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Two shows highlight the RISD Museum's new direction

It's been a year-and-a-half since John Smith took over as director of the RISD Museum. But it's only now that his vision for the place is becoming reality.  
A dandy list  
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 15, 2013

Keeping Time with Fashionably Late

Some — ahem, everyone in NYC — would say Boston isn't a fashion-forward city.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 08, 2013

Visionary tech: Adlens eyewear

The round glasses worn by John Lennon and legions of hippies may soon be more than throwback fashion statements, if British eyewear brand Adlens has its way.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  March 08, 2013

Wearing Haring: The Reebok x Haring collection

There's something compelling about the Reebok x Haring collection, a collaboration between the Canton-based footwear giant and the Keith Haring Foundation, which perpetuates the late artist's legacy by funding children's and HIV/AIDS nonprofits.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 01, 2013

Geek Chic: High-tech fashion

High-tech fashion is here to stay!



A Providence designer steps onto the Runway

"I worked as a sugar cookie decorator," Joseph Aaron Segal says.
By PHILIP EIL  |  January 18, 2013

Crocodile Rocks

Perched on a stool in the artfully cluttered Crocodile Tears studio, listening to Marya Chan and Jodi Klann discuss their work while willing myself not to spill my glass of red all over the beads, baubles, and oddities strewn across the polka-dotted tabl

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 11, 2013

Emerald city: Pantone's Color of the Year

Once known mostly by graphic designers and manufacturing pros, Pantone has infiltrated pop culture with its Color of the Year, chosen by reps from around the world at a hush-hush meeting after much debate.

By CHERYL FENTON  |  January 04, 2013

Comfortably UM: Minimalist bags

It bags aren't really our thing. UM bags are a different story.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 28, 2012

Fashion: Dress like there’s no tomorrow

Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
By MIKE PECCI  |  December 21, 2012


The Sartorialist, IRL

Heads up, street-style connoisseurs: this week, Scott Schuman, founder of the influential blog the Sartorialist, will finally pay a visit to the Boston area.

By RENATA CERTO-WARE  |  December 07, 2012

The witching hour

Long after darkness falls, restless young souls haunt the streets and nightspots of the city.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 26, 2012

Two style startups get personal

Enter the unassuming brownstone at 91 Newbury, walk up two narrow flights, past faded carpeting and flickering fluorescents, and you might be surprised at what you find.
Bespoke Boston
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 19, 2012

SLIDESHOW: More menswear favorites from American Field

Our latest style page highlights a few of the brands being featured at this weekend’s American Field pop-up, a two-day public tradeshow and party that’s uniting 30-plus menswear and accessory companies from across the country. Here are some of the other

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 19, 2012


PHOTOS: Outtakes from Kitty Pryde's Thrift Excursion

Florida rapper Kitty Pryde hit up Allston thriftstores during her stay in Boston.

By CHARLOTTE ZOLLER  |  October 05, 2012

How to Dress Well...on how to dress well

Given his sartorial stage name and his ear for R&B beats and avant-pop minimalism, Tom Krell of How to Dress Well certainly sounds like someone who could compose an excellent soundtrack for a runway show.

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 05, 2012

Review: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Legendary Harper's Bazaar fashion editor Diana Vreeland (1903-1989) was the inspiration for both the Maggie Prescott character in 1957's Funny Face and Miss Maxwell in 1966's Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 28, 2012

Crazy lids

Except for winter knit hats and baseball caps, it can seem like hardly anybody wears hats any more.

By GREG COOK  |  September 28, 2012

Suddenly spotted

With polka-dot doyenne Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective on display through September at the Whitney Museum, the style set is seeing spots — and not just in NYC.

By JUSTIN REIS  |  September 21, 2012


Bibs are back!

Bibs: they're not just for babies anymore.
By DAVID KISH  |  June 01, 2012

Here’s the pitch: clothing is broken

If you're one of the investors who received an invitation to Betaspring's Demo Day September 8, you might see Jamal Motlagh threatening to turn the clothing industry on its head with a blast of light.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 09, 2011

The dashing pirate of Providence

Casey Dorman of Providence was walking to work on the stone wharfs of Rockport, Massachusetts one day this summer when he crossed paths with Johnny Depp, fresh off another box-office conquest as Captain Jack Sparrow in the latest of the Pirates of the
Urban swashbuckler
By MALCOLM BURNLEY  |  September 02, 2011

StyleWeek Providence gets ready to strut

The pink dress with white daisies was a thrift-shop muumuu before Nicole Lebreux refurbished it. Now it's headed for the runway.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 26, 2011

Sexy Period's panty raid

Stepping into Sexy Period's one-room office, I leave the imposing bricks of One Davol Square behind and enter a world of whimsy.
Department of Defense
By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  August 12, 2011

ChUGG, ChUGG, ChUGG: A Cocktail Party

ChUGG, ChUGG, ChUGG: A Cocktail Party

Photo (cc) by Flickr user Malingering and republished here under a Creative Commons license.UGG, which is actually known as UGG Australia (so that's who makes...
By James Fitzpatrick  |  August 11, 2011

Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty'

The two-hour wait is your first clue that "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (through August 7) is not your typical blockbuster exhibit.
The late fashion designer's show at the Met defies demographics — and fashion itself
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  July 29, 2011

Slideshow: Alexander McQueen's ''Savage Beauty'' exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photos of Alexander McQueen's ''Savage Beauty'' exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through August 7, 2011, in connection with Thomas Page McBee's  review of the exhibit .
Metropolitan Museum of Art | Through August 7, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 29, 2011

RISD's 'Cocktail Culture' offers an intoxicating history of 20th-century fashion

Across the country, on January 16, 1920, citizens drank up at liquor "wakes" before the 18th Amendment, ratified a year before, went into effect at midnight, banning the manufacture, sale, and transportation of "intoxicating liquors."
The high life
By GREG COOK  |  May 13, 2011