The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.
EDMONTON - Alberta hosts Western Canada's largest fashion event. Western Canada Fashion Week. TransAlta Arts Barn (September 13-20).
NEW YORK - Fashion Week of the "Big Four" kicks off in New York showcasing Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Nicholas K, BCBG Max Azria, Richard Chai and Japan's Tadashi Shoji are among the first to show at Lincoln Center. Newcomers include actress Katie Holmes. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lincoln Center (September 6-13).
HELSINKI - Helsinki Design Week. Helsinki Design Week is an annual city festival for design in all the ways that design appears in our lives. Events are happening all across the city and can be about traditional and industrial design, fashion, communication and music. Old Customs Warehouse in Katajanokka (September 6-16).
Joseph Abboud Runway Photo, Spring 2013.
PARIS - Paris Design Week. Launched in September 2011, 100,000 French and international professionals will descend on Paris to draw inspiration from the latest trends at showrooms, concept stores, but also cultural venues, galleries, design studios, hotels and restaurants, which embody the city's creative dynamic. Various locations (September 10-16).
ROME - Fashion's Night Out. Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas, as they flood stores across the city. Various locations (September 13).
Anna Karenina. Set in late 19th-century Russian high society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronksy. (UK release: September 7; US release: November 9; Toronto opening at TIFF: September 7, 8).
Alina Kulesh interviews Anna Karenina's award-winning costumer designer, Jacqueline Durran, on the making of the film and of her upcoming collaboration with Banana Republic on its Anna Karenina-inspired collection.
Fast Co.Design - It took Patrick Vale five days to draw the southern half of the Big Apple entirely by hand. Watch the video.
Also in Fast Co.Design, Ina Jang dissects the art of fashion photography.
Chictopia - Where do celebrities stand in the fashion industry? Chictopia wonders if the simple privilege of celebrity, such as the case of the Olsen twins, is the driving force behind their success in fashion.
Read The Genteel's Semhar Woldeyesus' commentary on how celebrities Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham are honing the celebrity hype at New York Fashion Week this season.
LDN Fashion - The most classic look of a brown paper bag turns luxury at $290. The "Vasari" bag, designed by Jil Sander, is made from high-durability coated paper, stitched seams and metal eyelets and has the designer brand logo adorned on the bottom.
The Guardian - Yes, people with physical disabilities can like fashion too. SE Smith wants to live in a world where wheelchair users roll the runway along with ambulatory models, where amputees strut their stuff.
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