Reviews from New York Fashion Week

A model walks the runway at the Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2013 fashion show.

1. Calvin Klein Collection:
In a week that nearly put everyone to sleep with repe­tition, Francisco Costa jolted editors back from their slumbers with his sexy Spring show. His lady — a powerful figure with a subversive side — wore fierce, eyebrow-raising looks that included an edgy black skirt suit with a cone-shaped bra and a feminine white strapless dress with a naughty, S&M-type mesh overlay. In addition to the erotic overtone, another story unraveled on the runway, one of masterful tailoring and artful fabric play (sheer knee-length skirts topped solid minis). It ended New York Fashion Week on a much-needed strong note.  Tina Chadha


2. J. Mendel:

The cascading wisteria of Japan’s Kawachi Fuji garden inspired Gilles Mendel’s very pretty Spring show. Polished, ladylike daywear in lace, chiffon and buttery soft leather preceded looks in bold iris florals and bright tangerine. And it wouldn’t be a J. Mendel show without the house’s show-stopping gowns. This season they were flowy, diaphanous, pleated numbers with sexy slits going up the thigh, gracefully billowing with every step the models took. The result was a glamorous, built-in wind machine effect — what more could stars on the red carpet ask for?  TC


3. Bibhu Mohapatra:


You won’t see track pants or varsity jackets on Bibhu Mohapatra’s runway, no matter how popular they are among his peers. The young designer specializes in ball gowns, and his show Wednesday contained plenty of those: an alabaster chiffon number with long sleeves and silver embroidery, or an onyx and chartreuse lace stunner with draped organza shards. He did throw some daytime looks into the mix, however, like a white peplum shift in a Luna Moth print and even (gasp!) cigarette pants.  Raquel Laneri


4. Nanette Lepore:

The infectious, catchy beats of The Brazilian Girls, who performed live, matched the upbeat tone of Nanette Lepore’s Spring presentation. The show opened with a picnic-tablecloth halter dress, with a wide woven belt and a swingin’ skirt, and continued with adorable checked shorts, bright one-piece bathing suits in a toile print and knit and lace dresses and rompers. Perfect for an evening spent dancing at the boardwalk.  RL


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Every dog has his day in court, in…

(Reuters) - Call him juror K-9.A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty,…

Breaking: Local

Judge rules Tsarnaev can view victim autopsy photos

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can view the autopsy photographs of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Local

Police warn of attempted assault on woman near…

Police in Cambridge issued an alert after a woman said she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault after leaving Porter Square early Wednesday.…

Local

Kevin Kayvon Edson: Finish line hoax suspect sent…

The man who allegedly left a backpack near the finish line on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was due in court on Wednesday.

Television

Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.

Television

'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.

Entertainment

Here's what to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER The Wholehearted Thursday through April 27 Paramount Center 559 Washington St., Boston $25-$49, 617-824-8400 www.artsemerson.org This conceptually rich show from Stein | Holum Projects,…

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

NHL

Bruins 2014 playoffs preview: Vegas odds say Stanley…

Bruins 2014 playoffs preview: Vegas odds say Stanley Cup will return to Boston

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind

MLB

Injury bug tearing holes in Red Sox

Red Sox fans will recall that last year the bullpen was decimated by injuries. From Franklin Morales to Andrew Miller, from Craig Breslow to Andrew…

Wellbeing

Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg…

By Will DunhamWASHINGTON (Reuters) - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you…

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.

Wellbeing

Cognitive skills begin to drop at age 24

But the news isn't all that bad.

Career

How to get a job at a startup:…

We talked to Tarek Pertew, one of the co-founders behind Uncubed, about how to get your dream job at a startup.