Scandinavian accessories designers are making a splash outside their own countries. Here are a few.
Brand: Maria Black
Designer: Maria Black
Home Base: Copenhagen-born, London-based.
Style: Rocker Chic
Found in: Saks Fifth Avenue, New York and Boston; Selfridges, London; Voo, Berlin; Sakiri, Paris; Maria Black Jewelry, Copenhagen.
Backstory: Designed to be layered and paired, Maria Black’s mini-rings, necklaces and ear cuffs aim to deliver edgy sophistication. Her interchangeable minimalist metal pieces now include polished rose gold and diamonds, and play in the boundary space between costume and fine jewelry.
Black’s newest collection, Occasional Dream, takes inspiration and model names from the divergent phases of David Bowie’s style, with a futurist accent. Retail prices start at around $55 for oxidized silver stud earrings, and go up to $1,700 for an 18-karat cascading gold and diamond ring.
Found in: Departmentstore Quartier 206, Berlin; Marc Le Bihan, Paris; Addict, Mallorca; Day & Night, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Aplace, Stockholm.
Backstory: Stylist and former Glamour Sweden fashion director Lina Aastrup and her husband, film producer and music lover David Nilsson, named their brand after Dr. Jekyll’s wild counterpart, but say they also enjoy the idea of hiding behind one’s shades.
Collaborations with designer Ann-Sofie Back, musicians Hercules & Love Affair, jewelry designer Ligia Dias and a track list’s worth of DJs put the accent on quirky glamour.
Frames are crafted in Italy, and leather cases are made in Mallorca, where the couple lived for several years. Hyde’s sunglasses range in price from around $326 to $479 at retail. New this season — optical frames; many are made with buffalo horn and have clip-on sunglasses.
“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)