga. KUBA DABROWSKI /WWD Balenciaga is heading to New York City to unveil its spring 2023 collection, WWD has learned. The Paris-based fashion house, controlled by French luxury group Kering, said its creative director Demna would stage a runway show there on May 21. Other details, including the venue, are still under wraps. […]

Flowers Are Nice, But These Unique Mother’s Day Gifts Are Even Better

Photographed by Sean Thomas, Vogue, June 2018 If there’s anyone in this world who deserves something special, it’s certainly mom. So this year, we’re thinking outside of the box and opting for unique Mother’s Day gifts that’ll leave her delightfully surprised. Instead of (or in addition to) a bouquet of roses, wouldn’t it be nice to […]

Thom Browne and Belfast Star Jude Hill on the Whimsical Charm of Their New Childrenswear Campaign

Photo: Cass Bird In Thom Browne’s new childrenswear campaign, photographed by Cass Bird, a pair of youths exaggeratedly cower in mock fear as an enormous dachshund is poised to leap in their direction. In another image, they sit cross-legged beneath what are arguably fashion’s most famous pair of calves, here poking out between shorts cut […]

Watchmakers tinker with new materials to attract younger consumers

Lab-made diamonds, recycled plastic and 3D printing: this year’s Geneva watch fair was teeming with timepieces crafted from new materials, aimed at seducing a new generation of luxury watch connoisseurs. H. Moser, a niche brand producing 2,000 watches a year for wealthy collectors, this year presented a watch covered in Vantablack, a super-black coating that […]