It’s a topic that always matters. WWD polled 18 top multibrand retailers for their current bestsellers across accessory categories. As expected, function proved paramount.
Comfort and sensibility continue to be a draw for shoe shoppers. Flats dominated the footwear results, with Alexander McQueen’s Leather Skull Charm flats and Sequin Skull smoking slippers going strong at Lane Crawford, and Sam Edelman’s Aster loafer performing at Bloomingdale’s. Moto boots also remain a fall staple, with Jimmy Choo’s Biker boots making both Net-a-porter’s and Tokyo’s Isetan’s lists. Chic sneakers, like Balenciaga’s Resille Low Trainers and Isabel Marant’s Bekket high-tops, are also gaining traction.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"