Siren of the USTA, Maria Sharapova is pairing with Cole Haan on a new sporting collection for spring. The line’s sandals, flats and heels feature Nike Air technology, while accessories are made of recycled plastic bottles and chrome-free vegetable-tanned leather ($115 to $550, at colehaan.com).
Vera Wang Lavender Label has partnered with Brown Shoe Co. Inc. for a footwear collection available this spring. The line will target the Lavender Label apparel customer and includes a full range of flats, espadrilles, sandals, clogs, pumps and boots ($175 to $695, at Vera Wang, New York, 212.382.2184).
Lacoste’s latest capsule collection comes straight from the drafting table of Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid. The shoes feature repeated laser patterns—all inspired by Lacoste’s iconic crocodile logo and undulating landscapes (price available upon request, 800.4.LACOSTE).
Driven by an “unbridled passion” for jewelry, Ludovica Andreoni, the chic wife of Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, has launched her own line. Dubbed LA, the collection of rings, bracelets and necklaces have clusters of precious gemstones ($412 to $13,730, at LA, Rome, +39.06.320.8208).
Rebecca Taylor, known for her frilly feminine looks, has come out with accessories and jewelry. The styles mix pretty with a touch of urban chic. Standouts include cutout desert boots and gold sequin-inspired necklaces ($165 to $475, at She Boutique, Chicago, 866.620.8743).
Rag & Bone has introduced a shoe collection for spring, with easy loafers, oxfords and ballet flats that stay true to the line’s men’s wear roots ($330 to $515, at Rag & Bone, New York, 212.727.2990).
Milan designer Albino D’Amato, who recently was tapped as a creative consultant for Les Copains, is dipping his toe into footwear waters for spring with a sexy peep-toe heel in satin and purple python. Expect more styles and fabrics to come for fall ($600 to $980, at Curve, Los Angeles, 310.360.8008).
After dabbling in design at her parents’ brand, R&Y Augousti, Kifu Augousti, the 14-year-old daughter of Ria and Youri Augousti, is at it again with her own collection of headbands for spring. Like her parents, Kifu favors exotic skins, feathers and findings in her line of luxe headpieces, called Headbands by Kifu Augousti ($100 to $225, at select Barneys New York locations, 212.826.8900).
Carrera eyewear is making a comeback. The 52-year-old brand, known for its sleek shield frames, is creating four classic styles in 26 colors. So far, Kanye West, Paris Hilton and David Beckham are fans ($150, at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques, 866.246.9043).
Liberty of London’s debut jewelry collection spotlights silver designs that are a nod to the company’s Art Nouveau heritage. For instance, an enamel Tudor Rose charm brooch is inspired by the wood paneling in Liberty’s London store ($127 to $526, at Barneys New York, 212.826.8900).
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)