NYFW: The Bulleted 30-Seconds or Less All-You-Need-To-Know Guide to Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Cotton Candy Fur Coats at Coach, NYFW, September 4, '14

Cotton Candy Fur Coats at Coach, NYFW, September 4, ’14

NYFW started out yesterday, and since there’s no time to lose in watching the 100+ Spring ‘2015 shows, Trends & Tribulations has compiled everything you need to know in this cliff notes version of this season’s NYFW guide.

Origami-like pleats and folds give interest at BCBG Max Azria, NYFW, Spring/Summer '15

Origami-like pleats and folds give interest at BCBG Max Azria, NYFW, Spring/Summer ’15

  • Michael Herz will debut his first runway collection as artistic director for Diane von Furstenberg.
  • On Sunday, Opening Ceremony will debut a 30-minute one-act play directed and co-written by Spike Jonze, featuring their collection.
  • On Monday, Olivier Saillard, the curator of the Palais Galliera in Paris, the city’s fashion museum, is putting on a piece of performance art in conjunction with the Alliance Francaise and MADE Fashion Week.  Entitled “Models Never Talk,” it will feature seven French supermodels telling stories about extraordinary dress they have worn — giving voice to fashion’s normally voiceless.
  • Also on Monday, Polo Ralph Lauren will hold an unspecified “fashion event” (note: not show) in Central Park.
  • In Paris, Anthony Vaccarello will show his line Versus Versace, the latest hipster name to collaborate with the brand, a.k.a. be crowned as a hot-up-and-comer by Donatella Versace.
  • Rumors are abound that LVMH is interested in buying stake in Proenza Schouler.
  • In London, eyes will be on Christopher Bailey, making his debut as both chief executive and chief creative officer at Burberry.
  • In Milan, Jil Sander’s Rodolfo Paglialunga will be showcasing his first collection as creative director of the house.
  • At Hermès, Christophe Lemaire is revealing his final collection for the brand, although he has only been at the house for 4 years.
  • Intel is set to unveil its smart bracelet, a bangle studded with semiprecious gems, designed by Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim.
  • At Vivienne Tam’s show on Sunday, a self-charging iPhone case created in collaboration with wireless specialist Zeusé will appear on the runway.
  • Barbie’s instagram account @BarbieStyle will be hitting up CFDA Fashion Week events, and showing off her fabulous style.
  • New SoHo hotspot Chalk Point offers a kale martini, with fresh pressed juices and vodka: perfect for NYFW.
  • Watch NYFW live here

Source: NY Times New York Fashion Week Guide

What shows are you excited for this season?

DVF Unveils Fashionable Google Glasses For Sale

The much-anticipated Google Glass went on sale last Monday, June 23.  Although they retail for $1,500 normally, the Diane Von Furstenberg costs $1,800 (although it costs only $152 to make).

DVF Made For Glass Teal Frames, $1,800

DVF Made For Glass Teal Frames, $1,800

The DVF | Made For Glass collection is on sale for a limited time, and is available in five colors: black, teal, plum, brown and white.  Each pair comes equipped with removable shades (remember flip frames, anyone?), a mono earbud, and case.

DVF Charcoal Frames

DVF Charcoal Frames

Considering DVF’s Spring 2013 collection show at NYFW in 2012, in which her and Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed Google Glass for the first time ever on models on the runway, it is not surprising that DVF would be the first designer to unveil Google Glass for sale.

The video above shows DVF & Isabelle Olsson as they chat about the evolution of the Made for Glass collaboration.

They are on sale at net-a-porter.com and Google.  Mr. Porter, Net-a-Porter’s male equivalent, also put t also put three models of Google Glass for men for sale on their website, priced at $1,650.

Men's Google Glass

Men’s Google Glass

Would you purchase a pair of these bad boys?  What do you think of the design?

What’s Trending: The Transition Tote

Transitioning from winter to spring can often be difficult in the clothes department, as well as your signature bag.  These timeless totes are perfect for all seasons, and look professional, with their sturdy structures.

Image via Time Magazine

Image via Time Magazine

Clockwise, from top left: Diane von Furstenberg, $345; dvf.com. Reed Krakoff, $1,190; reedkrakoff.com. DKNY, $395; dkny.com. Salvatore Ferragamo, $1,290; (866) 337-7242.

Do you guys have a favorite tote?