Pioneer Women Are Roaming the City

On the Friday before Labor Day Alexa Chung, the perennial “It” girl, Instagrammed a selfie wearing a floor-length, persimmon-colored dress of her own design with ruffles at the neck and a darted bodice. Her caption read: “A throwback Friday, if you will (to the 1800s).” Silky and saloon ready, Ms. Chung’s ensemble seemed a fitting…

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The Designer Making Dreamy Baroque Clothing in Her New York Apartment

Advertisement Raffaella Hanley transforms deadstock materials into enchanting, punkish confections for her label Lou Dallas. Image The designer Raffaella Hanley in her apartment, which doubles as the studio for her label, Lou Dallas.CreditCreditNicholas Calcott By Merrell Hambleton Sept. 12, 2018 The designer Raffaella Hanley has had Dolly Parton on her mind. In the days leading…

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Under the Radar, but Cranked to 11

Advertisement Kozaburo Akasaka, the Japanese men’s wear designer, isn’t chasing fashion week crowds. He’d rather rock. Image Looks from the Kozaburo show at New York Fashion Week.CreditCreditVincent Tullo for The New York Times By Matthew Schneier Sept. 12, 2018 It was dark and loud on Monday night in Ideal Glass, a performance space on East…

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