11 Things Everyone Will Talk About at Fashion Week

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

“But past all the Internet noise, what will those in the front row reallybe discussing, in hushed tones, between cheek kisses and bored stares? We’ve rounded up the top talking points of the season for your convenience, to be mentioned offhandedly while ignoring photographers and fanning one’s face with show notes

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Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour attends the Michael Kors Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2013. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters, via Landov )

3. Whom is Anna Wintour grooming for future Condé leadership?

Anna may have finally given up her crusade for Fashion’s Night Out (R.I.P., can’t win ’em all), but that’s small potatoes compared to what’s on her plate now that she’s been promoted to Condé Nast’s artistic director. Since taking the position last March, she’s made her mark with bold strokes, most notably hiring Eva Chen to reviveLucky. What’s next on her agenda? Will she be wooing potential Traveler staffers? Her seatmates and schedule will be subjected to more scrutiny than ever.

Photographed by Steven Klein for Vogue September 2013.
Photographed by Steven Klein for Vogue September 2013.

8. Can Google Glass actually be fashionable?
The powers that be at Google have the fashion industry in their pockets, and we’ve had Google Glass stuffed down our throats by Diane Von Furstenberg, Vogue, and the Times “Style” section. Several editors, including Eva Chen and Nina Garcia, have tweeted about their Google Glass fittings, so we can expect to see them on stylish (and much-photographed) faces at the shows. But can these doodads really become “cool”?

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