Whether you've been following the designer since his Givenchy days, or you just discovered him via Strictly Come Dancing, you'll love this look back at the best of Julien Macdonald. When he's not learning the rumba, shouting at wannabe models or designing multiple diffusion lines for Debenhams, the Welsh wonder creates amazing evening gowns, luxurious outerwear, and hundreds of perfect party dresses for his main line collection. As we recover London Fashion Week and look forward to the next collection from the king of bling, we take a look back over a decade of Julien Macdonald creations. Get ready for a lot of sparkle!
At Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent), the history of runway beauty runs the gamut, swinging from androgynous to glamorous and right back again. The results are almost always unexpected, yet still very YSL. To celebrate the upcoming start of Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week, click through to see some of the best looks from past runways of Yves Saint Laurent, as well as the newly renamed Saint Laurent Paris.
The House of Givenchy was opened in 1952, with Audrey Hepburn in place as one of designer Hubert de Givenchy's original muses. While the brand still captures the chic, feminine moments of the midcentury ideal, today's collections have an edge. Models are frequently done up in overstated eye makeup with slick, slightly waved hair. Get ready for Paris Fashion Week by checking out some modern-day interpretations of the fashion house's forward-looking approach.
Season after season, models come down the Burberry runway donning a clean makeup look with an occasional hint of colour. Hair is typically worn down, often topped off with a crisp, chic hat. But one thing is for sure: Burberry's simple yet pretty beauty looks feel as classic as the brand's iconic plaid design. Now that New York Fashion Week is winding down, it's time to focus our attention on London. In honour of Burberry's impending show at London Fashion Week (where we'll be going backstage), take a look back at some of the more memorable hair and makeup looks from the fashion house's previous catwalk shows.
Looking back at Marc Jacobs's catwalk shows, it's not hard to see how much he enjoys taking risks and changing things up. No two collections are ever the same — and whether it's through the use of exaggerated layers, futuristic shapes, nostalgic undertones, or feminine silhouettes, he always delivers an array of fresh, covetable pieces. We can trace Marc Jacobs's chameleon tendencies with just a glance at his two-plus decades worth of design, high-profile accolades, and side projects (read: Louis Vuitton). It's a wonder this man ever sleeps. Click through to see some of his most memorable looks from seasons past.
Jake McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez have come a long way since presenting their senior thesis together at Parsons. Since their 2004 runway debut, Proenza Schouler has established itself as the downtown cool girl's brand, designers of the iconic bustier, Target collaborators, and geniuses behind the irresistible PS1 bag. Click through to see Proenza highlights in our runway retrospective, and get excited for their Spring 2012 collection, happening tonight!
Rodarte — I can't say the name without having images of fashion-forward dresses float before my eyes. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have taken the concept of a gown and turned it upside down, in the best way possible. Their designs manage to be both ethereal and completely funky — and celebs eat them up! The sisters even created the Black Swan costumes, which were inspired by Edgar Degas's Little Dancer statue. Since Fall of 2006, Rodarte's ready-to-wear has gotten more and more sophisticated and elaborate. Click through to see their runway retrospective, then look forward to their Spring 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.
Source: Runway Retrospective: Rodarte
From soft, girly glamour to striking and artistically elaborate, Betsey Johnson has done it all when it comes to runway beauty, and we can't wait to see what she has in store for her Spring '12 show. Click through now to see 15 of her most awe-inspiring looks, and check back here for the scoop on this season's sure-to-be-amazing hair and makeup.