FANCY FEET: The first Louis Leeman collection was inspired by Istanbul and the opulence of the Ottoman Topkapi palace, so it was fitting that Leeman, who hitherto has only produced men's collections, took that same inspiration and applied it to his first collection for women, called Miss Leeman.It was just as lavish, ornate and fastidiously finished as the now-established men's line, which launched in 2012 and prompted many a fan and retailer to ask Leeman to make the foray into women's shoes."Mary Katrantzou is a dear friend and she said that we should do something together but we only did men's, so we decided that she should do a women's collaboration with her, and that was really the start of Miss Leeman," said Erica Pelosini, Leeman's wife and fellow creative director, adding that the Katrantzou collaboration was shown on the runway two days earlier.Strappy sandals were the stars, with standout styles including the Erica, a petrol blue velvet sandal with a wide ankle strap, featuring rows of pearl studs (a Louis Leeman signature embellishment); a claret sandal with silk fringe around the ankle and braiding over the toes; a scalloped pair of fine black suede and nude mesh that tied at the ankle, and a pair in burgundy velvet with silk tassels suspended from ornate braid, a riff on the traditional Turkish carpet.There were some great ankle boot styles, like the blue suede pair with scalloped trim down the outside and big pearls that recalled Victorian button-up boots, and the suede lace-up shoe-boot with shearling trim.Flat loafers were also key. Ornate metallic embroidery covered one pair, while another had grape-sized pearls across the foot.The men's collection is sold at retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, and at the brand's own standalone stores, and while no retailers have been confirmed for the women's line, Leeman said that he'd had strong interest from a number of major stores.Prices start at 395 euros, or about $417 at current exchange, for loafers, to 695 euros for a pair of sandals, about $734, and roughly 1,400 euros, about $1,480, for a pair of intricately embroidered shoes.
“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)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews