La DoubleJ Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection

In the not so distant past, JJ Martin was an American journalist in Milan with an enviable vintage collection. Now, she has a boutique on Via Sant’Andrea where her neighbors are Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, Maison Margiela, and Missoni. For her fellow journalists, this is an especially inspiring story—maybe there are brands as successful … Read more

The Central Park Conservancy Rings in 40 Years of Success

In the upper reaches of Manhattan, the Central Park Conservancy rang in its 40th year last night. Since 1980, the conservancy has brought private funding to the public park in order to revitalize its every corner, of which there are many, including the often sun-drenched Conservatory Garden where last night’s anniversary bacchanal unfolded under a … Read more

A Travel Guide to Amsterdam, According to Dutch Native Elza Wandler

According to Elza Wandler, the of-the-moment neighborhood to know in the city of Amsterdam is the Noord. Wandler’s to be trusted: she’s lived in Amsterdam her entire life. And as the designer behind leather goods brand Wandler, she’s got an eye for stylish spots. The neighborhood she’s referring to was the location for the brand’s … Read more

Shang Xia Comes to Paris Under the New Creative Directorship of Yang Li

Founded in 2010, Shang Xia is a brand whose name means “as above, so below”: a point of harmonious balance between ostensibly oppositional poles on whatever spectrum. So there is a happy harmony in hearing that the house has announced Vogue Runway regular Yang Li (who is actually still pretty darned young) as its new … Read more

The Complete Milan Fashion Week Spring 2022 Schedule

The long-awaited return to physical shows in Milan is here with a jam-packed schedule. From dinner parties to sports (Boss is hosting an afternoon of fashion and baseball at the Kennedy Sports Center) to Gucci’s day-long celebration of its new Gucci Vault, it’s far from a low-key re-entry to MFW. In addition to runway shows, … Read more

Platform Journal Returns With a Celebration of Diverse Creative Talent

Last summer, Central Saint Martins students repositioned their The F Word journal as a new magazine called Platform, with a mission to spotlight BIPOC creatives and their stories. A year later, the journal is back with a new issue in a new form: Its reach now extends well beyond the halls of CSM, featuring talent … Read more

Nicole Miller Resort 2022 Collection

When Nicole Miller was brainstorming her resort collection, she wanted to channel the carefree feel of a summer escape, 2021-style. “This is all about taking a break from the city, building on the feeling of optimism that is currently in the air,” she shared over Zoom. “It’s like you’re heading on a camping trip; everything … Read more

Not Just a Label—Emanuele Della Valle’s Charitable Project, Soon Forward, Is Helping New York’s Homeless

The window displays at 129 Lafayette Street, at the crossroads of Soho, NoLIta, and Chinatown, aren’t advertising the big summer sales that its neighbors are. Instead, a sign reads: “How Are You Changing New York?” The storefront has been commandeered by Soon Forward, a charitable program founded by neighborhood resident Emanuele Della Valle to help … Read more