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.
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18