Designing stilettos and wedges is tough work, making getaways essential. Here, footwear’s finest talk about where they go to decompress and find inspiration.
PIERRE HARDY Milos, Greece “I love to go to where there’s sea, sun, calm and beauty. It could be any island in the Mediterranean, like Capri or Corsica. But my dream location is the Greek Islands. It has to be somewhere you can live barefoot…like a kind of lost paradise!”
EMMA HOPE Cornwall, England “I recently moved here to a house by the sea that’s above a surfing beach on the North Devon/Cornwall border. I like exploring this place, walking down paths I’ve never traveled before, climbing over rocks, surfing at low tide and finding different ways up the cliff from the beach. I ride green lanes on my horse, Flash, because they are too rutted for a car.”
BRUNO FRISONI Tangiers, Morocco “When you land here it’s like going back in time. The city is so inspiring and cosmopolitan, and I love walking in the streets, feeling this unique climate—a mix of the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. My favorite spots are La Plage Des Moineaux, the incredible Kasbah and, for its charm, the Hotel Nord-Pinus in the city.”
OLIVIA MORRIS Bali, Indonesia “I’ve traveled a long way from London, but I knew Bali was the right place to wind down after a hectic season. I’ve visited Seminyak, a mix of traditional and modern, with some great little chic boutiques and fabulous restaurants. And I’m obsessed with traditional Hindu temple umbrellas, especially the checkered black ones.”
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia