Constance White has worked for The New York Times as a style reporter, was once the executive fashion editor at Elle, has worked for Women’s Wear Daily, and was the founding fashion director at Talk magazine. In between sitting front and center at some of the season’s most highly anticipated shows, White dished to us on models, Marc Jacobs, Posh, and more…
Q: Any stand-out collection you’ve seen?
A: Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schuler, Narciso Rodriguez, and Tracy Reese
Q: Any particular looks you are lusting for your own closet?
A: Glamorous track pants, and utility jackets.
Q: Any Surprises?
A: Tommy Hilfiger, Yigal Azrouel
Q: What do you think about Carolina Herrera having Agyness Deyn walk in her show?
A: Great. I love Agyness Deyn. She brings modernity to the collection.
Q: Any “it” models you’ve seen emerge?
A: Arlise, Jourdan Dunn
Q: What do you think about Victoria Beckham’s collection and what about her new haircut!?
A: I like the idea of both. They should both sell!
Q: What did you think about Herve Leger? Are you predicting that the bandage dress will continue its popularity reign?
A: Herve Leger set the stage for the collection we’re seeing now. The sexy bandage dress will continue to be popular – we’re in a sexy dress moment in fashion.
Q: What did you think about the Marc Jacobs mirror runway?
A: Great staging. And perhaps a statement about seeing ourselves through the ages.
Q: Thoughts on Marc Jacobs?
A: LOVED his collection, he’s not over-rated. He’s innovative uses references but in new ways, he’s a skilled designer and has done his homework.
Q: Do you think Alexander Wang might someday replace Marc Jacobs as the critic’s darling?
Q: Do you think designers have gotten better about diversity on the runway and presenting models that are slightly more curvy this season?
A: I see more racial diversity but not body type diversity. They are still ultra-thin and tall.
Q: What are your trend predictions for Spring?
1) Soft, flowy dressing
2) Relaxed pants
3) Color – muted and brights
4) Print mixes
5) Rea dresses