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.”
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)