New York fashion week went out with a bang, and naturally we saw it all go down on Insta.
From left: Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane and Lacoste Image by: Imaxtree
The basic knit is reinvented and a new trend is born.
When was the last time you thought purposefully of a cardigan? The button-up knit with preppy roots emerged as a hero piece on the runways of New York and the message continued in London. Like denim and the white button-down before it, the cardigan was taken apart and reinvented by the likes of Christopher Kane, who presented holographic, slightly oversized versions. In New York, Alexander Wang sent model Stella Lucia down his party-ready runway in a loose, borrowed-from-dad knit that read as anything but precious. Lacoste, Ulla Johnson and Dion Lee took a fuzzier approach, while Tory Burch and Victoria Beckham represented the more sophisticated end of the spectrum.
The takeaway? Whether undone, artsy or preppy, the cardigan is infinitely versatile and, for the first time in many seasons, covetable.
Christopher Kane Image by: Imaxtree
Tory Burch Image by: Imaxtree
Victoria Beckham Image by: Imaxtree
Not a lipgloss, not quite a balm.
Fogo Island Inn is located on a remote island off the northern coast of Newfoundland – two flights from Toronto, an hour-long ferry ride and a two-hour car ride kind of remote. The property is unabashedly luxurious and architecturally mind-blowing (propped up on stilts, it looms over the Atlantic), and its owners are firmly committed to social and environmental responsibility, an ethos also embraced by Burt’s Bees.
That’s why the natural beauty brand chose this locale to present its newest innovations and how I found myself in the inn’s movie theatre wearing an apron and whisking together a nourishing formula of oils, iron oxide and beeswax. “The skin on your lips is very thin compared to anywhere else on your body,” says Abina Antwi, senior innovation scientist for Burt’s Bees, as she encourages me to keep stirring. These ingredients make up the new Tinted Lip Oil, which was designed especially for dry lips. Each of the six shades provides a sheer wash of colour – from peachy nude to rosebud pink – and hydrates lips for eight full hours. The longevity is thanks to the beeswax, which thickens the formula to help keep the moisturizing oils contained on the lips.
Fogo Island Inn
All of the brand’s beeswax is sustainably sourced; half is from Uyowa, Tanzania, where hives are kept 40 kilometres outside the city in the Moyowosi-Kigosi Game Reserve to protect them from pollutants. “When you look at our skincare philosophy, we don’t put silicones in the products and then drop in a bit of sunflower oil and just call it [natural],” says Antwi. To wit, the lip oils are free of parabens, phthalates and petrochemicals. Naturally.
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil ($12), at burtsbees.com.
The Burberry show at London Fashion Week. Image by: Imaxtree
Like the September Collection last season, Burberry will present a season-less, see-now, buy-now concept at London Fashion Week. Watch at 2:30 EST today.