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Textures

Mr. Colangelo was inspired by digital distortions from the artist-photographer Laurent Segretier. Translated to cloth, there was a real sense of modernity and hyper-reality, especially when the neutral colors morphed into wine red. The play on textures was set against graphic lines, which included rounded shoulders and linear shapes for coats or pants. Such skills make discussions about hemlines redundant.

At the Etro show on Friday, the story was already dramatic, with a bold digital backdrop of what looked like a skeleton — with a similar pattern on a dress, the bones printed from neck to ankle, with gaps at either side for twin stretches of flesh.

The look was part of Veronica Etro’s concept of a global universe and world travelers. That brought a lot of sensible clothes: narrow, tailored pieces with a 1980s vibe. But inevitably those coats and dresses were interspersed with the house’s famous patterns, from paisley to floral prints.

Surfing the world for cultural inspiration has always been part of the Etro spirit. This show was fine, well planned but with no particular distinguishing features except the long dresses. They may not be every woman’s choice, but they are on offer.

Actress

If anyone can be held semi-responsible for all this pushing and shoving, it’s Nicole Kidman. Back at the Academy Awards in 1997, she hit the red carpet in an exotic chartreuse haute couture gown by John Galliano for Dior. (A facsimile of the dress had been spotted just a month earlier at the Paris show and the designer worked to customize it for Kidman.) No doubt, every other actress on the carpet that night later learned to pronounce “haute couture” with just the right French flourish.

And just as wearing never-before-seen runway dresses has become de rigueur, über stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe has upended the buffet once again. She put longtime client Anne Hathaway in a snow-white Chanel couture gown from 2009 at this year’s Globes. What? A 3-year-old dress? “Just because a dress was seen on the runway a couple of years ago but didn’t have its moment doesn’t mean that it’s out of fashion”, says Silver. In fact, if anything, it shows that a resourceful stylist can gild a forgotten gown like anyone else would lacquer an old credenza. Zoe also put Hathaway in a black spring 2013 Giambattista Valli couture gown for the SAG Awards this year.

Catherine Kallon, who founded the popular website Red Carpet Fashion Awards in 2007, has been visually comparing runway looks and their red-carpet translations for over five years. She sniffs at any criticism about petite Hollywood actresses being swallowed by dresses designed for statuesque woman with tiny ribcages. “For the most part, I think runway dresses translate better on the red carpet”, she says. “Just look at Lucy Liu in her Carolina Herrera gown at the Golden Globes for further proof. She owned the floral ball gown”.

Actually, she borrowed that gown and it was pre-fall 2013.

Objection

Ms. Bacelar said she hoped the event would help bridge a communications gap. “I think that everyone in fashion is used to hearing the statement that they need to play catch-up, and they need to innovate,“ she said. “But let me tell you that from the tech side, and I work with the tech guys all the time; they are building products to pitch to the fashion vertical and they are getting it wrong all the time. So we are talking about an education that needs to happen on both fronts.”Ms. Winston Wolkoff said: “People on the tech side think very differently about fashion. It’s not just about brands, it’s about publishing and distribution and manufacturing. And when you say fashion people think clothing, but it’s more than that. It’s the business of clothing.”

On Feb. 14, Decoded Fashion announced SWATCHit, an app connecting designers with fabric creators and other artisans, as the hackathon winner. The team received $10,000 from the CFDA.

“What I loved about SWATCHit was the B to B aspect,” said Steven Kolb, the chief executive of the CFDA. “Sourcing is a difficult aspect for all designers big and small, and more efficiency in sourcing will streamline production processes. And it has the potential to expand into even more than the way they presented it.”

Speaking of presentation, many hackers paid as much attention to their own style as they did to their code. They “looked very dapper after not sleeping for 36 hours,” Mr. Uhovski said.

Most interesting

The most interesting look in the Fendi show on Thursday was a minimalist black wool coat with a left-side panel of black shaved mink and a thin belt that half-closed the garment. The fur supplied a subdued decorative touch, the two-sidedness played a trick on your eye and the coat’s shape looked modern and easy to wear.

Mr. Lagerfeld had other two-sided pieces in this vividly colored, engaging collection, as well as dresses and coats partly overlaid with shaved fur that was cut on the round and given a neon band of color. “Fashion is almost always about illusion,” he said. There were pieces that combined leather and feathery bits in a block pattern. Or were those compacted frills actually fur? Hard to say.

“You can’t tell what the fur is today,” he said. Nor could you be really sure if some of the trousers and tops were infused with a sports influence. Waistbands were finished with what looked like striped fur. Those bright pinks and blues certainly could be found on any mall rat. Silvia Fendi brought a similar, multihued madness to accessories, including fur-blocked pumps.

But maybe the most magical thing is how Mr. Lagerfeld, in spite of the noise, managed to keep on a high level of design.

Heart Evangelista

Heart Evangelista admits dating Sid Lucero.

After breaking up with boyfriend Daniel Matsunaga, actress Heart Evangelista admitted that she is now dating co-star Sid Lucero.
“I’m dating pero hanggang d’un lang. I go out with Sid but only on friendly dates,” Evangelista told The Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo, weeks after the actress
broke up with her Brazilian boyfriend.
Evangelista is currently doing a television series with Lucero.
For the first time, Evangelista also talked about her breakup with Matsunaga but stressed that there’s no third party involved.
Instead, the actress cited “cultural differences” for the breakup.
She also denied that Matsunaga was receiving “death threats” and that her parents were against their relationship.
“Not true,” Evangelista told Lo. “I’m old enough to decide for myself, to know what I want and what I don’t want, what’s good for me and what’s not good for me.”
Evangelista, however, neither denied nor confirmed report that she simply got fed up of taking care of Matsunaga, who’s four years younger than her.
“Mabait talaga siya, no doubt about it,” she said. “I spent time with his family in Brazil at mababait silang lahat.”
Lo, quoting sources, said the Brazilian model-actor looked up to Evangelista not just as a girlfriend but also as an older sister.
“Daniel is somewhat demanding,” the source told Lo. “He got irritated when Heart would be late in fetching him wherever he was. He needed to be taken care of instead of the other way around. Nagmumukhang yaya tuloy niya si Heart.”
In the interview, which was published on Tuesday, Evangelista also denied issue linking her to senador Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who’s now separated to his wife, Christine Elizabeth “Tintin” Flores.
Until now, Evangelista believes that actor Jericho Rosales is her one true love.
“Talagang si Jericho. Iba talaga ang Pinoy magmahal at mahalin,” she said.