5 Standout Fall 2020 Beauty Trends From New York Fashion Week

The fashion set has moved across the pond to London, but we’re taking a moment to appreciate the major Fall 2020 beauty moments from the New York Fashion Week shows — because they really, truly, were major.This season was full of experimental, artful, inventive hair, makeup and nails. Amidst the many looks we spotted backstage, we noticed some […]

19 Manicures From New York Fashion Week to Inspire Your Next Salon Visit

Or, for the especially talented, your next DIY polish job.Backstage at Prabal Gurung. Photo: Courtesy of ZoyaAfter several seasons of subdued, classic manicures, we can officially report: Nail art is back! At least if New York Fashion Week‘s Fall 2020 runways, where bold and unapologetic looks reigned supreme, are any indication. Some solids still made appearances, […]

What’s the Best Way to Talk About — and Measure — Size Inclusivity at Fashion Week?

As more pressure is placed on designers — from both customers and people in the industry — to be size-inclusive, a lot of attention is placed on how many curve models are sent down their runways at fashion week. We’ll cite that number (normally tallied by sites like the Fashion Spot) each season, as shorthand to evaluate how […]

Chromat Imagines the Olympics Without a Gender Binary for Fall 2020

The show-slash-workout brought attention to how athletes are discriminated against for their gender, ability and bodies.Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images for ChromatThroughout her 10 years in fashion, Becca McCharen-Tran has worked to challenge both traditional beauty ideals — whether in regards to shape, size, gender presentation or ability — and who gets to participate in fashion through her […]

The 41 Best Things Fashionista Editors Bought This Year

We’re starting to sound like a broken record with these posts, but 2019 was another dumpster fire of a year. In the past, we’ve turned to shopping as a way to distract us from all the bad things going on in the world. And while retail therapy may temporarily improve our mental health, it is […]

Has Fashion’s Tokenism Overlooked the ‘Inbetweeners’?

For Charli Howard, Kate Upton and other models whose bodies don’t fit the mold, working at their size meant dougie or die.Charli Howard at Refinery 29’s Every Beautiful Body Symposium. Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images In 2010, rap newcomers Cali Swag District premiered their debut single to commercial fanfare, referencing one very well-known Texan dance move: the dougie. […]

What Fashion Week is Like for Model and Body Positivity Activist Hunter McGrady

“I’m not even attending any events or any shows that are not inclusive.”Hunter McGrady (in red, center right) at DSW’s Inclusive Runway Redone Show with Create & Cultivate at Industria backstage with the models in the show. Photo: Smith House Photo/Courtesy of Create & CultivateFor model Hunter McGrady, fashion month is about more than booking runway shows […]

21 Minimalist Manicures From New York Fashion Week That Are Far From Boring

All you need is a touch of glitter or subtle graphic detail.Backstage at Prabal Gurung. Photo: Courtesy of ZoyaNails at New York Fashion Week‘s Fall 2019 season spoke to autumn’s best qualities: The color palette was rooted in creamy neutrals — think light mochas, taupes and nudes — reminiscent of warm lattes and and thick […]

New York’s Young Designers Can’t Stop Thinking About Climate Change

Collina Strada and Chromat used their Fall 2019 shows to communicate the idea that we’re facing a genuine environmental crisis.A look from Chromat’s Fall 2019 collection. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty ImagesThough New York Fashion Week isn’t exactly known for championing sustainability, it’s not uncommon for a designer or two to comment on the environment, and ethics-centric […]

The Fashion Industry Struggles at the Intersection of Race and Size on the Red Carpet

Stylists are still facing challenges when it comes to dressing non-white, non-sample-sized clients.You might remember, two summers ago, when Leslie Jones tweeted that she could not find a designer to dress her for the “Ghostbusters” premiere. “It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie,” she […]