Nostalgia seems to be in the air and eyewear makers are getting in on the act.
Nina Ricci Eyewear, produced by L’Amy, has revisited for spring one of its vintage sunglasses styles once worn by Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Kennedy Onassis wore the glasses to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Pro/Celebrity Tennis Tournament in 1978, and an image of her sporting the prunecolored oversize square shades landed on the cover of Paris Match, dated Jan. 30, 1978.
Ricci’s new acetate version comes in three block colors and three dégradé two-tone versions, such as mauve and pink or orange and chocolate. Retailing at 220 euros, or $280 at current exchange, the line will be rolled out in stores internationally this month.
Porsche Design Studio — a design company founded in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the Porsche 911 sports car — also is making a nod to the past with its new Heritage Collection. The company unveiled modern replicas of two iconic models from yesteryear — the P’8478, which evokes the exaggerated drop-shaped shades from 1978, and the P’8480, a latter-day version of Porsche’s 1980 revolutionary folding sunglasses.
The latter have frames with silver and gold finishes paired with lenses in retro tints such as blue, olive green and brown, and are made with ultralight and durable materials such as titanium frames and polycarbonate lenses. The Heritage Collection is available for sale in all Porsche Design U.S. sales points in New York, Boston, Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, Calif., for $640 at retail.
“The vision of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was to apply Porsche design principles outside the world of automotives,” said a Porsche Design Studio spokesman. “[He] insisted that, just as in car design, ‘function forms the basis of other considerations.’”
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)