Four buzzworthy entrants into the world of accessories.
London designer Betty Jackson believes accessories are a valuable way to widen consumers’ access to her brand during the downturn.
For fall, Jackson will debut a stand-alone accessories line, filled with ankle boots, belts, wallets, slouchy tote bags and clutch purses in natural materials from fuzzy wool to soft leather and velvet. The designer has also tapped Alexis Bittar to design earrings and necklaces made from delicate, interlinking Lucite circles in pink, silver and green, which she showed on her fall 2009 runway.
Wholesale prices for the accessories line will start at 31 pounds, or $45 at current exchange, for a leather belt and run to 240 pounds, or $351, for a pair of knee-high leather and wool boots.
Stylist and former fashion editor Khirma Eliazov is turning her passion for accessories into an eponymous handbag line launching for fall. The sevenstyle collection is made with luxurious materials, such as Italian calfskin, matte python and canvas, and features distinctive, handwoven leather handles and zipper pulls in addition to custom-designed gold-plated brass hardware, an identifying feature.
The bags — which will retail from $180 for a wallet to $2,200 for an oversize shopper — are made in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)