One-hit wonder John Paul Young sang the words “Love is in the air” in his 1978 song. That sentiment rings true now, in fall’s multihit accessories season. For those who need some convincing to go out and shop, there’s plenty to sweep you off your feet, stylistically speaking. There’s nothing quite like a new addition in your closet smiling back at you. And we’ve packed it all into the pages of WWDAccessories. Wild types may fancy zebra stripes; wilder types, the new dangerous thigh-high boots. But we’ve got all types covered, from gray flannel for classicists to girly girl feathers and froth. Wondering what to wear when holding court? You can supply your own regal thrills by choosing from our feature, “Royal Bounty.” For creative types, “Kaleidoscope Dreams,” with collages by visual artist Barbara Weissberger, offers items that are works of art in themselves. This season, love has many objects of desire, including the crimped-hair, big-shoulder, fingerless-glove looks of the Eighties.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"