Marilyn Kirschner
Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

What a Waist!

An article in WWD written by Bridget Foley, “Spring 2020 Trend: Waist Not”, October 16th, featured some of the “easy, breezy, unconstructed looks,” which were all over the spring runways. But that…

Cheap Thrills: “For What It’s Worth”

I thought this was an excellent time to reprieve my “Cheap Thrills” column. Once again, I have selected an item in the market and showed the high priced version alongside its less…

“In the Black”

It was the final Black Friday for Barneys New York, a liquidation sale to end all liquidation sales. The once iconic shopping mecca was covered in garish red and yellow clearance signs,…

It’s All A Matter of Time

At last! Our website is back up and running following a technical glitch that took an interminable amount of time to resolve. Coincidentally, I’ve been obsessed with time ever since it was…

Fashion Group International’s 20/20 Fashion Vision for 2020

The Fashion Group International (www.fgi.org) held their Ready-to-Wear Trend Presentation for Spring/Summer 2020 at the Hearst Tower Screening Room on Tuesday afternoon. Once again, Marylou Luther, FGI’s Creative Director expertly edited the…

Fashion Treats: From Faux Pas to Fabulous!

Brace Yourself! Aesthetics have evolved markedly where fashion and beauty are concerned. It’s all about being unique, individual, and perfectly imperfect. The way I see it, one literally cannot have a wardrobe…

The Fashion Group International’s 2019 Night of Stars

Last evening, the Fashion Group International held its 36th annual Night of Stars Gala. Approximately 600 turned out at Cipriani Wall Street for a night of cocktails, dinner, and awards. It was…

It Is To D.I.Y. For

As recent runways have proved, it is all about the artisanal and the handmade. But that generally comes with a hefty price tag, especially where haute couture is concerned. As it turns…

Turning Tricks from the Runways

The actual clothes on the runways are not the only interesting elements of the formal shows. Equally compelling, if not more so, is the mood, the attitude, the way the clothes are…

Out of the ‘Blue’: Fashion’s New Surprising Workhorse

Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. It represents meanings of depth and symbolizes strength, wisdom, sincerity, loyalty, and trust. So it’s not surprising that Democratic Presidential…

Louis Vuitton Spring 2020 rtw

The Season of Magical Thinking

The shows for spring 2020 have finally ended. This is a season of high contrasts, contradictions, mixed metaphors, and extremes. It is more about individuality and less about trends. In fact, just…