The recipients of the 2010 Accessories Council Excellence Awards, who will be honored tonight in Manhattan, are industry leaders who share powers of creativity, innovation and commitment.
Alber Elbaz, Designer of the Year
Alber Elbaz has designed for Geoffrey Beene, Guy Laroche, Yves Saint Laurent and Krizia. But his work as creative director of Lanvin has been the grandest showcase for his talents.
Accessories have played a key role in all of Elbaz’s collections since his debut during the fall 2002 season, with price points known to sometimes venture into the several thousands. He abides by a strict luxe-but-wearable aesthetic — whether it’s decadent resin baubles, handbags with chain detailing or shoes in shocking hues of pink and yellow.
A diffusion line with H&M premieres this month, and will include jewelry, hats, sunglasses, handbags and footwear. “It’s very Lanvin. It’s very much our world, our aesthetic,” Elbaz said of the collection.
Rachel Rachel Roy, Brand Launch of the Year
Rachel Roy launched her eponymous sportswear collection in 2004. Five years later, eager to add to her portfolio, Roy created Rachel Rachel Roy, a moderate-price contemporary lifestyle brand, saying it was “the younger sister to the Rachel Roy collection.”
Rachel Rachel Roy, which is sold exclusively at 85 Macy’s locations, consists of sportswear, dresses, footwear, jewelry and handbags retailing for $59 to $299.
“I wanted the collection to be ‘affordable’ but never give up aesthetic or style,” she said. “Rachel Rachel Roy has also been a great opportunity for me to work with extremely talented artists…[singer] Estelle on a jewelry capsule collection, and more recently, with Jessica Stam, on a capsule collection of classics, this fall.”
When launching the collection, Roy said, “I honestly did not know what to expect other than, if I love it, other women will, too. This business is about gut, emotion and passion. That does not change for me no matter what project I am working on.”
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty